It's harvest in the wine country and for a winemaker that means it's time to start picking grapes (determined primarily based on the sugar content, measured in Brix) but for the rest of is it’s all about picking the right harvest parties to attend. Most wineries have at least one harvest party, starting as early as September and running through November, which range from grape stomps to black tie formals. These are almost always the best parties of the year and usually require reservations. Here are some of our top recommendations this year:
The Mission is going to have a mall. Well, not really, but kind of, once Voyager opens.
Voyager is a one-of-a-kind concept: It’s a big space, divided up into smaller sections, with each section run by a different business. It’s almost like a permanent street fair, with the booths cooperating rather than competing in design, purpose and structure. The shops inside Voyager are all local successes in their own right: Revolver, Mollusk Surf Shop, and the Michael Rosenthal Art Gallery.
With the Ocean Beach jellyfish invasion, the tragic death of surfer Andy Irons and Kelly Slater winning his 10th World Title, the ocean's been on the collective brain. For a concentrated dose of ocean-talk every day, head to The Scuttlefish, a new site helmed by Gizmodo editor Brian Lam, who lives in the Outer Sunset. Scuttlefish's an eclectic homage to all things under and over the sea, with daily posts on off-the-beaten track ocean tidbits.