Julia Millay Walsh | November 24, 2011 8:15 amOn Tuesday, I named our "Pop 5" list of best consignment stores in San Francisco. The stores I selected generally have great bargains on beautiful clothes, but aren't cheaply priced. At Cris in Russian Hill, for instance, you're likely to find a designer handbag, which may have originally sold for $1,000-$2,000, for $200-$300 — still a great expense for most.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 20, 2011 3:25 pmNOPA (560 Divisadero St., 415-864-8643) If you can score a table at this Western Addition hot spot, you'll come close to dining on the most delicious burger. On a crispy brioche bun with basil aioli, grass-fed beef, which has been cooked over a wood-fired grill, is topped with pickled onions and a hint of iceberg lettuce. Some dare to get fancy with crispy bacon and a choice of three cheeses, but lathering this one with ketchup is simply sacrilegious.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 9, 2011 1:55 pmEveryone and their mama is purring about the Mission's new studio/gallery, Photobooth (1193 Valencia St., 415-824-1248), which is devoted to ancient tintype and Polaroid portraiture. It's a pretty rad concept and certainly one of a kind. But at $50 for a walk-in tintype or $300 for a private photography session, it's not what comes to mind when you utter the words "photo booth"; this is high-class, artsy stuff.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | July 20, 2011 5:40 pmIn our last Pop 5, we highlighted some of the city's finest cultural attractions: the best parks for picnicking in SF. This week, we move on to what keeps us metropolitans looking our best: hair salons! In San Francisco, there's no shortage of beauty services to choose from.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | July 19, 2011 11:20 amLooking to further your cultural side? From Tim Robbins in front of the microphone to the best of the Oakland culinary scene to artwork from nine Bay Area talents, there's plenty in store in San Francisco for you this week.
Concert picks: The Avett Brothers at the Fox Theater in Oakland (7/19, 7/20); Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band at Bimbo's 365 (7/20); Soundgarden and The Mars Volta at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7/21); Ben Folds at the Warfield Theatre (7/22)
Thursday night, July 21, the Mission's Heart Wine Bar welcomes the Oakland Invaders for a night of food and drink from the culinary rock stars across the bay.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | May 23, 2011 2:05 pmFrom the NBC-worthy comedy to free factory tours, this week's events will you keep you highly entertained. Here's a look at your must-do list this week.
Celebrated Kiwi lighting designer David Trubridge visits Hayes Valley decor shop Propeller on Tuesday.Read More
Nancy Einhart | May 18, 2011 2:26 pmWelcome back to the Pop 5, where each week we crown our favorite everything in SF. As Summer approaches, we've got fitness on the brain (and the abs) so on the heels of last week's best fitness classes, we're reaching into the yoga world this week. It's hardly a stretch to say we San Franciscans love our yoga, so if you really want a treat, take yourself to these Pop 5 favorite yoga spots.Read More
Nancy Einhart | May 11, 2011 12:29 pmLooking for a way to get fit? How about five ways? Last week we asked for your suggestions for the best fitness classes in SF, and you came back with some fabulous full-body workouts.Read More
Nancy Einhart | May 9, 2011 11:22 amFrom Potrero Hill to the streets of NYC, this week's events go from coast to coast and bay to breakers. Here's a look at your must-do list this week.
A frock doc: Bill Cunningham New York, the critically acclaimed documentary about legendary New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham, finally comes to SF.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | May 4, 2011 7:12 amFor this week's Pop 5, we asked you all for the best margaritas in SF. While burritos may be San Francisco's claim to fame, the tequila-based Mexican favorite also holds its own across the city. So in honor of Cinco De Mayo, I bring you the five margaritas we've found truly stand out. Thanks for the suggestions, and tune in tomorrow for the next Pop 5 listmaking.Read More