Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.
If you're reveling this weekend for Halloween, make sure to get yourself home safe. Here are some options to pre-program into your phone:
Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home, courtesy of Berg Injury Lawyers and Luxor Cab, provides a fleet of cabs to take you anywhere within city limits (they also do rides in Sacramento, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley) so you don't have to risk a DUI. When you call, just let them know Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab. It's important to note that they'll only take you home, not to another bar! Call (415) 282‐4141 from 10 pm-4 am, and they'll take care of you.
Paul Einbund is the wine director of the Slanted Door restaurant group. He's also worked as the sommelier at Frances, Coi and more. Look for him here every Tuesday.
The hippest trend in wine these days is to be associated with the natural wine movement. I love it! Go green, baby, in every way that you can.
But part of the honor of using that term now requires low to no sulfur dioxide additions to your wine. You know sulfur dioxide—that thing that causes all those headaches out there, the one that can cause a nose bleed or at least hurt a little if used with too heavy a hand?
One glance at our calendar made something very clear, there's much too much happening this week to keep it all to ourselves. So strap on your walking heels and get ready for some serious fall shopping:
Walking Tour of Local Manufacturers, Tues. from 9-11 a.m., 583 Shotwell St., $25: See the ins-and-outs of how everything from locally made bags (Timbuk2) to fresh baguettes are made on this walking tour of Mission manufacturers, hosted by SFMade.
The primary theme of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border, in which the JFK director checks his trademark paranoia at the door to interview South American heads of state including Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is distrust of the U.S.-controlled International Monetary Fund. While only Chávez is openly contemptuous of Washington, none of those interviewed seem much interested in bending to America’s will.
World Series tickets are going for upwards of $500 for standing room only. Bleachers? $900.
You can get a prime seat in McCovey Cove for less than $100, but it involves kayaking. We're sure it'll be crowded in those waters, but it's certainly an appropriately San Francisco way to take in our first World Series in 8 years.
Upon clinching the National League pennant, host of Fox's The Cheap Seats, Chris Rose, wrangled an ecstatic Brian Wilson from drenching his teammates in champagne for yet another endlessly hysterical interview. Wilson is known almost as much for his hairstyles, wacky banter, and many nicknames (Just For Men Wilson, B-Weezy, Flicker, and Mental Assassin are just a few), as his excellent relief pitching skills.
But among all the excitement, more than a few people have been puzzled by the seemingly inside joke reference to "The Machine." To alleviate your curiosity, we've dug up the original Cheap Seats interview that started it all. Be prepared for cheeky hilarity. Check out the shortened version here:
Post up at one of these places and get ready to scream "Go Giants!" all night long.
Hog & Rocks 3431 19th St. (415) 550-8627
They're really throwing out the (orange) welcome mat for Giants fans during World Series games. Sip on $3 Sam Adams lager in orange plastic cups and $6 beer and shot combos. There will be plenty to eat, from $5 artisanal ham plates, $1 oysters for the first three innings and $1.50 for innings 4-6, free Crackerjacks, plus wings drenched in Youk's hot sauce, duck nachos, and housemade jalapeno sausage corndogs and mustard. They're even opening early at 4:30pm for Wednesday's game!
24th Annual Bridge School Benefit with Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Billy Idol, Kris KristoffersonT-Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Review w/ Elton John, Leon Russell, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Jeff Bridges, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear and Neil Young
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