Although most know Thor from the pages of Marvel comics, as a superhero distinguished by his thunderous hammer and his formidable golden mane – imagine a younger, leaner and more politically correct Dog the Bounty Hunter – the character became legend centuries ago, a central figure in Norse mythology.
This Saturday is the Kentucky Derby––if you're not headed to Golden Gate Fields, you'll need to find a wacky hat, the horse with the best name (this year's contenders: Archarcharch, Pants on Fire, Master of Hounds, and Derby Kitten) and glue a mint julep to your palm.
Throw your own Derby party with these julep recipes from Liquor.com, cooked up by Erick Castro, bar manager over at Rickhouse.
If you've ever wanted a behind-the-scenes experience in Napa, the Rutherford Passport Weekend is your golden ticket. This weekend, from May 7th to 8th, grab yourself a Passport and immerse yourself in country sunshine–you'll get exclusive access and discounts to special pourings, barrel and tank tastings, paired food and wine, and in-depth Q-and-As with the master winemakers in the Rutherford Appellation Winery family. Best of all, proceeds from Passport sales benefit local Napa Valley charities!
Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF. This week, we devote the entire column to Thursday's Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
1. Andalu: The Mission tapas palace will be offering deals on both food and drinks for the holiday, with your choice of the house margarita or a Midori margarita for $5. Midori ambassadors will also be pouring free shots of Midori Super Sour from 6:30 to 8:30. If the booze is making you peckish, $10 buys four of the restaurant's famed ahi-tuna tacos. (5:30-10 pm, at Andalu, 3198 16th St., Mission.)
Welcome to our first weekly post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.
The weather's giving us a case of spring fever today, so we're glad Red Tricycle's inagugural post looks ahead to summer. Here are their picks for the best summer festivals to enjoy with kids in the Bay Area.
May I suggest Undressed — the latest Public Works Pop-Up Gallery show — as a stealth date idea? Through May 11, the Mission art/music/creative space is hosting their most provocative exhibit yet. With fleshy works by local artists, what stood out were the elaborate, bust-baring Native American supernatural creatures by Chelsea Brown.
There is a whole lot of Gustav Mahler going on this month. May marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the composer’s death and celebrations are happening everywhere in the world where classical music is a thing. Acclaimed interpreters of Mahler’s work, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have been invited to perform in Vienna, Prague, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, and other European music hot spots this spring. In conjunction with all the mad Mahler action, the Symphony’s Grammy-winning Mahler recording project will be released in a box CD set and KQED will broadcast concerts. So if you ever wanted to learn about Mahler, his music, or Michael Tilson Thomas’s interpretations thereof - here's your chance.
The 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase proves that you can squeeze a lot of style into a 6,244-square-foot mansion. There are 31 designers who worked on the house at 2950 Vallejo St., and the ideas and products they display provide many compelling reasons to visit the mansion. Here are just seven...
How do you make a graceful exit out of a live-in relationship? We’ve gotten a lot out of the past four years together, but I want more and he can't commit. It's a struggle for us to find stuff we like to do together, and I can't help but think we belong with other people who share our interests and with whom we can have a stronger bond. There are no big fights, betrayals, etc., but it's hard for us to even talk about our relationship. So I'm at a loss as to how to break up. Even good old-fashioned crushes on other people haven't been enough for me to pull the trigger. I'd like to end things with respect and as little damage as possible.
He Said: Unfortunately, the breakups I've initiated involved either me leaving town or convincing my girlfriend at the time to do so for a career upgrade. Effective, but overkill as an exit strategy. The good news, for you anyway, is I've had a lot of experience with women initiating breakups with me. And from these I've learned that the best separation route from traveling down life’s highway with your boyfriend is not crashing into a dead-end street, but a turning onto some other quieter avenue.
Friday, May 6
Another izakaya opens, this one in SoMa's Zen Compound. The 40-seat Ki restaurant is set to serve sushi (sardines, arctic char, local albacore tuna), yakitori, and a tempura striped bass and pickled slaw roll topped with crushed potato chips. Expect a big selection of sake, whisky, Japanese craft beers, and cocktails. 540 Howard St.
Saturday, May 7
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