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Laura Mason

Turn Your Veggies Into a Cocktail

Don't like eating vegetables? Try drinking them instead. Liquor.com has some brilliant solutions for you veggie-phobes, bringing you two very Bar Agricole-esque cocktail recipes in which almost every ingredient could be found at  farmers markets (or salads) around the city.

Arcade Fire's Big Sur Show Sold Out....In One Minute

Poof! The chance to snag a ticket or two to Arcade Fire's Big Sur show came and went....in about one minute. If you spent the morning jittery with anticipation and constantly refreshing the Henry Miller Memorial Library's Events page and were greeted with the opportunity to add your name to the "waitlist," join the club. Several of our officemates suffered the same fate.

Transported: Living in a Bikers' Paradise

Welcome to "Transported," our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.

Take Bar Method Classes to Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

Now you can do ab work for a cause higher than bathing suit season. From September 20-26, the Bar Method San Francisco's Marina studio is participating in "Stretch to the Cure" for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The money raised from classes will be donated to the cause.

Ways to Give Back This Week: Plant Trees in SoMA, Spruce up the Conservatory of Flowers, Pack Art Boxes for Kids

Although we write a lot about indulging ourselves in food, drinks and sweets, sometimes it feels even better to do stuff that's good for others. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand in the next couple of weeks to people & places that really need it.

Our Favorite Bike-Friendly Bars

With all the new bike lanes being added to our city streets, we figured it was appropriate to celebrate SF's "bike-friendly" watering holes. Here's a list of some tried and true favorites:

Nine-Day Fat Tire Bike Fiesta in Lake Tahoe This Weekend

Fat Tire beer is throwing a summer fiesta this weekend that will make mountain biking enthusiasts drool.

The Blended Cocktail is Back

Frozen drinks have been suffering a reputation as "cheesy" for a while. The last 50 years saw blenders (which used to be ubiquitous at bars) go out of style  in favor of smoother cocktails. With the resurgence of tiki bars and the help of a few brave bartenders, the blended drink is now back and better than ever.

Arcade Fire Announce Two Bay Area Shows in October

People: It's time to do some serious psyching-up for what are sure to be some adrenaline-infused moments next week: Arcade Fire tickets go on sale for their sure-to-be epic Bay Area shows in October. First up is an October 2nd performance at the Greek Theatre. Tickets for that go on sale August 22nd. Their second show is in the woods of Big Sur at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, a few days later on October 5th. Tickets for that performance go on sale August 18th at high noon. Mark your calendars!

Our July Cover Artist Wendy McNaughton Unveils New Art @ Shoebiz This Weekend

Our July cover artist, Wendy McNaughton, is showing more of her hand drawn creations this month at Shoebiz's Haight Street store. The opening reception was last night, but Shoebiz is celebrating McNaughton's art and Outside Lands all weekend with DJs and discounts, so drop by and check it all out!

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