Month: September 2020

Redwoods and Rivers, California and Me

As a one year old, I fell asleep in an inflatable canoe and was almost lost on the Eel River. True story. Our family dog, a chocolate Lab (the most loyal of all Labrador varieties), saved me by pulling the line back to shore. Perhaps this is where my fearless trust of nature stems. It […]

Best Bay Area Restaurants To Order To-Go From or Dine Al Fresco at in September

During the pandemic, our beloved dining and drink communities continue to struggle to hang on, so my dining column includes takeout/delivery and outdoor dining standouts. Our indoor dining reopen date (starting at 25% capacity) is set to roll out as early as October 1st.  Please join me in helping to keep our best alive, celebrating […]

Chinatown Pretty Brings The Stylish Elders of Long Loved Districts To The Forefront Now in Book Form

Who said the elderly are not stylish? Chinatown Pretty has combed the alleyways of San Francisco’s Chinatown (and beyond) to interview the unseeingly dapper and classy elder individuals of this famous district. The brain behind the belly, Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, are two friends who share their love for dim sum and chasing after […]

Whetstone Magazine’s Stephen Satterfield: On Food Media And How Marginalized Communities Make The Industry

San Francisco traffic is thick and immoveable on the morning I am to meet Stephen Satterfield for an interview. He suggested Equator on 2nd Street, and I roll through the doors in a dither. He is characteristically cool, overpoweringly calm. Grab a coffee, he tells me. Relax. I do just that. Our conversation starts the […]

7 Outdoor Patios To Dine And Drink For Those Who Want To Support Local Eateries

The Bay Area patio life has gotten more expansive, selective, and grandiose. With cities around the Bay Area approving permits left and right (and some going rogue on building)—it’s our way of still supporting places we love in the Bay. Though this isn’t a full guide of patio places to dine, at Bob Cut, we’ve […]

Not Your Average Corner Cafe: How MudLab is Making Sustainability Accessible For All One Coffee at a Time

What happens when sustainability and coffee collide? Good question. We’ve pondered this as well. That brings us to MudLab, a non-profit and zero-waste, sustainable cafe perched on the edge of Lake Merritt with a “leave it better than you found it” attitude. The inventive duo behind it all—Vanessa Pope and Jill Holloway—are on a mission […]

The Wonder of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the de Young

The famed unibrow, her attention to the arts, and voice of a generation comes to the de Young in a raw and unfiltered solo exhibition, Septemeber 25th. Much to our excitement and surprise, the deYoung Museum will be reopening to the public on Friday, September 25th. “As the city’s museums, we have been eager to […]

The Day the Street Lights Stayed on in San Francisco

September 9th will forever now exist in my mind as the day San Francisco’s street lamps never ceased glowing. I awaken in a sodium-vapor lit morning and peer out of my bedroom window. It is 9:00 a.m., and the backyard gardens of my neighbors look like a martian hellscape. I trip down my apartment building’s […]

Bring Youth To The Power of Surf: Johnny Irwin of City Surf Project Ensuring Equitable Access To The Ocean

When one stirs up the classic image of California surfing, San Francisco is likely not the setting of that picturesque vision. For one, the Northern California waters are often frigid in a brain-shattering way. For two, the lack of constant sun doesn’t immediately inspire the local population to dawn a bikini or some trunks and […]

Bay Area Craft Week: Four Bay Area Artists of Color Show Us Through Their Creative Mindset

The Bay Area is a wonderful place to craft. No, really. Whether we’re moving forward in technology or keeping traditions alive through process, Bay Area artists and makers know what it takes to keep the spirit alive. In 2020, it’s no joke. Everything from social justice to marginally oppressed groups, this year has shown us […]

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