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Hottest Dog in Town

Photo by Stefanie Michejda.

Earlier this week I went to B Restaurant & Bar, the new, glass-enclosed restaurant/lounge in Yerba Buena Gardens just next to Samovar. It’s the third outpost of Boxed Foods on Kearny, a Hartle Media lunchtime favorite with its super-fresh, delicately dressed organic salads and inventive takes on traditional sandwiches.

7 Questions with <i>Rush Hour</i>'s Heavyweights

Greetings chums,

When’s a sequel one sequel too many? Perhaps when all we can take is nothing more than the first in the franchise?

courtesy of New Line Cinema

Well, apparently for the makers of Rush Hour 3 starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, you can never make enough as long as the money keeps rolling in and people keep dumping their greenbacks at the box office!

Red House Party

photography by Heather Wiley

Catholic Charities CYO’s annual fundraiser, The Red House party, raised $77,000 for its HIV/AIDS programs. Folks including Sunday's a Drag Donna Sachet and CCCYO Board President Cecilia Herbert gathered last Monday at Catch restaurant in the Castro for food, cocktails, music and prizes.

Small-Town Sex

I went to my friend’s art show recently and ran into an old friend. He proceeded to point out his most recent ex along with her new boyfriend and then introduced me to his new girlfriend.

I turned around only to find my ex talking to my friend Mara’s ex. And where was Mara? She was meeting me at the show in just a few minutes.

photography by Julia Galdo

The Moneymaker

courtesy of Rilo Kiley

Here's the latest video from LA-based group Rilo Kiley for their song, "The Moneymaker." I'm loving the tougher and darker Fleetwood Mac-meets-Heart rock sound of this single and the super sexy video that dives into the hidden world of the porn industry. Their new album Under the Blacklight drops on August 21, and if "The Moneymaker"  is any indication of things to come, I'm pretty sure this will be the album of 2007.

Hayley's Random Mix Playlist

courtesy of the Chemical Brothers

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.

The Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway, July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961

As was pointed out by one of the genial, twittering, PR birds so constantly abuzz in my ear, this is the week of Hemingway's birthday (and the anniversary month of both his death and birth).

Hemingway's contributions to many fields are in no need of enumeration here. But the man did stamp his identity on the cocktail with his favored way of taking the drink.

The Daiquiri is named for a Cuban mining town where an American engineer came up with the simple formula of lime + rum + sugar (hmmm, hard to imagine that had never been done before) that worked so beautifully that it became canonical.

Port of Call: Farina

I visited this new Italian outpost in the Mission yesterday (just one block from that classic but still vibrant Italian outpost, Delfina).

The design is gorgeous. I loved the shelves of wines and wine glasses that separate the bar area from the dining room. The warm lighting and off-white walls suffuses the entire space in a gorgeous glow the color of fresh, organic cream. Tables and chairs have beautiful wood, and there is rustic marble placed throughout the restaurant.

Boys Will Be Boys

Bang Lime
Best Friends in Love
Last Gang Records

Gay Pride

I have a brother and three brothers-in-law, all under the age of 32, so even though I live in a very female household with my partner Sarah and our two girl pets, I consider myself in touch with boys. Well, I guess I should qualify that—I feel very in touch with bad boy humor. It’s not something I’m entirely proud of, but there you have it.

In any case, I was walking down Grant Ave. today through Chinatown on my way to an interview when I happened to pass a sign for a restaurant advertising their early dinner special. First item on the menu?

Small homos plate.

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