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Drinks Before Noon: Cocktail Recipes from Some of the City's Best Brunch Menus

The joys of a spirited brunch come in four shapes and glasses.

Nopa's Ramos Gin Fizz Nopa's Ramos Gin Fizz
Serves 1
Ingredients:
    2 ounces Haymans Old Tom gin
    Juice of half a lemon
    Juice of half a lime
    1 ounce simple syrup
    1 ounce half-and-half
    ¾ ounce egg white
    Club soda
    Orange flower water

Add the first six ingredients to a shaker. Shake well. Add ice. Shake again. Strain into a chilled collins glass. Top with a splash of soda and orange flower water.

Look of the Week: Workout NightLife + SF Marathon

Head out to the Academy of Sciences tonight for the sporty themed, Workout NightLife -- a special event in preparation of the annual San Francisco Marathon.

At NightLife, enjoy a performance by CHEER SF, a "quirky workout attire" costume contest (Add a tutu and some sparkles from your Burning Man bin for this bit!), partake in a yoga session with Lululemon, and zumba your way through tunes by DJ Kap10. Then, indulge in some guilt-free carbo-loading before the SF Marathon this Sunday. 

Fellini Meets Lewis Carroll at E6 Gallery

Conjure up memories of lonely Alice finding her way through an unfamiliar magical world in Alice in Wonderland, or relive James Henry Trotter's surreal, peachy adventure with strange insects in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Now, hold tightly onto that vision, and take a gander at the images here by LA-based artistic duo Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French. The similarities are striking, so much so that Photograph magazine referred to their work as "Fellini's take on Lewis Carroll."

The Best of Golden Gate Park for Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog 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.

One of the largest urban parks in the country is right here in the Bay Area, and there’s lots to do in its 1,000-plus acres. It’s impossible to see everything that Golden Gate Park has to offer in one day, with the Koret Children’s Playground, California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, and Stow Lake among the attractions pulling the family in different directions. With some planning, you and the kids can hit up your favorite spots without a hitch and maybe even discover something new.

Napa Wineries With the Best Views

In the mountains of Napa Valley, many of the best vistas come with vino. Here's a roundup of some of the best views in the Valley and the wineries where you can enjoy them.

Market Watch: What Nojo Chef Greg Dunmore Is Picking Up at the Farmers Market

Greg Dunmore has been sourcing ingredients from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since his days as chef at Ame. At his recently opened restaurant, Nojo, in Hayes Valley, the menu is a playful interpretation of traditional Japanese food that showcases the seasonal produce from Greg’s favorite farms.

That's a Wrap! At 40, Kevin Smith to Retire from a Colorful Career in Filmmaking

To say that critics made Kevin Smith’s career might seem to ascribe too much significance to the whims of a vocal but oft-ignored minority. But to hear Smith tell it, it was New York Times writers Janet Maslin and Dave Kehr whose unreserved praise of his modestly budgeted Clerks (1994) helped put the former convenience-store cashier on Hollywood’s map.
 

Ticket Giveaway: Das Racist + Black Mahal at Mezzanine, July 29

Ultra polarizing rap group Das Racist exploded onto the country's collective radar with their pseudo-philosphical riff "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell", confounding listeners and lighting critics' loins on fire. Their two 2010 mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man were heavy on the downloads and solidified the band's unanimously-decided new title as a band to keep your eyeballs on.

The 20 Best Dishes Under $10 in the Tenderloin + Tendernob

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we decided to do it with every neighborhood. Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching "hyperlocal" dwellers from each 'hood to give us their picks — in this case the editors of The Tender, who call the Tenderloin and the Tendernob their stomping grounds. They tackle both neighborhoods in this cheap eats list.

Check out 10 Under $10s from other SF neighborhoods here.

Tenderloin (Mason-Geary-Polk-Golden Gate)

1. Louisiana-Style Bread Pudding from Hooker's Sweet Treats

There are days when the Louisiana-style bread pudding with seasonal fruit and caramel sauce from Hooker's Sweet Treats has a touch more Bourbon than others.  We call those days, "lucky" and you should too as you can grab the bread pudding Tuesday through Sunday with any permutation of Sightglass coffee your heart so desires and trust us, it will desire. $5.50. 442 Hyde St. Cash only.

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