Before it suffered irreparable damage in a tragic 2007 fire, Original Joe's spent over 70 years working its way into the heart of San Francisco with humble, honestly prepared hamburger steaks, Italian-American staples, and the kind of customer service you only encounter in a family-run business. It took the owners, the Duggan family, four years to find an appropriate space to stage Original Joe’s rebirth. Now, just seven weeks in, the buzz has been good, and the Chowhound chorus has chimed in to say the new Original Joe's achieves what it set out to: infuse a new space with the richness of history and unmistakable branding they’ve nurtured over a lifetime.
Well, it looks like the rain finally found us. No worries. Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to hang up your bike, and wait for the next ray of sunlight. Biking in the rain can actually be pretty great. Full disclosure: I lived in Seattle for 10 years and pedaled my way through many a rainy day. But, honestly, riding in the rain can be fun.
Alison and Bryan's wedding was a perfect San Francisco affair.
To get into the minds of chef Stuart Brioza and pastry chef Nicole Krasinski, start with the name of their two-month-old restaurant, State Bird Provisions. Brioza pays homage to the delicious little bird (a quail for those Californians who slept through fourth grade) by frying it up and serving it with a tart-sweet mess of onion jam, which he deems “the provisions.” It’s a little twisted—in a good way.
Live in the Vineyards and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Kick Off a Special Charity Event Featuring Eric Hutchinson
Every year, Live in the Vineyard brings one of the best parties to Napa. It's an intimate weekend that combines, tastemakers from around the country, exquisite music, wine and food. This year, we're excited to help announce that they're kicking things off with a special charity night benefiting the 15th Anniversary of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena.
While there are many ways to honor and observe a certain planet-minded day in April, we can all agree that most people do so by being outdoors. Some are planting trees, some are joining 5Ks, some are at music festivals, and a lucky few are spending their day with their dogs. (Dogs may not be aware it is Earth Day but they are, of course, earthlings and like living here as much as we do.)
At first glance, Marcos LaFarga’s artwork doesn’t make you think of graffiti. But looking more closely, there are similarities. In his pieces, explosive, bold lettering spells out humoristic slogans like “Design is Dead,” “Misguided” and “Wisdom is Gold,” which are often coupled with realistic drawings that complement the words.
Today, March 14
It's Pi Day at the Exploratorium, where they're celebrating the never-ending number and Einstein's birthday. At 2:15 p.m., they're serving slices as part of their pi-related activities. Joining in is Three Babes Bakeshop, which is selling and delivering toffee apple, salted almond custard, salted honey walnut, vanilla sugar buttermilk, and chocolate pumpkin pies for $31.41 all day long.
Friday, March 16
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