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!
When I was assigned to interview noted hitter Hunter Pence, in person for an entire day, I was thrown off guard. First, I like the guy. A lot. And second, unlike so many a glorified chef or socialite, he's an actual celebrity in San Francisco—not only famous, he's a hero. I had my fears.
This coming Sunday, the southbound lanes of Third Street between 18th Street and Yosemite Avenue will shutdown to vehicular traffic, in order to host you, your furry friends, or even your bike. Yes, Sunday Streets is happening. And you should check it out.
For the first time in its 20 year history, the French Laundry, Thomas Keller's revolutionary restaurant of note, will undergo a redesign. The Yountville institution's kitchen will get a makeover care of international design firm, Snøhetta. The renderings show a sleek and airy new space, one that brings to mind a freshly-erected SoMa loft.
As spring cleaning fills your weekend calendar — it should fill your weekend calendar, you horder — the fine folks at Shyp will pick up Goodwill donations on demand via the Shyp app. For free.
On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:
Newfangled 3D printing. It's a big deal. Not only has it raised issues of intellectual property rights — everything from medical tools to Disney figurines to fan-created art, all of which could be reproduced using an Autodesk 3D printer, have raised concern with big corporations) — but it was also a plot point on a recent episode of The Good Wife. If you haven't seen works created by three dimensional printers, now is your chance.
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