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Esther’s German Bakery


Sunflower, poppy and sesame pretzels

As you might’ve guessed from my last blog, I’m pro-carb.  In fact, I’ve always had a soft spot for bread, rice, bagels, pasta—you name it. And when the country was Atkins-diet crazed, I was personally offended.


It's a Girl Thing

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brighton, England-based girl group The Pipettes, whose retro Motown-inspired sound has been compared to the Shangri-Las, played a show presented by Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday, June 12. Kinder indie-pop group Smoosh opened the show.

THE PIPETTES

Reminder for Monday



Kissui Vodka: the required ingredient

The field of bartenders is set and includes some of the city's best, and the favorites that you voted for:

•  Cantina's Duggan McD
•  H.  from Elixir
•  Jackie P. from Le Colonial
•  Amanda from Rye
•  Tim Stookey from Presidio Social Club

The Globe Theatre

Though I've written about him before, it's never enough. So a late-night jones for a pizza and a cocktail the other night afforded us an excuse to stop by the bar at Globe to see our friend Shane McKnight. Part serious mixologist, part host, part clown, he and his beverages always comprise an engaging two-ring circus.


Shane

Women Talk About Sex

Whenever I tell people what I do, I always have to deal with those awkward first few minutes in which I’m certain they’re thinking one of following: Is she a prostitute? A slut? A sex maniac? Is she insane?

Once they understand that I have a talk show not about my sex life per se, but about those of other people, they want to know who’s my favorite guest.

For the record, I don’t have a favorite (nor I do play favorites with ice cream flavors, colors or vacation spots), but I do love the shows that I have with women just sitting around and talking about sex.

After the Party, There's the After Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Like all great parties, the BFD music festival had a raging after party at the uber hip club Mezzanine that featured live performances by hip-hop artist Busdriver, a special DJ set by the Faint and a performance by Brazilian dance group Cansei de Ser Sexy, also known as CSS.

BUSDRIVER

Carnivorous Knowledge

Don’t go to Espetus, the Brazilian steakhouse on Market Street at Gough, unless you’re starving, because you’re in for a fixed-price, all-you-can-eat session of marathon meat-eating, which stomach needs to be empty to fully enjoy. There is no menu and no ordering. I suggest starting with a glass of sangria or a caipirinha before heading up to the salad bar, where you’ll find soup, paella and roasted potatoes in addition to fresh vegetables. With your drink, the Gaucho-styled waiters deliver a coaster-sized chip colored red on one side, green on the other. Keep the green side up, and the waiters will come to your table bearing huge skewers of meat fresh from the fire in a continual revolving feast.
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