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Couldn't Get Tickets to the Beck Show?

It's quite possible that half of San Francisco was on the TicketWeb website last night at 5:00, trying to capitalize on the out-of-the-blue announcement that Beck will be playing The Independent this Saturday. Page didn't load for ya?  Message said it was sold out?  Console yourself by buying tickets to some other shows.  At the Independent, there's Lee "Scratch" Perry (on the heels of his new album, Repentance) and Heavyweight Dub Champion tonight and tomorrow night. And coming up, there's these...  And as for Beck, yeah, no dice. 

Grilled Halibut from Chez Panisse Chef David Tanis

Is there a restaurant in California that's more revered than Chez Panisse? We don't think so. And while we're happy to give props to Alice Waters for her role is changing the way people think about food, on the day to day basis it's her talented cooks that make that restaurant what it is. Jean-Pierre Moullé and David Tanis share the job of orchestrating the set multi-course meals in the downstairs restaurant, each of them working for six months at a time. We're thrilled that David Tanis has just published a gorgeous cookbook, A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes—with its gorgeous photographs, simple recipes and wonderful tips, it's a must buy. Especially because once we print this recipe, you are going to want more.

Local Fashion Contests: Azalea boutique and Art Institutes of California

Be on your way to becoming America's next top model or the next fashion design star by entering these local competitions.

Courtesy of Azalea boutique

What: The Azalea anniversary party fashion show model contest

When: Entry deadline is Sept. 1; five winners will be announced Sept. 5 for their spot to model in the Sept. 19 show at Mezzanine, styled by Brandon Scott, designer of B. Son SF.

Wine Report from Outside Lands

The big surprise for me after attending the Outside Lands Music festival was not that Radiohead puts on a good show, that Cake still has it or that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is the best act going in the US these days. What was most shocking was how thoroughly packed the wine tent was.

All these rockers--young and old--were buying wine. And thanks to Peter Eastlake of Vintage Berkeley wine shop, who organized the whole wine pavilion, they were sipping on some unusually good vino.

Tacos in the Fog: Let the Good Times Roll

A picture from the original (and still going strong) Nick's Crispy
Tacos, which is currently owned by Howard Schindler.

The Metal Master Tour

Showcasing Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Bay Area's Testament.

Sunday, August 31st
Shoreline Amphitheatre
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Gallery 645 and BRAVO! Club Host a Party for the Art of Opera Exhibit

On Thursday, August 14, guests celebrated the photography of John F. Martin. The sneak preview showcased a series of the artist's work with the San Francisco Opera. The exhibit is a glimpse backstage where you can see the performers’ onstage makeup, costumes and facial expressions up close and personal.

Sarah Grotta, Frank Alizaga, Jr.

Richard Habib, Michael Thompson

Cerro Pampa Polo Club Hosts 4th Annual Oyster Cup

On Saturday, August 9, Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma, California, celebrated its 4th Annual Oyster Cup tournament. The event drew over 200 guests to watch the polo match and enjoy the scene. Proceeds for the evening benefited the Marin Nature Conservancy

Tully Forester, Amy Coleman, Monica Coakley

Melissa LaBauve, Suzanne Holzman, Pete Scott, Luci Scott

Outside Lands Videos: Part 2

Wilco / Video by Jason Jurgens
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