In celebration of its 40th year, Metallica held a surprise show at San Francisco's Independent this week with tickets for just $19.81.
Plus, Dogpatch will soon house SF's Institute of Contemporary Art and more local stories to keep you happily in the know.
San Francisco, Oakland chefs honored in Food & Wine's Best New Chefs list, SFGate
Horn Barbecue pit master Matt Horn and State Bird Provisions chef de cuisine Gaby Maeda earned spots on the list for their culinary talents and commitment to creating change. Read more.
San Francisco Gets Its Own Institute of Contemporary Art, The New York Times
When the permanent collection opens on Minnesota Street, visitors will have the chance to peruse a variety of works by established and local artists for free. Read more.
Surprise Metallica show at small San Francisco club sells out in minutes, Datebook SF
While tix to Metallica's 40th anniversary shows at Chase Center this December are still going for hundreds and thousands of dollars, a surprise show at the Independent with $19.81 tickets sold out in no time. Read more.
Over 3,000 acres of East Bay open space to be preserved as state park in $31 million deal, The Mercury News
Once Gov. Newsom signs the agreement this week, Alameda County's Tesla Park, home to endangered species, will be preserved. Read more.
An American Tourist Broke French Twitter With a Ham and Cheese–Topped Baked Potato, Eater SF
Oakland resident Steve Olson's thread about "the greatest potato ever made by human hands" got quite a bit of attention in France. Read more.