Philz getting too crowded for you?  Can’t get a table at Four Barrels or Ritual?  Frustrated with the spotty Wi-Fi at Muddy’s on 24th?  Well my Mission District coffee seeker, Mission Loc@l has gotten word at a few construction sites that some new cafes are coming.  Some may have already heard about Borderland’s cafe, adjacent to the bookstore.  Workers say it’s in the painting stages, and they hope to open by next month.  Also, the old New College property at 780 Valencia Street is already under construction.  The 5000-square foot site will house a cafe with management offices on top, according to construction crew.  We can already smell the soy lattes in the air.

For those that are in need of food more than they are in need of spiced chai, check out CurbedSF’s food edition, which links to various food (and alcohol) stories in the news right now.   Lesbionic maki (white tuna rolled in tempura rice noodle over spinach) at Crazy Sushi on 16th St. and Guerrero came in at number four on SF Weekly’s top five gayest nibbles and sips in the city.  Go Mission!

And speaking of the gayest…don’t forget it’s Pride this Weekend.  Festivities have already begun all around the city, and on Saturday Mission Loc@l will be at the Dyke March, which begins in Dolores Park.

Dolores Park has been a popular spot in the Mission for Fashionist today, who’s been checking out fashion all over the city.  And if you want a taste of fashion in the Mission District every week check out Mission Loc@l’s new feature Dress Code.  This week it’s all about ripped tights and flapper style.  Next week it might be about you.

But, as my editor reminds me, there’s also good reading (she’s not kidding) at the California Budget Project’s web site--the latest is an analysis of the governor’s May proposals and those the legislature finished last week.   The site is a must-read  for watching the tragedy unfold.  Does anyone out there know of someone who does as good job on the city’s crisis?

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