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I Heart NY

Just got back from visiting my brother, Travis, in New York. He lives in the East Village and so I stick with the West Village, Soho, Nolita, Lower East Side circuit, rarely even getting on a train. There’s really too much to love in that city, but I'm always glad to be back home.

Day #1: Met friends at Kuma Inn for dinner. A little upstairs place in the Lower East Side. Asiany, tapasy, dark and nooky. Overall the food was ok, but the Chinese sausage with sticky rice was great. Very LES BYOB, a nice change from SF WBTG (wine by the glass).



Making candy at Papabubble.

Bear-y Cool

Brown Bear
photo courtesy of Brown Bear

Helpers Holiday Cocktail Party

Joy Venturini Bianchi and friends of Helpers of the Mentally Retarded hosted a holiday preview cocktail party at the Ghirardelli Square boutique.

Tim Wayland_Joy Bianchi Kristen Campbell Nora Retana_Francesca Retana

Cocktails with Camper

At the Macallan dinner (the name of the house is actually The Macallan, so perhaps that should be “the The Macallan” dinner, I was seated next to San Francisco’s most dogged cocktail blogger and freelance journalist, Camper English. After dinner, I had plans to make some rounds and convinced young English to come along. We caught a cab and flew down to St. Marks, and the unlikely cocktail bar, PDT.


Jim Meehan behind the bar

Melissa's Playlist 11.14.07


courtesy of Dappled Cities




Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

A Grave Matter

 
courtesy of Eulogies

SF Ballet's Opening Night Gala Kick-Off

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Shreve & Co. along with Kwiat hosted a kick-off party for the SF Ballet's Opening Night Gala. The event brought together Encore! members at Shreve's Union Square location. 

Ali Kolozsi_Laura Miller Christine Hwang_John Hopkins Gia Colosi_Kelly Grimes

How Sweet It Is



It’d been three years since I last had brunch at Slow Club (and wrote about it for SF Station), which makes me feel old because I remember that meal like it was yesterday. So I was happy to go back yesterday and be reassured that—even with a chef change and a few years in between—the food remains as good as ever.

Insider Scoop

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On October 18 and 19 music industry insiders gathered at the Lawman Promotions Fourth Quarter Presentations that showcased artists to record execs, radio stations and media.

ASHANTI
Ashanti

BABY BASH
Baby Bash
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