My Morning Jacket has a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the country. They didn't disappoint Saturday at Outside Lands, totally rocking out and delivering what was perhaps the best set of the day. The fog rolled in big time during "Wordless Chorus," (the ultimate driving song?), appropriately shrouding things in a dreamy mist. Also of note was lead-singer Jim James' fuzzy-lined cape and head-towel combo, which he donned later in the set (much to the jealousy of a shivering crowd). My Morning Cape? (Had to do it).
7x7's fans chose chef Kory Stewart to be the winner of our first-ever "Your City, Your Chef" contest!
by Riley Manlapaz
Photography by Joe Budd
One of our most exciting and rewarding readers' contests this year determined San Francisco's next culinary star. After thousands of votes were cast in two rounds of voting, Kory Stewart—the young chef of Americano Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Vitale—was chosen as the brightest new talent* on our city's much-ballyhooed food scene.
A lot of people rag on the Outer Avenues. Whatever. The fewer people who know of all the hidden badass spots out there, the better. Take this week's Craigslist Deal for example, located at 29th and Geary in the Outer Richmond. Sure, you could live in the Mission and spend the better part of your weekend in line waiting for a scoop of ice cream to take back to cramped Dolores Park, but doesn't it sound way better to step out your front door and walk to the Legion of Honor, Baker Beach, Sea Cliff, the Presidio, or, of course, glorious Gold Gate Park?
Frozen drinks have been suffering a reputation as "cheesy" for a while. The last 50 years saw blenders (which used to be ubiquitous at bars) go out of style in favor of smoother cocktails. With the resurgence of tiki bars and the help of a few brave bartenders, the blended drink is now back and better than ever.
People: It's time to do some serious psyching-up for what are sure to be some adrenaline-infused moments next week: Arcade Fire tickets go on sale for their sure-to-be epic Bay Area shows in October. First up is an October 2nd performance at the Greek Theatre. Tickets for that go on sale August 22nd. Their second show is in the woods of Big Sur at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, a few days later on October 5th. Tickets for that performance go on sale August 18th at high noon. Mark your calendars!
Our July cover artist, Wendy McNaughton, is showing more of her hand drawn creations this month at Shoebiz's Haight Street store. The opening reception was last night, but Shoebiz is celebrating McNaughton's art and Outside Lands all weekend with DJs and discounts, so drop by and check it all out!
If you're reading this, you’re likely well aware that Smuggler’s Cove has the best rum in town. (Which may or may not mean you research local watering holes with alarming regularity.) What you might not know is that there’s nothing more bad ass than taking a deceased - and, we assume, appropriately gutted - blowfish from its salty sea home and sticking a colored light bulb up its butt.
The Atheist Film Festival, which comes to the Red Vic Movie House this Saturday (and is FREE), is bound to attract many an intellectual, along with a a delightful splattering of conspiracy theorists and wackos.
The full day includes six films and documentaries, like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Rapture and The Four Horsemen, as well as a collection of shorts starring the irreverent minds of George Carlin, Ricky Gervais and others. Filled with curiosity and a hankering to see a young David Duchovny in 1991's The Rapture, we talked with the festival's co-founder and director David Fitzgerald to get to know how this San Francisco oddity came to be.
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