San Francisco

Avant-Barre Obsession: STEEP

Pitaya cup and Avant-Barre's 5:15pm Members Only class: the perfect pairing... and one that wasn't available until STEEP moved into the neighborhood this January. Three months later, STEEP already has a cult following. On a sunny day at 3:00pm, the line is far out the door.

Never heard of pitaya? It's dragonfruit, giving açaí a run for its money. The Pitaya Steep cup comes with blended dragonfruit and layers of hempseed granola and fresh fruits--a refreshing pre- or post-workout snack. If you're açaí all the time, don't worry you can get that there too.

Truth be told, STEEP is good any time of day. Come early for your morning cup o' joe (or chai latte if coffee's not your thing). And boba lovers rejoice: there's finally a place for you in South Beach. STEEP's milk teas are thoughtful and tasty. Looking for a "healthier" afternoon pick-me-up (besides substituting sprouted chia seeds for boba), try the Green Goodness--the first greens juice we've tried with grapes. 

STEEP, 240 Ritch St., San Francisco.

Outside Lands 2015: 6 Artists to See

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Every August San Francisco hails music lovers from all over for our festival pride and joy, Outside Lands. We can't resist 3 days of fun, the occasional sun (it can happen!), food, and dancing 'til our legs can't take it anymore (and if you've done "Chair" in class recently, you know that our legs can take a lot!). Headed to Golden Gate Park this weekend? Catch us at these acts.


MisterWives

Day 1 | Lands End

Coming off a high at Lollapalooza, MisterWives continues their tour west. Their indie pop sound is the stuff summer is made of, and Outside Lands is the perfect setting for their feel-good tunes.


D'Angelo and the Vanguard

Day 1 | Sutro

We can't guarantee he will be shirtless but D'Angelo's velvety voice will make you feel all kinds of sexy. Bring the body rolls. 


Giraffage

Day 2 | Panhandle

The man behind Giraffage is Bay Area born and raised. Check him out for silky smooth mash-ups and creatively funky mixes.


Kendrick Lamar

Day 2 | Twin Peaks

When Kendrick Lamar reentered the rap scene under his own name in 2009 he was an overnight sensation. Rumor has it his performance will energize the crowd to levels we didn't know existed. 


Odesza

Day 3 | Twin Peaks

Odesza promises the ultimate dance party in the middle of your Sunday. What more do you need?


Elton John

Day 3 | Lands End

Pack your best sequins and rose-colored glasses. Sir Elton John closes the main stage on day 3 and, if our predictions are correct, he will shut it down.

 

What acts are on your must-see list?