Medianoche is a type of sandwich that was created in Cuba and is popular in late night clubs, especially in Havana and Miami.


A handful of places in the San Francisco Bay Area make good Cubanos but when restaurant vets Madelyn Markoe (Tacolicious, Tres, Boxing Room) and Jessie Barker (Nopa, Tres) took their first trip to the island in 2015 they came back with a new appreciation of the culture, music and especially the cuisine.

The result, Media Noche opened in early 2017 and will also be making its Eat Drink SF debut. The annual food, wine and spirits event celebrates world class chefs and restaurants August 24-27 at Fort Mason. There are several “Grand Tastings” and Media Noche will be offering tastes of their deliciousness on Saturday night.

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You Can Teach A Dog New Drinks

Trick Dog is one of those unique San Francisco saloons that is creating signature cocktails and serving delicious food. It is also a place with a terrific sense of humor and personality that encourages regular visits for a great fun time.

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“Head bartender Kim Roselle dances through the orders with the speed of a club-bartender and the dexterity of a gymnast,” wrote Hamish Smith in his recent “The World’s 50 Best Bars.” He continues, “Her and her team’s job is not as simple as in other volume bars. The drinks—this year’s menu has an American theme—are eclectic affairs, taking in half a dozen otherwise unfamiliar ingredients in the glass.”

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Making Promises

An excerpt from Stories Make the World by Stephen Most

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author’s decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

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Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

A review by David L. Brown

Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary, Stephen Most’s new book, is smart, well-written and engrossing. The author is a documentary writer/producer whose professional life is full of storytelling – for stage, page and screen.


Filled with fascinating detail and insight into a very broad range of storytelling, Stories Make the World is an important addition to the books on documentaries and on storytelling in general. It will be very valuable for all students and makers of documentary films and for everyone who cares about the power of documentary to tell dramatic stories and to enhance our understanding of the world.

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DUNKIRK is in 6 Formats, Where Should You Experience It?

When Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar opened in 2014 we asked bay area projectionist Chris Rasmussen (a cinematographer and technician who installs, maintains and projects digital, 70mm and 35mm) to watch the movie in a variety of projected formats and he offered an insider’s view. We also told a story of a 70mm IMAX screening gone very wrong. 

But between all his work and watching it in five different formats his insightful story also took a week to get finished and published. And we know that you want to make a decision about where to see Nolan’s Dunkirk now.


Nolan shot Dunkirk on both 70mm (actually 65mm with the other 5mm left for soundtrack information) and IMAX film. You can choose to see it on IMAX 70mm film, IMAX with Laser, IMAX Xenon, traditional 70mm, 35mm, and DCP ( standard “digital cinema package”).

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