The beginning of March Madness is upon us. Take it in stride with some of the East Bay’s festive happenings this weekend.
Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge: Barrel Tasting, an Oscars Party, and a Cheese Making Class
Take a weekend adventure north for these festive events across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The Bay Area plays host to some memorable parties and stylish events. See and be seen in the Social Pages, featuring photos from this week's chicest gatherings.
This week in restaurant news, we have the revamp of two shuttered spaces, one in North Beach and one in SoMa, and the return of restaurateur George Chen, who's at work on a big food complex in Chinatown.
It was at Coachella that longtime friends Theresa Lee, 33, and Jeanie Chen, 32, had a daydream of designing handbags. Just a few months later, in the winter of 2013, they rolled out their first design—a Céline-esque clutch big enough to hold an iPad, called the City Envelope.
Though sherry is technically a wine, increasingly it’s showing up as a cocktail ingredient on menus around the city (check out “Sherry Baby” in the March issue, p.78). Bar managers say the wide range of flavors sherries can contain—from bone-dry minerality and herbaceousness to smokiness or raisin-like sweetness—that make them fun to fiddle with behind the bar. Here are three to ask for:
When he started kissing babies, I was convinced: Oakland restaurateur Charlie Hallowell, 40, is on a tear. Hailed for his first two hits, Boot & Shoe Service on Grand Avenue and Pizzaiolo in Temescal, he makes the rounds at Penrose, which opened in late November, with the charisma of a politician and the authenticity of a favorite local chef. And with rapier wit and the mouth of a sailor, Hallowell is as much a part of the experience as the food.
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