Expect plenty of flower power (and grass) as San Francisco celebrates one of its native sons this weekend at Jerry Day, a celebration of late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
There are a lot of places in the Bay Area to make Mom's day even more special. We've outlined some Sunday offerings below. You can also visit the Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in the Bay Area to read restaurant reviews. Make a reservation, and don't forget to bring a present!
Twenty years after my first class at Casa Hispana, I began my translation of Pablo Neruda's "100 Sonnets of Love," a collection of sonnets written to Neruda's wife Matilde. Each one of these poems is a flash of light, a lightning strike of love.
Whether you are a San Francisco native, a longtime resident, or a weekend visitor, this city has some of the best romantic spots to share a special anniversary, impress a first date, or even take the plunge and propose to your significant other.
So no matter what part of the country you live in, or wherever you're visiting, you can rest assured a frothy pint and a basket of fish & chips will be waiting in an Irish pub near you.
The arrival of the Chinese in the United States toward the end of the 1840s was part of an intricate political and economic relationship between Asia and America. San Francisco became the main point of entry for Chinese immigrants.
We were in my cramped, dingy bedroom in the Mission District flat I shared with three other San Francisco State students in that spring of 1967. "What's that?" I asked of tablets in a baggie she held up to me. "Acid," Ruth replied.
With the feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road on its way to U.S. theaters, it's the perfect time to make a pilgrimage to the Beat epicenter of San Francisco to see some Kerouac landmarks.
If you ever wondered what college would be like in the time of the Greeks, the ThrillPeddlers give you a very funny look at it in Hot Greeks at the Hypnodrome Theatre.
Sta. Rita Hills is definitely starting to fulfill its promise as a source of characterful, balanced and terroir-driven wines, from flavorful Chardonnay and Viognier to minerally and complex Pinot Noir and Syrah.
The Company is looking great, the dancers have been dancing magnificently, and I think there's an element of extra excellence to be found as they reach that point in the season where the body is tired, but primed like never before.
The St. Stupid's Day Parade is a San Francisco institution. In case you missed it, here are a few more sights and sounds from this year's parade.
Bay Area restaurants are not trying to re-invent the grilled-cheese wheel. Rather, they seek to create a new-age sandwich; embarking on culinary endeavors that make our mouths water and our hearts, for lack of a better term, melt.
The menu (lunch and dinner) is small, but features dishes of great complexity and taste. The wine list is large, mostly French, all excellent. The ambiance is simply intended for conversation.
Overwhelmed by high rents and the stressful pace, I sometimes wonder why I stay here. Then I unexpectedly uncover a San Francisco treasure.