Posts Tagged ‘penthouse’

Opening of San Francisco’s Classiest New Steakhouse, the Penthouse Club, Covered by Our Classiest News Station, KRON-TV

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I think that’s Vicki Liviakis* doing a stand-up** in front of the VIP line last night at the Grand Opening of our brand-new San Francisco PENTHOUSE CLUB & Steakhouse.

Looked like kind of a sausage-fest, actually:

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But, oh, the reviews are in, already. Let’s hear from from the “Yelp Elite” cognoscente:

“My boyfriend got the 28-day dry aged bone-in ribeye with chimichurri sauce and I got the grass fed filet mignon with shallot confit and sauce Diane. We were both getting full at this point, but not full enough to not devour both of these beef dishes. The chimichurri sauce was the best we have ever had and really enhanced the juicy ribeye. My filet mignon was tasty and rich and the shallot confit added a nice sweet touch to the dish. We had the Jordan Cab with the meat dishes.

“This was one of the best food experiences I have had in a long time! Every single dish was eaten in its entirety and the bits were scraped off the plate with our forks. I would have licked the plate had I been at home. Executive Chef Mike Ellis has created an amazing and versatile menu that is guaranteed to please anyone’s palate.”

O.K. then.

Bon Courage, San Francisco PENTHOUSE CLUB & Steakhouse!

*At first, I thought she might have been the talent, you know, coming out of the limo. (That’s a compliment, I suppose…)

**I can’t recall ever seeing a real live person holding a KRON 4*** video camera, cause, you know, usually a tripod does the job. That’s the “VJ” concept. 

***If I were in charge of KRON, I’d apply to the FCC to change the name to KORN**** and then I’d beg NBC for an affiliate contract, you know, so it’d be like the old days. That would improve ratings 150% overnight, I’d wager.

****And actually, it would have a Cyrillic R, you know, like this: KoЯn-TV

San Francisco’s Penthouse Club and Steakhouse on Broadway: It’s Happening, Man – It’s Finally Happening – Soft Open Soon

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

As you can see, our newest high-end steakhouse is a hub of activity – this one’s going to go.

Deets below.

Expect to see Jenna Rose and Sabrina Maree on March 15, 2012, if you pay $25 for a ticket.

Ooh, classy, and about the cleanest exterior of any building on Broadway in North Beach or C-Town:

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(Uh, will there really be bachelorette parties here, for real? Only time will tell…)

All the deets:

The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, the much-anticipated new luxury gentlemen’s club in San Franciscowill host its Grand Opening celebration March 15-17, 2012 with gorgeous guest stars from the pages of Penthouse Magazine. Located at 412 Broadway in the historic North Beach district, the 15,000 square foot space has received multimillion dollar renovation to create a San Francisco adult entertainment venue of unparalleled style and elegance in the city.

In addition to the captivating Penthouse Key Girls, the Grand Opening night on Thursday, March 15 will feature special guest appearances by Penthouse Magazine’s 2012 Pet of the Year, the incomparable Miss Jenna Rose, and the sensational Miss Sabrina Maree, Penthouse Pet for December 2010.

The moment guests step into the sleek black granite foyer of The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, they’ll be dazzled by the opulent interior created by internationally acclaimed nightclub designer David Chesal. As they’re ushered past a glowing 20’ video wall into the main showroom downstairs, the sweeping vista includes two stages, two levels of seating, an expansive bar and the largest Champagne Display in Northern California. They’ll also have a glimpse of the entertainment going on above through a unique keyhole ceiling and cantilevered glass stage.

The rich, comfortable interior is enhanced by the most awe-inspiring and technically advanced LED lighting available. Upstairs is yet another stage, an intimate 40-seat dining room with curtained booths, a private area for groups and bachelor/bachelorette parties, as well as deluxe Champagne rooms and exclusive VIP areas.

Independently owned and operated, The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse will be open 7 days a week. Serving lunch and dinner, guests will be able to enjoy premium spirits and rare reserve wines, and select from the tempting classic American steakhouse menu. The 4-star fine dining will be available throughout the entire venue.

“In terms of style, service, and sophistication, we’ve created The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse to be San Francisco’s most exciting and luxurious destination for the very finest in live adult entertainment,” said General Manager Glenn Prime.

A limited number of advanced tickets for the Grand Opening events are available by visitinghttp://www.penthousesf.com.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a representative of Penthouse Club and Steakhouse San Francisco, please contact Kevin Sanchez at Hollenbeck Associates at (415) 227-1150 ext 110.

