Back in 2013, the Bay Area Bikeshare system launched. Around 700 light blue bikes were set up around San Francisco and San Jose, available for people to rent for an hour or more to scoot about town. Two years later, the program, considered an astounding success with nearly a half million riders, plans on not only adding 7,000 more bikes but also expanding to the East Bay. Sweeeet.
This spring, we spent a full day in San Francisco with Giants World Series champion Hunter Pence for this story, "He Might Be Giant: A Day in the Life of Hunter Pence." Turns out the man is as photogenic as he is talented at baseball and gaming, and we have a slew of fantastic photos, shot by Matt Edge, of the rightfielder to share with you.
One person's blasphemy is another person's tipsy Easter Sunday celebration in the park. For 36 years, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been sexualizing Mr. Christ on Easter Sunday via their wildly popular Hunky Jesus contest. From Yoga Jesus to Beverly Hills Jesus, people come from all over to sport their Lord and Savior sartorial finest.
For those of you who live by AT&T Park, like me, you'll be pleased or terrified to learn that the home of your San Francisco Giants is the second most expensive ballpark to reside by, coming right behind Boston's Fenway Park. It's surprising news, as the Mission Bay/South Beah/SoMa neighborhood turns into a drunken, bro-tastic mess after night games.
Off the Grid, the Bay Area's roaming mobile food court, opened their first-ever permanent market today—the Courtyard. Located within The Yard at Mission Rock, billed as a "pop-up shipping container village" for the gastronic set, the Courtyard joins Anchor Brewery, which opened in the same spot last week.
Kevin Spacey, better known to you as President Francis Underwood, will be the headlining star and entertainer at this year's Napa Valley Festival del Sole gala. Each year, a major star highlights the festival. Last year, if you recall, it was Sophia Loren. This year, they've scored a major coup with Spacey, a Tony Award and two-time Oscar winner.
The fine folks at BloomThat, who provide nifty and unique bouquets, announced yesterday they'd be offering glitter bombs today, April Fools' Day, the most frustrating day of the year.
Billed as a place that's "a direct reflection of Facebook's open and transparent culture," Facebook employees moved into their new headquarters today. Why so special? For starters, the new Menlo Park campus (heretofore known as "MPK20") was designed by Frank Ghery (NYC's 8 Spruce Street, LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall), and it features a half-mile loop through nine acres of greenery. What's more, much like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sartorial efforts, the new digs are consciously dressed down.
It's no surprise that El Techo de Lolinda's chicharrones de carne are the stuff of legend. While inspired by Latin street food, these crispy morsels are not your basic sidewalk cracklins—El Techo's chicharrones are roasted and fried chunks of pork shoulder, and taste best when shared with your friends over a long (and margarita-filled) evening. Bottoms up.
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