Bourdain Book, Gilroy Garlic Festival, Stern Grove Goes Punk – CBS San Francisco
KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will provide KPIX 5 users with a weekly list of weekend tips for Bay Area entertainment, music, movies and online entertainment.
PODCAST: STOP SINATRA
John Stamos chats with the man who led an attempted kidnapping of Frank Sinatra’s son in Lake Tahoe in 1963. John Stamos chats with the man who nearly pulled off one of the most outrageous underground plots all time. Everything is discussed in the Stamos podcast this week – “SNATCHING SINATRA” available for download via the Wondery app.
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MUSIC: BRANDI CARLILE
New music from Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time” from an upcoming 2018 follow-up to acclaimed album, By the Way, I Forgive You. The new In These Silent Days offer was conceived and recorded with its musical collaborators during the pandemic. This first cut is Carlisle in a new more edgy and raw state. She will be giving her first gig in NYC tonight and also has warts and all of her BROKEN HORSES memoir now.
EAT HERE: BILLINGSGATE
Tue-Sun 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’re into seafood, there’s a new place in SF you’ll want to explore – Billingsgate on 24th Street on the sunny side of Noe Valley Town. This fabulous fish market has it all: the daily catch as well as crab, lobster, oysters and more. It’s jam-packed with all your cooking tools, jams, sides, beer and wine for a picnic or seafood feast. Stick around for lunch and enjoy crudo, raw sea bass, or delicious seafood salads. Wed. Happy hour 3pm to 5pm offers 50% off oysters and cava – now it’s a bargain! This is the best new place in Noe Valley and worth walking through town. Fortunately, I live just down the street.
EVENT: X AT STERN GROVE
Sunday 2 p.m.
70s punk band X will shake things up this Sunday at Stern Grove. LA punk rockers are back on the road swinging the west coast. Hit SF. Go wild on the high octane hit songs that put them on the punk music map: Los Angeles and Soul Kitchen. Reservations required through the Stern Grove website.
FESTIVAL: GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Fri, Sat and Sun 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
After a two-year hiatus, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is back in business and you are invited. The footprint is smaller but the flavors are bigger than ever. You must order your garlic dishes in advance through the Tasty Festival site and pick them up at Gourmet Alley.
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NEW OPENING: KONOCTI MARINA BAR
One of Lake County’s most popular spots invites you to come back for great food and killer cocktails. The Marina Bar & Grill has the view and the ambiance. There is LIVE music throughout the weekend and karaoke during the week. Boaters can easily dock and walk there. The rest of the complex will open in stages. Expect the inviting pool and huge sports bar to open up to the road. Welcome back Konocti. See you at the bar !!
READ: BOURDAIN’S WORLD JOURNEY
The late great Anthony Bourdain took us with him on trips around the world. Her writing partner Laurie Woolever has compiled her travel tips and thoughts on cities in America and around the world. Don’t travel without having this awesome and irreverent book in your luggage. The book is a reminder of the brilliance and spirit of our favorite traveler, Tony Bourdain.
SPORT: TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES
11,000 of the world’s best and fittest are in Tokyo for the Olympics with 33 sports and competitors from over 200 countries. A new addition to the Summer Games is surfing, so look for Bay Area surf stars. The coverage will air nightly on NBC. As always, rooting for my two home teams, UK and USA.
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