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Portland and Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

July 12th, 2010

You know when you look forward to something so much that you start a mental countdown in your head months in advance? Everything else is framed in the context of this upcoming event: “Yes, two weeks from now we’ll be going to so-and-so’s birthday, and then the weekend right after is our trip!” I had […]

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Kauai: Little Slice of Paradise in a Big Ocean

June 11th, 2010

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Matt and I went to Kauai. Selfishly, I called it my ‘birthday present to myself’ since we flew out the day after my birthday. But really, it was just a trip we’d been planning for some time. Neither of us had ever been to Hawaii (despite having traveled […]

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Single Serving: Iron & Wine (Live at Aquarius Records, San Francisco, CA ~ 5/7/2009)

May 2nd, 2010

Savvy readers will recognize this as a re-post from this time last year.  Back in May of last year, Iron & Wine stopped by Aquarius Records in San Francisco and took requests from the audience. I recorded the whole show, and Musical Pairings is happy to offer an exclusive download of the six song set. […]

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Live Gig (Pics & Video): Thao Nguyen & Mirah – Noise Pop Performance, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA (2/27/2010)

February 28th, 2010

Thao Nguyen / Mirah / Michael Deni (from Geographer) John Vanderslice (the guest bartender) Horse Feathers Dave Smallen Carletta Sue Kay Videos: Horse Feathers: Mirah / Thao / Michael Deni

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Local Friday: Uva Enoteca

January 29th, 2010

Just looking at these pictures from Uva Enoteca make me want to go back. This is my kind of food: cheese, meats, small plates, bread, delicious nibbles. All in a super-sleek, dare I say, hipster, setting in the Lower Haight. If you’re new to eating/sf (and if you’re new, please do say hello–hi there!), you […]

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Blue Plate San Francisco

January 15th, 2010

Eating out in San Francisco never ceases to amaze me, surprise me and make me thankful (again) for having the luxury of living in this glorious city–earthquakes and all. Take Blue Plate, for example, a New American spot in the Mission that serves up such delectable dishes as macaroni and drunken goat cheese and grilled […]

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Tayler’s Automatic Refresher: A Review, A Side (ways) Trip

January 8th, 2010

Ever get that feeling that you just want to get in a car and drive? Watch the rolling hills pass you by, and the city fading in the distance (if you live in a city)? I get that feeling every once in a while–problem is, I don’t have a car. So sometimes it’s hard to […]

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Garden Court Cafe: Friday Review, Local Pairing, Holiday Sendoff

December 18th, 2009

I have kept this little review tucked away for some time now. But I think I’m ready to share it with you now–it’s for a cute lil’ breakfast place in Glen Ellen, California (right near Sonoma) called the Garden Court Cafe and Bakery, and it was the first place I ate at as a married […]

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Starbelly: A Review, Finally

December 5th, 2009

I have been meaning to review Starbelly, the newish restaurant from the owners of Beretta, for some time now. I went there for dinner before the wedding, with my friend Sarah, one of my bridesmaids and my honorary makeup artist. We started out with drinks at the bar, and were immediately taken with the cool, […]

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Mendocino Weekend Part Deux, I Suppose

November 13th, 2009

Last Friday, I wrote about Cafe Beaujolais, a delicious French dining experience in downtown Mendocino where Matt and I celebrated his birthday. Today I bring you Le Petit Rive, which, officially is a restaurant that lies just outside of Mendocino, in a tiny little place called Little River, tucked behind a postal office, which an […]

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