The Brothers Morin — Jeff and Dan — as business partners fit together like peanut butter and jam, which is a good thing because the company they've built, Outgoing.me, organizes dinners for people with shared interests to meet up and talk.
This Thursday night, for example, at the Ironside, there are still a few seats left for a chat with Dan Nguyen-Tan of Public Bikes, where the conversation will revolve around cycling and high-end design. But that's just one of six to seven dinners each week organized by the Morins and their team around themes ranging from nonprofits to photography, wine tasting, hiking and running.
"We're about helping people, especially people new to the city, to meet other interesting people like them," says Jeff Morin. "It can be hard to meet anyone outside of your workplace at first. This beats going to the bars alone on a Friday night."
Ever wonder why you can spend a whole evening drinking wine and wake up feeling fine, or drink just a glass or two and wake up with a pounding headache? The anti-hangover rallying cry is typically "avoid cheap wine," but when your next-day happiness is in question, it's good to have an arsenal of more specific tactics. So we turned to Jordan Kivelstadt (winemaker at Qualia Wines and founder of Silvertap Wines), Keith Emerson (winemaker at Vineyard 29), Ignacio Delgadillo (winemaker at Delgadillo Cellars), Kale Anderson (winemaker at Cliff Lede Vineyards) and Kent Jarman (winemaker at Joseph Kent Wines) to get some answers. We found that while wine hangovers are not an exact science, the level of pain in the morning is directly related to these things: Alcohol level, yeasts, oak flavor, tannins, additives, congeners and sulfites.
Marin Brew Co. and Moylan's Bringing Together 50 Craft Breweries for Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Fort Mason
The enjoyment of boobs and beer isn't limited to stunted man-children in Budweiser commercials. This weekend, craft-beer fans can support impoverished women who are battling cancer by attending Breastfest at Fort Mason. The 11th annual event, sponsored by Marin Brewing Co. and Moylan's, brings together over 50 breweries from the Bay Area and beyond. Sample tastes from local favorites like Russian River, Stone, Moonlight, and Drake's, or go farther afield with brews from Allagash (Maine), Big Sky (Montana), and Maui Brewing Co.
Not since Samantha Jones has a woman brought the female orgasm to heightened awareness. But this time, it's not HBO, it's reality. OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone is bringing her conversation about slow sex to the streets via a pop-up called "Project Orgasm Is...". The art installation and yoga spread triples as a space where you can get a taste of the orgasm entrepreneur’s teachings. The previous Loehmann's men's store on the corner of Sutter and Kearny just got a lot more interesting.
Let's Go Crazy: Peaches Christ's "Purple Rain" Party at the Castro Theatre with Apollonia. Win Tickets!
When I first saw Prince's magnum opus Purple Rain, I immediately spun my hair into tight, cascading curls, wore only ruffled lace and paisley suits, and rode around on custom-made purple motorcycle. (In my dreams, of course!) Nearly 30 years after it hit theaters, still not a soul can touch the the Purple One's autobiographical film and the killer soundtrack that goes along with it. Thankfully, Peaches Christ is keeping the love alive with her Purple Rain extravaganza this Friday, July 1st at the Castro Theatre.
Finding a good swimsuit in this city can be as difficult as predicting a sunny day to actually wear it. But with 4th of July beach, river and lake getaways around the corner, it's time to get serious about the quest. Here are our tried and true SF bikini boutiques that make swimwear searching a little less daunting:
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