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Rhum takes a punch
Jordan Mackay | October 19, 2011

With a purity and articulation that match the clean lines of the space, the cocktails mixed behind the fine-grained wood counter at Bar Agricole are some of the city’s best. And though many drinkers are drawn to the more complex items,...

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Global market
Josh Sens | Photos: Ed Anderson | October 19, 2011

In my family, we abide by two strict culinary rules: Never cut a bagel toward your face, and beware of menus that cross too many time zones.

The latter regulation comes from my childhood in New England, where a few traumatic...

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The You-Haul Bike
Sara Johnson | October 19, 2011

Rock star industrial designer Yves Béhar’s latest creation for his company, Fuseproject, may help San Franciscans finally ditch their cars. A few years ago, Béhar noticed the startup kids in his SoMa office riding in from the Mission on...

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Cornering the Market
Emily Kaiser Thelin | September 26, 2011

It’s six o’clock on a Tuesday morning, and Sam Mogannam is running up 22nd Street with a friend. The hill is steep, but that doesn’t seem to bother him. At the moment, Mogannam, the 43-year-old owner of Bi-Rite...

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Crafts with benefits
Joanne Furio | September 15, 2011

Does your teapot make you feel warm—on the inside? Or is it so high-concept that it leaves you cold? Chances are, if it’s handmade and conveys a cleverness associated with great design, then it falls into the category “...

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Structurally Sound
Photographs by Juco, styled by Elizabeth Varnell, set design by Ethan Tobman | September 1, 2011

After seasons filled with drapey layers, designers sharpened their scissors to cut precise angles on all of fall’s top looks.

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The legend of Billy Beane
by Bennett Cohen | August 25, 2011

In 2003, not long after Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game was published, studios opened their doors to pitches for screenplays based on Michael Lewis’s already acclaimed bestseller. In one sense, the...

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Bag it up
Elizabeth Varnell | August 23, 2011

No need to haul around canvas grocery totes when you can jam produce into this season's staple: the oversize day clutch.

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Made in S.F.
Nikki Ioakimedes | August 22, 2011

In a one-room studio on the sprawling third floor of the American Industrial Center in Dogpatch, designers Josh and Lauren Podoll recently packaged their largest order yet—thousands of tops that are now hanging in Anthropologie stores from Market...

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Structually Sound
Photographs by Juco / Styled by Elizabeth Varnell / Set Design by Ethan Tobman | August 22, 2011


Louis Vuitton green leather and black cashmere knit top, black techno-fur skirt, Monogram Vernis Miranda amarante bag, and black nubuck suede...

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Cursing the stars
Josh Sens | August 1, 2011

Greetings, dear reader, and welcome to another issue of the Prairie Home Companion of city magazines, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the restaurants are above average. See for...

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The 2011 Best Chef Awards
Jan Newberry | Photos: Cody Pickens | July 28, 2011

Best Chef / SaiSon
Joshua Skenes

Why: By melding primitive techniques with a modern sensibility, he turned a former horse stable into one of the city’s most exciting...

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