Nancy Einhart | March 21, 2011 11:51 amIf you're feeling a little rundown after this weekend's typhoony Winter weather, I've found four events this week to perk you right up, from a vintage shopping bonanza to booze for a good cause.
On Tuesday, March 22, DNA and SF Indie Fashion unveil All Vintage Everything, a shopping event that rounds up the best Bay Area vintage clothing dealers. Sip on cocktails while you shop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Read More
Nancy Einhart | February 4, 2011 11:23 amIf your house is woefully devoid of a flat screen but you aren't the sports bar type, then skip the homemade seven-layer dip and watch this year's Super Bowl in style. Whether you're partial to rock shows, jazz clubs, pig roasts, or wine-soaked garden parties, I've found four alternative outlets for watching the game this Sunday. In most cases, space is limited, so make a reservation today; kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 14, 2011 4:42 pmHouse of Shields (39 New Montgomery St., 415-975-8651) has always been one of my favorite happy hour spots, so I was excited to see the space revamped by Chef Dennis Leary of Canteen. Judging by the teeming happy hour crowds, so was everyone else.
First, a bit of history — and House of Shields has a storied one.Read More
Nancy Einhart | December 22, 2010 8:18 amSan Francisco may not be the first city you associate with the Manhattan cocktail (I think that's pretty obvious), but when it comes to shaking up new twists on old classics, SF does it best. Not only does this city have a rich cocktail history, but I like to think we started the modern mixology trend now making its way around the country. The old-school Manhattan seems especially open to interpretation nowadays; here are five of my favorite variations.Read More
freshguide | November 25, 2010 8:30 amThis weekend, tackle college football with a side of brunch at The Brick Yard Restaurant & Bar (1787 Union St., 415-400-4712), where the laid-back and playful atmosphere marries the best of both worlds. This spacious hangout includes large tables and family-style seating, which makes it a perfect place to watch your favorite teams tear it up on one of the 10 flat screens. Thankfully, this isn't your college buddy's bar food.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 18, 2010 9:17 amIn a city that chooses cutting-edge over custom, the nearly 20-year-old Slow Club (2501 Mariposa St., 415-241-9390) shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, if you stumbled upon its vintage-looking exterior in the Mission's most eastern stretch, you'd be forgiven for assuming it's new.
Concrete floors and walls cement its industrial feel, but candlelight exudes warmth — a welcomed sight on the otherwise desolate corner of Mariposa (between 17th and 18th) and Hampshire.Read More