Carl Foronda takes over the kitchen at 1760, Blackbird's going the hip-hop route, and a major merger in the world of crappy beer. Here's your food news for this Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:45 pm
Mayor Ed Lee was put on blast by local rapper Equipto during a trip to a coffee shop yesterday.

Author: Kyle DaSilva
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:44 pm
Band: Deafheaven
Record: New Bermuda
Label: ANTI-

Deafheaven is not a lot of things to a lot of people. The California-based quintet — tagged black metal, shoegazer, indie rock, post-hardcore, screamo and/or post-rock, depending on outlet — is considered not true black metal, shoegazer, indie rock, post-hardcore, screamo and/or post-rock, depending on outlet.…
Author: Tony Ware
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:20 pm
A former live-in domestic worker for two San Francisco tech executives filed suit against her former employers today, alleging sexual harassment and wage theft.

A complaint filed in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that Cameron Poetzscher, the head of corporate development for Uber, and Varsha Rao, the head of global operations for Airbnb, subjected Julieta Yang to a "sexually hostile work and home environment" and failed to pay her the minimum wage and overtime.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:20 pm

Although this year’s mayoral election feels anticlimactic — face it, Ed Lee is piloting his $1.4 million (at last count) money machine toward certain victory — the democratic process must go on. And tomorrow evening, something like democracy will roll into Genentech Hall in Mission Bay, where all six mayoral candidates, including Ed Lee, will square off in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:06 pm

Described as a "dark, eccentric fantasy," The Unheard of Worlda theater piece by the French playwright Fabrice Melquiot, comes to Exit Theater courtesy of foolsFURY Theater Company. The show is currently underway and runs through Oct. 31.…
Author: David-Elijah Nahmod
Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:00 pm

If you are surprised to learn that The Darkness, the band responsible for the omnipresent mega hit "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," recently released a new album, you shouldn't be. While the album that produced that single is now a decade old, The Darkness have continued making music, playing shows, and generally doing the kind of things throwback hair metal catsuit-wearing bands are likely to do.…
Author: Zack Ruskin
Posted: October 7, 2015, 6:33 pm

Many arts organizations dream of the type of programming you’ll find at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, but few pull off so successfully. But their constant stream of diverse events and exhibitions across virtually every platform ( not to mention their massive amount of community outreaches) aren’t by accident.…
Author: Laura Jaye Cramer
Posted: October 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Here’s some news that’ll surprise anyone who rides BART or Muni regularly: both systems are the best public transit in the state, based on ridership, access to amenities, and walkability.

Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: October 7, 2015, 5:19 pm

The death of physical media keeps getting deathier: this past April, it was announced that after 20 seasons, Fox would no longer be releasing the full-season sets of The Simpsons on DVD. It’s a too-big-not-to-fail kinda thing, as the people who were still buying every set as it came out weren’t enough to make up for the decline in the DVD market, let the base costs for a juggernaut like The Simpsons.…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: October 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

Lots of food news on this sunny Tuesday, from a new Philz Coffee to some fresh dive bar death certificates to a mildly hilarious protest outside a Manhattan Chick-fil-A to why the Maine coast is suddenly full of lobsters like never before.

Yet More Coffee in the Castro
As has been planned for at least a year, Philz Coffee moved its Castro location from 18th to Castro streets.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: October 6, 2015, 7:00 pm

Yes, Shirley Manson-led Garbage is coming to the Fox Theater tomorrow [10/7] to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its '90s alternative rock defining self-titled debut. So many memories of being an angsty teenager and worshiping the ground that Shirley and drummer (not to mention Nirvana producer) Butch Vig walked on come swirling back to me when that record plays.…
Author: Adrian Spinelli
Posted: October 6, 2015, 6:01 pm

Beloved food truck KoJa Kitchen has finally anchored down its first restaurant location in San Francisco (they currently have a storefront in Berkeley as well), taking over the spot of a former nondescript coffee shop on Clement Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues.

