Bringing the excess and sexiness of the Big Band-era to the present is the hot MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret’s mission. Jazz music combines with burlesque and torch singers to recreate a Prohibition-era San Francisco. Tonight, they’re playing at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Luck Be A Lady will feature The Bond Girl and Delilah […]
Currently up at Evergold Gallery in San Francisco is Adam Parker Smith’s solo exhibition titled Crush. Parker Smith’s sense of the ridiculous is both subtle, subversive and sublime and within this show traverses mediums with ease.
It would be my dream to have an Audrey Hepburn mural adorn one of my walls. Illustrator Ben Slow has created this stunning work of art. And it looks even impressive with the added touch of running paint.
Listen up, all of you cereal lovers out there: We have found your Mecca. It’s called Schweet Boks Cereal Eatery & Cafe and it’s just opened on Irving Street in San Francisco. So what’s the appeal? The little ‘cereal bar’ offers up more than 30 varieties of crunchy breakfast goodness — everything from Grape Nuts to Cocoa Puffs — as well as a range of toppings so that you can make your bowl truly your own.
As an unrepentant meat-eater, I really love this poster by Alyson Thomas which portrays San Francisco as a pig where all the different districts and neighborhoods are various cuts of meat.
Just when you’ve finally gotten your Twitter feed synced to track all your favorite food carts, another mobile food trend has rolled into town. Bay Area eaters, meet the bustaurant. Le Truc, a rehabbed school bus retrofitted with a full kitchen, has been grabbing attention with its Asian fusion fare and partnerships with noted chefs, as well as its one-upping of the food cart class.
So you think you’re all cupcaked-out? Had enough of the trend, eh? Well get ready for more because at American Cupcake, their red velvet is all the rage – on fried chicken, that is. Yup, at this San Francisco-based eatery, chicken is marinated in red velvet cupcake batter (um, YUM), dredged in red velvet cupcake crumbs, and then deep fried. (We understand if you need to re-read that sentence.) But wait, there’s more!
With bands like Krallice, Liturgy, and now San Francisco-based Deafheaven firmly establishing a subgenre of shimmering, transcendent black metal, many metal purists are throwing the tag ‘hipster’ around a little too freely. Burzum’s first post-prison album is also a big slab of pretty, so is Varg a hipster too?
Throwing plastic into the ocean doesn’t seem like an eco-friendly thing to do, but in the case of the Plastiki it is. The one-of-a-kind catamaran is made out of 12,500 re-purposed plastic bottles as well as other recycled plastic materials. The entire boat is powered by solar panels, wind, propellor turbines, and bicycle generators. A […]
Think of all the notions that you may have of wine bars as pretentious and stuck-up. Now, throw them out the window: enter, Heart. At this San Francisco-based wine bar-restaurant-art gallery, being atypical is the point — as is having fun. Here, patrons drink out of mason jars while seated at large, friendly communal tables as blues and hip-hop thumps in the background.
Combine 34 years of dedication with one million toothpicks and you just might be able to build the world’s biggest toothpick sculpture like Scott Weaver accomplished. He began this impressive seven feet wide and nine feet tall entire replica of San Francisco city when he was in the fourth grade. According to various sources, Ripley’s offered Weaver US$40,000 but he turned it down, explaining that ‘it’s a part of my life’. This exceptional work of art resides in Weaver’s lounge room, where it will stay for years to come.