The Spaniards have had it right all along. Drinking snacks, which they call tapas, need not be dumbed down and greasy. They just have to be delicious, flavorful, and easy to chow. Now, the city’s American bars—and not just self-styled gastropubs—are following suit, keeping people on stools a little longer with tasty noshes to soak up a buzz.
It's a big, big Gay Pride week for San Francisco, and this morning the Supreme Court unveiled their final marquee decisions of the term, dismissing Prop. 8 on standing grounds, and once and for all striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.
This week's roundup of restaurant news includes the reopening of Chez Panisse following the fire they had in March, the opening of a spinoff of The Sycamore called The Willows, a new wine bar in Hayes Valley called Fig & Thistle, and the induction of a group of historic S.F. bars and restaurants into the San Francisco Architectural Heritage society's Legacy Bars & Restaurants Guide.
Everyone is waiting with Facebook-posting fingers poised for the Supreme Court's biggest decisions to drop as they finish up their current term this month.
Broadway star and Tony nominee Cheyenne Jackson has been making a name for himself lately in film and television, appearing on 30 Rock, Glee, and most recently making a prominent cameo in HBO's Liberace exposé, Behind the Candelabra. Next week he'll be in San Francisco to perform with the San Francisco Symphony in their concert version of West Side Story, and he'll also be serving as a Grand Marshal in the LGBT Pride Parade on June 30, and celebrating the release of his first solo album, I'm Blue, Skies, on June 25. 7x7 talked with him by phone from L.A. about his music career, the current state of Broadway, and a few TV pilots that went nowhere.
True foodinistas may be quick to say that pop-ups are so 2009, but the fact of the matter is that the nonstaurant scene in San Francisco is still going strong.
The season is winding down at the American Conservatory Theater, with its productions of Arcadia and Black Watch both set to close this weekend; and at the Magic Theatre, where the American premiere of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus closes Sunday as well. But across the Bay there is still stuff happening at Berkeley Rep and CalShakes, with the latter having just kicked off its summer season last week, and a small S.F. company is doing Sondheim's great fairy tale mashup, Into the Woods.
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