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Golden prawn afternoon: Regent Thai in Noe Valley

Guardian video slideshow journalist Ariel Soto spent an enlightening Friday afternoon at Noe Valley's Regent Thai restaurant.

Sausage and the City

By Justin Juul Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ever actually pursued one of those weird ideas you get when you’re driving (or bussing or biking) home from work and your brain...

Althousing odyssey

Marianne Moore takes you on a guided tour through the often confusing, always thrilling world of Bay Area alternative housing We all know San Francisco housing is murder, with median rent for a one-bedroom apartment...

Scottish SF

By Phil Eil San Francisco may be a long way from Scotland, but the fingerprints of our kilt-wearing friends are all over the Bay Area. Between John Muir (of Muir Woods), and “Uncle John” Mclaren,...

Kerchiefs out, again, for Phyl and Del

Dammit, this picture does it to me every time: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the first couple to get married in City Hall, 2004, in a great photo by Liz Mangelsdorf of the Chronicle Kamala (left),...

How much is that dead guy in the window?

By Phil Eil Some guys collected baseball cards when they were little. Martin Economou collected skulls. Nowadays, he doesn’t just collect skulls, he sells them three days a week at his store, Martin’s 16th Street...

Cheap beer and rubber band balls

By Justin Juul San Francisco has the best liquor stores in the country. Oh sure, you could make the argument that New York City, with all it’s bodegas, and bullet-proof-glass-lined 24-hour sandwich shops is the...

SPORTS: Green (and gold) with envy

Image from the late, perhaps lamented, giantsvsas blog. By A.J. Hayes This coming weekend, the Giants will host the A's for the 12th year of inter-league play. While San Francisco fans have typically viewed the cross...

BMX Battles: Sit the fuck down — the Sean Parker story

By Duncan Scott Davidson. Read Duncan's article "Rise Above: The BMX Battles" here. Read his interview with Lotek's Ian Schwartz here. Read his interview with SJBMX.com's Chris McMahon here. Sean Parker is a fixture...

BMX Battles: SJBMX’s Chris McMahon pumps, swaps, and copes

By Duncan Scott Davidson. Read Duncan's BMX Battles article here. Read his interview with pro biker Ian Schwartz here. Chris McMahon, occasionally referred to in the bike scene as “Beerman,” due to an unfortunate high...

BMX Battles: Ian Schwartz — rough trannies, vibed out, lines backwards

By Duncan Scott Davidson. Read the BMX Battles article here. Ian Schwartz is a 27 year-old-pro bike rider from Ohio. He’s sponsored by Sunday bikes and Lotek shoes, and was recently in San Francisco filming...

Cyclonudistas unite! World Naked Bike Ride hits SF

Yes, but who's riding the testicycle? Put your balls to the Brooks and your petals to the metal, shrinking violets -- raucous global event the World Naked Bike Ride hits SF this Saturday at noon...

Wheatpaste for peace: SF Peace Billboards Project launches

Photos and text by Ariel Soto About 100 art lovers gathered at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Memorial Day, May 26, to participate in a bus tour around the city to see 10...

SPORTS: Underdog Horwitz starts off like Iron Horse Gehrig

By A.J. Hayes Nobody is quite ready to anoint Cal product Brian Horwitz as the next Lou Gehrig. But last Sunday - on the 83rd anniversary of the start of the Yankee legend's Herculean 2,130...

Beers With Violet Blue

While we're on the subject of Violet Blue, we figured it's time to post Justin Juul's recent interview with the sexy local celeb. Read on! Violet Blue is one of those people who builds robots,...

Nerd is the New Cool: An Interview With Yo-Yo Master David Capurro

By Justin Juul If we’ve learned anything from the most recent technological revolution (Web 2.0 and stuff, duh!), it’s that nerds are way cooler than we thought they were. In fact, the word “nerd” has...

SF Weekly sneers at sex work

Sex writer Violet Blue is one of the best things at the Hearst-run SFGate website, an authentic local voice singing the praises of sex-positive San Francisco. So of course, the soulless and snarky hacks...

SPORTS: The westies of Red Sox Nation

By A.J. Hayes A cursory inspection of the sea of fans sporting navy blue and crimson at the Oakland Coliseum this past weekend proved that a) Boston Red Sox fans travel really well. And...

Awesome T-Shirts for Cinephiles

By Justin Juul Have you been to Lost Weekend Video lately? If not, you better run soon. It’s the only place in the city where you can score one of these limited edition t-shirts by...

SPORTS: The 2008 French Open

By Johnny Ray Huston When the French Open kicks off this Sunday, there will be a major void in one of its two main events. Earlier this month, three-time women's defending champion Justine Henin announced...

Blast from the past

Intern Phil Eil checks out his neighborhood diner - without nearly kissing his mother. Does your license plate read, “MCFLY”? Have you been scanning Craig’s List for a Flux Capacitor? Well, while...

Live the Dream with Dystopic Housing Realty

By Justin Juul Freelancing comes with a shitload of perks – autonomy, loving your work, self-scheduling, etc. -- but it’s not all great. The common myth is that freelancers live in heaven; that they...

Freaks afoot: More B2B pics

By Justin Juul Naked dudes, drunk chicks, tortilla wielding madmen, Vikings, athletes, and homophobic Christian zealots. What a party! I came in 2,760th. Who says alcoholic chainsmokers can't run? Editor's note: Though it went uncaptured in...

Pics: Anime life, sushi soap, China pop at Asian Heritage fest

By Ariel Soto San Francisco's Japan Town came alive this Saturday, May 17, to celebrate the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The air was filled with the smell of roasting meat, people grooving...