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Martuni's sells wines, aprons, shirts for quick gifts

Martuni's sells wines, aprons, shirts for quick gifts

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 20, 2020

Get a taste of those fun cabaret shows at Martuni's that we miss so much. The popular martini bar is making do in difficult times by selling a cute variety of gifts items.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Dining In: Black-owned, drag-infused meals to-go

Dining In: Black-owned, drag-infused meals to-go

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2020

Too pooped amid protests and a pandemic to prepare poultry? Bay Area Black-owned restaurants and Oasis' drag-hosted catered meals can nourish you through the revolution.

Castro amid COVID

Castro amid COVID

  • by Steven Underhill
  • May 4, 2020

On San Francisco' Castro Street, many businesses are open for limited shopping, food and drinks take-out in makeshift window and doorway booths, amid a sparse open ambiance.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Oscar Party Time - Academy of Friends' 40th

Oscar Party Time - Academy of Friends' 40th

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 29, 2020

To celebrate four decades of glamorous fundraisers, the Academy of Friends welcomes patrons at their annual Oscars-viewing party at a fabulous new location, and with a Ruby Red theme.

Wine Tasting @ The Academy

Wine Tasting @ The Academy

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 4, 2019

A wine-tasting evening at The Academy, held Friday, August 30, included tips on tasting from sommelier Michael Wells. On the airy back patio, guests enjoyed sipping various wines while learning more about different vintages and kinds of wines.

Angels and Rosé: Wine royalty at SoMa renovated church

Angels and Rosé: Wine royalty at SoMa renovated church

  • by Events Editor
  • May 29, 2019

Whispering Angel founder Sacha Lichine, Ken Fulk, and Juliet de Baubigny recently hosted a celebration of rosé and roses featuring Chateau d'Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé and Rock Angel Rosé.

Steamin' with Pride - Anchor Brewing Company raises $ for SF LGBT Center

Steamin' with Pride - Anchor Brewing Company raises $ for SF LGBT Center

  • by Events Editor
  • May 29, 2019

The makers of local beer Anchor Steam are stepping up their support of San Francisco's LGBT Center, with a portion of sales through June going to the Center.

Zoetrope's zesty wines and dinners

Zoetrope's zesty wines and dinners

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 8, 2019

When North Beach's Café Zoetrope offered an invitation to their Winemaker's Dinner, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Godfather jokes aside, the stylish restaurant, owned by Francis Ford Coppola and his related winery, offers great food and wines.

Bestie Eats - Your fave brunch, dinner, desserts and more

Bestie Eats - Your fave brunch, dinner, desserts and more

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 3, 2019

"We are everywhere!" may be a queer community rallying cry, but once again, Bestie voters don't seem to eat anywhere but the Castro and the Mission.

Couple cuisine - Husbands That Cook author/chefs

Couple cuisine - Husbands That Cook author/chefs

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 20, 2019

In 2015, spurred in part by the enthusiastic response their potluck dishes and birthday treats garnered from friends when they socialized, Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin started a recipe blog, Husbands That Cook. That's now also the title of their book.

Holiday spirits - Nice and naughty gifts for tinseled tipplers

Holiday spirits - Nice and naughty gifts for tinseled tipplers

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 19, 2018

On Splasher, on Boozer, on Mincer, on Schmoozer! Even Santa agrees that this is a year that needs to be washed down with a stiff drink. To that end, we've made our annual list of nice and naughty gifts for the tipplers on your list.