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Appetite: 3 to watch -- new restaurants, noteworthy bites

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Open for a matter of weeks or months, these new spots show promise with dishes I'm still thinking about...

LE BORDEAUX - French sausage
The new Le Bordeaux, tucked away in North Beach, holds some subtle surprises. General description: ultra-traditional French bistro fare in a Euro cafe with woodsy, rustic country lodge feel. It's a blessedly mellow respite for lunch or dinner. The winning dish thus far is Boudin blanc ($18), that light, gentle white pork sausage I love so, common in France as well as in New Orleans cuisine.

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Corporate vampires drink your blood

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The same week that Warren Buffett gave an anemic Bank of America a $5 billion transfusion of capital, a score of protesters in downtown San Francisco said they know why the economy still sucks: corporate greed.

Demonstrators from US Uncut held a “corporate vampires for the empire” blood drive in front of several of Market Street’s most prominent storefronts August 27, pointing out corporations that haven’t paid their fair share of taxes.Read more »

J-Pop Summit 2011: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Danceroid

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Turn one direction and witness a costumed young woman performing a choreographed dance to popular Japanese vocaloid songs. Spin another and see a crowd of stack-heeled revelers, mimicking her dance moves while wearing poofy black tutus, striped tights,spidery false eyelashes dipped in inky color and glitter, and sporting tiny top hats above teased blue cotton candy wigs.Read more »

Tim Lincecum Bobble Head Day comes to AT&T Park. Giants fans get their Freak on.

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“They’re taking torture to a new level.”

Such were the words of Giants manager Bruce Bochy after his team's exhilarating 10th inning 2-1 walkoff win versus the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday night. Although it might not have been the best fielded game or the offensive show of force the Giants have been longing for, the team escaped with a win thanks to the bat of trade deadline acquisition Jeff Keppinger. 

But before the night’s climactic finish on the field, a different kind of celebration took place, just off it. It was Tim Lincecum Bobblehead Day at AT&T Park. Read more »

Maximum Consumption: John Vanderslice's tea time

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Making a record takes a lot out of person. It's actually grueling work; it requires obsessive attention to detail and long, ungodly hours. No one knows this more than revered local rocker-storyteller-recording studio owner John Vanderslice. He the creator of his own music (MK Ultra, a vast solo career) and the recorder of a great many others (Deerhoof, Death Cab for Cutie, Thao) at his Mission-based studio, Tiny Telephone. Perhaps this understanding of the stresses is why Vanderslice is quick to offer incoming bands a warm cup of calm. Read more »

Getting to the bottom of Anal Sex Month

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Open wide, sweet cheeks: August is for anal. Swap out this weekend's BBQ plans and invite over a couple extra hands to give your rump the stimulating attention it deserves. Whether you've already succumbed to a heavy load of action in the previous weeks or you're still feeling a bit shy about unlocking the back door, San Francisco's adult-only retailers have some toys that will have you bending over with joy. 

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5 Things: August 26, 2011

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>>WATER WORKS Everyone's abuzz about Ali Farzat, the Syrian cartoonist whose hands were broken after creating wildly popular illustrated works critiquing the government. The assault on Farzat is a reminder that art has the power to change minds and lives -- an idea that US artists with Estria Miyashiro's Water Writes mural series were fully with when they teamed up with young people to create eight environmental justice-themed murals at water purification sites in eight days in Gaza. The beleaguered city was the project's fifth stop -- including already-completed Phillipines and Hawaii walls, the Water Writes project will go to 10 worldwide cities in total. Read more »

The super-wealthy want our waterfront

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We are at the Guardian have been raising questions about the deal that the city cut to bring the America's Cup here – which involves turning prime waterfront property over to wealthy developers with long-term leases – since it was Read more »

Kreayshawn gets some lady love at Slim's

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It was just fine, really. Oakland-bred rapper Kreayshawn's big, sold-out show at Slim's last night was amusing, mildly enjoyable, and packed with good people watching. Rapping over prerecorded beats, elfin Kreayshawn and her Chipmunks White Girl Mob (V-Nasty and Lil Debbie) ran through what I suspect is the gamut of their songs in a brief, hyper set. Read more »

J-Pop Summit madness

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Mega mega fire S.O.S.O.S.! The Japanariffic J-Pop Summit is this weekend and SFBG editors Emily Savage and Caitlin Donohue will be tweeting (@tofuandwhiskey and @caitlindonohue, respectively), Facebooking, and posting here about the wild music, films, culture, and - yes! -- amazing outfits. Get ready to anime-te. Read more »

Appetite: Oompah and bratwurst in Larkspur

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Think towering redwoods, smoky aromas of sausages, onions and peppers wafting from a grill, German beers on tap from a cooler, and a darling oompah band of elderly gentleman playing with spunk and skill. Enter the just-launched-this-week Biergarten at the Tavern at Lark Creek. For a short jaunt from the city to Larkspur, it feels worlds away.

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5 Things: August 25, 2011

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>>COMIC ZEN We just want to breathe deeply and slow our caffiene mainline (ironically) when we read Paul Madonna's All Over Coffee comic strip (is it a strip when it's a single panel? More research is needed here). Shit is peaceful. Perhaps that's why the Zen Center is tapping Madonna for this talk on creative theory, highlighted by a slideshow of his luminous scenes from our city's vertiginous hills and boring flat parts. Read more »

BART board mulls nation's first cell service disruption policy

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A special meeting of BART's Board of Directors yesterday (Wed/25) was the first step in crafting a policy outlining the circumstances under which BART staff would be authorized to cut off cell phone service in its train stations. The resulting policy will be the first in the nation, and is likely to act as a model for other government agencies to address the issue.Read more »

Treasure Island Festival announces night shows

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Festival fatigue got you down? But wait, Treasure Island Festival is still coming up! Don't worry, you have a brief break before it's time to again drag out your fringe-y daytime festival frocks and headbands with feathers and animal hats and booty shorts with chunky boots (please, please don't wear those things).

While the festival doesn't go down until Oct. 15 and 16, the organizers did drop some juicy information today: the night show lineups – on sale this Friday, Aug. 26 at noon. Read more »

Fall. Arts. Handy.

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Movies, concerts, festivals, games, plays, nightlife, dance ... get a good jump on the awesome season ahead with our full Fall Arts Preview here.