For the most part, men are practical, so get them something they can use. Golf accessories and the latest gadgets are the obvious go-tos, but in our experience, guys are specific about their gadgetry and it's best not to interfere (unless you know exactly what they're eyeing). This year, our Father's Day picks feature hip local products that are sensible, won't break the bank, and will please even the toughest dads.
Last season we all experienced glory of baseball's finest caliber thanks to our hometown heroes the SF Giants. Now many of our city's most defining sports history moments are immortalized at the George Krevsky Gallery -- from the cool-under-fire concentration of Buster Posey to the angelic pitching stance of Madison Bumgarner to renderings of their epic victory parade last November.
Spice up your lunch break and get in your good deed for today. From noon until 2 pm, hard hitting SF Giant Cody Ross will be signing baseballs for the first 300 people to get down to Cost Plus World Market and donate a minimum of 5 non-perishable food items to benefit the SF Food Bank. It'll be a good chance to keep living out joy and ecstasy over that little World Series win, for charity, of course!
Cost Plus World Market, 2552 Taylor St., (415) 928-6200
Local sports luminaries, 7x7 and other sponsors are banding together at AT&T Park on Tuesday, December 7th to raise awareness for children in need this holiday season.
A few hours ago, in honor of us crazed Giants fans everywhere, our parking guru David La Bua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, cooked up a different kind of true-or-false questionnaire asking Which Is More? between the beloved SF Giants and the much-loathed SF Parking world. What did you guys guess? Here are the answers!
We here in San Francisco all love our Giants, but I think I can speak for the entire city when I say that even we are surprised by how ruthlessly we've been creaming the Texas Rangers in the World Series. The Rangers, who beat the Yankees to take the American League pennant, are the odds-on favorite in Vegas, and no one honestly expected our little misfit band of Giants—half of them picked up mid-season in random trades—to take the Series in four games, but it's looking like that's exactly what might happen.
It's no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we've enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David La Bua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.
With Giants Fever lighting the whole city up, it’s time to play the new game sensation: Which is More?
1. The Number of SF Giants Managers and Coaches
The Number of SF DPT Parking Control Officer Managers and Supervisors?
2. SF Annual Parking Ticket Revenue
Okay, so you've been scrambling to plan your own barbecue celebrating the Giants smoking the Texas Rangers in their World Series showdown. You need a few cases of beer, a couple of pounds of meat and veggies and other accoutrements, right? Well, that's absolutely nothing compared to the World Series prep Public House and Mijita (ground zero for drunken revelers) are putting on for the first two games.
Here's our "World Series By the Numbers" down at the ballpark, courtesy of John Epperheimer, Director of Operations at both restaurants:
Post up at one of these places and get ready to scream "Go Giants!" all night long.
Hog & Rocks 3431 19th St. (415) 550-8627
They're really throwing out the (orange) welcome mat for Giants fans during World Series games. Sip on $3 Sam Adams lager in orange plastic cups and $6 beer and shot combos. There will be plenty to eat, from $5 artisanal ham plates, $1 oysters for the first three innings and $1.50 for innings 4-6, free Crackerjacks, plus wings drenched in Youk's hot sauce, duck nachos, and housemade jalapeno sausage corndogs and mustard. They're even opening early at 4:30pm for Wednesday's game!