Tonight, one of our favorite city blog reads, the Tenderblog, is hosting a killer happy hour at Koko Cocktails to get everyone away from their computer screens and in each other's drunken company. From 6-8 pm, drop by for a chill session with fellow fans of the 'Loin and sip on some cool drink specials, like $4 Geary Gimlets and $2 Modelos.
So here's the scenario: your boyfriend invited you to spend Thanksgiving with his family, and you're slightly panicked. Not only is it the first time you're meeting the whole fam (yes, even his crazy uncle), but you've gotten used to having a casual potluck with friends to celebrate the national day of overeating.
Inspired by the fabled Silk Road (the western world’s first connection with east, now symbolizing cross-fertilization of everything from music to spice racks), Ballet Afsaneh spent the past year orchestrating a collaboration with acclaimed local artists from the Central and South Asian diaspora. This impressive year-long exercise culminates in a performance blending dance, music, and text from the historic trade routes of Eurasia.
Conceptual? Yes. Intelligent? Yes. Over my head? Yes. Local artist Bill Fontana is an international phenomenon and has been a pioneer of sound art for the past 40 years. Turning what we're accustomed to with visual art on its head, it is not what we see but rather what we hear that is Fontana's body of work. He calls it sculpture, but what you're looking at in his work is only an instrument that generates the desired effect. And this time around, the SFMOMA building itself is the medium for Fontana's latest site-specific sound sculpture.
7x7 asks the city's favorite chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, entrees, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. Check back every Thursday for a new secret recipe.
Chef Chris Beerman of Citizen's Band in SoMa cooks up 100 percent Americana―right down to the creamy mashed potatoes spiked with sweet, nutty garlic. They stand up nicely next to his fried chicken and steaks or your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving is the best holiday in existence, because pretty much all that's required of you is eating...and drinking. We asked Monk's Kettle cicerone and human beer encyclopedia Sayre Piotrkowski for his picks for the best seasonal brews (all with high-alcohol content! goodbye family awkwardness!) to pair with your turkey feast:
Welcome to the second installment of our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Head of Shelter Medicine Program, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer two of your questions every Thursday. Last week, she tackled cat poop and dog incontinence and this week she's onto yeowling cats and canine allergies. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!
His downfall plays like Greek tragedy, a flawed hero laid low by hubris. It has inspired Saturday Night Live skits, the 18th-season finale of Law & Order and the hit CBS drama The Good Wife. Now, the story of the former New York governor brought down by his ties to a high-priced prostitution ring is revisited in Alex Gibney’s Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
After reporting on the publishing experiments turning up around San Francisco, we asked the city’s writers what they’re reading these days, and they were happy to share. Look for Required Reading every week.
While living in a remote tent camp in Alaska, Rodes Fishburne was left stranded for 21 days after a severe storm. During that time, the San Francisco author of Going to See the Elephant read War and Peace cover to cover―twice. These days, Fishburne tastes are entirely modern and tend toward much shorter reads, some just 140 characters long.
With the Ocean Beach jellyfish invasion, the tragic death of surfer Andy Irons and Kelly Slater winning his 10th World Title, the ocean's been on the collective brain. For a concentrated dose of ocean-talk every day, head to The Scuttlefish, a new site helmed by Gizmodo editor Brian Lam, who lives in the Outer Sunset. Scuttlefish's an eclectic homage to all things under and over the sea, with daily posts on off-the-beaten track ocean tidbits.
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