A couple of Airstream trailers have been cruising through the city lately, but none have been full of soft and adorable Madewell denim, until now. SF is the 13th stop on Madewell’s Denim Roadtrip with Seattle being the finale on May 19th. This Wednesday, take a fun break and stop by the shiny vessel parked on the corners of Grant Ave & Geary Street from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
As you might have noticed, we're pretty excited over here that the symbol of our city, the Golden Gate Bridge, is turning 75 this year. The biggest mover and shaker behind the city's celebrations is Wells Fargo, the historical sponsor of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. They've just launched a cool new site called "Built in the Bay", which showcases photos, videos and stories about the Bay Area from our community. It's their unique way of celebrating our iconic and beloved global landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.
George Whittell Jr., the scion of two prominent and wealthy Gold Rush-era families, was known to San Franciscans of an earlier age for a number of eccentricities, such as collecting exotic animals and driving his open-air roadster around town with his pet lion, Bill, as his co-pilot.
The otherworldly feel of ancient ruins and deep jungles at Siem Reap. The burgeoning arts and culture scene in Phnom Penh. Miles of pristine coastline in Kep. This is Cambodia today. Ravaged in the 1970s by the violence of the Khmer Rouge, the country has reemerged as a destination of dreams in a testament to the resilience of its people. Whether you seek traditional Cambodia or an experience off the beaten path, AFAR magazine’s Jen Murphy has your itinerary all planned out. One thing’s certain: There is plenty still to uncover.
Welcome to Ticket Tuesdays, a new weekly chance for you to score entry to some of the hottest shows in the Bay Area.
It's always astonishing to see just how much the Bay Area cherishes its small businesses, and this time of year the admiration rings especially loud and clear, thanks to SF Small Business Week. We asked you to nominate your favorites, and we narrowed it down to the Top 14 most-nominated finalists that help make the Bay one of the coolest places to live.
Now, it's time to vote.
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. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.
Augusten Burroughs (This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude, and More)
Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm, at Books Inc. Castro (2275 Market St.)
San Franciscans are generally a well-fed bunch, but clearly they’ve been starved for pastrami—and not simply between two slices of double-baked rye. They’ve been hankering for pastrami cheese fries (a mess of pastrami plus béchamel, onions, Russian dressing, and pickles), a burger made of beef ground with pastrami and smeared with a beet-horseradish spread, and a crispy pastrami and fried egg sandwich (called The Semite).
Over the past two years, one of the many programs Google has been testing and developing is called Business Photos. It grew out of the “street view” aspect of Google Maps, which provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the area around a street address.
Business Photos now extends that same technology inside certain local business establishments that want to give it a try. Among the first piloting the technology are the Soma restaurant Ironside, nearby wine bar District, Public Bikes, and the Brick Monkey, in Redwood City.
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