September 2016

There are 21 blog entries for September 2016.

March '16 - It's Friday

It's an exciting weekend in the City, with the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival back for it's 16th year running! Get yourself down to Golden Gate Park for the three day music festival where you can expect to see performers such as Cyndi Lauper, Glen Hansard, Dropkick Murphy's, Chris Isaak and many more! You can take a look at the full line up here.

If the Bluegrass Festival isn't for you, we recommend checking out the 2016 Castro Street Fair, which takes place this Sunday from 11am to 6pm at Castro and Market. There will be live entertainment, local artists, vendors and a party atmosphere for you to enjoy! If you would like more information on the fair, click here.


On the “Homes for Sale in San

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Organizer's of the popular Comedy Day Festival which took place over a week ago in Sharon Meadow, are pursuing to have Sharon Meadow renamed to Robin Williams Meadow in memory of the late comedian. Williams performed at the festival early in his career, and was a frequent surprise guest in recent years of the event. 

On top of this, Williams was a huge anonymous benefactor to the event, he even donated the entire budget for the festival on one occasion! Organizers of the event believe renaming Sharon Meadow to Robin Williams Meadow would be a large tribute to his comedic legacy in his native SF. 

Renaming the meadow requires the Board of Supervisors Approval and will cost approximately $100,000 to get all signage in the park changed. An online

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jazz Wednesday Weekend PlannerThat's right, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is back for it's 16th year, and this year it's going to be bigger than ever! Be one of 750,000 spectators that will take to Golden Gate Park to enjoy one of the largest free music events in the country.

The event will take place over three days, with seven stages and over 100 artists. Some of the biggest artists performing include Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Dropkick Murphys, Cyndi Lauper, Glen Hansard and many many more!

If you would like to take a look at the full lineup you can do so here. As one of SF's most loved events you do not want to miss the weekend long extravaganza! You can find out more about the festival and find answers to some questions you may have here. 

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That's right, New York's contemporary Indian restaurant Babu Ji is set to open in San Francisco sometime in the mid-fall. Having originally opened a location in Melbourne, Australia, owners Jessi and Jennifer Singh looked to New York where they opened in contemporary East Village.

After receiving rave reviews from both critics and the public alike in New York, the Singh's have decided to broaden their horizons and expand to San Francisco. 

Babu Ji will be located at 280 Valencia Street in the Mission, with Nostra Spaghetteria departing the premises. Eater describes the cuisine as "Momofuku-like, with a daring menu in a contemporary space. You can read more on this new opening here.

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If you think it’s hot out there, you’re right. In fact, according to KPIX TV, we broke all time records yesterday. It was 94 degrees at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday, breaking the old record for the day of 91 degrees set in 1970.

We’re told we can expect more of the same today and tomorrow, and then temperatures will drop significantly on Wednesday. Enjoy our version of Las Vegas living while it lasts, and then welcome back our more temperate temperatures when they return.
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There are still some tickets remaining for this weekend's Oktoberfest by the Bay which will take place today until Sunday at Pier 48. You can get a ticket here.

Sunday sees the return of the "Sunset Piano Block Party", where you can enjoy a free five hour concert from one of the most scenic viewpoints of the City in Potrero Hill. Local craft beer and tasty food will also be served. You can find out more about the event here. 


On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 9/18/16 – 9/24/16:

New homes being built in San Francisco today are 28 percent smaller than they were a century ago, according to a recent San Francisco Chronicle report. Between 1910 and 1919, the

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After what seemed like one of the dreariest summer's we've had in SF for quite some time, it seems the Summer has finally arrived and boy are we happy to see the sun finally shining! Traditionally SF's Indian Summer runs through September and October before starting to cool off again, so get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our City.

If you are looking for some inspiration, Thrillist has put together a list of some of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful weather in the Bay Area. Some of their ideas include attending the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, taking a day trip to Angel Island or drinking beer in the sun at the Oktoberfest by the Bay. 

You can find details on these events and many more ideas on how to spend these

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That's right, this weekend Oktoberfest by the Bay is back for it's 17th year in the City. The festival will take place Friday September 23 - Sunday September 25 at Pier 48.

Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for tasty food, good beer, and nonstop singing and dancing! The well renowned 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band will provide this weekend's entertainment. Tickets are $25, but you can get them at a discounted rate here. 

Transport yourself to Munich this weekend without even leaving the City, and enjoy the very best in German food and drink, just as they do in Deutschland.

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Hat Trick Hospitality, the group behind The Brixton in the Marina, and Tenderloin pub Redford are set to open yet another project, this time in the rock n roll themed Hotel Zeppelin. The new restaurant, set to be named Rambler will feature "the unofficial cuisine of SF" according to SF Eater.

Rambler will feature Californian-inspired cuisine with a nod to Italy. Executive chef Robert Leva will bring to the table pastas such as fromage blanc gnocchi and mains like California white sea bass with shelling beans and basil.

Hat Trick Hospitality's newest project is set to open early to mid October, firstly for dinner only, but to be followed by breakfast lunch and brunch. More information can be found here.

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Could the weekend have been any more beautiful? Along with a post we saw on SFGate it got us thinking, what do we love most about San Francisco?

The SFGate post presents the 20 things you love about the Bay Area. It definitely hits on some of wonderful things that make this region so special – including our beaches, views, farmers markets, and diversity.

We know there are people out there who can't see past the cold of August, the high cost of living, and the congestion - but for most of us, the City is more than that. What do you love most about San Francisco?

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