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Pitchfork reviews BAYTL, the unlikely collaboration album between Gucci Mane and Oakland's V-Nasty, saying it's "a surprisingly competent and sometimes fun low-stakes rap album, far from the disaster it could've been." [via Pitchfork]

Preview: Napa Truffle Festival & Restaurant Month

January in Napa Valley has officially been dubbed “Restaurant Month,” and brings with it Napa’s 2nd Annual Truffle Festival. A traditionally slow time of year, the Valley is tempting Bay Area locals with a full month of foodie specials and a celebration of the world's most expensive fungi at “America’s premier truffle event.”

Chef Ron Siegel Brings His 20 Years of Bay Area Experience to Parallel 37

We've brought you a ton of details on Parallel 37, The Ritz-Carlton's new upscale eatery in Nob Hill. Now, it's time to learn a little more about the man behind the cuisine, Chef Ron Siegel.

Art Gig: First Saturday Launches in SF

As most of the city's art inclined are aware, gallery hopping during SF's "First Thursday" has been a downtown tradition since the early '90s. More recently, Oakland's monthly Art Murmur has been all the rage—its Friday evening art walk has become the hottest party east of the bay over the past few years.

Need Parking Karma? Give Your Spot to Someone Else

I was driving down Fillmore the other day getting close to my destination for a meeting. Time was of the essence as, par for the course, I was running late.  I was simultaneously employing each of the 1001 strategies that I've written about, including asking the parking gods if I could cash in some of my good karma points for a spot right now.  And not shockingly, they delivered–one block away from my destination. I slowed down, pulled past it, and began to back into it, when suddenly, out of nowhere a man jumped and landed into the middle of the spot like a caped crusader who had just repelled down the bat-rope.

Market Watch: What Winter Citrus Bushi Tei's Chef Michael Hung Gets from the Farmers Market

Winter citrus is finally abundant at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and, with new varieties appearing each week, many of the city’s best and brightest chefs will be snapping it up through the winter months. On Saturdays you’ll find them congregating behind the booth at Hamada Farms, waxing poetic about how they’ll be using those Bearss limes or Oro Blanco grapefruits as they wait for farmer Clifford Hamada to fill their orders.

Ask A Vet: Do Dogs Have Dreams?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

First Bite: Ken Ken Ramen

San Francisco is unabashedly noodle-centric, mostly thanks to all the artisanal pastas being rolled and cut in kitchens like Flour + Water, A16, and Perbacco.  Close behind SF's Italian obsession, though, is the city's love for ramen. Last month, chef Takahiro Hori took his Ken Ken Ramen pop-up and went brick-and-mortar in a new permanent location in the Mission. 

Date Night: Unwinding in the Inner Mission

If you want to have a successful excursion in this town, you need a plan—and it better be a good one. Since it's not always easy to strike that perfect balance between "pre-game" drink, food and a show, we bring you the Date Night series — a block-by-block guide to weekend itineraries that only require one parking space. Today, a fun night out in the Inner Mission. 

Look of the Week: 7 Modern Architectural Sunglasses We Love

A new year and sunny skies ahead -- January doesn't get much better than this. Inspired by the summery weather, we thought we'd round up a few of our favorite on-trend sunglasses.

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