SF Small Business Week, which takes place from May 16 through 21, is an annual celebration of all the small businesses that contribute to our region’s economic prosperity and make the Bay Area one of the most desirable places to live on the planet.
It’s not easy to root for Morgan Spurlock. He laughs too hard at his own jokes. He seems condescending. And he is, at times, a master of the obvious.
Who would have guessed that a steady diet of fatty foods and a strictly observed regimen of zero exercise could result in long-term weight gain? Spurlock turned that novel notion into Super-Size Me (2004) before returning to theaters four years later to ask a question – Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? – that he didn’t really try to answer.
On Muni, plugged into your iPod, playing games on your phone or engrossed in a magazine, it's easy to feel like an island amidst the sea of craziness washing through our bus lines everyday. But reading beloved city blog Muni Diaries makes us remember that we're all in this together, that SF is a community of passionate people who will tell you exactly what they're thinking and feeling at the drop of a hat.
In San Francisco, there are ways to celebrate Passover with nary a moment of matzo dry-mouth nor a whiff of stinky gefilte fish. As delis like new pop-up Wise Sons create carefully homemade renditions of traditional fare, everyone from Marina bakery SusieCakes to FiDi Italian restaurant Perbacco is getting in on the holiday action. Here's our list of San Francisco Passover options that'll have gentiles across the land thinking about a conversion—or at the very least, a reservation.
It's that time of the year again when filmmakers, film connoisseurs, and everyday movie lovers come together to celebrate the artistry of the motion picture industry. The longest-running film festival in the Americas is in its 54th year, and is opening with a world-class cinematic event, special guests, and a convivial celebration with live entertainment, dancing, food and drinks. Head to the opening night at The Castro Theatre on April 21 to catch "Beginners," starring Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) and Christopher Plummer (think Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music).
Last week we brought you the ultimate in creative wedding proposals, a “will you marry me” written in the sand on Ocean Beach. A lot of wanna-be grooms commented that Jason Fordley was making the rest of the male population look a bit, well, lame. Fellows (and go-getter women), if you haven’t got game, we’ve got your solution. Simply U Events, a wedding planning business that has recently expanded to Northern California, is providing help for the romantically challenged.
Local Band Name Breakdown: Where we ask Bay Area bands the story behind their names. Don't pretend you never wondered.
The whip-smart boys in Nodzzz are an irreverent trio who bang out awesomely hilarious, lo-fi rock songs, in the nerd-tastic vein of New Wave Brit Nick Lowe and the late great Warren Zevon. We've been tapping our feet and laughing out loud constantly to tunes from their new disc Innings (Woodsist), coming later this year. Check out "Time (What's It Going to Do) here. Mesmerized by the plethora of z's that populate the band's name, we asked singer Anthony Atlas to explain:
Last year, Top Chef alumn Preeti Mistry left her job as a chef at Google, spent a month eating the street foods of Mumbai’s Juhu Beach, and came back to riff on her findings in a funky pop-up lunch joint in SoMa that she launched in March.
As Tax Day approaches––April 18th, for those of you in denial––you've at least got one thing to look forward to: your refund check. When it arrives, indulge in a bottle or two of expensive spirits to mix up some high-class cocktails with to celebrate all your hard work.
Here's a slew of recipes from the spirit gurus at Liquor.com. Enjoy!
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