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    Do you love to eat? Do you also like helping people? Then please, listen up! As part of our Countdown Celebration, we’re working with Sharetable.org to help support the food bank. Go buy gift certificates to amazing SF restaurants like Mission Chinese Food, Bar Tartine, Outerlands, and TONS more, and $5 of every $50 you spend will go directly to providing meals for people in need! You only have until 6pm tonight to help. Go here → www.sharetable.orgPhoto by Alanna Hale

    Do you love to eat? Do you also like helping people? Then please, listen up! As part of our Countdown Celebration, we’re working with Sharetable.org to help support the food bank. Go buy gift certificates to amazing SF restaurants like Mission Chinese FoodBar TartineOuterlands, and TONS more, and $5 of every $50 you spend will go directly to providing meals for people in need! You only have until 6pm tonight to help. Go here → www.sharetable.org

    Photo by Alanna Hale

    Posted on Friday, May 31st 2013

    ATTENTION WET SAN FRANCISCANS! You know what tastes awesome when it’s raining? Hot chicken soup and arepas! TODAY from 11:30am-1:30pm our Schwab room will be open to any and all lunch-eaters looking for a cozy place to appreciate good food + art. Come join the fun at our Pop-Up Lunch!(Colombian food not your thing? Feel free to BYO lunch!)

    ATTENTION WET SAN FRANCISCANS! You know what tastes awesome when it’s raining? Hot chicken soup and arepas! TODAY from 11:30am-1:30pm our Schwab room will be open to any and all lunch-eaters looking for a cozy place to appreciate good food + art. Come join the fun at our Pop-Up Lunch!

    (Colombian food not your thing? Feel free to BYO lunch!)

    Posted on Friday, November 30th 2012

    Paul Klee’s Circus presents a selection of works featuring acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and buffoons. Come dodge the rain TODAY w/ food + fun at our Pop-Up Lunch inspired by the exhibition! We’ll be in the Schwab room from 11:30am-1:30p, where sliders by Straw SF and cotton candy by Blue Bottle will be for sale :)
Image: “Paul Klee’s Circus” installation view featuring Alexander Calder’s “Tightrope Walker,” 1944.

    Paul Klee’s Circus presents a selection of works featuring acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and buffoons. Come dodge the rain TODAY w/ food + fun at our Pop-Up Lunch inspired by the exhibition! We’ll be in the Schwab room from 11:30am-1:30p, where sliders by Straw SF and cotton candy by Blue Bottle will be for sale :)

    Image: “Paul Klee’s Circus” installation view featuring Alexander Calder’s “Tightrope Walker,” 1944.

    Posted on Friday, November 16th 2012

    Happy 92nd Birthday to Wayne Thiebaud! 

From our website: Thiebaud is best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, and candies arranged in classic diner or cafeteria style. Thiebaud depicts these objects as commodities, their emphasis on appearance as much as taste. He achieved this effect through serial repetition, synthetic colors, and, famously, by painting with a knife, as if he were spreading the “frosting” onto his cakes. By focusing on sugary foodstuffs, Thiebaud updated the traditional still-life genre for the age of mass production and consumption.

Pictured: Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Williams Freeman’s sweet interpretation of Thiebaud’s Cakes (click through to see the original painting!), shot last year for Martha Stewart. Blue Bottle will be baking cakes from this series today, so come stop by for a slice!

    Happy 92nd Birthday to Wayne Thiebaud! 

    From our website: Thiebaud is best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, and candies arranged in classic diner or cafeteria style. Thiebaud depicts these objects as commodities, their emphasis on appearance as much as taste. He achieved this effect through serial repetition, synthetic colors, and, famously, by painting with a knife, as if he were spreading the “frosting” onto his cakes. By focusing on sugary foodstuffs, Thiebaud updated the traditional still-life genre for the age of mass production and consumption.

    Pictured: Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Williams Freeman’s sweet interpretation of Thiebaud’s Cakes (click through to see the original painting!), shot last year for Martha Stewart. Blue Bottle will be baking cakes from this series today, so come stop by for a slice!

    Posted on Thursday, November 15th 2012

    Chow wrote about Blue Bottle’s new Cindy Sherman-inspired ice cream float!
Excerpt:

For the museum’s current retrospective of work by American photographer Cindy Sherman, Freeman and Rosenberg developed a giddy pink ice cream float, inspired by one of Sherman’s garish, leering self-portraits in clown drag. The photo—Untitled #415, from 2004—shows Sherman in a flowery coat and a silver-hologram bowler, holding a bottle of pink pop.

    Chow wrote about Blue Bottle’s new Cindy Sherman-inspired ice cream float!

    Excerpt:

    For the museum’s current retrospective of work by American photographer Cindy Sherman, Freeman and Rosenberg developed a giddy pink ice cream float, inspired by one of Sherman’s garish, leering self-portraits in clown drag. The photo—Untitled #415, from 2004—shows Sherman in a flowery coat and a silver-hologram bowler, holding a bottle of pink pop.

    Posted on Thursday, August 30th 2012