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The Weeknighter: Gold Dust Lounge

The Weeknighter: Gold Dust Lounge

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right.  From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife.  So, who wants a drink? 

Drink Here Now: 5 Places to Sip This Week

1. Quince Unveils New Lounge: If you can afford the indulgence, Quince has recently opened an ultra-luxe new lounge area, specializing in seafood and upscale bar bites. Royal Osetra caviar goes for $25 per 5-gram spoon, alongside oysters, a trio of crudos, a proscuitto platter, and other gourmet delights. Pair your snack with a glass of wine from their deep library, or a martini from the fully-stocked bar. (Monday-Saturday, 5:30-10 pm, at Quince, 470 Pacific Ave., Financial District.)

Wine Myth Busters 2: More Common Knowledge You’ve Got Wrong

Wine Myth Busters 2: More Common Knowledge You’ve Got Wrong

Our first installation of Wine Myth Busters shed some light on a few misconceptions about our favorite fermented friend. But, that was just the tip of the iceberg, so we're bringing you more debunked myths straight from the industry experts and insiders. 

Myth: Wine always gets better with age
Reality: FALSE
Expert: John Anthony Truchard, John Anthony Vineyards

Foodie Agenda: New Southern Eats in Union Square

Foodie Agenda: New Southern Eats in Union Square

Friday, Jan. 27 

Start the weekend with a bowl of crab bun rieu from Soup Junkie's pop-up at Vinyl Wine Bar, 6-10 p.m. There's only enough noodle soup for 40 people, so show up early. 

Will bike for food? Bar Bambino is serving Italian eats and vino at Bespoke's new bike showroom in Pacific Heights. It's free, but you'll need to RSVP with the shop beforehand.

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

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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.

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