She Looks Like $70 Million Bucks! Grand Hyatt San Francisco

By Jenni Olson Boasting a recent $70 million renovation, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco is an exciting option for San Francisco visitors wanting the style, décor and amenities of a boutique property with the convenience, size and loyalty perks of a large-scale chain. The renovation spiffs up the property’s 659 guest rooms and suites (asContinue reading “She Looks Like $70 Million Bucks! Grand Hyatt San Francisco”


  Many major gay cities offer outdoor festivals that range from mild to incredibly wild. In the U.S., however, San Francisco offers two of the wildest such events: Up Your Alley Street Fair (July 31) and Folsom Street Fair (September 25). Up Your Alley Street Fair, Sunday, July 31: Often called the step brother ofContinue reading “SAN FRANCISCO TREATS: UPCOMING STREET FAIRS”

Deal of the Week: Dine About Town San Francisco

Foodies know San Francisco is about as good as it gets in the U.S. for fabulous cuisine and wine. Now’s your chance to experience some of the best eats in the land — for unbelievably inexpensive prices. “Dine About Town San Francisco” returns for the second half of its tenth year on June 1-15, 2011. Continue reading “Deal of the Week: Dine About Town San Francisco”

San Francisco Celebrates Gertrude Stein

This spring, the Contemporary Jewish Museum debuts the first major museum exhibition to fully investigate this fascinating visual legacy and life of Gertrude Stein, May 12-September 6, 2011. Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories is an art-filled biographical exploration of Stein’s identities as a literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and museContinue reading “San Francisco Celebrates Gertrude Stein”

Deal of the Week: Parker Guest House, SF

The Parker Guest House in San Francisco — one of the finest guesthouses in the city and certainly among the top gay guesthouses in the country is offering a deal. The big news here is that they have given the property a complete beauty make over this year, with new interior and exterior renovations andContinue reading “Deal of the Week: Parker Guest House, SF”

West Coast Dining Deals

Originally published in Hope you’re hungry! This month there are two “Dine Abouts” to talk about in two west coast foodie capitals. In San Francisco, now through January 31, 2011, locals and visitors have the opportunity to experience some of the finest restaurants in town at a fraction of the price. You may selectContinue reading “West Coast Dining Deals”

Five Bites: San Francisco’s Tasty Treats

Originally published in During a culinary tour of San Francisco, I got to sample savory and sweet sensations at five new or newly improved restaurants. This is a foodie town and my visit was in no way meant to be an exhaustive search. I just found these eminently worthy of mention. Here are myContinue reading “Five Bites: San Francisco’s Tasty Treats”