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In the Midnight Hour

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Los Angeles-based Midnight Movies brought their brand of dark psychedelia to Mezzanine on Saturday, July 21. PJ Harvey-inspired rock trio Nico Vega and hip-hop artist the Gray Kid opened the show.


The Birds and Bees

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Los Angeles jazzy synth-pop group the Bird and the Bee wowed the crowd at the Independent on Sunday, July 19.


Lighting Up

Courtesy of Porchlight

Jam Tarts and Sticky Buns? Not Here

photography by

Greetings and welcome to another pants-down, brand-spanking new blog posting.

Tea, jam tarts and sticky buns? Not at this street fair.

No little old ladies, no crafts or bric-a-brac for sale. However, at Dore Alley, there were hot dogs and burgers on offer along with beer, cocktails and more. There was also a spanking booth, a dildo store and dance floor, all within walking distance of each other. I did try out the dance floor.

I Fell in Love with an Astronaut at Daft Punk

courtesy of Daft Punk

Daft Punk, the Rapture, DJs Sebastian and Kavinsky
Friday, July 27, at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

Friday night Daft Punk saved my life. But we’ll get to that.

Who Needs Bottled Water?

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I dread it when I go out to eat, and the server asks: “Bottled or tap?” I always go for tap, but then feel like a second-class citizen, like riff-raff, like maybe I belong at the burger joint down the street instead. But when classy restaurants such as Chez Panisse, Incanto, Poggio, Nopa and Bushi-Tei are taking bottled water off of their menus, I can say “tap!” with gusto.

Back from Hiatus with a Pelvic Thrust …

courtsey of the Chateau Marmont

Plus, Remembering The Genius Of Laszlo Kovacs!

And we’re back …

Carpal Diem

This post on Explore the Pour rang true with me since I've started working a couple of bartending shifts at Cantina. My problem isn't the incessant muddling of mojitos (we get a few orders every night for these, but nothing over the top), but rather the toll of hand-squeezing hundreds of limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruits in a night. The day after a shift, my hands are a bit cramped and in desperate need of a good massage.

Mega-sized rinds

Beer of the Week: Brasserie Dupont Foret

People who read me regularly enough will know that I love Belgian beer. In its infinite complexity and variability, it’s a subject as absorbing and satisfying as any wine region.

A Legendary Lunch

Since I’m moving from the Financial District to Cole Valley, I thought I’d spend one of my final lunches in my soon-to-be-former neighborhood trying out the café everyone’s been raving about: Myth Café.
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