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1000 Ways to Enjoy San Francisco & the Bay Area This Summer

Guests are coming, the kids are out of school, or you just want to do something different than usual. Summer has arrived in one of the most beautiful and multi-dimensional places on earth, and here is a wide variety of ideas for making the most of it.

Dinner, brunch, burritos, burgers, bars, music, dance, theater, running, biking, hiking, and things to do with visitors, children and dogs.

Food & Drink

Top 100 Restaurants

Zagat’s Best

Outdoor Dining & Drinking

Best Meal Delivery

Best Breakfast

Best Brunch

Best Burritos

Best Sandwiches

Best Pizza

Best Hamburgers

Best Dim Sum

Best Bars

Beer Drinking

Coffee Drinking

More Coffee

Best Desserts!

Out & About

Things to Do

To Do with Kids

To Do in Oakland

To Do in Marin

In Napa & Sonoma
City Biking

Mountain Biking

City Walks

Best Views

Hiking Trails

Running Clubs

LGBT – To Do

Sunday Streets

City Parks

Dog Parks

Farmers’ Markets

Sports Teams

Sports Calendar

Arts & Culture

Arts & Entertainment

More Arts Events

Nightclubs

Music

Museums

Ballet

Opera

Symphony

Theater

Important note: You will undoubtedly find yourself disagreeing vehemently with one or more of the above “best lists” – best burrito, brunch and coffee are particularly contentious issues in the Bay Area. Our position is clear: We agree wholeheartedly with you and share your dismay. Still, despite these egregious errors in taste, we hope you and yours are able to enjoy a summer delightful in every way.

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Dogs of All Breeds Woof it Up at DogFest

 

slide_221353_883888_free(San Francisco, CA) April 18, 2015 – Official Lemony Snicket  representative, Daniel Handler emcees the 8th Annual DogFest on April 18, 2015 from 11am to 4pm in Duboce Park.

DogFest is the most popular dog-themed festival in San Francisco. The event celebrates dogs of all breeds, and benefits SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Streets. In just eight years this one-of-a-kind festival has grown from an intimate neighborhood affair into the biggest outdoor dog event in the City, attracting canine lovers from all over the Bay Area and thrilling attendees of all ages.

DogFest offers something for dogs, kids and parents of both breeds. Enter your dog in an “everyday dog show,” with contests for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Coat, Best Ears and other categories. Local celebrity dog show judges include Supervisor Scott Weiner and members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There is also the popular addition of an “openly corrupt” dog show, where attendees are encouraged to bribe their way into winning the Best in Show prize.

Treat your human child to a day of inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, carnival games and delicious food in the Kid Kennel. All proceeds benefit public education funding and directly help McKinley children.

Everyone is invited to watch or join in the canine contests, catch hoola hoop performers Cherry Hoops, make a bid on an auction prize, and buy a ticket for the grand prize raffle. Children’s activities, including carnival games and face painting, take place during the entire festival. Dog lovers can take a stroll through aisles full of canine vendors and load up free samples and prizes. Or find true love in the Dog Rescue Zone.

DogFest is made possible by generous underwriting from lead sponsor, Nor Cal Veterinary and Specialty Hospital, as well as sponsorship from Levin Simes, Big Dogs, Whole Foods Market, Armentum Partners, Bonnie Spindler, Mr. Muggles’ Dogs, Putnam Subaru, Build Group, and Reso.

WHEN: April 18, 2015. 11am-4pm.
WHERE: Duboce Park, Noe Street at Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94114.
WHO: Dogs and kids of all ages and their parents.
CONTACT: www.sfdogfest.org, dogfest(at)mckinleyschool.org
Twitter: @sfdogfest; #dogfest; Facebook: SF Dogfest
COST: Free admission; Food and games for purchase; $20 registration fee for dog show, plus $10 fee per contest category read more →

North Side / Noe House swap?

How bad is the inventory crisis? I think that this ad I saw today makes it crystal clear: May I please trade my $3MM house for your $3MM house?… No, for real, this is an actual ad posted today by a SF Realtor. Read on …

I have clients with a great house in Noe just a few blocks from 24th, worth around $3 million. They are no longer commuting to the Peninsula and want to move to a similar house in Pacific Heights/ Cow Hollow/ Jordan Park – but don’t want to be homeless with a baby and there’s no inventory! It’s a long shot, but if anyone has clients currently on the North side who would love to be in the heart of Noe instead, please contact me and maybe we can work out something creative to make both our clients happy.

Of course if you have any leads please let me know and maybe we can help these folks out. read more →