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May Travel 2014

640 Skulls Go On Display at Cal Academy

With a collection of craniums spanning millennia, the California Academy of Sciences’ new Skulls exhibit approaches the sometimes macabre subject from a perspective that both scientists and artists can appreciate.

Urchin Goes From Sea Pest to Menu Staple

Tongue-like, nubby, bright orange uni, aka sea urchin roe, has gone from rarity to staple on many local menus, making appearances beyond the sushi counter in such dishes as pasta at 1760 (Nob Hill) and uni avocado toast at Bar Crudo (NoPa). As foodie love for urchin gonads (yes, you read that right) grows, attention is turning to the suppliers: a small but passionate free-diving community in the Bay Area.

Local Restaurants and Breweries Collaborate on Unique Pairing Menus

To add cachet to their drink menus, restaurants and breweries are collaborating on some seriously epicurean brews. 

5 Cravings, From Fried Avocado to East Coast Deli Sandwiches

Senior editor Schuyler Bailey, who mows her way around town for the sake of the Eat + Drink section, is hungry. Here's what she's hankering for this month.

5 Weekend Escapes From San Francisco

Ready to get out of SF? Whether you're craving white sands and warm beaches or the heat of the big city, here are five postcard-worthy escapes for true weekend warriors. Start packing!

Spend Your Time Wisely With Our Top Picks for SFMade Week

Locavore shoppers take note: Some of the city's most talented makers are uniting at the 4th annual SFMade Week, May 5 -11. Lucky for you, we picked our can't miss favorites, so you can make the most of your time. 

Outdoor Wellness Programs in Wine Country

Don’t make a rookie mistake and sojourn in Wine Country with the sole purpose of imbibing. Fitness and wellness programs are springing up all over the area, giving oenophiles plenty of opportunities to remedy their indulgent intake of food and alcohol. Check out the classes below if your body needs a little repentance.

What to Pack for a Voyage to Outer Space

The final frontier is having a style moment. Here are the bare essentials you'll need to look chic anywhere in the galaxy. 

Editors Pick Their Must-Have Items for May

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

Artifacts From Distant Lands Fill the Studio of Designer Jonathan Rachman

The industrial Dogpatch address of the 5,000-square-foot warehouse-cum-atelier of interior designer Jonathan Rachman has little bearing on the world within this space. The studio doubles as a scrapbook for the Sumatran-born designer, brimming, as it is, with a rotating collection of treasures brought back from annual pilgrimages to Europe and, of course, his native Indonesia.

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