Marriage Equality USA recognizes Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and Bingham McCutchen LLP for being marriage equality leaders! The Marriage Equality USA San Francisco Awards Reception brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members and leaders, straight allies, entertainment industry and corporate leaders, and celebrities to raise funds for highlight contributions of the marriage equality movement.
Another burger that strays from the typical taste combination is the one at Chambers Eat + Drink. The super smokiness and abundance of caramelized onions, buttered lettuce, mustard aioli, and slice of tomato make this sammie an all-star in our burger-loving books. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can add some shaved avocado and pork belly, but we think it’s a standout swirl of flavors as is. It seems this meal heeded the advice of the cutesy sign in the restaurant — it’s “amazing”!
It is a beautiful spring day in San Francisco, and with maybe-record temperatures leaping into the whopping high 70s and low 80s (!), it might as well be summer in the Bay Area. It’s a local tradition that everyone overreacts to the first gorgeous weather streak of the new year, and that’s not a bad thing. And what better way to celebrate getting through a Monday indoors than with an adult beverage enjoyed al fresco?
SF Examiner interview with Chambers barman Richard Woodruff
March 14, 2013
In a town crowded with chic, sexy bars, Chambers stands out. Located in the Phoenix Hotel, the bar underwent a striking and modern remodeling. It once housed Backflip and Bambuddha Lounge. Unique and varied lighting in the two indoor bars, brocade and leather banquette seating, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces give it a distinctive, classy feel. A wall display with more than 10,000 classic LPs sometimes proves to be too tempting for customers, says bartender Richard Woodruff, noting that some go spinning right out the door. The poolside patio is a favorite, especially on sunny Sundays when patrons can dance to DJ music and enjoy barbecue. As the big lighted sign in the front lounge says, “BE AMAZING.” Chambers pretty much nails it.
California Cuisine With Chambers Eat + Drink’s Trevor Ogden
February 16, 2013
“I really want to take the idea of California cuisine a little further.”
Which is exactly what Trevor Ogden has done in his time as executive chef at Chambers Eat + Drink. It’s a love and passion for cooking that pushes Ogden to take his menu further and further each day.
“I really want to make people think about their food,” Ogden said. “I’m not trying to be revolutionary in what I’m doing. It’s more about pushing the envelope with fun and creative dishes. This is not your simple California cuisine.”
The Table: Smack dab in the middle of this uber-cool restaurant/bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District is a plush two-top, couch-table so sensual, it actually has a fireplace right in front of it. Table 45 is a virtual sweetheart’s table inside a darkly lit dining room bedecked in vinyl records. Thousands of them to be exact. A perfect touch — given you’ll feel like you’re in a late-night commercial for a love song anthology — sans the bearskin rug.
Another Aphrodisiac: Can’t get the sweetheart table? Seats six and seven at the bar (lower picture), overlook a big sparkly sign donning the inspiring words — “Be Amazing.” A suitable plan B.