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SF Celebrity Top Chef Marisa Churchill is Cookin'!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 21, 2007

It's amazing who you can meet at the grocery store. My fiance and I were at the Marina Safeway in San Francisco yesterday when I saw a woman who looked familiar. I'm really bad at remembering names, but I never forget a face. I also don't have a problem bothering celebrities in public. It took me a few minutes to figure out who she was, but then I realized it was one of the contestants from one of my favorite reality shows, Top Chef. Her name is Marisa Churchill and she lives in the Fillmore District. I walked up to her and immediately struck up a conversation. In the Top Chef II series,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, restaurant, education, cookbook, chocolate soup, celebrity chef

The Matterhorn in SF is Fondue Fabulous!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 20, 2007

I’ve never been to Switzerland or even Europe, for that matter. The closest I’ve come to seeing the real Matterhorn was at Disneyland, but when I was about 10 someone told me it wasn’t a real mountain and I was quite upset. Much later in life, I also found out that Mickey Mouse wasn’t real, either. But, back to the point -- there’s a restaurant in San Francisco called The Matterhorn, and for those who can’t afford to go to Switzerland or Disneyland, this is surely the next best thing. The Matterhorn is essentially a fondue place. The atmosphere is kind of like a Swiss chalet with... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Sanjaya: Destined to Be a Karaoke King?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 19, 2007

Sanjaya Malakar, probably the most controversial singer in American Idol's history, was finally asked to leave the premises during Wednesday night's elimination episode. He was escorted out by Paula Abdul’s body guards – a pair of dwarves who carry Abdul’s enormous ego and her large cache of prescription painkillers wherever they go. The 17-year-old from Washington State probably must have known his fate was sealed going into the show's final 20 minutes. By then, Ryan Seacrest had announced his name as one of a bottom three that would have been unthinkable only the night before. The... (more)

Tags: hollywood

The Cliff House Bistro: Food with a View

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 18, 2007

I like eating at landmarks and historic places. Just thinking about the history of a famous and inspiring spot makes me hungry, I guess. Restaurants with great views are also nice. The Cliff House Bistro at Point Lobos in San Francisco has both of those things going for it. It’s a historical landmark with a spectacular view, a combination not found everywhere. Their motto is “Where San Francisco Begins,” and the place is world renowned for a lot of reasons. I don’t really feel like giving you the whole story about the Cliff House, Playland, the Sutro Baths and their storied pasts right... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment

Bullfighting is Bulls---!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 17, 2007

A 14-year-old matador who left Spain to escape his home country's ban on young bullfighters was nearly gored to death in a Mexican ring, his lung punctured by a 900-pound bull. The matador was not willing to talk about the incident and the bull was unavailable for comment. Jairo Miguel, who has been bullfighting professionally in Mexico for about the past two years, was fighting at the Aguascalientes Monumental Bull Ring on Sunday when a bull named Hidrocalido rushed him at top speed and lifted him in the air, appearing to carry him several yards with one horn firmly lodged in his thorax. The... (more)


Greens at Fort Mason: Where Vegetarians Go to Graze

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 16, 2007

When my lovely fiancée told me about this vegetarian place called Greens, I shuddered and here’s why. I am the anti-vegetarian. I am the anti-bean sprouts kind of guy. I believe that man was designed to be a carnivore. That’s why we have big, sharp teeth. If human beings were meant to eat lettuce and graze out in pastures all day, we’d have smaller incisors and four stomachs. I like meat, beef especially, and things like ribs and steaks and brisket. So, when I hear about a veggie joint called Greens I run to the nearest Wendy’s for a big, greasy double with cheese. That’s my way of... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Robin Williams Receives Long-Overdue Honor

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 15, 2007

It’s finally happening. The City by the Bay is honoring its greatest living comedian and actor, a man who started out at the City’s comedy clubs, made it on TV as a funny alien and eventually rose to the pinnacle of movie stardom. The San Francisco Film Society is laying its prestigious acting prize on its biggest star and the honor is long overdue. The fast-talking man with a mind like a steel trap, a creative force in everything he’s tried, is getting the ultimate film honor and no one deserves it more. The Oscar-winning actor and stand-up comedian will get the Society's Peter J. Owens... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie

The Art of Baseball

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 14, 2007

What are baseball bats, baseballs and bases doing in an art gallery and shouldn’t Sandy Koufax be on the sports pages instead of hanging on a wall? Well, it must be time for the 10th Annual Art of Baseball exhibition at the George Krevsky Gallery located at 77 Geary Street in San Francisco. This year’s show, Spring Training started on March 15th and continues through Saturday, April 28th. Forty artists from across the country have been invited to create their interpretation of our National Pastime. Paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture, on the theme of baseball, line the walls of... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco

Pres A Vi: Hip, Hyped and Half-Bad

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 14, 2007

We were looking for a memorable restaurant where we could celebrate our third-year anniversary, so we decided to give Pres a Vi in San Francisco’s Presidio a try. Pres a Vi loosely translates to "captivated by wine" in Spain's Catalan language. I had heard nothing but incredible things about Chef Kelly Degala's menu of eclectic international small plate selections. People have been gushing accolades galore about Pres a Vi since it opened last December, so we’d heard a lot about the inventive menu, amazing atmosphere, great bar, professional service and the large international wine list complete... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Al Owes A Sharp Apology

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 13, 2007

Now that he's played a huge part in bringing down Don Imus, Al Sharpton needs to start making some apologies of his own to the Duke University lacrosse players who were exonerated of rape charges this week. Sharpton pre-judged these poor guys and found a second career slamming them incessantly in the media and now he has to be held responsible for his racist remarks. Sharpton called the players "rich white boys" and announced to the world that they were guilty before any evidence was presented in court. As far as Al was concerned, they were guilty until proven innocent. It was just another... (more)

Tags: racism, al sharpton, don imus

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