January 2017

There are 22 blog entries for January 2017.


Want to watch the game this Sunday in the comfort of your home, but at the same time put out a great, hassle-free spread? SF.Eater.com has the answer for you, having just published a list of “10 Solid Super Bowl Takeout and Delivery Options in San Francisco.” The page even includes an interactive map.

Here are the places they recommend:

  • 4505 Burgers & BBQ 705 Divisadero 415.231.6993
  • Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go 384 Hayes 415.626.121
  • Asian Box 170 O’Farrell 415.288.3684
  • Black Bark BBQ 1325 Fillmore 415.360.2253
  • mealmade online orders in San Francisco
  • Memphis Minnie’s BBQ 576 Haight 415.864.7675
  • Popsons 330 Townsend 415.654.5001
  • Sneaky’s BBQ online orders in San Francisco
  • Souvla 531 Divisadero 415.400.5458
  • Wings
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Stephen Curry was his astounding old self Saturday night in a 46 point win over the Los Angeles Clippers. On Sunday night the Warriors – with Curry out ill – won a nail biter against the Portland Trailblazers 113-111. But the big sports story this weekend involved the 49ers. They hired a new general manager, someone no one saw coming.

His name is John Lynch. He has a Stanford degree, nine Pro Bowl berths and he’s enjoyed a successful broadcasting career. All that said, he possesses no experience as an NFL executive.

Still, he knows presumptive head coach Kyle Shanahan, who apparently gave his blessing. Shanahan is currently the offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl bound Atlanta Falcons. He is expected to be named the 49er coach shortly after

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SF Sketchfest continues for a final weekend with shows and activities scheduled throughout the City, and  SF Restaurant Week concludes on Sunday. If you like dogs, then head to the Cow Palace for the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday or Sunday. Organizers say it’s the premier benched dog show on the West Coast.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 1/22/17 – 1/28/17

Hill & Co. just released its 4th Quarter 2016 San Francisco Real Estate Report. If you haven’t already seen it, you might want to take a look.

Among other items, the 4-page market recap says that prices for San Francisco single family homes and condos climbed in October, and then fell back in November and December. The report

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On the other side of the Bay Bridge, just beyond our city limits, is Lake Tahoe. Alright, it’s actually a three hour drive from here, maybe six hours with traffic. Nevertheless, it’s San Francisco’s playground. And right now it is completely buried in snow.

According to Megan Barber with Curbed San Francisco, thanks to a series of atmospheric river storms that have pummeled California, the snowpack of Lake Tahoe is reaching record-breaking numbers.

In early January, parts of California received over 28 inches of rain and up to 17 feet of snow. Then more storms followed, and in the past week Lake Tahoe saw another 8 feet of snow in just 5 days. At 7,000 feet, 237 inches have fallen this month alone. That beats a 1973 record of 159 inches of

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The Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Cow Palace. From Beagles to Pharaoh Hounds, Weimeraners to Great Pyrenees, there will be over 100 breeds at this year’s event.

Organizers say this is the premier benched dog show on the West Coast.  At these events the dogs stick around on assigned benches for the duration of the show. This is so fellow exhibitors, breeders and spectators can view and discuss the attributes and qualities of these dogs in a closeup and unhurried way.

To learn more, click here.

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It’s been in the works for awhile, and last night Alba Ray’s finally opened. It’s a Cajun and Creole restaurant brought to us by the team from Popson’s and Causwell’s. What’s more, excutive chef and partner Adam Rosenblum once worked for James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link at Herbsaint in New Orleans, so this should be right in his wheelhouse.

The menu features many of our favorites, including gumbo with chicken, andouille, and crispy okra, oysters, and creolle BBQ shrimp.

The restaurant is located in the former Hapa Ramen space at 2293 Mission Street. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. (dinner menu offered until midnight, bar food served from midnight- 2 a.m.). Expect

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It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the Golden State Warriors, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t paying attention. The Warriors routed the Orlando Magic yesterday and play the Miami Heat tonight. Golden State is currently riding a seven game winning streak, and that includes notable blowout wins last week against Cleveland, Oklahoma City, and Houston – all talented teams with title aspirations and expectations. We’re talking about you LeBron.

The Warriors have the best record in the league, with 38 wins and only six losses. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have already been named All-Star Game starters, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are likely to be added to the team when reserves are announced on Thursday.

As if all of this isn’t

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 SF Sketchfest continues this weekend with shows and activities scheduled throughout the City, and of course SF Restaurant Week is still underway as well. As if that’s not enough, the Noir City 15 film festival opens this weekend at the Castro Theatre, offering – as organizers put it – “10 days of heists, hold-ups, and schemes gone awry.”

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 1/15/17 – 1/21/17

Hill & Co. Manager Jill Gumina was featured again in the San Francisco Chronicle real estate section. This time she was responding to a question about the state of commercial real estate in San Francisco. Here’s what she said:

“Commercial buyers’ goals differ vastly from the wants and needs of personal

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Diane Arbus is perhaps the best known female photographer of her generation. Her images from the late 50s, 60s, and early 70s anticipate the themes and sensibilities that are more familiar to us today.  She celebrated the marginalized. As a result, her work at the time could be considered quite controversial.

This exhibition includes 100 photographs, and according to the museum, diane arbus: in the beginning explores the first seven years of the photographer’s career, from 1956 to 1962.

The exhibit opens this weekend, and runs through April 30. For more information, and to see a selection of the images on display, click here.

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We usually focus on Saturday and Sunday, but this week we’re giving you nearly two weeks worth of planning to do. Restaurant Week starts today, and runs though January 29. This means that almost 130 restaurants around San Francisco are offering special prix-fixe menus to showcase their dishes.

This year, SF Restaurant Week will feature two-course lunch and three or more course dinner menus at different prices: LUNCH (2+ course) with $15 and $25 menus; DINNER (3+ course) with $40 and $65 menus.

Participating restaurants are encouraged to offer these same menus and prices over the weekend, so why not take full advantage this Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday, or even sooner! For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, click here.

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