“One day it’s chicken, and the next minute it’s feathers.”

We’re very  glad that, in addition to its exhibits and walking tours, the Tenderloin Museum has quickly become a venue for evening programming about the most fascinating and frequently misunderstood neighborhood in San Francisco. If you missed the sold-out screening of the rarely shown 1966 KQED documentary Drugs in the Tenderloin, you can redeem yourself with the museum’s next film, Love Me Tenderloin.

Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 31, 2015, 9:34 pm



Between Two Slices is SFoodie's Friday sandwich column by Adrian Spinelli. Today's entry is a guest post from our "quasi-vegetarian" chum, Spencer Watts.…
Author: Adrian Spinelli
Posted: July 31, 2015, 9:00 pm

A disturbing attack near Alamo Square Park last night left two men injured, one of them seriously.

Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: July 31, 2015, 7:14 pm

Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatric resident at UCSF, is expecting a child with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, a San Francisco resident and the man who owns all your data and is probably making money off you right now. 

Zuckerberg announced the pregnancy on Facebook, and revealed that Chan has had three miscarriages. "It's a lonely experience.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: July 31, 2015, 7:01 pm

Like Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine or Dr. McGillicuddy’s Root Beer, Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair is a wonderful cultural institution named for a person with a unique-sounding name. And it’s coming back to the Hall of Flowers this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2), rewarding the photography equivalent of a beachcomber with bizarre, hilarious finds.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 31, 2015, 7:00 pm

Well, this is sad. Hoodline is reporting that A.G. Ferrari, the 96-year-old specialty grocer and sandwich shop with six locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, is closing its Castro Street location.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 31, 2015, 6:30 pm

BART is shutting down its transbay service this weekend to make repairs to the transbay tube, so if at all possible, STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE BAY. 

There will be some options for crossing from San Francisco to Oakland, but they will likely be horrible and slow and time-consuming.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: July 31, 2015, 6:05 pm
This week, the world's getting turned upside down one quote at a time. We've got Billy Corgan trying to have fun, Azealia Banks not caring about her career (in Australia at least), and Skrillex becoming a life coach.…
Author: Rae Alexandra
Posted: July 31, 2015, 6:03 pm
[Danzig]
[Pennywise]
[Saviours]
July 30, 2015
The Warfield


“You wanna fucking go? I'll fuck you up, motherfucker!”

Danzig is upset, and he's mouthing these words very clearly to some drunk guy in the audience who is flipping him off while the band plays “Am I Demon,” a blistering track off the 1988 album now known to fans as Danzig I.…
Author: Ed Saincome
Posted: July 31, 2015, 5:48 pm

Governor Jerry Brown has allowed the parole of 63-year-old James Schoenfeld, one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver.

As the Chronicle reports, Schoenfeld, his brother, and a friend spent 18 months planning the crime; the trio hoped to get a $5 million ransom.…
Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: July 31, 2015, 4:57 pm
A video screen mounted on a pink wall at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum screens a loop of British retro soul singer Amy Winehouse performing a stripped-down version of her hit song, "Back to Black" alongside a guitarist and bass player, in front of a small audience in Dingle, Ireland, in 2006. The petite 23-year-old sings the tune with a relaxed vocal authority, style, restrained power, and confidence.…
Author: Gary Moskowitz
Posted: July 31, 2015, 4:56 pm


Friday night brings a big test for the beautifully renovated Swedish American Hall, when it hosts it's first electronic act for a sold-out evening.

L.A.-based producer, Tokimonsta, will be co-headlining with singer Gavin Turek and the two are more than familiar with each other. They've been frequent collaborators for almost five years and back in 2011 the pair produced one of my favorite tracks of all time in "Darkest (Dim)":

Author: Adrian Spinelli
Posted: July 31, 2015, 4:27 pm

Some lazy afternoons revolve around chilled sips of rosé. On the other 300-plus days of the year, when Karl the Fog is in full effect, it’s more comfy to wear long sleeves and opt for exploratory, medium-bodied sips that are definitely best at room temp.…
Author: Mary Ladd
Posted: July 31, 2015, 3:00 pm
The public defender who represented Alberto Carlos Petrolino in court on Monday was "struck by how distraught he was" and requested that he receive psychiatric attention, Tamara Aparton of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office said today. "He was crying," Aparton added.

