Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in San Francisco.
1. Half-Price Wine at Lark Creek Restaurants: A bottle of wine with dinner is always enjoyable, but the price tags on local wine lists can often be steep. As a way to encourage more summer imbibing, all of the Lark Creek restaurants in SF (that's One Market, LarkCreekSteak, and the brand-new Cupola Pizzeria in the Westfield mall) are offering half off their entire wine list in July, with no restrictions. Go ahead, order a whole bottle. (Month of July, at One Market, 1 Market St., Embarcadero; and LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., 4th Floor, Union Square.)
The wedding industry is experiencing a much-needed redux. Un-bridal and classic bridal brands have contributed to newfound bridal chic; Anthropologie launched BHLDN, Vera Wang revealed her David's Bridal bridesmaid collection, alternative weddings are on the rise. It's an opportune time to step out of the wedding box and experiment in matrimonial mashup.
Hipster or Homeless, an SF-grown site which launched on Monday, is the latest ammo for anyone who loves to hate hipsters. In a comic nod to ridiculous hipster fashions, the site asks you to decipher between photos of hipsters and homeless (even Rebecca Black and Jared Leto have fallen victim).
The Week in Food: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Venga Empanadas, Breastfest Beer Festival, and a BBQ Rib Throwdown
Today, June 29
See Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer, founders of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, at Omnivore Books as they present their cookbook Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home. The reading starts at 6 p.m., and the authors are bringing with them scoops (like Bangkok Peanut and Rusted Pumpkin 5-Spice) from their Ohio ice creameries. 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church)
Friday, July 1
Chef Manuel Godino officially opens Venga Empanadas. His Argentine empanadas are baked every morning, and added to the menu are soups, salads, Spanish flan, alfajores (dulce de leche-filled cookies), and pastafrola (quince shortbread). 443 Valencia St. (at 15th St.)
Can the forlorn stretch of boarded-up theaters and neglected storefronts known as Mid-Market be transformed into a destination for the arts? The city is putting $11 million into it through the Central Market Cultural District Loan Fund. Below, the key players that are helping to transform the area.
It's our nation's birthday next Monday! It's time to put aside politics, celebrate the three-day weekend and just rage. Rumor has it that it's going to be gorgeous this weekend, so cool down in the heat with these distinctly American cocktail recipes from our friends at Liquor.com. Enjoy!
Wine barrels may have been invented to age wine to perfection, but creative designers have been finding inspiring new ways to repurpose the rustic wood containers beyond their grapely duties. One such designer is Sonoma-based wine industry veteran and woodworker George Sachs who has taken his love for the libation and transformed it into uniquely hand-crafted candle holders made from recycled oak wine barrels.
My live-in boyfriend inherited a lot of money from his uncle five years ago, so he’s set financially. He doesn’t need a job right now, but it bothers me that he doesn’t have one. He pays his bills and his half of our dates. Still, I feel uneasy about committing to a man without a plan. Lately, I’ve been feeling resentful when I’m at work and he’s spending all day on the golf course.
He Said: Billionaire Warren Buffett once advised that the perfect amount of inheritance was “enough money so they would feel like they could do anything but not so much that they could do nothing.” If your boyfriend has been unemployed and screwing off for five years, I’d be concerned too. Even fortunate people who don’t need to grind out a paycheck should have enough passion to want to do something productive. The quality of life we enjoy now is the result of the work of our forebears, and to spend your life not trying to somehow improve the world is lazy and ungrateful.
We all know that getting that perfect mix of high/low is tougher than it looks. Which is exactly why 95 trusted international fashion bloggers, led by Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes), created the book Style Yourself: Inspired Advice from the World’s Top Fashion Bloggers, which hits shelves July 1. Published by local house Weldon Owen, the book features several of our local style bloggers, including Dyanna Pure (The SF Style), and SF turned NYC blogging sensation, Jannine Jacob (The Coveted).
It’s raining, hovering in the 50s and it’s … June? This calls for therapy—of the delivery-pizza kind. A cardboard box filled with a steamy, cheesy, salty, heart-clogging-yet-lifting cure for everything that ails you. But who to call?
Glad you asked. Yesterday at 7x7’s offices, we brought in seven of some of the most popular delivered pizzas based in different neighborhoods around town.
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