After dining at Scopa, the Italian-inspired restaurant in Healdsburg, it is not uncommon to come stumbling out onto the Plaza feeling light-headed. Partly because the small space is always packed and because you have likely enjoyed at least one bottle of red wine, but also, and more importantly, because the ingredients are so impossibly, explosively fresh, the pasta so light and tender, the meatballs so perfectly browned and spicy and the burratta so heart-breakingly creamy that you actually feel like you have reached nirvana.
This weekend, San Franciscans used to an ankle-high ebb and flow of contemporary art are preparing to find themselves neck-deep. Close to two hundred prominent galleries from Oakland to St. Petersburg are descending upon the city for three major art fairs that, for the past three years, have helped put SF’s art scene on the map: SF Fine Art Fair, ArtMRKT SF, and ArtPad SF. Three iconic locales – Fort Mason, the Concourse Exhibition Center and the Phoenix Hotel respectively – are housing the surge.
While air travel has much of its roots in America, it has been other countries around the world that have been innovating the flying experience. Nonetheless, the latest U.S. airport terminals show encouraging signs. The recent opening of SFO's Terminal 2 is a good example and represents a shift in America to make the flying more enjoyable. Here are a few of the best airport terminals in the U.S.
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.
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