Stephen Bassman

@StephenBassman

Frommer's California guidebook editor / recent NYC transplant / traveler / eater / blogger / Gemini

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#Overheard at Ralph Lauren SF: "You know what this bed says to me? Divorce."

Jai Wilson says when in doubt, pair food with wine of the same color. Pumpkin pie + Oremus Tokaj 2005 #SF

Thanksgiving wine pick from Jai Wilson : L'Heritiere Bourgogne (Pinot Noir). Silky, light fruit, $32. Yum.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti "Loud Prayer" SF. "And lead us not into temptation / too often on weekdays" #ohman http://ow.ly/7jOT7

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Jack Hirschman SF reads poem about #occupysf. "Bring down that wall / street that is killing us all."

Mark Roller in his studio at Hunters Point SF

I'm at Hunters Point open studios in SF. These are head sculptures by Estelle Akamine's students. I like the pricing

Delish short ribs w Ko Choo Jang sauce at SF #tasteofhawaii last night. It's "half of Obama's fav dish "

Mission & Sycamore #streetart #graffiti #sanfrancisco

Mission & Clarion #streetart #graffiti #sanfrancisco

Just got my hot little hands on our mini-guide to the new SF office location. Only 150 copies exist.

Painted on the outside of 1:AM gallery, 6th & Howard, SF #occupysf #occupywallstreet

Performance at STAGE in Newark NJ. I cut off part of my beard per request of another perf. #lastsaturdaynight

I never thought a Saturday night in Newark NJ would look like this. "Grace Space Takeover: Utopia Obsessed" at STAGE

Newark, NJ. The bar is called Hell's Kitchen. The soundtrack is from 1993. Usually burlesque pole dancers, not now.

Eleven Madison Park course 2: Endive w black truffle, egg yolk, and pear #nyc #foodporn

Eleven Madison Park course 1: w/Marcona almond foam and grape gelee. Menu says only "Prawns" #nyc #teases

Was told this is the only existing copy of Eleven Madison Park's cookbook, due out...wait for it....11/11/11 #savvyPR

They "Make It Nice" in Eleven Madison Park kitchen. Oft-repeated request from Swiss Chef Daniel Humm #nyc #restaurants

Glimpse of Eleven Madison Park's kitchen. Becky whips us up a cocktail w Applejack and nitro-frozen pomegranate foam