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Tips and Articles in San Francisco

Not long ago, the best dining in San Francisco’s Western Addition—just west of the Tenderloin—was the fried chicken chain Popeye’s. But thanks to nearly a half-dozen new notable restaurants that have opened, it’s now one of San Francisco’s newest ...
Lawmakers in San Francisco are set to vote on two proposals Tuesday that could restrict locals’ ability to use home-sharing company Airbnb. But before they do, the firm is releasing its own report assessing its impact on the city. Airbnb’s repo...
Joshu+Vela This local heritage brand (pictured), which draws on nostalgia from L.L. Bean and Jansport, opened a much-awaited brick-and-mortar shop this week. The sunny atrium serves as a shrine to the holy last-minute weekend escape, with canva...
San Francisco’s food scene has exploded in recent years. Its theater scene? Not so much. That’s part of the reason why progressive restaurateurs entering the realm of dinner theater is so exciting. Below, some of the best on offer: Swedish Amer...
Flaunting designer labels used be reserved for Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel perfume. Now it appears to have hopped the fence from fashion to the confectionary arts. After its online debut in 2012, designer candy store Sugarfina quickly gained...
Sun worshippers ready to escape San Francisco’s foggy wrath tend to fall back on familiar options, like the lovable but insanely crowded Stinson Beach to the north, or Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk to the south. This Memorial Day, veer ever-so-sl...
After years of the city’s efforts to revive San Francisco’s Mid Market area, this week it finally welcomes The Strand, a shiny new $34.4 million theater that brings an injection of culture to the neighborhood. The intimate yet reverential 283-seat...
We talk about Kimpton Hotels a lot around here: the brand, recently acquired by IHG, is busy growing its portfolio and upping the ante on affordable hotels with highbrow design. One thing that’s oft overlooked, however, is Kimpton’s golden touch w...
Can’t wait for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to re-open in 2016? Get a sneak peek of the museum’s new collection when its American Icons exhibit opens at the Grand Palais in Paris this April. Marking the international debut of SFMOMA O...
It’s rare that anyone actually enjoys being in airports these days, but if you’re obliged to wait out, say, a seven-hour layover, you’ll likely find it far more pleasant to do so overseas than in some bleak U.S. terminal. Consider your options abr...
“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. “When customers walk in they can have a few minutes where time stands still.” The yellow and ...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
Luxury behemoth Intercontinental Hotels Group went out and got itself a sexy Millennial hotel brand, dishing out $430 million in cash for Kimpton Hotels on Tuesday. As IHG remains mum on its future plans, fear that our favorite little boutique col...
He’s the first-ever winner of the televised cooking competition, Top Chef Just Desserts, and this Saturday, his new pâtisserie opens in Palo Alto, California. Pastry-chef Yigit Pura talks to T+L about passion, pastries, and the importance of pursu...
Wherever I go, I always seek out the “B sides” of town, undiscovered neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Inner Richmond. I learned about the area from local chef friends Chris Cosentino (Porcellino) and Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese), who raved abo...