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Just what I need…more excuses to eat pizza

Inside Flour + Water’s New Pizzeria, a New Jersey Chef’s Ode to the Slice hef Thomas McNaughton’s prized pasta makes way for perfectly charred crust at the Ne Timeas group’s newly minted pizza-focused spinoff of Flour + Water, aptly named Flour + Water Pizzeria. It’s opening Monday, June 3 at the highly-trafficked corner of Valencia and 18th Street, […]

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Sneak peak before next season

Peek inside the new Chase Center Still under construction, the future home of Cher and Celine Dion concerts—and the Golden State Warriors—starts to take shape Nearing the end of its construction, the new Chase Center, future home of the Golden State Warriors, will transform the Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods. It’s poised to be the money-maker that […]

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Come and get um!

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips Under 4 Percent, Odds of Easing Up Having shed 7 basis points over the past week, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage now measures 3.99 percent, an average rate which is 57 basis points lower than at the same time last year and the first sub-four percent rate since January […]

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Jumping into summer like…

‘We’re serious about our vision’: Pogo stick rental startup swears it’s not a joke Update: Niklas Laninge, a psychologist and founder of the education site Daily Bits Of, whom Cangoroo cites as one of its key early investors, assures Curbed SF that the company is not a prank. Although Laninge acknowledges that it’s natural people will […]

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Don’t go to sleep now

High-demand/low-inventory spring market brings median home sales prices bouncing back to 2018 peaks. San Francisco luxury home sales hit new monthly high. Median Home Sales Prices We consider 3-month rolling median sales prices to be more reliable than single month figures, which are much more prone to less meaningful fluctuations. Both houses and condos are basically […]

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Get out there and enjoy!

9 trails that every Bay Area hiker needs to check off the to-do list While many head to San Francisco to visit its top-notch restaurants and cocktail lounges, others who live in the city are eager to get out of town on weekends to enjoy nature. The beauty of living in this area is that […]

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No plans for this Memorial Day long weekend?! Carnival to the rescue!

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019 Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE 24th & Bryant | 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA Mission District, San Francisco The 41st San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 41st […]

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Tarot cards, wine, and paella?…yes please!

How a Sonoma County Chef Helped Inspire Netflix’s ‘Wine Country’ Movie It involved a tarot card reading gone wrong, NSFW t-shirts, and lots of wine NL alum Rachel Dratch’s 50th birthday party in wine country may have been the impetus for the highly-anticipated Netflix film Wine Country, but there’s perhaps another person who deserves some of the credit for making […]

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Repairs complete, but will it ever open?

Repairs on cracked beams finished at shuttered Transbay Transit Terminal Could reopen in June The people behind the grinding effort to reopen the $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Centerafter its emergency closure last September is holding their breath and waiting to see what a peer review team will say about the inspections of the facility when it […]

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Now this is MY kind of salon!

Dandelion Opens Chocolate Tasting Menu Salon Inside New Factory Serving ice cream tasting menus and pancake cake for breakfast It’s nearly teatime at Bloom, an elegantly appointed salon inside Dandelion Chocolate’s shiny new Mission District factory. But don’t expect cucumber sandwiches here: Tea at Bloom entails a three course chocolate tasting menu, served with a pot of tea […]

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A little history for the buffs around here.

How San Francisco streets got their names Every street and avenue has a story to tell, some stranger than others Street names can be tricky business in a city like San Francisco; for example, right now the residents of a nameless Upper Market alley are fighting to get a name—any name—conferred on their longtime avenue […]

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Do you believe in unicorns?

A substantial portion of Q1 statistics reflect new listings and accepted offers occurring during the mid-winter market doldrums (Thanksgiving to mid-January). In November and December 2018, the stock market plunged drastically from its all-time high in September, and interest rates hit their highest point in years: these factors negatively affected buyer demand. Then both turned […]

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Glam pop!

Olivia Hsu Decker knows more than a little bit about Parisian design. The owner of two French chateaus, Decker is also the listing agent for 1001 California St., Unit 3, a two-bedroom occupying a full floor in a Beaux-Arts building down the street from Grace Cathedral. “The quality of the apartment is rare, it’s better […]

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Thomas keller. Solid and classic.

There’s a fresh crop of traditional Mexican herbs and chiles growing in the French Laundry’s culinary garden, planted just for use at La Calenda, a casual new taqueria from, yes, Thomas Keller. The restaurant opened quietly last week at 6518 Washington Street, just blocks from the famous restaurateur’s three Michelin star flagship the French Laundry and […]

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Carbos and fat. And salt. Done.

Since learning of plans for Daily Driver, a combination creamery and bakery that’s headed to Dogpatch, San Franciscans desperate for a decent bagel have been whipping themselves into a frenzy. “We’re always afraid to post updates on Instagram,” says partner Tamara Hicks, “because people will message us and say, ‘can we have three dozen bagels this Monday?’” Not just […]

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The whole enchilada/kit and caboodle/shebang. Right here, right now. Enjoy!

There were almost too many local, national and international political, economic, social and ecological factors impacting the 2018 market to count. In the first half of the year, market conditions were about as hot as they’ve ever been, and there were staggering year-over-year appreciation rates. Come summer/early autumn, real estate and financial markets began to […]

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