“Best comedy: “Modern Family.” No argument there. The freshman series was brilliant, its actors amazing and much of the writing spot-on. It also broke the “30 Rock” stranglehold, which is a bit sad, too. But if you’re not watching “Modern Family,” you’d better pronto. And if you’re not watching “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad,” well, why even watch the Emmys?”—The Bastard Machine
“Look, here’s the thing: all of you moaning about having to have a physical keyboard need to suck it up and get used to typing on a capactive screen. It’s what most phones will be in the near future and all in all, it’s superior to physical keys when you look at the big picture. Customizable keyboards and layouts, thinner, more solid, less clunky handsets — everything is moving over to touch and it’s for the better. If you’re an iPhone user and you pick up a BlackBerry (especially the Torch) you literally think to yourself, “What in the hell am I holding in my hands?” It’s that bad.”—Boy Genuis Report - Blackberry Torch 9800 Review
Yesterday at LA Weekly’s Squid Ink, SFoodie’s sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation’s Restaurant News of America’s 15 favorite casual-dining chains. You know, places where the menus are as unwieldy as 10 Commandments tablets, “Southwest,” “chipotle,” and “Buffalo” are inescapable memes, and there’s always cheesecake for dessert.
Want to know what sets San Francisco apart, besides rents that encourage casual pot-dealing on the weekends and street fairs where you can air your nuts and no one cares? Of America’s 15 favorite chains, San Francisco is home to just four: the Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, T.G.I. Friday’s, and IHOP. And, okay, even Friday’s is technically at SFO.
Interestingly, as my colleague Jonathan Kauffman pointed out, when you do a search on Yelp for Red Lobster in San Francisco, the number two, three, and four results are Gary Danko, Woodhouse Fish Company, and Michael Mina. Which, apart from all the pot and scrotal freedom, makes it a blessing to live here, Buffalo sliders and Butter Brickle cheesecake be damned.