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A new kind of Belgium: Hipster beer, bikes, and bookstores

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Nicole Gluckstern reports from her recent trip to the New Belgium Brewery in Colorado

It’s standing room only in the tasting room of the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the post-Turkey Day hordes are sampling schooners of brews not yet readily available in California: a kicky espresso ale called Giddy Up, a small-batch cranberry brew, and Mighty Arrow pale ale. Read more »

Singing gospel's praises

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By Chloe Schildhause

Feeling cold this winter? I am, but it’s not all due to the weather. It’s that gospel sending chills down my spine! That’s right – there are plenty of places to hear live gospel music in the city, whether you’re religious (or Christian) or not.

Gospel is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, despite race, religion, gender or species. In fact, I’d venture to say that everyone should have the experience of being enveloped by the powerful vocals of a gospel choir at least once in their lives. Read more »

Gift List #2: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. In this installment: Entertainment and Sponsorship Manager Dulcinea Gonzalez's retro-flavored giving pleasures. Previously, Marke B. Read more »

Sleigh bells ring, are you drinking?

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By Molly Freedenberg

Oh, it sure is party season. How do I know? The costumes and formalwear strewn across my floor, the open bottle of hangover-fighting Vitamin B on my nightstand, and the sense of anticipation I get just looking at the calendar. Now, I know San Francisco is a party town, and there's really no season that isn't chock full of events worth attending. So what makes this one special? Its my favorite party season. I love the rain and the cold. I love Christmas in all of the ways it's taken seriously (Dickens Fair) and not so seriously (Santacon). Read more »

Gift List: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. Our first installment: Senior Culture and Web Editor Marke B.'s giving pleasures. Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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Photos and text by Ariel Soto. Peep more Street Threads here.

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Arina, 9th Ave and Irving

Winter is making its way into the Bay, and it seems that every gal in San Francisco has gotten herself a pair of flashy, colorful tights. Read more »

Gitane: Sexy, sophisticated gypsy food. Really.

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By Molly Freedenberg

To take a page from Dani Leone's book, I have a new favorite restaurant. It's Gitane, opened by the same people who brought us Cafe Claude, and it's fantastic. Of course, I might be a bit biased. The name "Gitane" means "gypsy woman," and indeed, the restaurant's interior and menu was designed with gypsy culture in mind. Having been told my whole life that I'm descended from gypsies and horse thieves (on Mom's side, from the Slavias), I felt a kinship with this place before I'd set foot inside the deceptively small building. Read more »

I want to be a porn star when I grow up: Meet Lorelei Lee

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most. Read more »

Ex-Mormons and vodka milk: Meet Merkley???

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul continues his Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most. Read more »

Fashion Hause: Couture for change

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Style intern Chloe Schildhause talks trends and togs. Check out her latest installment here.

It’s been over a month since Obama-lovers and fashionistas gathered for “Fashioning Change: Barack Obama Fashion Show Fundraiser,” so it seems silly to talk about the event itself – especially since Obama won.

But it’s certainly not too late to highlight the diverse fashion designers who got involved with the cause. Read more »