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Market Watch: Square Meals' Chefs Find Tasty Bites at the Farmers Market

Market Watch: Square Meals' Chefs Find Tasty Bites at the Farmers Market

Allison Mountford, executive chef and owner of Square Meals, and Sarah Henkin, her new operations director, were at the Thursday market recently to shop for ingredients for their weekly changing menu. Allison started Square Meals shortly after graduating from culinary school in 2006 and the business has since grown from a private chef service to a brick-and-mortar establishment in Polk Gulch, which opened last December.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Get ready for more rain....and a few tunes to go along with it.

Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

 Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

The Ritz-Carlton rises from the top of Nob Hill like a neoclassical Roman palace. But cross the threshold into Parallel 37, the reimagined restaurant from chef Ron Siegel, and a more modern aesthetic reigns.

Decurate Tells the Stories Behind Its Limited-Edition Designer Wares

Decurate Tells the Stories Behind Their Limited-Edition Designer Wares

Software engineer Polo Valdovinos loves a good story, especially when he’s shopping for his Spanish Mediterranean home in the East Bay. “I like looking at great pieces, but I want to know how and why they were made,” he says. “It’s not enough that something is cute or cool. It’s got to be truly special in its craftsmanship—something that will last.”

This Week's Hottest Events: Buckminster Fuller, OPENharvest Japan, and the Rebirth Brass Band

Buckminster Fuller

Jane Lynch
Glee's crochety coach talks about everyone's favorite TV musical.  
When: 7 p.m., Mon. 3/26
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

The Caretaker
Two-time Tony and Olivier award winner Jonathan Pryce leads a fierce cast in the first retelling of Nobel Prize-winning Harold Pinter's The Caretaker since the playwright's death. Hell breaks loose when an act of compassion goes awry after two brothers take up a homeless man in their flat.    
When: Wed. 3/28 – Sun. 4/22
Where: Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St.

A Traveler's Guide to Park City, Utah's Snow Season

Travel Guide to Park City, Utah:  Winter

Park City, like many mountain sport meccas, is a mix of tourists, vacation home owners and nomadic ski bums. Constantly in flux, built for summer and winter sports, and home to one of the nation's best wine events (Red, White and Snow), Park City is rustic-chic and well appreciated by its diverse population. Here are the best places to eat, drink, stay and ski in Park City:

Lombardi Sports' Polk Gulch Fashion Show Showcases Billabong, RVCA, and more

On March 31st, one of our favorite local sports and outdoor gear shops, Lombardi Sports is teaming up with Royal Managements to stage a special showcase of their spring and summer 2012 fashion wares.

SF Street Style: Two Sisters Mix Chanel and YSL with Target on Russian Hill

Last weekend, we caught up with sisters and best friends, Nancy Hershey-Lalli (left) and Barbara Heckman (right), storming the amazing consignment finds at Cris, in Russian Hill. 

Jean Paul Gaultier Transforms the de Young Into an Haute Fashion Emporium

At Thursday’s media preview at the de Young, a charmingly boyish Jean Paul Gaultier began by poking at his own torso. “I thought retrospectives are for dead people,” he quipped, “and I seem to still be alive!”

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