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Foodie Updates: A New Brunch Spot, Fifth Floor Becomes Dirty Habit, and More

This week in restaurant and bar happenings around town, we bring you news of the new Bar Agricole spinoff Trou Normand, a new chef back at Bar Agricole, a new Mexican brunch option, and news about the replacement concept at Fifth Floor, arriving in May.

Bay Area Starchitecture: Tech Companies Bring Revolutionary Design To New HQs

One of my favorite quotes about architecture is inscribed on the exterior wall of San Francisco’s already fabled The Battery. Speaking about the need to rebuild the British House of Commons after World War II air raids, Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” With that utterance, the British Bulldog distilled the essence of why architecture matters. Good buildings are not just pretty to look at; they can inspire collaboration and community. Because they work better, they make our lives better.

Buy Now, Drink Later: A Guide to Aging Beer

Most beer is never better than the day it leaves the brewery, but certain beers, properly kept, improve with age. As we shift away from the strong, dark beers of winter to spring’s lighter fare, it’s time to make one last run to the beer store and stock up on a few select heavies to store away for the future.

Ask a Vet: What Should I Do About the Howling Cat in My Yard?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Rappel Down the Hyatt Regency for Charity

Imagine hanging from the roof of a San Francisco building alongside Giants mascot Lou Seal with the entire city watching--not your average fundraiser. But that's exactly what Outward Bound is offering local philanthropic daredevils on March 27th.

Seven Favorite Things: New Warm Weather Finds from Acrimony

Looking out our windows, all we can seem to think about is outdoor brunching, rooftop drinking, and park lounging. After a bundled up winter, we're ready to shed our layers and put on something shiny, a little showy, and new. Our go-to? Acrimony, of course. 

CAAMFest 2014 Serves Up New Films and New Food

There’s always been a rich tradition of feasting in Asian cultures, so it’s no surprise that when the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival changed its name to CAAMFest two years ago, it was doing so, in part, to make more room for food.

The New Sport Shoe: Spring's Kicky Footwear

Sport is king in the uber active Bay Area, and spring’s kicky footwear is designed to go from the b-ball court to The Battery. Time to lace up kids—game on.

Foodie Agenda: Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails, Eastside Bagels Returns, and More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

Look of the Week: Check, Please

Menswear's well-established love affair with old-school Scottish prints is heating up for spring. 

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