San Francisco's world-famous comic book mecca, Isotope the Comic Book Lounge is the epicenter for comics coolness. The home of unique events with the industry's biggest names and some of the smallest, too. Including: Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Eric Powell, JH Williams, Ian Gibson, MC Chris, Dave Johnson, Steve Niles, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, Robert Kirkman, Darick Robertson, Erik Larsen, Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Joe Casey, Tom Beland, Rick Remender, Brian Wood, B. Clay Moore, Brett Warnock, Adam Beechen, Andrew Boyd, Ms Monster, Eric Stephenson, Pine-am, Bill Willingham, Jason McNamara, Batton Lash, Jackie Estrada, Rob Osborne, Tony Talbert, Kirsten Baldock, JW Cotter, Danica Novgorodoff
Isotope the comic book lounge features the love for the comics with world class comic book pimps, the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, and popular industry mixers
The Staff at Isotope the comic book lounge. Sexy comic nerds and so much more!
Events at Isotope the comic book lounge. Included are unique events like Grant Morrison's International Guide to Living Fabulously, Eric Powell's Monster Mash-Up, Jim Lee & Lee Bermejo All-Star Opening, MC Chris performing live, Ed Brubaker Armwrestling, JH Williams Baccanalia, Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris Voter Registration Drive, Pine-am performing live, Steve Niles Zombiefest, Continuity Art Show, Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting, Watermelon Races with Andrew Boyd, Tom Beland Eisner Nomination Bash, Brian Wood Month, APE AFTERMATH
Pictures glorious pictures! Photos and videos of the world's most beautiful comic book store and the sexy cool people who shop here. Jim Lee. Grant Morrison. Eric Powell. PINE*am. MC Chris. Danica Novgorodoff. Alternative Press Expo. Toilet Seats.

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Getting to Know The Isotope's New Neighborhood
Sauce @ Gough & Oak

When it comes to restaurants that make the Isotope squeal with epicurean joy, Sauce stands tall. This always elegant, never pretentious restaurant features a stylish yet relaxed staff and a menu full of the things that make you glad to be alive. The featured mouth watering creations represent the nexus where California cuisine and comfort food meet and include such items as delicious portobello mushroom fries, a shaved steak salad with whole cow's milk gorgonzola dressing, and a hearty meatloaf wrapped in applewood smoked bacon accompanied by truffle whipped potatoes. Yum!

But this isn't your typical swanky restaurant full of aloof servers and smug bartenders, Sauce is a restaurant with true personality. Co-owners Trip Hosley, brother Nate, and Chef Ben Paula lavish you with the kind of friendly and attentive service that is to be treasured and they have a rare talent for spinning a great yarn you won't soon forget. Our first visit was followed a few days later with a personal email from Trip telling us they had hunted down our favorite gin and that bottles of the glorious Plymouth would forever more be standing tall behind the bar. Now that's service! And when, on only your second visit, the Chef proudly pulls out thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment with an offer to loan them to you "anytime you need them"... you know you've found the kind of restaurant you'd be happy to visit every single day.

Sauce also knows how to make night owls like the Isotope staff feel at home, serving a full menu from 5pm until Midnight and keeping the bar open until 2am. And If you're a drinker in SF and you don't have a fully-activated Sauce Shifter Card in your pocket, which magically transforms the time you arrive into Happy Hour, you're missing out.

131 Gough St @ Oak St