Petrolino was found hanging in the shower on Tuesday, according to Aparton.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: July 31, 2015, 12:50 am

Like many San Franciscans, I sacrificed space for a good location when choosing a place to live. My closet-less one bedroom in the Castro is a tight squeeze, with all of its mighty 500 square feet.…
Author: Ali Wunderman
Posted: July 30, 2015, 11:45 pm

San Francisco native Margaret Cho spent a good portion of last winter busking to draw attention to the situation of the homeless in San Francisco. I caught up with her one December afternoon as she and some friends and colleagues performed outside the Roxie, singing songs, giving away food and tampons, and performing a strip tease for dollar bills that then made their way into the hands of people who could really use them.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 30, 2015, 10:15 pm
Morrissey, the 56-year-old British singer, is accusing a San Francisco Airport security guard of sexually assaulting him on Monday, SF Gate reports

In a post on his "zine" website, the former leadsinger for The Smiths describes the incident: 
At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: July 30, 2015, 9:03 pm

Uptown Oakland’s First Fridays are a venerable tradition that stretches all the way back to…sometime earlier in this millennium. But its fortunes have risen right along with Oakland’s, and August’s iteration looks to be a particularly good one now that the Hive is throwing a block party.

Drake’s Brewery, People’s Barber Shop, and the not-yet-open-but-almost Calavera are teaming up with Alphabet Soup to keep you well-fed, grooving, and possibly a little more gorgeous than when you stepped out of the house.

Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 30, 2015, 9:01 pm


We live in a weirdly beautiful age in which hearts beat as quickly at the thought of seeing David Chang or René Redzepi as they do about spotting one of the Kardashians. All right, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get what I mean.…
Author: Alexis Katsilometes
Posted: July 30, 2015, 8:30 pm

Alberto Carlos Petrolino, the inmate who died in San Francisco County Jail on Tuesday, had been arrested Saturday on suspicion of twice violating a stay-away order, the San Francisco Examiner reports

Petrolino was 50 years old. According to the Examiner, he was arrested Saturday by the California Highway Patrol on two misdemeanor warrants, appeared in court Monday, and was being held on $100,000 bail.…
Author: Julia Carrie Wong
Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:36 pm

A new non-profit report says the Bay Area’s roads are the worst in the nation. Why are our roads so bad?

Author: Benjamin Wachs
Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
A man who accused three SFPD officers of beating him in 2013 after he rode his bike on the sidewalk has settled his lawsuit with the city for $20,000, as Kron 4 reports.

D’Paris “DJ” Williams, who was 20 years old at the time, had just returned home to the Valencia Gardens housing project on Nov. 15, 2013, when three officers allegedly asked him to step outside.…
Author: Jeremy Lybarger
Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:24 pm

Like Burning Man, Outside Lands gets a little fancier every year. (Still, nobody’s forced to make room in Golden Gate Park for a temporary helipad so that some .01 percenters can parachute in without the hell of riding the 5-Fulton with the rest of us.)…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:10 pm
Kat Robichaud, the glam rocker best known for her time spent on The Voice, is the subject of our feature music story this week. We're proud to premiere her new anti-slut-shaming video, "The Apple and the Knife" on All Shook Down.

Author: Matt Saincome
Posted: July 30, 2015, 6:48 pm

The protest hadn't even started before the first motorist laid on the horn.

Hundreds of cyclists rode through The Wiggle yesterday evening in protest of a San Francisco police captain's calls for a crackdown on bikers coasting through stop signs. But instead of breaking the law, protesters wanted to show the city just how bad traffic would be if every bicycle approached intersections just as a car does.

Riders arrived at every stop sign in a single file, coming to a complete stop and filing through the intersection only once they were given the right-of-way.…
Author: Kevin Montgomery
Posted: July 30, 2015, 6:06 pm