by Risa Nye Ichi Sushi’s husband-and-wife co-owners Tim and Erin Archuleta began their courtship with bubbly and bivalves back in 2004. As Erin likes to say, they fell in love over oysters. A couple of years and many oysters later, Tim and Erin launched a successful sushi catering business—which led to the opening of Ichi […]
by Risa Nye I recently attended the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival, which took place in one of the cavernous exhibit halls on the edge of the Bay at Fort Mason. I’ve been writing about happy hours, local bars, distilleries and cocktails for several years now, so I hoped this event would provide me with […]
by Risa Nye Peanuts and Cracker Jack are all well and good to snack on at a baseball game, but what are your options when you long for something other than the traditional hot dog and garlic fries? If you’re watching a Giants game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, there is good news: you […]
by Risa Nye Before you arrive in Telluride on Labor Day weekend for the Telluride Film Festival, the only thing you know for sure is that you’re in for an action-packed event. You’ll be staying in one of the prettiest places you’ll ever see, but you can’t wait to go sit in the dark for […]
by Risa Nye If I’d known they were going to ring the “virgin bell” after my first time, I may not have been so quick to grab the microphone and sing. But after a couple of visits to The Alley on Oakland’s Grand Avenue, I finally got the courage to take the plunge at the […]
by Risa Nye When I saw Jon Favreau‘s latest film Chef (2014) recently, two things occurred to me: I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich, and I needed to talk to the two people I know who have spent most of their adult lives cooking in, or managing, restaurants and teaching others how to cook.