Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

Hayes Valley's New Kids On the Block

In The Valley

Since restaurants Boxing Room and Nojo opened their doors, Hayes Valley has gone boom. See where to shop, imbibe, and get your art on at the even newer kids on the block.

2012 Eat + Drink Reader's Choice Award Winners

The results are in. The 2012 Reader's Choice Awards has yielded some exciting results. The biggest shocker is the fact that Delfina lost out to La Ciccia for Best Italian. Newcomers to the city show up everywhere, too. Best Pizza went to Zero Zero. Best Burger went to Marlowe, and Bar Agricole came in as the king of cocktails.

If you plan to follow these reader recommendations, you've got some good eating ahead of you. Now get rolling.

Two Sense: How Do I Know I Haven't Moved On From My Ex?

Two Sense: How Do I Know I Haven't Moved On From My Ex?

I’m a 40-something divorced guy who’s still good friends with my ex-wife. I’ve been dating since we broke up five years ago, but nothing has stuck. What’s the matter with me?

Cabo San Lucas: The Ultimate Beach Party

One hour of extra air time past San Diego brings you across the Tropic of Cancer to Cabo San Lucas, where the ocean is a good 10 to 15 degrees warmer than SoCal’s coast, the water clear enough to count your toes, and the sunset so breathtaking it melts your cares away. Well, that and the margarita you’re sipping.

You're Invited: Masters of Venice: A Masked Ball at the de Young Museum

The centuries-old tradition of a masquerade ball may have begun in France, but it was in Italy—particularly in Venice—where it ripened into the elaborate, intriguing and titillating amusement we've come to know through art, literature, film and theatre. Our friends at Artpoint and the de Young Museum invite you to a fabulous black-tie mascherata to bid farewell to one of their more popular exhibits, Masters of Venice: Paintings of Passion and Power, a stunning collection on loan from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Day Trip: Feast of the Olive in Sonoma

olives

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

No Ride To Tahoe? No Sweat. Rideshare Programs Abound

No Ride To Tahoe? No Sweat. Rideshare Programs Abound For Northern-Bound Skiers

Now that winter has decided to come out of hibernation, it's time to consider that long-delayed trip to the slopes.

What, you've got no ride to Tahoe? No problem. There's a plethora of options available to get you on your way.

The Whitest Kids U'Know Invade SF Sketchfest

Why the Whitest Kids U' Know May Be The Funniest Kids You Don't Know

I'm mid-interview with Sam Brown and Zach Cregger from the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U'Know, searching for the words that might explain what makes them hilarious, as if they needed one more testimonial. They don't, of course — their IFC show and millions of YouTube video fans are proof that something they're doing is working. But what is it, exactly, that runs through all of their sketches?

For one, they know when to not say "When." They'll often take ideas and extend them and milk them until no surplus jokes remain, and then they'll milk it a bit more.

Under Construction: Wine Country Prepares for the 2012 Season

Under Construction: Wine Country Prepares for the 2012 Season

Winter in Wine Country is a time for restaurants to revamp, remodel, change ownership and, this year at least, build from the ground up.  From pizzerias to gastropubs, Napa in 2012 is shaping up to be considerably less buttoned-up.

New:

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Daily Newsletters

Essential SF knowledge in your inbox

Sign up for our email newsletters for the latest on local food, culture, style, tech, and more.