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Steaks and Spirits

Jones, "an American comfort roadhouse featuring prime dry aged beef," celebrated its grand opening last week with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres cooked up by chef Jamaal Taherzadeh.

Aaron Kaufman, Ella Keevan   Amy Shapiro, Nicky Picchi    Adriana Ruhl, Andrea Alexander

The Fast and the Furious

photography by Tanya Johnsen and Drew Altizer

Formula One driver Scott Speed, along with other celebrities including model/actress Molly Sims and Pixar founder John Lasseter, hailed the launch of the new-and-improved Jim Russell Racing Drivers School at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

A reception at the Dolby residence celebrated Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, a collection of essays tackling the subject of the special relationship a straight girl has with her best friend, a gay male. Best friends Melissa de la Cruz and Tom Dolby were the book's editors.

California Mille

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

More than 60 historic race cars from five continents and six states took part in the 17th running of the California Mille, a tour commemorating Italy’s Mille Miglia (a thousand mile road race) that took place every year from 1927 to 1957. The Mille kicked off with a preview (a.k.a. car show) including Audis, Alfa Romeos, Ferraris, Porsches and Jaguars at the Fairmont Hotel.

Cake Dreams

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Artist Shinmin Li recently showcased her fanciful "I Dream of Cake" creations for a select group of guests.

An Evening of a Thousand Scowls

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Zellerbach Surprise Party

Helen Hilton Raiser surprised Merla Zellerbach, editor of the Nob Hill Gazette, with a party at The Westin St. Francis.

Kathleen Sullivan Alioto, Beth Townsend   Merla Zellerbach    Helen Hilton Raiser, Jennifer Raiser

Galleria Park's Roaring '20s Party

The Galleria Park Hotel threw a 1920s-era shindig last week celebrating its grand "re" opening following a multi-million dollar facelift completed last fall.

Chip Conley, Lauren Eastman    Mia Ousset, Jun Pinon         Jenny Georges, Bhuvan Sahney

Comic Relief

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On the final day of the Noise Pop festival, the Onion A.V. Club presented the Comedians of Comedy with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford along with special guests at The Independent.

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