MAFIA MEAL PART III: THE OTHER SAUCE

 My intention was to make Negroni’s and Bellini’s, but since a few key ingredients were forgotten come party time, we ended up creating originals. These little guys are dangerous because they taste smooth and gentle, but will give you a…

MAFIA MEAL PART II: SAUCE’N BALLS

You can’t have a ‘Mafia Meal’ without homemade marinara sauce and meat-a-balls. Italy will ring you to demand you change your dinner party title, as you will have lured guests to your home under false pretenses. The recipe we used to create…

DEVANDRA

If you are not familiar with Devendra Banhart, all you really need to know is that he resembles a version of Russel Brand you would not be embarrassed to hang out with….and you should always listen to the music of a man who has successfully courted Natalie Portman.

His latest album is great, and I encourage you to listen to it in its entirety, but this song in particular, has been hard for me to shake. It’s one of the most palatable tunes on the album and, unfortunately, one of the shortest. What starts a lot like something from Citizen Cope, quickly matures into one of the catchiest 7 line songs you’ve ever heard.

I tend to imagine myself in an El Camino, tearing down a desert road, with a cigarillo in my teeth and Benicio Del Toro in my passenger seat. We probably both need a shower.

WITH FRIENDS_AT DUSK

We headed down to Santa Cruz this weekend to celebrate our friend Jes’s birthday, as well as her surprise engagement to the ever kind and lovely, Scott. Their exciting news made the festivities all the more fun, and we ate,…

CRUD

A few months back, we were asked to participate in our neighborhood’s art show. The Divisadero Art Walk is an event organized by local businesses, where vendors open their doors, offer specials on food and drink, and typically feature local artists.…

MAKING SMALL TALK

This was my first introduction to Ultraista, a band often credited to Nigel Godrich, but I have to say is more memorable because of Laura Bettinson’s super laid back vocals. She sings like she could be somewhere else, and is maybe even a little put out by this whole “band” thing.

It’s as if Phantogram teamed up with Luscious Jackson to record the theme song for all LA hipsters. It is required that you be wearing Ray Bans and high-waisted jorts for this song to even play.

SCENES FROM SAN FRANCISCO

I often joke that we live on a mountain top. When out of town guests are first introduced to our three story walk-up on top of a hill, they look at us like we’re crazy each time we have to…