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The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city.
We didn't invent it, but we perfected it. "Indian Summer" might not be the right term, but anytime we can wear a t-shirt, we're happy.
This is a city of famously diverse neighborhoods, and looking at the history of our ’hoods gives us insight into some very San Francisco folklore. Here are what 14 different areas have been called over the years and the stories behind their na
We may not be in Bavaria, but four San Francisco events and venues, plus one in the East Bay, bring on the oversized brews and German comfort food. So, to quote the traditional Oktoberfest opening words: “O’zapft is!” (It’s tapped!)
While September is in full swing, it’s still summer in San Francisco and a slew of local breweries are producing beers that fit the weather, vibe, and pallette of the city. These five brews are our recommendations for the local beers that you should drink
Honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Pop a pair of Tums and check out some new challenges that are coming your way.
Da Vinci Villa Hotel in Russian Hill has brought in an unlikely new tenant, a restaurant called Dim Sum Club (2550 Van Ness Avenue). The focus is more on dim sum during the day, with a wide selection of noodle rolls, buns, and dumplings.
In the Bay Area, we’re fortunate that we can sample ramen that’s as varied as that in Japan. Some local spots also offer tasty vegetarian and vegan options. The following are some amazing bowls in the East Bay and San Francisco.
After years of fighting with Nob Hill neighbors about the kinds of crowds a consistent concert venue would bring to their hood, Live Nation’s mission of giving the Masonic Center new life comes to fruition next month.