About Penthouse Club and Steakhouse San Francisco
The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, opening in 2012, will take upscale adult nightlife in San Francisco to a new level with 15,000 square feet of pure luxury. Featuring the top exotic dancers from around the country, the Club will combine the best in San Francisco adult entertainment with some of the finest dining in the City—including mouthwatering steaks, seafood, and pastas made from the highest quality ingredients.

It’s Official: Our High-End Penthouse Club & Steakhouse on Broadway Will Have Its Grand Opening on March 15 – But a Soft Opening Before Then

Monday, February 27th, 2012

See?

Expect to see Jenna Rose and Sabrina Maree on March 15, 2012, if you pay $25 for a ticket.

Ooh, classy, and about the cleanest exterior of any building on Broadway in North Beach or C-Town:

Click to expand

(Uh, will there really be bachelorette parties here, for real? Only time will tell…)

All the deets:

The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, the much-anticipated new luxury gentlemen’s club in San Franciscowill host its Grand Opening celebration March 15-17, 2012 with gorgeous guest stars from the pages of Penthouse Magazine. Located at 412 Broadway in the historic North Beach district, the 15,000 square foot space has received multimillion dollar renovation to create a San Francisco adult entertainment venue of unparalleled style and elegance in the city.

In addition to the captivating Penthouse Key Girls, the Grand Opening night on Thursday, March 15 will feature special guest appearances by Penthouse Magazine’s 2012 Pet of the Year, the incomparable Miss Jenna Rose, and the sensational Miss Sabrina Maree, Penthouse Pet for December 2010.

The moment guests step into the sleek black granite foyer of The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, they’ll be dazzled by the opulent interior created by internationally acclaimed nightclub designer David Chesal. As they’re ushered past a glowing 20’ video wall into the main showroom downstairs, the sweeping vista includes two stages, two levels of seating, an expansive bar and the largest Champagne Display in Northern California. They’ll also have a glimpse of the entertainment going on above through a unique keyhole ceiling and cantilevered glass stage.

The rich, comfortable interior is enhanced by the most awe-inspiring and technically advanced LED lighting available. Upstairs is yet another stage, an intimate 40-seat dining room with curtained booths, a private area for groups and bachelor/bachelorette parties, as well as deluxe Champagne rooms and exclusive VIP areas.

Independently owned and operated, The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse will be open 7 days a week. Serving lunch and dinner, guests will be able to enjoy premium spirits and rare reserve wines, and select from the tempting classic American steakhouse menu. The 4-star fine dining will be available throughout the entire venue.

“In terms of style, service, and sophistication, we’ve created The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse to be San Francisco’s most exciting and luxurious destination for the very finest in live adult entertainment,” said General Manager Glenn Prime.

A limited number of advanced tickets for the Grand Opening events are available by visitinghttp://www.penthousesf.com.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a representative of Penthouse Club and Steakhouse San Francisco, please contact Kevin Sanchez at Hollenbeck Associates at (415) 227-1150 ext 110.

About Penthouse Club and Steakhouse San Francisco
The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse, opening in 2012, will take upscale adult nightlife in San Francisco to a new level with 15,000 square feet of pure luxury. Featuring the top exotic dancers from around the country, the Club will combine the best in San Francisco adult entertainment with some of the finest dining in the City—including mouthwatering steaks, seafood, and pastas made from the highest quality ingredients.

You Have a Spare $500, Right? Spend It Tonight on Mayor Ed Lee – It’s a Mid-Market Penthouse Party!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Remember that Mid-Market area what was purportedly destroyed by the “Twitter Tax,” you know, that “job killer” that was signed into law by former Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004?

Well here’s your chance to check it out without getting shot:*

Hurray!

Be careful of what’s on the sidewalks as you carry your checks through the Mid Market, you know, for “access.” Because you might have to step over a little corruption:

Prospective Twitter Landlord Gave Newsom Rent Deal - City is now offering social media giant a tax freeze to move into historic SF Mart building

Oh well.

*Look for the SFPD to be all over the place tonight, just saying.

Remember Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, San Francisco’s Own “Secret Millionaire?” Well, Now He’s Crying Over His Busted Ferrari

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Remember Gurbaksh “G” Chahal and all his troubles? Well, if you don’t, watch one-minute of this video from the NBC. Good times.

(Remember when he proudly pointed out his flat-panel TV (“BAM!”) and “great mirror?” And the zebra pelt on the kitchen floor?*)

But now, there’s sadness in his life owing to his slightly older-model Ferrari getting cracked up while in the custody of his Ferrari dealership. Of course, the dealership has offered to fix it up and/or offered to let him buy a newer, unused Ferrari at a higher price, but that’s not good enough for G.

