Culture and Entertainment on April 16: Lots going on in the food department; sometimes man is dog’s best friend; and trouble in spandex paradise: Woody Allen sues American Apparel.


Not quite local but quite worthy: Oregon man performs CPR on poodle, saves dog’s life. Doesn’t realize until afterwards that the subject of his mouth to mouth was neighbor’s poodle not his. CBS5


For those about to mollusk we salute you. The new list of $1 oyster happy hours.Weekly

SF Weekly challenges local chefs to make recipes Twitter ready, using only 140 characters. Rzlts about as xciting as avrg tweet. Weekly

Local restaurants are turning your food scraps into fertilizer. The very fertilizer that feeds the vegetables that the restaurants then serve. If that ain’t the very definition of recycling then we don’t know what is. CBS5

If there’s anything San Franciscans love more than a wine bar we don’t know what that thing is. Michael Minna’s latest RN74 is set to open next week, complete with an electronic train board from Italy, used to announce wine deals. If there’s anything San Franciscans like more than slightly gimmicky Italian novelties we don’t know what that thing is, unless that thing happens to be a wine bar. Chronicle, Eater SF


Come on just say it, please. Semantics battle wages at SF Federal court, where dope fiends are pressing the government to admit that medical marijuana has health benefits. CBS5

Facebook rots young brains like a mixer of TV, crack, and Twitter, with a cotton candy garnish. Study finds that kids do less homework when they spend less time doing homework. I can haz scientific breakthrough? CBS5


We all need to do our part to increase the number of rappers and producers in the U.S. Joaquin Phoenix already gave up his acting career for the cause and now so can you: the dates for the Bay Area Producers Conference have been announced. Weekly

Last night’s Devendra Banhart show at The Independent prompts many to ask, “Is that a mustache tattoo on your finger, or are you just happy to see me?” SFBG


It’s a recession! Attention avid collectors of the lacy, the flowery, the pouffy, and the pink, Betsey Johnson stores are having a “secret” sale tonight starting two hours before closing, which would mean 5 o’clock for San Francisco stores. Get there while the babydolls are flowing, and get 40% off. Chronicle

Woody Allen sues mecca of colorful cotton American Apparel for unauthorized use of his image in billboard ads. American Apparel asserts that this was okay since Allen had inappropriate relations with step-daughter 30 years ago. Manages to outdo The View’s Elizabeth Hasselbeck at her own favorite game: Totally Unrelated Response to Argument. CBS5

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