The premise is as thin as the razor first-time feature director Eli Craig uses to draw first blood in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, his grisly comedy of Three’s Company-style misunderstandings. Mistaken for backwoods murder junkies by college kids on a camping trip, good-natured rednecks Tucker (Serenity’s Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) set out to kill the newcomers with kindness.
I first slurped up some basil seeds last year at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The school was hosting a World of Flavors conference on Japanese cooking and a ridiculously hip chef from Tokyo presented me with a little cup of basil seeds on top of soy milk custard and sea urchin—a textural delight for me, but one that could have easily caused another person to run screaming for their mother.
Chef Joshua Clever was in the CUESA kitchen this week to show us a simple bread salad recipe featuring ingredients that embody the market in early fall. Joshua had stopped by to join us at Tuesday’s Food Wise Booth-- one of two free cooking programs offered at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market each week.
St. Helena, known for its charm as much as its wine, is home to the very first winery in Napa Valley. It was established in 1995 as an independent American Viticulture Area (AVA), a designated grape growing region that has specific and identifiable characteristics defined by geography, history, and climate.
Now that our Indian Summer is in full swing, it's time to head to the Tenderloin–yes, the Tenderloin!–to the iconic Phoenix Hotel and its awesome restaurant Chambers for Pink Mammoth's bangin' pool party this October 2nd. They'll be taking over the entire courtyard with DJs, a free whole pig roast, BBQ and food and drink specials galore.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is celebrating 11 years this weekend at Golden Gate Park. Over 50 bands will play on six stages, providing three days of folksy fodder. While the line-up is stronger than ever, we're thinking a scaled-back, bluesy-cool look would be best for shooting the breeze and enjoying the music.
Art and bikes have a storied and passionate marriage. From the 1920s photographs of the Tour de France to the custom painted frames of today, artists have long been attracted to the two-wheeled canvas. Local artists Heather Tompkins and Nazir Agah are taking this love even further with their participatory art project, Papergirl SF.
Famous for their mostly-tequila margaritas (otherwise known as blackouts-in-a-glass), the Mission's Latin American Club has been a well-worn dive for a couple of decades. There is so much stuff in this bar that it looks like it's owned by a recovering hoarder–but that just adds to its dusty charm. Peep the faded piñatas dangling from the ceilings, wall of cuckoo clocks, portraits of wild animals and moth-eaten taxidermy before you dive into your drink.
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