Read all about it via Ryan Tate of Gawker.

Also via Ryan, an excerpt from the FB:

See that “why does this crap always happen to me?” 

Does this make “G” the “definition of a douchelord?”

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

Chin up, G!

*Apparently, the people behind the Secret Millionaire show wanted to show a big delta between the lifestyle of his real-life SoMA pad vs. the Tenderloin hovel that he shacked-up in during the filming of the show. Well, some people got carried away with the made-for-TV furnishings. So that’s where the zebra pelt and chandelier came in. Ironically, you might prefer to live in that hovel on Larkin Street – it’s not that bad, right across the street from Homeland Security. Typical Americans watching had no idea that the rent on that supposedly unlivable apartment in the Tenderloin was more than their flyover country mortgage payments…

ZOMG, It’s BritWeek 2011 in San Francisco! A Fortnight of British-California Events Runs Through May 12th

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Well it’s here, it’s BritWeek in the 415:

BritWeek 2011 will run from April 26th to May 11th in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and until May 12th in San Francisco. As usual, it will highlight the many British links with California, including art and design, literature, music, film and television, technology, business, sport, food and fashion. The program ranges from star-studded red carpet events, to concerts and exhibits, to conferences and symposiums.”

OK then.

Now it just so happens that the British are having a royal wedding during this Fifth Annual BritWeek. So why don’t you be a sport and head over to 1 Sansome #850 in the Financh and sign the royal wedding book? You can use the elocution what you learned by watching The King’s Speech:

“HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton will be married on 29 April 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. The British Consulate General in San Francisco will be celebrating by engaging the Bay Area community in all of the excitement. The following activities are planned: ~A royal guest book will be available at the Consulate for the public to sign from April 26-28th (9am-4pm)…”

This is exactly what it’ll look like when you’re penning your best wishes:

Via Zillapix

All right, all the deets:

Throughout BritWeek
BritWalk SF:
Fashion • Retail • Hospitality • Restaurants • Offers

Fri Apr 29
Royal Ceremonial Ball Celebrating the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Wedding. (This Event Is Sold Out)

Fri Apr 29
Celebrate the Royal Wedding with British Invasion Music at Cameron’s Pub in Half Moon Bay

Sat Apr 30
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Performs Elgar

Tues May 3
BritWeek SF is proud to support the Red Cross with an invitation-only VIP reception in the Penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel honoring sponsors and supporters of the Bay Area chapter.

Through May 5
54th San Francisco International Film Festival, featuring British films and coproductions

May 5 – Jun 5
An original Magna Carta on Display at the Legion of Honor. Exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, made possible by Qualcomm, Irwin & Joan Jacobs, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Thurs May 12
Business Innovation Awards

See you there!

Bad-Boy Secret Millionare Gurbaksh “G” Chahal Sued by The Infinity Owners Association

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Appears that area phony and Secret Millionare Gurbaksh “G” Chahal is running into a little trouble these days. 

Via Curbed SF, the partially pay-walled San Francisco Business Times, and, finally the SocketSite FTW, here’s the latest lawsuit against poor, misunderstood G.

Perhaps he’s abusing the staff at Yelp-rated Infinity Towers because of buyer’s remorse? You know, the nearby One Rincon building in SoMA is newer and taller – maybe that could account for G’s petulance.

Keep it real, G.

Just How Much of a Fraud is Fox’s Secret Millionaire Show?

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

What a tangled web we have. Click here to get up to speed on San Francisco’s recent, unintentionally hilarious spin through Fox’s Secret Millionaire Show. Now consider the case of poor, misunderstood Tenderloin Secret Millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal (or Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, or just “G” straight up, if you prefer). It seems he’s a little displeased with some of the feedback he’s been getting after his book-promoting appearance on Fox-TV a few days back:

After watching my episode of Secret Millionaire, I learned that reality-TV is all about post production. Even though the emotions and stories are all real – editing makes everything come to life.”

G is suggesting here that it’s possible to live a quarter-century on this Earth before realizing that “reality-TV is all about post production.”

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

But leaving that aside, we’re left with two big issues.

1. G says:

I never actually said BAM four times in a row or said “grocery shopping – it’s not that easy.”

In fact, G said “bam” three times in a row and then said “boom,” but those were obviously scenes that were cut together and nobody could be misled by that. But check the Hulu video at 11:20 to see the trick that was played on G and all the millions of earnest SM fans. G goes:

“Grocery shopping, you know it’s not that easy.”

