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Brown Sugar Kitchen's Chef Tanya Holland Takes Us on a Tour of Oaklandia

Chef Tanya Holland Takes Us on a Tour of Oaklandia

Chef Tanya Holland jazzed up West Oakland with her nouveau soul food diner Brown Sugar Kitchen. Now she’s doing it again with B-Side BBQ, her version of an old-school barbecue joint. Here, Holland gives us a tour of her ideal day in Oakland, complete with three square meals, shopping, and snacks.

Electronica Beat: Four Parties to Hit Up This August

Electro Parties to Hit Up This August

Summer is finally starting to heat up, culminating with that elaborate camp-out in Nevada at the end of the month (ahem, Burning Man). Even if you aren't preparing to get dusty, there's still a bunch of fun nights and days in store, including a sexy pool party, an Australian-style tornado, and the two-year birthday celebration of the infamous As You Like It crew.

The Best U.S. Airport Bars to Drink At

The Best U.S. Airport Bars to Drink At

It’s no secret that no one likes to spend any more time in airports than they have to. But when those delays and layovers do happen, it’s good to know where the best bars are to enjoy a drink. Below you’ll find a few of the best airport bars to have a drink at around the US.

Throw Your Next Private Party at Hotel Nikko's ANZU Restaurant

Throw Your Next Private Party at Hotel Nikko's ANZU Restaurant

Looking for an excellent place to throw a private party, with great drinks and delicious food to match? This is the only word you need to know: ANZU.

Look of the Week: Men's Gold Medal Swim Trunks

Look of the Week: Men's Gold Medal Swim Trunks

This week, we were inspired by Michael Phelps' record breaking moment and the Men's Swimming 4x200 Freestyle Relay victory by Team USA.

When it comes to more leisurely swimming, don't hold back on style. Swimwear is one realm of men's fashion where bold prints, big patterns, and bright colors are always acceptable.

Here are our men's poolside picks.

A Guide To All The Beer, Wine And Food At Outside Lands This Year

Gone are the days when music festival fare was just a slice of crummy pizza or a hot dog to keep you vertical through the night. The options for food, beer, and wine at Outside Lands 2012 are good enough to distract from the main event. Santigold is now up against a limited edition saison beer made just for Outside Lands by Sierra Nevada, and the Heineken dome has to compete with fried chicken and waffles from Farmer Brown's Little Skillet. Tough decisions await, so check out our handy guide to top picks from Beer Lands, Wine Lands, Outside Lambs, Choco Lands and Taste of The Bay Area. You can do it all.  

Bikes Allowed on BART All Day Fridays in August

Bikes Allowed on BART All Day Fridays in August

Huge news for people wanting to commute regionally by bike! Tomorrow BART will launch a pilot that removes the bike ban during rush hour commute times. Until now, there’s been a “bike blackout” period in effect every morning and evening. But all that’s going to change—at least for these five Fridays in August.

Marissa Mayer Among Getaround's Funders as it Launches Longer-Term Car Share Program

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service, announced a bunch of news today, including a new way for car owners to rent their cars out for an extended period of time, such as when they are backpacking overseas or on a military deployment.

As part this new longer-term sharing program, which is called Getaway, the company has also released a feature called Instant Rental that allows people to get access to a shared car instantly through its in-car technology known as the Getaround Carkit.

Finally, the startup has raised a substantial Series A round of funding from an impressive group of investors, including Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new CEO, as well as the venture firm of Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt.

Your Guide to San Francisco’s Coolest Music Festival with Kids

Your Guide to San Francisco’s Coolest Music Festival with 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.

A Flood-Proof Stunner Stands Its Ground in Stinson Beach

A Flood-Proof Stunner Stands Its Ground in Stinson Beach

As a teenager, SF architect Matthew Peek witnessed the demolition of an iconic William Wurster-designed bungalow in Stinson Beach. The area’s flood regulations make it easy to tear down an existing house,” says Peek. The loss remains imprinted on his soul. “I thought it was just tragic,” he says.

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