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Old Navy Joins The Tower

By Louisa, published on Apr 9, 2007

...reasons, then their designers may have a bit too much of Project Runway wanna-be fever. If the padding is there, as the cashier suggested, to accommodate the early development of girls, then I say (as I did on the phone to the customer service representative at the corporate Gap offices in San Francisco), that they, family-friendly Old Navy, are actually adding another block or two or three of sexual messages that a child simply cannot work out on his/her own. The customer service representative said that was not their intention at all, and while that may be, the blocks are accumulating... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, sex, fashion

The Slanted Door: A New Angle on Vietnamese Cuisine

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 9, 2007

Anybody who is even half a foodie in San Francisco knows about The Slanted Door. Located in the northeast corner of the restored Ferry Building, The Slanted Door is small – it only seats 150 for lunch and dinner with a 34-seat cocktail lounge/bar -- which is not enormous when it comes to a restaurant. But, the place’s reputation for incredibly inventive food in an awe-inspiring setting is huge. The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant that features local produce and ecologically farmed meat, game and poultry that’s raised at farms throughout the Bay Area. The Phan family opened... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment, restaurant, china

Swiming in Flavors: Aqua in SF

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 5, 2007

...high-end cuisine. For one, I’m a big eater who likes hefty portions. Two sprigs of parsley and a couple of slices of cucumber with a speck of pate or whatever doesn’t excite me. Plus, I’m not wealthy, so to spend $200 or $300 on a meal for two (which is not unusual in San Francisco) doesn’t really appeal to me either. So, when a close friend invited Angelina and I to a place called Aqua, I was skeptical. I looked at the menu online and saw a lot of expensive-sounding, very fancy entrees, and I thought, uh-oh – this is just the kind of restaurant I... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, restaurant

What I would do if I owned the SF Giants

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 4, 2007

The San Francisco Giants are doing a promotion asking fans the question: “What if they really were your SF Giants?” The ad says “Submit your ideas now for My SF Giants and you could be one of the lucky fans to have their once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled at AT&T Park!” They want people to go on their web site (att.sfgiants.com) and write a few paragraphs on this topic. Here’s what I came up with: First off, I’d fire General Manager Brian Sabean. His off-season moves were atrocious, especially signing Pitcher Barry Zito for seven years. Do you know what the chances are of a MLB pitcher... (more)

Tags: san francisco

The British Food Invasion Hits San Francisco

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 3, 2007

British food is making a comeback in America, especially in San Francisco. There is a huge British population here in SF and they love their tea, crumpets, Toad in the Hole and sugar sandwiches. There is a wonderful store in San Francisco's Portero District that sells British food and other items from England. Established by Evelyn Alexander in 1969, the British Grocery offers everything British -- from frozen food to pharmaceuticals to chinaware, serving items, imports and collectibles. Patrick Alexander and his daughter Simone run the place, and are both very helpful and informed on everything... (more)

Tags: san francisco

The San Francisco Muni Experience

By Ronald Hobbs, published on Apr 2, 2007

It is no secret that San Francisco Municipal Railway, Muni, is fraught with problems. In time, sooner or later, some team of investigative reporters or some maverick whiz-bang snoop will reveal the smoking tailpipe. But unless those efforts are very, very tight, nothing will come of it in the way of results. The press will tell, the agency will defend, the public will be outraged -- for awhile -- until attentions turn to the Housing Authority, DPW, or Rec/Parks. Muni's soldiers in the field, the operators, bear the brunt of public discontent. Imagine having to go to a job where you can count... (more)

Tags: san francisco, music

Italians taking North Beach back for the younger generation

By pennylane986, published on Mar 30, 2007

The rumble of restaurant owners espousing their fine Italian cuisine, tourists mingled with locals bantering in sidewalk cafes, and a wild mix of colors as varied as the famed Italian gelato tempting passers-by through café windows welcomes you to San Francisco’s North Beach. Long time residents and business owners of the city’s North Beach, affectionately known as Little Italy, feel that Chinatown is encroaching on their neighborhood, causing the area to be smaller than it has ever been. Young Italian blood is moving back into the neighborhood, taking over restaurants and delis with skills... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

A Culinary Conquest: Kuleto's in San Francisco

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 29, 2007

San Francisco is a food lover’s paradise. You can pretty much throw a stone from any point in this city (unless, of course, you’re on the Golden Gate Bridge or in the deepest darkest regions of Golden Gate Park) and you’ll hit a good place to have a meal. I love exploring new places and trying out unique and different things to eat, and invariably a good or possibly great experience is the end result. Kuleto’s in San Francisco’s Union Square really wasn’t one of those instances – from what I had heard from friends and had seen on the Internet, I knew ahead of time that an evening... (more)

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Evangelical youth group Battlecry brings protest in SF

By pennylane986, published on Mar 29, 2007

Nearly 1,000 evangelical Christian youth of Don Luce’s organization Battlecry stormed San Francisco’s City Hall Friday with a message that popular culture and media conglomerations are spending billions of dollars to enslave America’s youth. The event was countered by a group calling themselves “The World Can’t Wait: Drive out the Bush Regime.” High school students and college interns adorned in trendy, graphically designed religious apparel held signs high and sang in prayer for youth and San Francisco, countered by a smaller group of protestors from the city. Battlecry will be... (more)

Tags: iraq, san francisco, religion, jesus, gay, lesbian

San Francisco is Anti-Dog and It's Time To Admit It!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 27, 2007

San Francisco doesn't welcome dogs. The seagulls and sea lions down at Fisherman's Wharf have more rights. To be honest, the citizens and politicians in this area do everything they can to discourage people from owning dogs in SF. This latest story is just another example that illustrates how anti-pooch this city really is. The Animal Control and Welfare Commission is currently urging the SF Board of Supervisors to adopt legislation that will allow landlords to raise a tenant's rent 5 percent per pet as an incentive for property owners to be more open to welcoming animals into their apartments... (more)

Tags: san francisco, politics, pets san francisco, dogs in san francisco

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