San Francisco

Best Of: 2019 Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show (Wrap-up)

Travel writer Janice Nieder picks out some of her favorites from the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.Although I didn't get to try everything (which is understandable since this is the largest specialty foods and beverages trade show in North America, with over 80,000 edibles to sample;) I...

State of the Wine Industry Report: Premium wine sales continue to decline as Millennials gravitate to alternatives

Baby Boomers are retiring, and faced with fixed incomes, are reducing expenses. Will and can Millennials make up the difference in wine spending?
Come From Away San Francisco Review

‘Come From Away’: A musical gift to SF audiences

I don’t usually cry throughout a show. At the climactic tragic moment perhaps, but not all the way through. Watching Come From Away (SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco), I had tears streaming down my face for 100 solid minutes. This is the kind of story – and storytelling...
Kim Nalley - Feinstein's at the Nikko - Review

San Francisco In Review: Kim Nalley at the Nikko

This month the amazing Kim Nalley performed her Christmas show in Feinstein’s at the Nikko, and filled the intimate club with musical joy.Feinstein’s nightclub is located in the Nikko Hotel, just off historic Union Square in San Francisco. Founder and cabaret singer Michael Feinstein is an interpreter of the...
Film Review: Superb documentary 'Perfect Note' profiles San Francisco's Café Jacqueline

Film Review: ‘Perfect Note’ tells uplifting story about San Francisco’s Café Jacqueline

Café Jacqueline, near the intersection of Grant and Union in San Francisco, has been a culinary legend for 27 years. This tiny restaurant in the heart of North Beach is the subject of a short documentary Perfect Note, Perfect Taste screened at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.Chef Jacqueline grew...

What’s Happening: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces ‘Hearts in SF’

15th anniversary of iconic fundraiser scheduled for early 2019.
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Stark Insider Presents: The Flintstone House (Video)

Yabba Dabba Do. A new Stark Insider Presents video is here.Take a look inside The Flintstone House, an iconic fantasy land located just south of San Francisco.New owner Florence Fang chats with Loni Stark about re-visiting her youth and the joy of the famed Flintstones television series, the 5...
Film Review: 'Time for Ilhan' is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it.

Film Review: ‘Time for Ilhan’ is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it

Of the many fine documentaries featured in the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival, Time for Ilhan stands out for its sheer excitement and joy as we watch an essentially shy refugee embark on an amazing journey from wife and mother to an elected official in the city of Minneapolis.Ilhan...
BlacKkKlansman - Interview with director Spike Lee

Spike Lee and ‘Blackkklansman’: We cannot move forward until we can agree that the U.S. was built on genocide and robbery

Recently at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, celebrated film director Spike Lee made an appearance. Favorable word of mouth and substantial press reviews of his latest film, Blackkklansman guaranteed a good turnout for his interview and subsequent showing of the film, already released nationwide.The Castro Theatre is...
SWEAT Theater Review - ACT San Francisco

Blood, Sweat and Tears at the ACT

The world of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat (American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco) is unfamiliar to many coastal theater-goers (certainly to me). It’s a steel town where factory jobs are passed down through the generations. Most people go straight from the factory to the line, where hard work is rewarded with...