On July 20th, 1,200 guests joined in an evening honoring GLIDE’s 50-year San Francisco legacy in City View at the METREON. Attendees helped raise funds for GLIDE’s programs to continue providing innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in the San Francisco community.
It’s spring, the weather’s dandy, and the Giants are playing like the rock stars they are. So hustle yourself on down to AT&T Park, and stat, because there are also some new things for you to eat and drink.
For baseball fans, Opening Day is like a national holiday. It's a day that represents the end of winter and beginning of spring, when the sun shines, cold beer flows, and fans hope that this is the year for their team to win it all. On Friday, Giants fans get their Opening Day against the Pittsburg Pirates.
On May 20, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of San Francisco hosted the sold-out event "Decks on Deck", a benefit aboard the 7 million dollar, 4.5 story flagship vessel Cabernet Sauvignon, which supported San Francisco Giants colleague Patrick Landers who is fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. While celebrity DJ Mix Master Mike spun records all night long, guests enjoyed drinks, dancing, and games all in the name of charitable revelry. The annual event's goal is to generate funds for a specific individual battling a form of this devastating disease and for the San Francisco chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
The Giants’ Cody Ross has proven that timing is everything. The outfielder, who swings with his right hand and throws with his left, joined the team in late 2010 from the Florida Marlins and quickly proceeded to drop jaws with his batting skills. In the post-season, Ross rang up five home runs, five doubles, and ten RBIs. Considered the Giants’ greatest October hitter since Barry Bonds in 2002, Ross was named MVP for the National League Championship Series and helped his new team win the World Series for the first time since 1954. Ass-kicking aside, the sincerely modest Ross, who is signed to the end of the year for a handsome $6.3 million, hasn’t let success go to his head. He approaches the 2011 season with cautious optimism, realizing the team has to prove itself all over again—this time with reality TV cameras following them into the locker room.
For those who haven't already seen this classic, it's required watching before Game One. Commenter natedgg99 hits the nail on the head: Brian Wilson's a real-life Kenny Powers from East Bound & Down. Watch and soak up some quotes for the ages. Go Giants!
Tomorrow is ladies night at the Giants game, of the power-suit variety. 7x7's Executive Publisher Susie McCormick will be speaking at the "Orange Is The New Pink" (yep) 1st Annual Women's Networking event, a mix and mingle affair for Bay Area women across all industries.
It's official: The Snuggie craze has finally gotten out of control. Much like Dippin' Dots and songs such as Chumbawamba's "I Get Knocked Down," the wearable blanket trend will reach its prime at a Major League Baseball game. Thanks to a Giants promotion at AT&T Park on Apr. 23, lucky fans will receive logo-printed fleece pullovers (best—and most hilariously—represented here in a photo shoot with pitcher Tim Lincecum). Call it marketing genius or a byproduct of the recession, it seems like this trend—sleeves and all—is here to stay.
In the past few years I've heard of other ballparks in America serving "gourmet" fare—sushi in Seattle, Cuban sandwiches in Miami, fish tacos in San Diego. At AT&T Park the food has historically been pretty standard—hot dogs, garlic fries, beer. But starting on Monday, opening day, there's a new game in town. Tres Agaves has taken over the three concession stands formerly leased by Compadres, so eating at the game is about to get a lot better. What's in store?
Nachos, made with housemade chips, real cheese sauce (no Whiz), pico de gallo and Tres Agaves' legendary carnitas.
Taco trios (your choice of chicken or pork)
and ... wait for it ...