265 results for 'san francisco'
The other night we ate at a place called Millennium, a totally vegan restaurant in downtown San Francisco. I had only been to a couple of vegetarian spots in my life until moving to SF last year, but now Iâ€™ve been to several and I canâ€™t believe that in many ways I am beginning to think I could live sans meat and actually enjoy it. Donâ€™t get me wrong â€“ a nice steak, a couple of fried pork chops with apple sauce, meat loaf, barbecued ribs, a juicy brisket and other such items still cause me to salivate and swoon â€“ but Iâ€™ve learned not to be frightened by meals that donâ€™t involve... (more)
Last night we went to BATS Improv in San Franciscoâ€™s Fort Mason Center. BATS Improv is a non-profit education and performance theatre company that has been entertaining Bay Area audiences since 1986. Their unique style of acting-based improvisational theatre has made BATS Northern Californiaâ€™s largest improv theatre company and school and is a benchmark for improv all over the world. BATS performs year-round at the 200-seat Bayfront Theater, which is the ideal size venue for this type of thing â€“ intimate and personal. You feel like the improvisational actors are performing just for you... (more)
San Francisco has more Thai restaurants than anywhere this side of Thailand. This town is well-known for its Thai food, which is a good thing, because the last time I looked, flights to Thailand arenâ€™t cheap. There are even a large number of specialty Thai places in SF, including a very pricey formal Thai spot called â€œSuit and Thaiâ€; the famous fusion Australian/Thai restaurant called â€œThai Me Kangaroo Down,â€ and then, of course, thereâ€™s the Thai joint where the meals come with all-you-can-drink beer and wine, â€œThai One On.â€ All kidding aside, we have a Chinatown, a Japan town... (more)
...stunning movie filled with the directorâ€™s signature stylistic elements of dark brooding scenes, Zodiac might disappoint those expecting a typical Hollywood thriller. But this film succeeds by breaking away from modern conventions and enveloping us in the moment, and that moment being San Francisco in the 70â€™s. By using modern techniques to film low key scenes, Fincher succeeds in conjuring up the pace and mood of films that have long since left the repertoire of Hollywood filmmakers. This movie is not a high concept thriller, but a slow character driven crime procedural that... (more)
The City of San Francisco is seriously considering imposing stricter regulations on dog walkers. Reports of lost mutts, verbal abuse, dogs being left in poorly ventilated vehicles for long periods of time, and letting pooches roam without leashes through city parks without supervision are some of the complaints that are causing local politicians to bark for tighter laws. The city is thinking of making dog walkers get a special business license and setting limits on the number of dogs pet care providers can walk at once. Itâ€™s about time. We had trouble with a dog walking service a while back... (more)
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...is located in the financial district right across the street from the tourism hungry Ferry Building at the beginning of the Embarcadero. Due to the location one can presume the restaurant to be littered with hungry businessman and the strolling tourist walking by to admire the sights of San Francisco, which is exactly what you get. Due to the time of day I took a seat at the bar, not to disturb larger parties looking for a table. I was greeted quickly with a menu and a choice of tap or bottled water. After looking over the menu I noticed many items I had seen before in the... (more)
Whenever I tell people I spent three years in a San Francisco religious cult in the 1970s they always ask how I got out. The easy answer is the Jonestown suicides, which happened while I was still living there. Thatâ€™s not exactly the truth though, because the honest answer is hard for people to believe. The real reason was Goldie Hawn. I saw her movie Foul Play in the fall of 1978, the last year I was with the Christian Spiritualist Church, a small cult located in an Edwardian building across from Dolores Park. The CSC was founded by a wealthy south of Market clothing manufacturer... (more)
Down on San Franciscoâ€™s trendy Union Street thereâ€™s a fairly well-known restaurant called Betelnut. Since the place is roughly 400 yards from my house, I have been there close to a dozen times. Itâ€™s supposedly former President Bill Clintonâ€™s favorite SF eatery, and I know for a fact he has been there several times in the past couple of years. And no, he didnâ€™t bring Jennifer Flowers or Monica Lewinsky with him, either. Betelnut is modeled after a â€œpejiu wu,â€ which in Chinese means â€œbeer house.â€ The cuisine is described as Asian â€œstreet foodâ€. It tends to a little spicier... (more)
Calling All Streetwalkers! High heels are painful. This is a fact of life. That being said ladies, itâ€™s officially time to take your dated, garish, white, velcro-closure high-tops and burn them. This is a serious matter. Living in the Bay Area and working in San Francisco can be a difficult tightrope to walk. Iâ€™ve been witness to some fashion faux pas farther outside the limits of fashion than a commute from El Sobrante. I wholeheartedly understand the issue. Work shoes, while hopefully stylish and smart make the walk from the car or public transport quite difficult, especially considering... (more)
Since 1969, the year my family moved to L.A. from New York, I have personally witnessed one of the most intense sports rivalries in team sports between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.
This rivalry is so special because it's so old, with great tradition and history behind it. This hate-hate relationship can be traced all the way back to the early 1900's, when the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers (originally the Robins) fought and scrapped throughout many seasons. Names like John McGraw, Zack Wheat, Christy Mathewson, Mel Ott, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese,... (more)