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The food, fashion, and music that San Francisco staffers are geeking out about this week.

Fish at the Hillside Supper Club.

Fish at the Hillside Supper Club.

Ellen Cushing, Senior Editor: "This podcast—in which Slate's Troy Patterson discusses feminism, gender politics, and how 'a gentleman cabest engage the issues of contemporary feminism,' with Jezebel founder Anna Holmes—is the most deliciously painful conversation I've heard in a while."

Scott Lucas, Web Editor: "The SF Contemporary Music Players has show at the Yerba Buena Cener for the Arts tomorrow night. One of the guys from the ensemble Bang on A Can has written a piece for six custom-made instruments called simantras, which are sort of like a big wood slabs that Eastern Orthodox monks hit with mallets. How can you not love that?"

George McIntire, Editorial Intern: "The Eric Andre Show is the biggest WTF I've ever experienced. I got to see the live version of the show at the Chapel on Monday. The show was sold out but I was able to get on the guestlist by tweeting at Eric Andre asking for a ticket. At the beginning of the show six guys bumrushed the stage from the back (this was planned) and then Andre exploded onto the stage and threw milk on every one and started screaming like a banshee. And that was the first five minutes. Check out his show on youtube. Eric Andre is the unfettered man-child every guy in his 20s wishes he could be."

Lauren Murrow, Style Director: "Fellow Barber (formerly F.S.C. Barber) is launching a pop-up shop tomorrow called Footprint (696 Valencia St., at 18th St.). It's packed with leather goods, bags and accessories, surfboards, bike racks, outdoor gear, and travel gadgets—a solid spot to get an early start on your holiday shopping."

Sean Pyles, Editorial Intern: "The images from 'Photograph,' Ringo Starr’s compilation of recently-rediscovered photos from the Beatles’ early years. The photos show an irrefutably human side of the band that everyone has heard in any Target, McDonald’s or Coca-Cola commercial (thank you, Michael Jackson). Pensive, candid, youthful, and even goofy, Starr’s photos provide a previously-unseen, behind-the-music take on a band that everyone seems to know so well."

Stevanie Wanza-Blank, Editorial Intern: "Tucked away in the snuggly neighborhood of Bernal Heights, Hillside Supper Club was the perfect respite from a windy autumn night. Dimly lit by candle light, I could see the cooks at work in the open kitchen making my dinner of Seared Day Boat Scallops with celery root puree, chanterelle mushrooms, grenobloise (aka a sauce of browned butter, parsley, capers, and lemon. Yum!) and bacon breadcrumbs. It was perfect. As was their house made chocolate hazelnut ice cream, which I was having a hard time sharing. And to top it all off, Jonathan Sutton, one of the chef-owners, popped out from the kitchen to make sure our meal was satisfactory. It certainly was."


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