Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

san francisco

Equator Coffee Named California Small Business of the Year

In a marriage of two of our favorite things, coffee and gays, it was just announced that our own Equator Coffee & Tea is the first LGBT-owned business to be named California's Small Business of the Year, by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

First Look: Inside Powell Street's Stylish Axiom Hotel

When you live in such a pretty city, pesky tourists come with the territory. We jest, of course—we love visitors (except when they clog the sidewalks in aimless groups). Without out-of-towners, we'd have no need for chic boutique hotels, where we can indulge in luxe staycations and dark bars for clandestine drinks.

Going Green: Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and unless you have your own stock of corned beef and whiskey at home, you're going to need somewhere to indulge in Irish delicacies. We rounded up the best places to celebrate this Thursday. 

6 San Francisco Airbnbs With Glorious Rooftop Decks

As the sun once again showed itself over San Francisco this week, and as its golden light bathed the city for an hour longer each evening, images of picnics and daydrinking began dancing in our heads. And then we renters thought in unison: If only we had a glorious rooftop deck, where we could throw some steaks on the grill and crack open the rosé. If you're like us and don't have outdoor space of your own, consider an Airbnb staycation. Some of these pads have seriously killer views.

'Painted Nails': A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary

A new documentary tells the story of San Francisco nail salon owner Van Hoang, whose multiple miscarriages and asthma, due to prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals in nail care products, ultimately put her on a quest to bring safe cosmetics to all.  

Can The Perennial Really Be the Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World?

When one hears of the mission behind The Perennial—essentially to be The Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World—it’s easy to write it off as the kind of startup hyperbole that's become so prevalent in San Francisco. Seriously, if we had a dollar for every industrious foodie or techie who swears her idea will change the world, we could buy stock in Apple and move to Hawaii. But skeptics as we are, we love to root for our home team. And the folks at The Perennial seem to have the stuff to pull it off.

The Best Spots to Slurp Oysters in San Francisco (From Cheap to Luxe)

We San Franciscans love...no, looove...our oysters. We like them with happy hour prices and drinks specials that are gentle on our wallets, but we're also willing to shell out for the really good stuff. Here are our favorite local places to throw back a dozen.

Sweat SF: Chassé and Fist Pump Your Way to Sveltedom With the Company

We are firm believers in the power of singing and dancing in the morning. Yeah, we're those people, which is why when we were invited to a morning cardio-dance class at the new Company in the Presidio, we jumped at the chance. Literally!

What to Buy at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in March

Spring is upon us, and that means the markets have gone green. Here's your monthly guide to shopping fresh produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Weekend Guide: 50-Cent Dance Classes + 'Wicked' Returns to SF

Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!

Daily Newsletters

Essential SF knowledge in your inbox