We see him say the second part of the sentence, but not the first. Did somebody splice together that sentence? How real is that? If that’s acceptable as “reality” then how about this:

“I like puppies” spliced together with

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to name your kids ‘Adolf Hitler’ or ‘Aryan Nation!’ yielding us

“I like, Adolf Hitler!”

Is that kind of thing fair game? G is alleging that’s what the makers of Secret Millionaire did. If that sentence isn’t real, how much else isn’t real?

2. Did G’s pad look the way it did in order to please the TV people? Is this what one of those responsible really said?

I am very proud of this project as it was a challenging one. I had to “dress up” (in addition to furniture, art accessories, a new lighting plan and flooring as well as stage it) almost 4,000 sqf in one month in order to fulfill my client’s as well as Fox’s network criteria as the penthouse used to film part of the Secret Millionaire show airing in fall. Fox was thrilled with the way it turned out (as they described it- it looked like a “movie set“)”

So it looked like a movie set so it could be used for a TV show? Really? That explains a lot, actually. But that’s not a problem with postproduction, but with preproduction, right? Did G spend more money on meeting somebody’s “criteria” for his penthouse than he spent actually giving away checks on the show?

(You know what would be more interesting than Secret Millionaire? The whole process of G trying to get onto and then taping a Secret Millionaire – I’d watch that. We’d get to see G dealing with the set dressers and the bug wranglers…).

Anyway, those are the two issues.

G, the reason why you’re mocked so much in town has a lot to do with envy but you’re giving people a big, fat slow-moving target. For example, instead of going:

“I ended up gifting well over $100,000….”

…you could say “giving” and then you might not sound so much like your new-found vanga vanga friends from Hollywood. And instead of you and your PR people worrying so much about your suspicious Wiki entry, just let it run wild and see what happens. You might be surprised.  

Let’s hope you can keep your next reality production a little more real.

Ya gots to keep it real, G!

[PS: All those earnest fans in flyover country might be disappointed to learn you're actually a "down-to-earth type who flies economy class," so keep it a secret from them. Shhh...]

Secret Millionaire TV Show Stars Local Gurbaksh Chahal in the Tenderloin

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Oh boy. Via Rincon Hill San Francisco comes now Gurbaksh “G” Chahal starring on Fox TV’s Secret Millionaire show. The latest episode takes place mostly in the Tenderloin district, where death threats abound.

Secret Millionaire is a dramatic new unscripted series that takes America’s wealthiest individuals away from their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and private planes and places them undercover into some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America.”

Watch it all right now on the Hulu!

The self-professed “$300 million dollar man”, with a few supporters:

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

The show starts off at G’s condo, which is now famous due to coverage from Curbed SF - “That’s Rather Hideous: Yahoo Can’t Buy You Taste.” (C’mon people, don’t hate! Over at Socketsite, some think G’s home decoration is “age-appropriate.” But as always, You Make The Call.)  

It goes like this: See G. See G boast. Boast G, boast! For example:

“We got the famous G bed, with the G pillow. Bam, there it is, bam, [pointing at flat panel TV] bam, boom, you got a great mirror…”

And then you get a glimpse of the now famous zebra pelt (“tail-on Zebra skin”) on the marble kitchen floor. Then we’re off to hardwood-equipped 508 Larkin, where G will live for a few days while he gets to know people around the area. Now you’d think G would be able to handle living with elevators and high speed Internets, with PhDs in his building in Little Saigon, kitty corner from Homeland Security HQ for northern California. But no. G thinks his $1300 a month studio with separate kitchen is something of a Hellhole.   

Get up to speed with G’s adventure here, or here.

Now about that show. G was torn over the issue of how he’s supposed to apportion money to different people and organizations, but couldn’t he just give as much money as he wanted to whomever? This isn’t explained. Also unexplained is why G only gave away $90K when he was supposed to parcel out at least $100K.

Although the minimum required donation is $100,000, during the Episode 4 airing with millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal only $90,000 was shown (two $35,000 donations & two $10,000 donations). According to Chahal’s blog, the total donations exceeded $100,000, the exact amount is unknown.

There are probably some stories behind that more interesting than the show itself, but oh well.

Speaking of stories, why does it take three story assistants (Matt Jackson, Francisco Miccolis, and Chance Carter) to work on a reality show that pretty much writes itself? What did the denizens of the Tenderloin (just north of the Flank) think about G being followed around by all those cameras and lights all the time? Who kept a whole block of parking spaces open for G’s two-door Bentley when he visited St. Anthony’s? And if G wanted to do good this year, couldn’t he have just written a check to someplace like Marian Residence without going through the hassle of being on TV?

Oh well. Check it out yourself.