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The Blender: What we've been eating

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The Guardian staff got a little fancy with their vittles ....

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(1) Lobster mac 'n' cheese, First Crush, SF

(2) Giant 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Noir

(3) Home fries with white truffle oil

(4) Mashed cauliflower "potatoes"

(5) The Gypsy cocktail, Gitane, SF

The Mix: What we've been up to

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The Guardian staff got rangy this week:

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(1) Watching Notorious, then having a Notorious B.I.G. YouTube party

(2) Fantasy house-hunting, Pacific Heights

(3) Hiking through Muir Woods

(4) Matt and Kim, Grand (Fader)

(5) Brass Tax renegade at Pier 30

Parea: Wine, friends, and a burrito afterwards?

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By Sarah C. Jimenez

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Paréa, meaning a friend or family gathering in Greek, first came to my attention through my bar manager, who’s been raving incessantly about its small plates and organic ingredients. Hitting up the spot with my own paréa, I found that the one (and only) thing I had to rave about this place is their expensive—I mean extensive—wine list, featuring an incredible selection of high-end wines. Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Joseph, Bartlett and 24th St.

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Tell us about your look: "I get my clothes at thrift shops and from free boxes on the street. My favorite thrift shop is Thrift Town."

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Hanna, Valencia and 21st St.

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Tell us about your look: "I'm all about color."

Photo Essay: 11th Annual Hip Hop DanceFest

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Photos and text by Ariel Soto

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For the 11th annual Hip Hop DanceFest on November 22, eleven dance troupes graced the stage at the Palace of Fine Arts. The dance companies hailed from California, South Korea, Norway, Canada, London, and New York, showcasing a diverse definition of what hip hop dance means today. There was some tap dancing, classical music, and Michael Jackson tributes. Read more »

Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint sprints for artists

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By Susan White

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Last month, an amalgamation of hipsters and art aficionados congregated at the Harlot Nightclub for a “hyperintellectual show-and-tell,” otherwise known as Pecha Kucha Night, a worldwide event created in Tokyo six years ago (and recently adapted for San Franc Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Max, Broderick and Haight: "Dress differently."

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Street Threads: Look of the Day

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Julia, Haight and Ashbury

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Tell us about your look: "I like the soldier look, boots and big buttons."

LIT: Authors and SFBG talk saving the earth

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by Amanda Witherell

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Yes, even careless placement of renewable energy is hurting the land -- addressed in chapter five. Read more »