FEAST: Fave leaves

4 salads the Guardian staff loves

The Performant: Oakland, We’re For You

Oakland Nights….LIVE! makes a sceneClear your calendars everybody, Oakland’s own untelevised late-night talk show has returned from a wintry hibernation and found itself some...

Pies at the ready: Seniors prep for this weekend’s Black Cuisine Festival

February 28, 2013
"This is the hippest, hottest senior center in the city," said a volunteer as she shredded chicken. Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center was...


February 26, 2013
THURSDAY 28"Myths and Realities: Social Security, Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff" Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin, SF. 7pm, free. Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator...

On the Rise: The Seshen

Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, and Beach House meet-cute and make jazzy, passionate pop music together

On the Cheap Listings

February 12, 2013
Submit items for the listings at For further information on how to submit items for listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 13"Art, Money Politics: Making it...

Suck on this: Guardian staff reviews aphrodisiac lollipops

February 11, 2013
Hey Valentines. Did you need a libido boost to buoy you through this week of boner-killing commercialized love-things? Meet Pandora's Pops, then, a little venture...

On the Cheap Listings

February 5, 2013
Submit items for the listings at For further information on how to submit items for listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 6Urban dance at the library...

Restaurant Guide*

*This content is generated by the SFBG promotions and advertising departments.

On the Om Front: Where to breathe deeply this holiday season

December 20, 2012
Do you feel like the world is always about to end? I do. Maybe it’s because we’ve been in a recession almost my entire adulthood....

Last-minute gifts

Tick, tock, it's panic o'clock, Christmas shoppers

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

December 10, 2012
Call it the influence of witch house on the folk scene, or don't –  those involved would probably hate that. But it does feel...

On the Cheap Listings

November 20, 2012
Submit items for the listings at For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 21 Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Ferry...

Under $10 gift guide: Under the mistletoe

Don't go overboard with your partner this holiday season. Pick them up a simple present that's goofy, sexy, or sweet — but save the big bucks for a special date or trip out of town.

Under $10 gift guide: Thank you for being a friend

Presents for your best bud don't have to be major. Give them something to make the bike rides you share brighter or beermaking burlier. And when in doubt: bear socks.

Sea change

Sinking our hooks into new chefs, new waves at Georges and Weird Fish

Localized Appreesh: Brand New Trash

November 14, 2012
Localized Appreesh is our thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact New Trash is a new “trash...

Win Swagger Cosmetics’ fall shades!

November 7, 2012
Caitlin Donohue reported in her new column Street Seen about a badass breezy who began steering the local cosmetic scene toward a cruelty-free and bold...

Cosmetic changes

Looking for a cruelty-free fall look? Swagger Cosmetics' got that shade

Hakka in the home: An autumn side dish from one of our fave cookbooks

October 25, 2012
I've read few cookbooks as interesting as The Hakka Cookbook, Sunset Magazine recipe editor and food writer Linda Anusasananan's exploration of her Hakka Chinese...

Cantonese country cousin

Finally, the Hakka diaspora has its own cookbook

Truffle tour

Notes on top chocolates from around the world

5 local food apps

Swipe and point your way to better eating, from vegan treats to Wine Country deals