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Brooke Arthur



The girl you see in the photo is one of the great characters of San Francisco mixology. Full of life, joy, and wit (as you can tell in the photo), Brooke is the head bartender at Range, where she runs one of the most dynamic cocktail programs in the city. I’ve gotten to know her a little over the last year and can say that she possesses a unique ability to brighten any room she walks into (and not just because of her blonde hair and incandescent smile).

Don't Call It a Comeback: Wu Tang Clan at Ruby Skye

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Legendary rap collective the Wu Tang Clan played a raucous set at Ruby Skye on Thursday, December 27.

WU TANG CLAN
Wu Tang Clan

Wu Tang Clan

Wu Tang Clan

Wu Tang Clan

Will He, Won't He?


The chef of the hour: Where will he go next?

Toys for Tots Holiday Party

Martin and Rosalina Lydster hosted a holiday party benefitting Toys for Tots.

Chrissy Laffere_Denise Ham Betty Rodriguez_Jared Lehr Lori Levine_Julie Veronese
Chrissy Laffere, Denise Ham      Betty Rodriguez, Jared Lehr      Lori Levine, Julie Veronese

The New St. Germain?



Without question, the biggest thing to happen to the spirits world last year besides the legalization of absinthe was the unstoppable success of St. Germain, the elderflower liqueur released in Spring 2007. Bartenders, shop owners—everyone fell in love with it. It was hard not to because it is so damn good—fully flavored, but in a remarkably integrated and tactful way, sweet but not too sweet, incredibly long finishing… just an extremely well-made product for sipping or mixing.

Tea for Two

For those who love eating and drinking as much as they love the one they’re with, try this date on for size. It’s not exactly the always popular white-tablecloth-candlelight-champagne triumvirate, but sometimes the most impressive dates are a little grittier, a little less suavé, but equally compelling. For this, I’d recommend a three-part date, all within one block of the Mission. First, of course, you must start with a drink at Dalva, particularly if you can get into the very dark and very private little room up the creaky stairs. (It’s not always open early on, so maybe this is a drink that should be more of a nightcap than an amuse.)

Melissa's Playlist 01.09.08


courtesy of The Rolling Stones



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.

Vintage 415 NYE Party

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

Vintage 415 threw a blow-out party at Ana Mandara, where Champagne flowed and DJ Fashen was on deck to help ring in the new year.

Rachel Rose_Vin Sol Elyssa Thorp_Leila Nasseri Natalie Marmer_Chris Croswell

Murphy's Rainy Day Film Picks

The Savages
The Savages; courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Film nerds and nerdettes, instead of trudging around the rainy streets of SF, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

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