Author: Betty Wang
Posted: October 6, 2015, 6:00 pm
The U.S. military is the only entity that will be allowed to irritate the hell out of Bay Area residents with unnecessary, loud, and wasteful aviation this weekend, thanks to an order that will keep drones from interfering with the annual Blue Angels airshow that starts Thursday. 

A "No Drone Zone" has been declared in the area around the Fleet Week airshow, Bay City News reports. Drones will be prohibited from flying within five nautical miles of the show (near Crissy Field) from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: October 6, 2015, 5:17 pm
Who says you can’t read about cake and eat it too?

As San Francisco gears up for its 16th annual Litquake — a weeklong festival of literary wonder that fosters an interest in literature for readers and writers of all ages and backgrounds — they’ve got a special day set aside for the truly epicurean reader. This Sunday, Oct. 11, enjoy Eat, Drink and be Literary, a decadent all-day offering of books and beverages, signings and small bites, featuring some of the Bay Area’s most notable chefs and food writers and editors.

Author: A. K. Carroll
Posted: October 6, 2015, 5:00 pm

There are plenty of ways that Mario Lopez (best known as Saved by the Bell's A.C. Slater) can rev up a crowd — aside from taking off his shirt. He could wow them with stories about becoming a successful actor, bestselling author or Broadway star.…
Author: Joshua Rotter
Posted: October 6, 2015, 3:00 pm

It’s pretty tough to be a corner restaurant in the Castro. Home and Leticia’s both departed, and their buildings became condos.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: October 6, 2015, 12:00 am

If you thought the Market on Market or the Hive were something special, wait until you step inside Grand Fare Market, a complex of cafes and food stands opening tomorrow, Oct. 6, where the former Monkey Forest Road used to be on Grand Avenue in Oakland’s Grand Lake. (I’d been wondering what would replace that coffee house and Indonesian art gallery, which was lovely, if a little beige.)

Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: October 5, 2015, 10:30 pm
Welcome, Great Pumpkins. It's October, and Halloween will soon be upon us.…
Author: David-Elijah Nahmod
Posted: October 5, 2015, 9:00 pm

Conor Oberst
M. Ward
The Felice Brothers
The Fillmore, San Francisco
October 3, 2015

Better Than: Listening to I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning alone in your room and trying to understand why high school is so cruel.

“Conor and Friends” may have been the name given to Conor Oberst’s Friday night set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, but the title could’ve easily been applied to his Saturday night show at the Fillmore. Appearing on a bill shared with M. Ward and The Felice Brothers, the evening’s spirit was something akin to a musical Socratic seminar.…
Author: Zack Ruskin
Posted: October 5, 2015, 7:07 pm

Happy Monday!…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: October 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
Police are looking for suspects in what appear to be the city’s 35th and 36th homicides this year.

Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: October 5, 2015, 6:58 pm

OK, I'll admit it: I'm not a raving R. Kelly fan. I don't know the name of every song in his expansive discography, except the obvious "I Believe I Can Fly," and "Ignition," but dammit if this guy didn't have me hanging on his every word at Oracle Arena on Saturday.

Maybe it was the four costume changes he underwent throughout the night, the black snakeskin pants,  or the Chicago Bulls-colored sequined basketball jersey that said "KING" across the front.…
Author: Adrian Spinelli
Posted: October 5, 2015, 6:36 pm

When planning an event that focuses on Asian art, it’s difficult to represent the expansive continent properly. But props to Millbrae’s contemporary gallery, Nanhai Art, which this weekend presents the inaugural season of Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area.…
Author: Laura Jaye Cramer
Posted: October 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Lil Dicky
Young California
The Independent, San Francisco
October 4, 2015

Better Than: Watching The Price is Right without Bob Barker.

If you gave David Burd, aka Lil Dicky, a magic lamp, Sunday night’s concert at the Independent may have been one of his wishes. The Philadelphia-based comedic rapper is relatively new to the scene, having risen to prominence through a series of controversial Youtube videos beginning in 2013 that culminated in his album, Professional Rapper, being released in July.…
Author: Zack Ruskin
Posted: October 5, 2015, 5:43 pm