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A Breed Apart
Josh Sens | May 24, 2019

 

On a drizzly spring evening in the Design District, I was sitting at the chef’s counter at Niku Steakhouse, sipping sake, gnawing on a strip of boutique beef jerky and soaking up a...

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Soba Ichi
San Francisco editors | May 24, 2019

 

Here’s a question: Why is ramen a local fetish while its buckwheat cousin, soba, has been overlooked, relegated to a role as packaged dry good or a limp bento-box side dish? The answer lies, in part, with ramen’s...

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Sexual Evolution
Melissa Fondakowski | May 23, 2019

 

Long before safe words were ubiquitous enough to be a punchline on Portlandia, the Center for Sex & Culture, co-founded by pioneering San Francisco sex education expert Carol Queen, PhD, and her...

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Sweet Spot
Jeanne Cooper | May 22, 2019

 

There’s a buzz around Bernardus Lodge & Spa in bucolic Carmel Valley, and it’s not just because Bay Area executives have discovered the casually elegant resort provides a...

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The Rainbow Warrior
David Lewis | May 19, 2019

 

It was 1978, and Harvey Milk was looking for a powerful symbol to celebrate the burgeoning LGBTQ movement—an emblem that would officially announce a new gay nation. There was only one person for the San...

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Music & Motifs
Sarah Bray | May 17, 2019

 

Fabric of Our Lives
Suzanne Tucker’s latest collection of textiles is a lesson in Bay Area history.

Suzanne Tucker’s projects span the country, yet its her hometown of San Francisco that...

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Rise of the Robo-Hotel
Matt Villano | May 15, 2019

 

Call downstairs. Order snacks and toiletries. Wait five minutes. Greet robot at door to retrieve items from a storage compartment in its head.

This is room service these days at the 122-room Hotel Trio in Healdsburg....

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Rooms With a View
Theresa Gonzalez | May 15, 2019

 

A Nob Hill apartment untouched for nearly half a century had two things going for it: a view of Grace Cathedral’s French Gothic towers and central spire on one side, and the San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower on the...

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A Hospital With Hospitality
Carolyne Zinko | May 14, 2019

 

A trip to the hospital for a trauma is difficult enough—sterile white surroundings and glaring overhead lights only add to the discomfort. So, patients and visitors at California Pacific Medical...

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Nicely Spiced
Laura Ness | May 10, 2019

 

What do you get when you combine the classic flavors of India—think matcha and ginger—with things like squid ink and gin infused with butterfly tea? Surprisingly, some very clever, exotic cocktails that invoke the culture and language...

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The Future Is Now
Connor Childers | May 9, 2019

 

As fashion and society shift toward a more casual condition, so too do our wardrobes. Everyday suiting is now rendered in state-of-the-art wools; the sneaker reigns supreme; and sports often influence fashion houses, resulting in high-...

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Meet the Makers
Misty Milioto | May 8, 2019

 

No one needs to be reminded that the Bay Area excels, especially in tech. But, just in case, there’s Maker Faire, returning May 17 to 19 at San Mateo County Event Center, to remind us....

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