If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? That all depends. If it's a rich black walnut tree that ends up in the workshop of Princeton Audio where they design, engineer and build these beautiful hi-fi Bluetooth speakers by hand from said wood. Then yes, many wonderful sounds.
Things to do for November 15, 2017
A Wine-Heavy Excuse to Break Out That Velvet Dinner Jacket
And a Wine Bar With Croissant Pudding for Good MeasureBy Joe Starkey
What Was Lost Is Found Again at the Newly Reopened MAU
There were many tears and much lamenting when MAU announced that it was closing earlier this year. But now those tears can be happy ones thanks to a renegotiated lease and new dishes inspired by their chef's visit to Vietnam. Don't worry, your favorites are still there. You looked worried, is all.
The Café de la Presse Team Has a New Wine Bar and Bistro
Time to welcome a new breakfast/brunch/dinner spot/wine bar off Union Square. It's Herlen Place, it's co-owned by a Michelin Star-earning chef and it's now serving everything from pork belly sliders to croissant pudding. Oh, and wine. Lots of wine.
Thanksgiving Food Is Not Healthy, This Food Is
Kitava—the gluten-free, optionally paleo food delivery service—has opened up a restaurant inside, you guessed it, the former McDonald's spot on Mission. Okay, you didn't guess that, but maybe pop in anyway for some delicious, healthy goodness to offset all the pie you plan on eating next week.
So Much Ski Stuff, Such Small Price Tags
Head to Spark Social on Sunday for a huge, "not your dad's" ski swap, where tons of different pro brands will be available at not-insignificantly discounted prices. We're pretty sure you can still bring your dad along, too.
200 Wines, 10 Bars and a Good Cause
The Chefsgiving fundraising event for North Bay fire relief will end its weeklong run with a gala in the Ferry Building featuring 200 wines, 10 bars, small bites and an auction with prizes like a pack of 52 gift certificates to restaurants. Sounds like velvet dinner jacket territory.
What Else Is New
Blake Shelton Is an Abomination of the Concept of the Sexiest Man Alive
So says one writer, who has suspiciously strong opinions on the matter. In other news: we tried out Steven Soderbergh's new interactive storytelling app, Mosaic, to mixed results. And we also found you the Napa Valley of weed. You're welcome.