There’s something happening to the way San Francisco men dress—whether they’re ordering an Old Pal at Comstock Saloon, standing in line at Tartine Bakery, or stalking the halls of FiDi. Layers of tailored shirts, cashmere, and waxy canvas jackets rule, as do gold-rimmed watches, slim pants that pop with color, and rich brown leather boots with thick rubber soles that recall the turn of 20th-century America. It’s a modern interpretation of something entirely nostalgic—a look that’s equal parts dandy, lumberjack, grown-up hipster, and haberdasher. Which is exactly how 7x7’s art director, Nicholas Brawley, walks into the office every day. Inspired by his style, we roped our shy colleague and two other local guys into modeling three ways to wear the look. We give you the SF man’s style manual for work, weekend, and wherever the night might take you.
Today, March 7
Wednesday's the last chance for Bay Area chefs to submit their best skillet recipes to Safeway Culinary Kitchens competition. Semi-finals are in April at the California Culinary Academy, followed by a final cook-off at Safeway’s headquarters in Pleasanton on May 15. The winner's recipe will be sold in Safeway's Open Nature line.
Thursday, March 8
Saturday, Feb. 25
St. Anthony's Dining Room is getting ready for a major upgrade after more than 60 years of serving meals to the homeless. The space is having a lunchtime open house, speakers, and group wall demolishing to say goodbye to the dining room, which is set to reopen in 2014.
Monday, Feb. 27
7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
At the end of 2011, Neil Jorgensen's lease forced him to close Spork, only to turn around a week later to open Rice Broker in its place. The deal is that the space's landlord is set to demolish the building next year, but until then, Jorgensen will be in the kitchen at the helm of his new Asian pop-up concept.
Today, Feb. 1
The next time you go to the Ferry Building Farmers Market for eggs, you'll see only the pasture-raised variety from hens let free to roam outside. CUESA says the change goes into effect this month and that pastured eggs have around 10 percent less fat, 40 percent more vitamin A, 34 percent less cholesterol, and up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those from factory farms.
Thursday, Feb. 2
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