Sunday, July 25, 2010

Outside Lands 2010 - San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is host to the third annual Outside Lands Festival. The festival is mainly a music festival, but includes art, wine and food. This year's festival, August 14-15, is reduced from three days the previous two years...single day passes are $75 and 2-day passes $140. However, iTunes is sponsoring a contest via Facebook, where you can enter to win airfare, accommodations and tickets to the festival (both days) for two. Enter to win the contest on the iTunes Facebook page. You also get the opportunity for a free download of an Outside Lands music sampler. Some of the musical acts performing at this year's festival include Kings of Leon, Al Green, My Morning Jacket, and The Strokes, among many others. If you get the chance to attend this festival, let me know.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Blog Design

Let me know what you think about the new blog design. I like it, but there are a few things I'd like to change. I did like the previous look, but wanted to try and freshen up the look. Below is a picture of the old blog look.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chefs vs. City: San Francisco

I'm currently watching an episode of "Chefs vs. City" on the Food Network. If you've never seen this show it's similar to "The Amazing Race" except with food. The Food Network chefs compete with local chefs to win different food related challenges as they traverse various well known spots in the contest city. For the San Francisco episode they start from Pier 39, then proceed to the Ferry Building, which us home to a vibrant foodie scene with various shops, a farmer's market and restaurants. Their next stop is Chinatown for some traditional (and gross) dim sum. Then it's on to make sourdough bread at the Boudin Bakery at Fisherman's Wharf. Boudin has great sourdough and tasty food. Their location at Fisherman's Wharf also houses their museum, where you can learn about the "mother dough"--the original sourdough starter still used today. The teams head to the Sunset District restaurant, Old Mandarin, to try one of the spiciest dishes in the country. Not sure where else the teams will go, but definitely keep an eye out for this episode and check out these interesting spots the next time you're in San Francisco. Bon appetit and happy travels.

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