When I first moved to San Francisco, the Mission was grunge, Frank Jordan had just become mayor and finding a place where you could get a decent glass of wine meant flying to New York. Frustrated, I ended up opening my own place in 1994, Hayes and Vine — not the first wine bar in The City, but perhaps the one that set the trend for those that have come since. Read More
I’m feeling lazy this week. Instead of serving up my latest and greatest wine picks, I’ve asked friends in the industry to recommend their favorite wines for this time of year.
As those of us who live in the Bay Area know, our autumn is unique. It might be warm for a while, but the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color, and it is just a matter of weeks before it cools down and starts raining. The wine choices below accommodate our bizarre weather patterns. Read More
A 66-year-old cabbie was pistol-whipped multiple times and robbed by his passengers in the North of the Panhandle neighborhood Sunday morning, police said.The cabbie was attacked at Grove and Lyon streets around 4:10 a.m.At least two of the crooks, described only as men in their early-to-mid 20s, struck the victim with their handguns, police said.They fled with $120.The condition of the cabbie was not immediately known. There has been no arrest. Read More