FOOD & DRINK
Another San Francisco restaurant abruptly closes
(KRON) — San Francisco Chinese restaurant Xiao Loong in West Portal announced it is closing Tuesday effective immediately. “When I started out my business two decades ago, I never would have guessed that this journey would have far exceeded my expectations,” owner Jeff Louie said in a statement on the restaurant’s website. “More importantly though, […]
Parol Lantern Festival comes to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Saturday
Experience the vibrant Filipino culture at the Parol Lantern Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this Saturday. Enjoy traditional holiday treats, live music, and stunning lantern displays. This year's theme, Breaking Dawn, aims to illuminate mental wellness and break the stigma against mental health.
Clove & Hoof expands to downtown Oakland, Arinell Berkeley under new ownership
Arinell Pizza (new owner) Arinell Berkeley is not, we repeat, not closing — but it is getting a new owner, as founding pizzaiolo Ron Demirdjian is (justifiably) retiring. The New York City transplant has spent nearly 50 years helming and slinging pies and slices at two of the Bay Area’s favorite casual New York-style pizzerias (with a touch of New York attitude). The San Francisco Arinell closed in late 2022 after a mere 33 years, but the Berkeley slice counter first opened in 1975 and has been a steadfast cult classic ever since. For some of us, long before today’s undeniable pizza renaissance, Arinell was a greasy thin-crust oasis in an otherwise mysteriously barren pizza desert. “Don’t worry, the new owner is keeping the name and the recipe,” said an anonymous and emphatic Arinell staff member by phone. “He’ll get it right, I’ll make sure of it.” We wish Demirdjian a well-earned rest. On behalf of East Coast transplants across the Bay, we salute you. Now, fans, go grab a slice and support the new owner. Arinell Pizza, 2119 Shattuck Ave. (near Addison Street), Berkeley.
The Berkeley City Club is a hidden community treasure on the southside of campus
The Berkeley City Club, designed by the first woman architect in California, Julia Morgan, is a club boasting various social and wellness activities — but it is also a hotel, restaurant, and event space open to the community at large. Prihatha Narasimmaraj hosted her wedding at the Berkeley City...
New book gives insight into San Francisco concerts by The Who
A new book focusing on two classic performances by The Who will be released early next year. Teenage Wasteland: The Who at Winterland, 1968 and 1976 takes a look at how things changed for the band in the almost 10 years that passed between the two concerts at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.
The String Cheese Incident Details New Year’s Eve Run Special Guests & ‘Deep Dive’ 30th Anniversary Incident
The String Cheese Incident revealed details on their upcoming three-night 2023 New Year’s Eve run at the Fox Theatre in Oakland December 29 – 31. December 30 will see appearances by special guests Peter Rowan and Tony Furtado while NYE will feature the band exploring a “deep dive” theme for their 30th Anniversary Incident.
Check Out the Best San Francisco Neighborhood You Never Go To
Sean Ingram and Andrea Ferrucci own the Dark Horse Inn in San Francisco’s Excelsior District, a thriving neighborhood that doesn't always get its due. | Source: Manuel Orbegozo for The Standard. Inside the Excelsior District’s Dark Horse Inn, a black-and-white movie—Cary Grant in Monkey Business—casts a moody glow across...
California Horse Positive for EHM
On November 30, a 22-year-old Quarter Horse mare in Contra Costa County, California, was confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) secondary to EHV-4. The mare developed clinical signs, including ataxia, fever and anorexia. She is currently alive and under veterinary care at an offsite veterinary hospital. Fourteen potentially exposed horses at the home premises were quarantined on December 1.
This viral Bay Area seafood steam pot restaurant feels straight out of Vegas
The new restaurant serves Instagram-worthy Chinese steam pot and Japanese barbecue.
Images show popular pub Harrington’s ready for re-opening
It’s been a few years since Harrington’s closed and arguably, San Francisco has never been the same. Despite this, there may be some good news. Whisper it quietly, as Harrington’s may be on its way back. Unlike previous rumors, it looks like its return is real this time, and we have the photos to prove it. As seen below, its renovations look to be nearly completed. News of its comeback was first documented on Reddit where the photos originally surfaced.
Three iconic bands, one night: New Oracle Park concert announced
SAN FRANCISCO — It’s going to be a big night for rock ‘n’ roll as three iconic bands – Journey, Def Leppard and Steve Miller Band – join forces for one epic concert at Oracle Park on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024. Tickets go on...
Let’s Glow SF illuminates iconic San Francisco buildings with country’s largest projection event
Melissa Buckminster and Robbie Silver of The Downtown SF Partnership joined host Jessica Wills to share all the illuminating details of Let’s Glow SF. Watch the clip to learn how the country’s largest projection event is lighting up iconic buildings and bringing joy to so many people in downtown San Francisco.
Contra Cost Animal Services Director to Step Down
Martinez, CA – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors announced today that Beth Ward will be stepping down from her position as Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) Director, citing her family’s decision to move out of state. Ms. Ward, who has held the position since November 2015,...
Mamahuhu hopes to spark 'third wave' that builds on legacy of Chinese-American mom and pops
The Michelin-starred chef Brandon Jew has long been celebrated in San Francisco’s fine-dining scene. He was named Best Chef in California by the James Beard Foundation last year for his work with Mister Jiu’s, which now elevates Chinese banquet dishes with a high-end spin, with menus that might start with Char Siu Iberico Pork Chow Fun and end with a whole Peking duck.
The stories Indian and Mortar rocks can tell us
This article is the first in a two-part series about Indian and Mortar rocks. Part two will explore their place in the history of California rock climbing. From atop Indian Rock, the vast expanse of the San Francisco Bay stretches out in every direction, the landscape a patchwork of homes, buildings and criss-crossing roads visible for dozens of miles, the bay the glistening center of it all.
San Francisco's Mission District Launches Las Posadas Campaign to Boost Holiday Shopping Local
The bustling Mission district of San Francisco is making holiday headlines with a fresh marketing campaign aimed at bolstering local business during the most spirited time of the year. Officially dubbed the Las Posadas Holiday Shopping campaign, the move launched by city officials in collaboration with several community partners has been designed to create a safe and festive environment that allows small businesses and vendors to shine. The emphasis is strongly on urging residents and visitors alike to shop local, thereby pouring back into the heart of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhood.
Get ready for an electrifying night of AFROHOUSE and AMAPIANO at Zanzi Oakland with NINA SOL & DJ MOBU!
🎉 Get ready for an unforgettable night as the Amapiano OAK & Amapiano DMV are teaming up to bring you "OUR HOUSE - NINA SOL & DJ MOBU", a thrilling night of AFROHOUSE and AMAPIANO. The event will be featuring the spectacular NINA SOL from Oakland and DJ MOBU from DMV, along with special guests Marcel Surreal, Mis Gentes, DJ Smartmoney and more.