UPDATE: 4:28 p.m. SFist is reporting that The Printed Blog, which in a reverse-maverick maneuver took posts off the web and printed them in dead tree form, is no more, due to a lack of interest from both readers and investors. With attractive layouts and good content, it’s sad to bid it farewell.

Also, via MenuPages, Bi-Rite Creamery will be featured on tonight’s episode of Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network. Showing tonight at 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., as well as 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Which reminds me, did anyone ever see that No Reservations episode with Anthony Bourdain in the Mission?

Also, Laura of Vegansaurus is the Broke-Ass of the Week. Read her interview as she gives lots of Mission love, to Papalote’s, El Trebol, El Rio, y mas.


Safari users, here’s your link for our feature on a Salvadoran Fourth of July.

Tonight at the Women’s Building, a panel—Jobs for Artists—that includes Gray Brechin, from UC Berkeley, will discuss the legacy of the WPA, if you want to prepare or just browse, check out his site on the New Deal. You can find all the projects in the Mission including the Valencia Street Firehouse and the Dolores Playground.

Interesting piece on Mary Oliver, the wonderful poet and Bard of Provincetown and it made me wonder who would be considered the Bard of the Mission District?

Here’s a few lines from Alejandro Murgía 16th and Valenica because it recalls someone who is no longer with us. The full poem is here.

I met Harold Norse shuffling around in a beaten world
his pockets stuffed with poems only hipsters read.
It’s a cesspool out here he sighed
before retreating to his room in the Albion Hotel
where angels honeycomb the walls with dreams
and the rent is paid with angry poems…

More later.