Archive for February 11th, 2012
When one needs to get travel documents outside of the US they have to get a passport through the United States passport application. Every citizen must get their own passport for travel purposes regardless of their age, whether one is a grown up or underage. The application process for those who are under 16 is different, as is the process for those of the ages 16 and 17.
First time applicants and those who got one when they were below sixteen must apply for a new one. The validity period for a passport is fifteen years, after this it should be renewed. When it gets damaged, stolen or has been lost a new one must be obtained. For people with changed names they have to apply for one and synchronize the names in all their documents.
Proof of citizenship has to be provided on application. It may be a birth certificate, an undamaged passport, a certificate of naturalization, a birth report if one was born abroad and a citizenship certificate. If any of these are questionable, the passport agent may ask for more documentation.
The application form has to be filled with the right information. It cannot be signed unless there is an agent representing the passport facility present. This means that signing cannot be done at any time before visiting the issuance facility. After visiting the facility one can now sign it in the presence of an authorized agent.
The form is submitted along with two in-color identical two by two inch photos. They are to be taken within six months of submission while wearing casual attire. The face of the applicant has to be in full view with an off white or white background. The distance from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head has to measure between an inch and an inch and three eighths. No kind of head gear can be worn for the picture. If one has a prescription for spectacles and a hearing aid they must have them on
There are certain circumstances that allow for online US pass port renewal application filing or through mail. This normally includes a renewal, or a passport name change. However, filing in person is a good way to go, this way you’re confident that all paperwork submitted was proper and you’re not missing information that could delay the process.
BEER WIRE - Just in time for SF Beer Week’s big debut this weekend, Southpaw BBQ is ready to release its first beer brewed in its on-site brewery. It’s a porter, and they’ll be using some of it to braise the brisket in the kitchen too. Hyper-local beer lovers should note they’ll also be getting kegs and growlers in soon, so they can offer their beers for sale. A house-brewed pale ale is probably up next. [EaterWire]
EATER INTERVIEWS- Eater National has some pizza with David Kinch at Pulino’s in New York and they talk about his recent collaboration with Wynton Marsalis, who composed music to go with his dishes. Kinch also says he sometimes thinks the local market was the last to embrace Manresa, check out the full interview here. [Eater National]
POP-UPS – Sir Seoul Patch, Eric Ehler, will be at Dear Mom this Sunday evening, serving up all kinds of comfort food, like a burger with kimchi bacon jam, and short rib dumplings. Take a look at the menu right here. [EaterWire]
WAFFLE WIRE – If you want fresh waffles this weekend, hit up the Ferry Building’s Wine Merchant from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be made-to-order sweet potato and chocolate malted waffles from Christopher Bottorff with bubbly pairings to boot. [EaterWire]
In about an hour we are going to be wandering in to the kickoff party for S.F. Beer Week, which is going to involve a lot of hops quaffing and malty goodness. (Alas, if you don’t have tickets, it’s sold out, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.) Now, because we like to help you out, allow us to recommend a few choice events among the bevy of options open to you over the next nine days. Beginning with…
Saturday, February 11
Double IPA Festival
The Bistro, Hayward
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
You like a nice and bitter Double IPA? Check this out, especially if you’re already in the East Bay, and go home with your own commemorative glass.
Sunday, February 12
A beer-pairing brunch with the highlight being a collaborative herbal ale aged with bacteria from MateVeza and Mill Valley Beerworks.
Sunday BBQ With Anderson Valley and Slow Hand BBQ
La Trappe, 800 Greenwich Street
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You’re going to need to eat something hearty to get through all that beer, so why not some excellent ribs and brisket from the elusive Slow Hand BBQ pop-up. Wash it down with classic and newly released Anderson Valley brews.
Tuesday, February 14
Waterloo Bevs, “Belgian Beer Specialist” & Chicks & Love Pizza Pairing
Blackbird, 2124 Market
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm,
Screw Valentine’s Day. Eat some pizza and drink some fine Belgian beer.
Wednesday, February 15
Local Mission Eatery & Almanac Beer Dinner
3111 24th Street
5:30 to 10 p.m.,
Chef Jake Des Voignes will be pairing Almanac’s seasonal ales with an all-local three course meal.
Friday, February 17
Drake’s Jack & Jolly Happy Hour
The Page, 298 Divisadero
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Page and Drakes Brewing invite you to meet the brewer and tap into an exclusive barrel of Drake’s Jack & Jolly — their renowned Jolly Rodger strong ale aged in used Jack Daniels barrels.
Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19
The 19th Annual Barleywine Festival
547 Haight Street
10:00 am – 2:00 am Saturday and Sunday
Don’t know what barleywine is? You should go to this. And try to get there early.
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