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Kauffman’s Final Review Goes Live, and It’s of the Penthouse Club

Kauffman’s Final Review Goes Live, and It’s of the Penthouse Club

It's strip club with pretty decent food! Jonathan Kauffman, in his last review for SF Weekly before heading over to Tasting Table, certainly shows a sense of humor with his choice of restaurant. The outgoing critic [Read entire story]

Check Out the First Ever Proper Neapolitan Pizzeria on a Truck, Launching in S.F Next Week

Check Out the First Ever Proper Neapolitan Pizzeria on a Truck, Launching in S.F Next Week

The truck in beta launch today in S.F. San Francisco may not have been first to jump on the wave of authentically Neapolitan, wood-fired pizzas (that would be New York circa five years ago), but we will be the first [Read entire story]

Ravi Kapur Looking at Spaces in SoMa for New Restaurant

Ravi Kapur Looking at Spaces in SoMa for New Restaurant

For the past couple of months, former Prospect and Boulevard chef Ravi Kapur has been offering up a preview of things to come with his pop-up LihoLiho Yacht Club at Citizen's Band (8th and Folsom). Today Kapur announces [Read entire story]

Bauer Still Vehemently Anti-Surcharge

Bauer Still Vehemently Anti-Surcharge

Every couple of months, Michael Bauer likes to chime in again about how much he hates the Healthy S.F. surcharges on restaurant checks — money which the Wall Street Journal found last year is mostly not going [Read entire story]

Mission Blow-Up: Central Kitchen to Open Thursday; West of Pecos Delayed Until Next Week

Mission Blow-Up: Central Kitchen to Open Thursday; West of Pecos Delayed Until Next Week

Central Kitchen, as we last saw it in February, is one of about a dozen new openings in the 'hood. St. Vincent popped open yesterday at 24th and Valencia, but it was just the first of a wave of Mission openings [Read entire story]

Nick’s, an ‘Oakland-Style Pizzeria,’ Opens Today

Nick’s, an ‘Oakland-Style Pizzeria,’ Opens Today

Nick's Choice: a prosciutto-tomato pie with Meyer lemon vinaigrette As in so many things, Oaklanders have to do it their own way. Enter Nick's Pizza, with their tagline "Made in Oakland," where chef Nick Yapor-Cox [Read entire story]

The fingers in the nunnery

Some things you will have to know if you are to understand my anecdote: My daughter Shana lives in Montreal and is part of a circus collective called Les Sept Doigts de la Main, "the seven fingers of the hand," named [Read entire story]

Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program in S.F.

Dwayne Robinson, the lean and gregarious owner of Bayview Barber College, hands his patron a flyer, then leans in for the pitch. "Didn't you know that high blood pressure and diabetes are the top killers of African... [Read entire story]

New on DVD and Blu-ray, May 8

Feature: "Amador" (2010), "Beautiful Wave" (2011), "Cinnamon" (2011), "Cry of the Heart" (1974), "Elvira's Movie Macabre: Wild Women" (various dates), "The Front Line" (2011), "The Genesis Code" (2010), "Humans vs.... [Read entire story]

Actor-turned-physical therapist solves problems

In her first career, Amy Garfinkle was an actress, singer and dancer. She co-starred with Joel Grey in the Broadway musical "George M!" and spent years doing live theater in New York and on the road. Today, she's a... [Read entire story]

Marin Symphony’s ‘Chrysopylae’ review: clunky

The Golden Gate Bridge is a massive public creation, so perhaps it's fitting that its 75th anniversary should be celebrated with a musical work whose character is blunt and obvious. Or maybe I'm just stretching to [Read entire story]

HOROSCOPE for Tuesday, 05/08/2012

ARIES (March 20-April 18): There was a time when you had to be accommodating, but now you can play hard-to-get. Work it, but stop short of overkill. TAURUS (April 19-May 19): You may be misreading terse responses. [Read entire story]

ABC, Univision team on English-language network

ABC News and Univision on Monday announced a joint venture to create an English-language news network aimed at Latinos that will offer online content this summer and be on television next year. The venture, which does... [Read entire story]

Jazz notables send notes via notes

On Saturday, the morning after the SFJazz gala, the Mr. - a gentleman who often eats dinner at a banquet table behind a card with his name calligraphed on it, and sometimes keeps his enthusiasm for such situations [Read entire story]

Bund Shanghai

, opened at the beginning of 2009, is that rare find: a superb Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Its conventional entrance, flanked by color photographs of some of the dishes, doesn't hint at either the relaxing [Read entire story]

Burma Superstar

Cozy Clement Street restaurant features stunningly good Burmese cuisine, itself a blend of Thai, Chinese, and Indian influences. Start with the moh hinga (fish porridge), the samusa soup, or the elaborate, 22-ingredient [Read entire story]

Café Rouge

Superb aged steaks, house-made charcuterie, and excellent fresh oysters are among the best things to eat at this always-reliable, comfortable, and airy Berkeley eatery. (There's a butcher shop on the premises, where you [Read entire story]

Boxing Room

There may be zydeco on the soundtrack and "Let the bons temps rouler" on the menu, but otherwise, the stylish Boxing Room largely avoids Cajun and Creole cliches. Louisiana-born chef Justin Simoneaux sticks to the palate [Read entire story]

Boulevard

It's nearly impossible to go wrong at tony, wildly popular Boulevard, from the sumptuous interior by Pat Kuleto to Nancy Oakes' flawlessly executed New American menu. The offerings are seasonal, and desserts are [Read entire story]

Barbacco

Opened just two doors down from Perbacco on California Street, Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje's spinoff wine bar and casual restaurant is all about the filigree that surrounds Perbacco's renowned Northern Italian food: [Read entire story]