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September 2007

City Wine Bar Meets Napa Tasting Room

The food and wine mecca of San Francisco continues to present the fineries of gourmet high-style with the simplicity of exquisite neighborhood casual. This certainly comes in the city's restaurants of all sizes and shapes as part of its neighborhood-based identity. Now comes an abundance of local wine bars, where visitors or residents can experience the tasting rooms of Napa and Sonoma wines, Burgundy and New Zealand grapes, and more. These often funky places are not pretentious, but they are knowledgeable. The connoisseur experience is just down the street, with the world at your fingertips. Not that wine bars are... Read more →

Spa Me!

After a stressful summer of all work, no travel, I am aghast at the latest news that spas -- where we go to relax and get away from it all -- are now featuring wireless ya-ya-yahs. The eucalyptus is clearing my sinuses and calming my senses in the steam room when, in all her dripping nudeness, the woman next to me Blackberries? Oh, spa me the wired spa, puh-leeze! Read more →