Since opening the first Gimme Shoes in 1984, co-owners Jared Warwick and Leigh Stackpole have and continue to feed the constant cravings of San Francisco's shoe obsessed (and they've converted a few along the way, too). We're certainly believers. Gimme is, without fail, well stocked with everything from intellectual British to funky-forward Euro footwear. Here are our seven summer favorites, for the boys.
When it came time for Jeni, who works at Pandora, and Mark, who's in a band called the Hustler Van Band, to decide on a wedding location, they opted for San Francisco's oldest historic night club venue that fit their eclectic taste and love for music: The Great American Music Hall.
As glorious as San Francisco and the Bay Area are, some weekends just call for a getaway. Maybe it’s one, or five, too many foggy mornings or you just need a change of scenery for a couple days. Whatever the case, one of the best things about SF is that it makes getting to other part of America, and the world, accessible. Here are three weekend jaunts that are a short hop from SFO.
Love Pride? There's still a chance for you to attend one of the swankiest events all month–PG&E's glitzy fifth annual Pride Party at the gorgeous Bently Reserve. Benefitting the Victory Institute, the evening will be hosted by Mark Rhoades, and comedienne Loni Love and Heather McDonald (from the hit show Chelsea Lately) will liven up the scene with their whipsmart performances.
The latest club to launch in San Francisco -- Club 53 -- last Friday night by Israeli brothers Yonatan and Gad Maor, has an impressive list of musicians lined up to visit and perform, including Far East Movement, Mayday Parade, Escape The Fate, and Daniel Bedingfield.
The brothers’ company, Shaker, has partnerships with BandPage, a leading platform for musicians online, and Live Nation, which will promote tours to Club 53, including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.
What’s different about the Maor brothers’ club is that it is all virtual; its only “address” is Facebook.
Simla Mirch Aloo at Kasa Indian Eatery
Chef Anamika Khanna is on a constant mission to get her customers addicted to new side dishes, and this new vegetable special, simla mirch aloo, does not disappoint. The combination of braised poblano peppers, potatoes, and caramelized onions is wrapped in a cumin spiced tomato sauce—served only at Kasa's storefront in the Castro. *Hot tip: Look out for Khanna's Indian Philly cheesesteak to debut from the Kasa food truck at Off the Grid's Fourth of July event in Berkeley.
Chocolate Dosa at Dosa on Valencia
When it comes to everyday footwear, what's a SF gal to do? We work, dine, bike, dance, drink, explore, and play -- and we need comfortable, beautiful footwear that supports such a charged lifestyle. Well, ladies, meet your new favorite wedges.
Did you know that San Francisco has a mountain, a real mountain? Okay, maybe not a mountain like Colorado or Utah or even Tahoe, but a mountain nonetheless. And it’s right here in our backyard.
And like other mountains, Sutro has some decent singletrack mountain or cyclocross trails on it. Northern California is painfully lacking in legal singletrack trails, so it’s refreshing—no, awesome—to know that there are a few solid miles of it right here within our city limit.
If you’re not familiar with Mount Sutro, here are the basics: It’s the wooded area behind UCSF, above the Castro and around/beneath Twin Peaks. In total, Mount Sutro is 61 acres of open space, which is a pretty decent amount of land to play on (thanks, UCSF, for protecting it).
Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?
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