Impressionists at America's Cup

Impressionists at America’s Cup

America’s Cup is in full swing and it’s also an artist’s gateway to creative expression . Sketch artists and live painters were invited to tap into their genius as San Francisco hosts a premier sailing competition which dates back to 1851.  Cityscape Impressionist Michael Rodman was among 50 artists toting a canvas and easel to a vantage…

America's Cup and Ping Pong

America’s Cup on the Bay connects with Ping Pong in Chinatown

Table tennis and competitive sailing really aren’t strange bedfellows. Both are made up of team spirit, enthusiasm, cultural bonding and can easily go down big on the same day as a spectator sport in San Francisco. Just as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee celebrated the second annual Chinatown Sunday Streets and Ping Pong tournament, he…

Grilled Cheese

Grilling up a Savory Sandwich for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen defines local, social, sustainable and the food is off the charts delectable. Food and Wine ranked them one of the best restaurant openings of 2010 and they’re about to open a second restaurant in the Mission. Down the street from AT&T park, this gourmet sandwich shop touting artisanal ingredients is truly…

Presidio San Francisco

Presidio’s Old World Charm Retained with Renovation

The Presidio’s famed Montgomery Row is evolving into a vibrant neighborhood for business, tourists and locals alike.  Buildings once occupied by soldiers serving during a span of conflicts – from the Spanish-American War to the Vietnam War – are gradually being prepped for a new era.  Revamped to accommodate 2012 telecommunications and LEED standards, one…

Flash Mob

Flash Mob Moves in the Castro

Flash Mob paid tribute to Rhythm Nation this weekend with dancers donning black leather and powerful moves. The Castro was their encore destination in a day of street dance that stopped trains on the tracks.  The ‘F’ line had to pause for the four minute performance much to the delight of passengers.  Who are these impromptu…