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Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink for Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Free Firestone Walker at The Republic: Paso Robles-based brewery Firestone Walker is looking to build interest in its wares by offering a free tasting at Marina beer destination The Republic. They'll be providing at least five beers for sampling, along with commentary on what makes each variety special. (Friday, August 6, 6-8 pm, at The Republic, 3213 Scott St., Marina.)

Locked & Loaded: Tasting The New Little Bird

Is the Tenderloin the city's newest coffee hotspot? Little Bird, the newest venue from the owners of Whiskey Thieves, Dirty Thieves and Thieves Tavern, just opened its doors last week. I stopped in and played dumb, something that comes pretty naturally to me, to scope it out. 

Sample 15 of the World's Best Tequilas at Tres Agaves This Weekend

Anyone else suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Eat It: Zero-Zero, Good Food and Apple Pie

Taste of the Nation Napa

Should you be the spontaneous type and fancy a trip to Napa this Thursday, August 5, we have the event for you. The annual Taste of the Nation Napa is taking place at Silverado Resort, featuring an impressive roster of restaurants and wineries that includes

Weird Art in Bars: Gold Dust Lounge

It’s not every day you find the business end of a pants-less cherub hovering over your gin and tonic. But if this is an experience you simply must add to your bar repertoire (really, you must), head to Gold Dust Lounge. Founded in 1933, this San Francisco institution seems to have handily avoided changing anything since. It still boasts the decor of a gold rush-era bordello, complete with worn red velvet, chipped gilt, and cheap booze.

First Bite: Sons & Daughters Surprises













It is a rare thing that I dine at a new restaurant with absolutely no preconceptions about it. Between Eater and Inside Scoop covering the smallest details of every restaurant opening and my own personal connections to the restaurant world in SF, I've almost always tracked the chef or restaurant owner's career to some extent.

Whiskey Thieves Owners Open Little Bird Coffeehouse in the 'Loin

When I laid eyes on the glazed and sprinkled Bob's Donuts in the display glass of Little Bird Coffeehouse, the newest coffee addition to the Tenderloin (which came to our attention yesterday via The Tenderblog) , I immediately knew this was a spot worth its salt.

Restaurant Deals: Blackboard Eats

Of all of my skills, skepticism is chief among them. So well-developed is my skeptical nature that I have the lines on my brow to prove it. So when I got a press release about yet another email newsletter touting "restaurant deals" I nearly deleted it. (OK. I did delete it. Thankfully my trash file never gets emptied. My apologies to our one-man IT department, always keeping me a step away from disaster.)

4th Annual Polk Village Pub Crawl This Saturday

Well, this could get out of hand quickly. The 4th Annual Polk Village Pub Crawl is raging through the neighborhood this Saturday at 4 pm for a day of drinking, drinking and more drinking to start off the weekend. But take it slow, or you'll be out of commission until Monday.

Bay Area 'Power Couples': Craig & Annie Stoll

It's hard to start a business in the Bay Area. And even harder to make it successful. We're inspired by the couples who have done it together and have decided to highlight them every week in our new "Bay Area Power Couples" blog series. Check back on Fridays for Q&A's with the couples who run some of our favorite local businesses.

Last week we sat down with Matt & Lena Reynoso of the Compound Gallery and this week we chat with Craig and Annie Stoll of Delfina and Pizzeria Delfina.

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