When SF chef John Fink founded "The Whole Beast," his vision was to celebrate the art of cooking over fire a whole animal that's been humanely grown and prepared in a holistic manner while paying special attention to animal husbandry. Okay, what does this all mean? Basically, from pig to cow, a whole beast is cooked with no waste produced.
Though London and San Francisco are in two different time zones, on April 29 royalty and commoners everywhere were celebrating Prince William's marriage to Catherine Middleton.
It's that time of the year again when filmmakers, film connoisseurs, and everyday movie lovers come together to celebrate the artistry of the motion picture industry. The longest-running film festival in the Americas is in its 54th year, and is opening with a world-class cinematic event, special guests, and a convivial celebration with live entertainment, dancing, food and drinks. Head to the opening night at The Castro Theatre on April 21 to catch "Beginners," starring Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) and Christopher Plummer (think Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music).
Prom night was relived for some at the 007 James Bond themed Squaw Valley Prom 2011 at Squaw Valley's Olympic House. The 7th installment ran and was presented by High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Biking for a Better World since 2010. Since its inception, there's been a tremendous growth and Squaw Valley Prom is one of North Lake Tahoe's most successful winter parties and fundraisers. Prizes were given to those who came in the best 007 James Bond, Bond girl, or Bond villain costume.
On February 21, the city's bartenders, barbacks, cocktailers, servers, DJs, dancers, doormen, and other service industry workers were celebrated at an annual party hosted by impresario Stephen Torres of Lone Star Saloon. This year's ball was held at Bender's in the Mission District, where guests enjoyed specials on Trumer Pils beer and shots of Fernet—an industry favorite!—while grooving to sounds from the Hard French DJs and the legendary Bus Station John. Guest host Broke Ass Stuart entertained the crowd with fun competitions for great prizes.
photo credit: Riley Manlapaz
On February 11, LGBT leader Mark Rhoades and sponsor PG&E hosted a sweet and sexy affair in the heart of the Castro to benefit the GLBT Historical Society, which houses and preserves gay and lesbian history right here in San Francisco. More than 300 singles mixed and mingled at Trigger, enjoying cocktails with Ketel One vodka and Don Julio tequila, Stella Artois beer, and desserts by Scala's Bistro.
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