For many, Christmas Day is all about Jesus. For a chosen few, it's just another day off work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early morning gifting under a shedding pine tree, here are a few choice ways to spend the day in San Francisco.
Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.
You can keep your turkey legs and gelatenous cranberries, thank you. Thanksgiving is all about stuffing. Lots of stuffing. Preferably doused in gravy. It is the ultimate comfort food in a holiday made up of comfort foods. In order to help you prepare Thanksgiving's most important dish, we have five recipes from esteemed local chefs to make your holiday feast magical.
Did you know that Starbelly serves up to five tons of bacon each year? That's a lot of slaughtered creatures. But Babe's unfortunate loss of life is your insatiable belly's gain. Starbelly's signature Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti dish is also one of the Castro eatery's most popular. Now you can make it at home.
When I was offered the chance to stay at the W Hotel for a night, I was thrilled (who doesn't love a night downtown?) but also a touch apprehensive (rumors swirl of it still being stuck in the late '90s). Much to the relief of my inner spoiled brat, the W is still the place to stay if you want to party, play, and—if you must—sleep.
Pastry chef Yigit Pura is a busy guy. Owner of Tout Sweet Patisserie inside Macy's Union Square, Pura recently opened his second store at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, as well as a kiosk at the Ferry Building Farmers Market. But, since we love him and he loves us, Pura gave us a few minutes of his time to answer our burning questions. Eat him up!
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