In San Francisco, well-designed new construction can be hard to come by, but this family-sized condo in the Bernal Heights neighborhood is one that succeeds fairly well. Plus it's in a part of Bernal Heights that's getting "interesting".
The Basics: a 3-bed/2.5bath condominium at the bottom of Bernal Heights. One of a similar pair of condo units, it comes with one parking space, has been on the market five days, asking $895K.
Suppose you're the kind of person intrigued by the energy, creativity, and trippiness of Burning Man...but hate the heat, the long drive, and the penchant for nudity (let's face it, it's almost never practiced by the people you want to see) inherent to the festival. We've got you covered...
This weekend's Maker Faire in San Mateo, the largest DIY festival in the world, is designed for visionaries of all ages, replete with eye candy, brain candy, hand candy... and perhaps actual candy. We're talking robots, textiles, electronics, puppets, kites, vintage computers and pretty much anything you can fix up or take apart.
In an inventive gambit to promote recycling and re-purposing of all the random stuff that ends up in our collective trash bin, Art at the Dump is the culmination of this year’s unique artists-in-residence program at Recology San Francisco. Featuring work by Scott Kildall, Niki Ulehla, and Alex Nichols, everything in the exhibit was created with materials scavenged from - you guessed it - the dump.
My girlfriend broke up with me because I neglected her and because she thought I had a thing for my ex. I didn’t. I just wanted to be friends after years of hatred with my ex. I spent an entire year trying to get my girlfriend back, and she finally decided—very abruptly after we exchanged Valentine’s Day gifts—that she could not forgive me for neglecting her and talking to my ex. How can I change her perception? Was she dragging me along for a year, just waiting for someone better to come along?
Thursday, May 19
The chowder shop made famous by Seinfeld opens its first West Coast branch of the Original Soup Man in Fisherman’s Wharf. Stop by at noon to meet former Oakland A’s star Reggie Jackson, and receive a free T-shirt. 79 Jefferson St.
Later in the East Bay, SF chef and Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen owner Evan Bloom supplies the nosh at Deli Summit, a meeting of the minds that will take place at 7 p.m. in Berkeley. Hear the roundtable group of chefs, deli owners, and authors discussing the state of the Jewish delicatessen in America, and sample house-baked bialys and schmears. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley
Friday, May 20
La Cocina is throwing a neighborhood dinner 4-7p.m. to discuss plans for the upcoming Street Food Festival on August 20. The dinner will be held at their Mission kitchen facilities, and an RSVP to email@example.com is advised to make sure there's enough grub to go around. 2948 Folsom St.
If you feel yourself wanting to ditch the cars, buses, trains and hustle, and calm down a little bit, might we suggest a leisurely horseback ride? Here are a few of our favorite spots to saddle up, hitch a ride on the back of a horse to soak in the beauty of the Bay Area.
Garrod Farms, in the Saratoga Foothills near San Jose
When someone offers to drive their truck up to your front door, and make you a burger, it's a hard thing to refuse. Which is why I found myself running from my office in Union Square out into the rain yesterday to have lunch in the back of a truck. Fivetenburger—remarkably, the first burger truck to land in SF—parked in front of Hermès and let a few lucky editors climb on board to get burgers with the works.
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