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Bill Graham's 81st Birthday Bash at The Fillmore

This one's for the city's hardcore music buffs. Bill Graham's—the late concert promoter largely responsible for putting SF on the map as a major music destination—81st birthday is coming up on Jan. 8, and the memorial foundation in his honor is celebrating by throwing a party with a capital P at The Fillmore on Jan. 7.

John Oliver Smuggles Sage Advice into Cobb's Comedy Club

As a head writer and correspondent for The Daily Show, Jo

Date Night: Post-New Year's Bliss in North Beach

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, we guide you on a walking tour  

Three Champagne Drinks to Celebrate New Year's Eve

There's so much to do this New Year's Eve in the city, so if you're going out, you're probably covered. If you're going to a friend's house or throwing a soiree of your own, jot down these bubbly champagne drink recipes from to really crank things up a few notches. Happy 2012!

The Best Bars of 2011

Secret hideouts, tinctures of mysterious potions, flaming orange peels, and ice as art: The city’s cocktail scene shows no sign of waning, so drink up.

Look of the Week: 15 Cool Cufflinks for NYE

New Year's Eve is a great excuse to take your shirting up a notch. Why not go all out with French (Musketeer) cuffs and a pair of sweet 'links?

If you're new to the fold-over + cufflink get up, fear not -- men should use cufflinks as women do jewelry:  to enchance an outfit and show off one's personality. With everything from Limited Edition Darth Vader Cufflinks (#1) to a handy Bottle Opener pair (#10), our list is well-suited for the SF man.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Another year is drawing to a close, but the Oscar season is just heating up, with early favorites The Artist, The Descendants and Hugo all playing this week at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Post Street. Elsewhere:

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Secret Recipe: Eggs in Jail from Outerlands

Outerlands' Eggs in Jail goes by many names: Toad in a Hole, Bird's Nest, or Bull's Eye to list a few. Owner Dave Muller's friends John and Johanna of Mollusk and their daughter Nina were among the first to try the Outer Sunset restaurant's version. Nina called it Eggs in Jail, and the name stuck. Whatever you call it, you'll need a large, well-seasoned cast-iron pan, a two-inch circle cutter, and a heat-resistant pastry brush to make it at home.

Atlas Peak AVA Roundup

Atlas Peak boasts many of the best views in the valley and sits at the highest elevation of any appellation in Napa. Perched above the fog-line, Atlas Peak has been a prominent grape growing region since 1870 and winery owners Michael Permenter (VinRoc), and Vito Bialla (Bialla Vinyards) agree that the AVA is unique from all others due to the “warm sun, lack of fog, cool nights, and rocky, porous, volcanic soils, that are perfect for drainage and ideal for grape growing.” According to the Napa Valley Vintners Association, the region is known primarily for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The Cab tends to have bright berry and cherry fruit and elevated acidity. The Chardonnay is crisp, floral and displays pear-mineral flavor and bright acidity.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Harvest Inn & Clif Family Winery

Celebrate the season with California’s best wines and food pairings.

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