Happy Friday, South Bay! Prepare to celebrate the ever-growing Redwood City food scene with the city's first-ever restaurant week; check out a new hot spot in Los Gatos; and, for dessert, get yourself to the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck ASAP.
What does 400,000 square feet, located a stone's throw from Zynga and Adobe HQ, go for in San Francisco's out of control real estate market? Well, if today's projections about the asking price for Airbnb's gigantic Brannan Street HQ are anywhere close, the address could bring upwards of $280 million. OMG.
Oh, the Basque...with their lisping and liberal use of the letter "x." Those, pintxos, though—now, that's something we can get on board with. Bringing both together is Aatxe (aah-CHAY), the latest project from the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Flour + Water, Central Kitchen, Salumeria) and The Bon Vivants (Trick Dog), which opens tomorrow as part of the reimagined Swedish American Hall on Market Street.
Mark and Thomas met on Myspace about 10 years ago (that's a story within itself), and began planning their San Francisco Bay-inspired wedding before Prop 8 was even overturned.
Mark, being the perfectionist, documented every last detail of their wedding in an Excel spreadsheet. With every floral petal, pressed table cloth, and guest acccounted for, Mark and Thomas were sure to have a beautiful seascape event.
Get your weekend on with these can't-miss Bay Area happenings.
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: The table is set with our annual 100 things to eat before you die, each one taste-tested and 7x7 approved. Some dishes are brand-new; some are old favorites making their return. You've got your work cut out for you.
We're always proud to claim design luminary Yves Behar as San Francisco's own, and the curly-haired superstar has outdone himself once again: Just feast your eyes upon his futuristic design for the Alchemy Lounge, a pop-up cocktail bar at Milan's Teatro Versace.
Hey you, yeah, over here. Hi sleepyhead. It’s time to perk up at these four new cafes around town. Because don’t you want to know where you can get a shakerato?
If someone handed you Allen Ginsberg's number and told you to give him a call, you'd probably think they were nuts—after all, the legendary Beat poet died in 1997. But while you may not be able to call Ginsberg to chat about the new season of Game of Thrones, you can now call a number and hear one of his greatest poems, thanks to a new project, Call Allen.
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