Julia Millay Walsh | November 17, 2011 8:10 amThe Marina folk who've been down on Reed & Greenough's strict dress code now have a little more incentive to slip on their wingtips: the upscale cocktail lounge (3251 Scott St., 415-290-7377) has launched a bar menu of cheese plates and spreads, created exclusively for the bar by the chef at North Beach hot spot 15 Romolo (15 Romolo Pl., 415-398-1359). The locally crafted canapes feature a spread served in a jar with baked crostinis and an option of white bean and pecorina, chicken liver mousse, or smoked trout. Cheese plates are accompanied by rosemary, truffle-roasted almonds, handpicked and brine-cured Cerignola olives, and fresh seasonal fruit, and include cheeses like Fromager D'Affinois, Pecorino Crotonese, and Cablanca Goat Gouda.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 26, 2011 4:10 pmToday I attended a very special press preview of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, hosted by the show's director Lisa Podos and celebrated San Francisco designer and Fall Antiques Show Designer Circle steering committee member Jay Jeffers. It was a rare chance to see the exquisite booths before the crowds arrive and get a glimpse of the preparations for tonight's grand gala benefit, which were well under way. Podos and Jeffers introduced us to a few key antiques dealers and galleries to get a feel for the range of the event; the furniture and decorative fine art at this year's show truly span centuries and styles, and there are dealers visiting from all over the world.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 28, 2011 12:00 pmMarina cocktail lounge Reed & Greenough opened late last month in the former Gravity space and has already met much opposition over its strict dress code. On its Facebook page, the bar writes, "We do have a dress code. Please, no baseball caps, no t-shirts, and no sneakers.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 22, 2011 2:00 pmLast week, I gave you the lowdown on the new cocktail lounge, Reed & Greenough, that's opening in the Marina — supposedly this week. I spoke with interior design Kendal Agins about her décor resources and her concept for the design: "We envisioned it as a place where you can go back in time. Imagine a swank men's club in the early 1900s with antique leather sofas where people are drinking whiskey."Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 18, 2011 11:45 amLast week, I met up with Paul Owens to learn about what's in store for his new Marina cocktail lounge, Reed & Greenough (3251 Scott St., 415-290-7377), which is projected to open next week. He tells me the bar will be serving five signature and five classic cocktails, and there will be 10 beers on tap, as well as wines on tap ("We're trying to be as green as possible," he says). There will also be about 20 bottles of wines to choose from, ranging from $45 to $100.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 5, 2011 1:57 pmLooking for the cure for the common hangover? We all know the hair of the dog does the trick, so scoop up our latest offer, $15 for a weekend brunch and bottomless mimosas or margaritas at Eastside West, and save yourself a few hours wasted in fetal position.
The Marina hot spot is a go-to for nighttime drinking and dancing, but when the sun rises, its mouthwatering brunch menu keeps the crowds coming back.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | June 16, 2011 3:46 pmBrazilian waxes induce enough angst without introducing a new esthetician into the equation. So alleviate your worries with our offer for $33 for one Brazilian wax at Bare by Tru, the gorgeous new sister salon of award-winning, long-running day spa Tru, which has performed more than 10,000 Brazilian waxes.
Bare by Tru opened on Union Street in early May with high-end, unique interiors designed by star architect Chris Kofitsas.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | May 3, 2011 4:18 pmWhy walk when you can crawl? Nine years strong, CrawlSF brings the Bay Area's barflies together for bustling pub crawls through San Francisco's hottest neighborhoods on a calendar full of sloshy Saturdays. Descend on the city's most populated areas — from Union St. to the Mission to Clement St. and beyond — for daytime drinking at its finest.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 5, 2011 1:51 pmSan Francisco has no shortage of taquerias. Fewer and far between are Mexican restaurants where you can order at your table and order a real margarita — made with tequila and not some low-alcohol-content substitute. Thankfully, the past five years have found even more margarita-focused establishments opening, so we have plenty of options beyond Chevy's.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 3, 2011 11:40 amIt's never easy to be back at work on Mondays, but especially not after a weekend of New Year's revelry. Today I'm torn between wanting to kick off my healthy living regimen and craving comfort food to get me through my Monday. Fortunately, I can do both at The Plant Cafe Organic (101 California St., 415-693-9730; 3352 Steiner St., 415-931-2777; Pier 3, The Embarcadero, 415-984-1973).Read More