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Judging from the requests I get at the concierge desk, there are two things people most often look for when seeking a fabulous haircut: a place where they feel totally at ease and a bill that's not going to give them a heart attack...

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A lot of visitors to San Francisco are surprised to learn that this is a big beer town (you can thank all those 19th-century Irish immigrants for that!). If you only knew what we had in store for this year's SF Beer Week (February 11-20), you'd realize how seriously people take their beer around here...

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This Valentine's Day, love is in the air — and in the water, and on land. That, at least, is what you can expect if you come celebrate the amorous joys of the animal kingdom at the California Academy of Sciences...

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It's crab season, everybody! Next week also marks the lunar new year (which falls on February 3 this year), celebrated by Vietnamese everywhere, not least in San Francisco. And so it's time I told you about a few of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants where you can taste some of the most scrumptious crab dishes in the city...

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Even in a town that's brimming with inventive chefs, there's always a real buzz about anything Elizabeth Falkner does. So when she closed down Citizen Cake — her iconic patisserie and restaurant in Hayes Valley — only to open up a new location on Fillmore Street, I couldn't wait to check it out...

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January 17 marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, and the Museum of the African Diaspora plans to celebrate the observance with a fun-packed — and free — program...

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If you haven't been to SoMa lately, you may be in for a shock. A good shock. In a part of town that was known more for its work-lunch eateries and nightclubs, a new breed of sophisticated restaurants has begun to sprout...

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Over the past decade, Hayes Valley has sprung a growing clutch of cool one-of-a-kind boutiques, including Acrimony, Bulo and Azalea. Now, the brains behind Azalea, Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba, have opened a new outpost just around the corner, at Gough and Ivy, exclusively dedicated to rugged, classic men's clothing...

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Any gourmet on the go will tell you street food is now huge in San Francisco. We're not talking about stodgy burgers and fries here. We're talking about truffle boeuf bourguignon and Korean BBQ tacos cooked up by some of the city's most inventive roving vendors...

Directed and shot by: Thiago Da Costa. Edited by: Thiago Da Costa, Justin Schultz

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