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I Sold My Restaurant

Nate Pollak | Posted 03.14.2016 | San Francisco
Nate Pollak

I sold our restaurant in the Mission. We will be moving The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen out of our space at the corner of 20th and Harrison at the...

Think Outside the Bun

Erika Milvy | Posted 02.12.2017 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Back in the day, when the Mission was just the Mission and not the hippest place on Earth, there was a Taco Bell at the triangle where Valencia butts ...

My So-Called Free-Range Childhood

Erika Milvy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Erika Milvy

When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.

Chatting With Andrea Morricone, John Scofield and Derek Fawcett... Plus an Immigrant Union Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Scofield: "We are all, and have always been composers. On this record each member brought in songs we composed on our own at home, each guy hammering it out in their own way."

A Man Called Swoop

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Steven Nereo

It just occurred to me as I heard the Snoop Lion news that if he wasn't going to be using Snoop Dogg anymore, it was freed up for some other person's use, so I jumped quick.

Friday Foolery: The Snipe Hunt

Christopher Caen | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

In the early morning fog they gathered deep in the woods of the Presidio. They were a motley group, but in truth they were following in the footsteps of a grand tradition of motley groups.

SOMA Isn't a Drug: San Francisco Geography 101

Zachary Ehren | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

Week one's assignment on the syllabus included immersing myself in the city and taking mental notes of the neighborhoods I passed through. Luckily this assignment came with a cheat sheet.

Pam Tent: Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat: Why San Francisco Is It for Me

Red Room | Posted 10.31.2011 | San Francisco
Red Room

Overwhelmed by high rents and the stressful pace, I sometimes wonder why I stay here. Then I unexpectedly uncover a San Francisco treasure.

Paris on the Pacific: My New Love Affair

Zachary Ehren | Posted 09.28.2011 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

This was the first time since my travels in Europe that I would stop and stare at the buildings and houses on every corner. Was I still in the United States?

The Roaring Twenties: Generation Gaffe

Stefanie Lee | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

San Francisco twenty-somethings are a curious bunch. They shell out $5 for a scoop of ice cream, yet trek home by foot from the Mission instead of putting that same Lincoln towards cab fare. I know these contradictions to be true because I embody them.