San Francisco’s Snow Day 2013

San Francisco’s Snow Day 2013

We've had plenty of downright cold weather here in San Francisco over the past couple of weeks. What better way to celebrate our Winter  Weather Wonderland than at San Francisco's very own Snow Park? Who needs Tahoe?  We don't! The city is having its very own Snow Day, SF-style, of course.  Yes, sledding down the snow hill, the bouncy house, and the other festivities are for the kiddies but don't miss the chance to see our majestic City Hall surrounded by mounds of snow, sleds and gleeful … [Read more...]

Autumn in Ethiopia: Chef Eji hosts seasonal pop up dinner

I blame the end of Daylight Saving Time for my latest snafu. I heard that Chef Eji, of Eji's Ethiopian fame, was hosting her first pop-up dinner "Autumn in Ethiopia" and I completely forgot to buy tickets!  I not only missed the opportunity to attend the event but I'm late to write a post about it, too! What's that song again, Don't Be Tardy To The Party? Clearly, I am. We were so excited here at SFHotlist when Chef Eji set up shop in the 331 Cortland Marketplace in Bernal Heights a little … [Read more...]

Summer has arrived, San Francisco – strolls, concerts and films!

Summer has arrived, San Francisco – strolls, concerts and films!

Quite a few San Francisco happenings came across our desks this week - and by "desks" we mean our email in-boxes.  We're sharing the ones that to us signify Summer has arrived!  If you're looking for a concert to go to this weekend, want to express your inner Dolce or Gabbana, or feel like exploring a new neighborhood then read on. The 76th (!) season of the Stern Grove Festival begins this Sunday, June 16th. It's free (be a good egg and give a donation), the venue is stunning and there is a … [Read more...]

Bernal Heights is getting its first parklet – on Cortland Avenue!

Bernal Heights is getting its first parklet – on Cortland Avenue!

Bernal Heights is getting its first parklet The little village of Bernal Heights is growing up!  It's getting its first ever parklet in front of the restaurant 903 on Cortland Avenue!  Thanks to the owners of Sandbox Bakery & 903 and over 200 backers who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign, Bernal's hustling and bustling main drag is getting a new space where folks can sit, eat, meet their neighbors, and chill out. Parklets have become an important part of the social fabric of San … [Read more...]

Come to the Mugsy Pop-Up Wine Bar at El Rio

Come to the Mugsy Pop-Up Wine Bar at El Rio

We were just told about the perfect way to say "Arrivederci!" to the month of May and "Allô! Ça va?" to the month of June. Here's how you can join us...show up for the Mugsy Pop-Up Wine Bar at El Rio on May 31, 2013, sometime between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm - head to the famous back patio (yeah, *that* patio) for the event.  This is not your ordinary pop-up wine bar - it would have to be special in order to pass muster with the fine folks at El Rio who hold in high regard their well-deserved title … [Read more...]

What’s a doggie dustup and how do I get invited to one?

What’s a doggie dustup and how do I get invited to one?

You wanna know what a doggie dustup is? It's a dog party, a shindig for pooches, a celebration for our beloved canine companions!  And, as luck would have it, one is happening this Saturday at Dolores Park.  "The Whole Enchihuahua", co-sponsored by the SF SPCA and 7x7, is THE event in San Francisco this Saturday, May 18, 2013. Consider yourself invited. It runs from 12:00-3:00 pm, which is the perfect time to walk over with a coffee in one hand and a bag filled with fluffy, buttery croissants … [Read more...]

The Bay Lights: The Bay Bridge As An Artist’s Canvas

The Bay Lights: The Bay Bridge As An Artist’s Canvas

I first read about the Bay Lights - artist Leo Villareal‘s installation of individual white LEDs mounted on the suspension cables of the western span of the Bay Bridge - back in November 2012 in Adam Fisher's New York Times T Magazine article, "Bright Idea".  I had a Sally-Field reaction. I cried out "They like us, they really like us!". At that moment, it was less about the content of the article and more about the fact that the New York Times was covering a West Coast art event.  Yes, I still … [Read more...]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Perfect Evening of Spin the Bottle

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Perfect Evening of Spin the Bottle

Valentine's Day is right around the corner on February 14th and like most of you we've been running around planning THE perfect evening, one that comes from the bottom of our heart. In fact, we were so busy that we forgot to tell our loyal readers about the most fantastic Valentine's Day event in all of San Francisco: Spin the Bottle NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  So here we are writing a last minute blog post about how to celebrate Valentine's Day with the perfect evening at … [Read more...]

Dinner is Served in Bernal Heights at Hillside Supper Club and Eat at 903

Dinner is Served in Bernal Heights at Hillside Supper Club and Eat at 903

Dinner is Served in Bernal Heights at Hillside Supper Club and Eat at 903! Two tasty pieces of news came out of Bernal Heights this week:  Grubstreet revealed that Hillside Supper Club is opening their full-on brick and mortar location on January 24th in the former Caffe Cozzolino space at 300 Precita Avenue; and Eat at 903 has brought back their dinner service with a izakaya-style menu.  More culinary choices in this little hamlet are always welcomed with open arms! Formerly known as … [Read more...]

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Moves to Potrero Hill

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Moves to Potrero Hill

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco has a New Year's resolution for 2013: move the Institute's Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries to a newly renovated, light-filled, Mark Jensen-designed gallery and event space in Potrero Hill and have the first shows in the new space be extra amazing and cutting edge.  It makes all of those "Lose 10 lbs by Valentine's Day" promises sound so boring, doesn't it? The opening reception for the Institute's new Kansas Street exhibition … [Read more...]