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May 16, 2010 | Today's Mission
Looks like people are staying away from their computers this weekend, and are no doubt out at this year’s Bay to Breakers! Which means we can probably expect a torrent of crazy photos once things get started. SF Gate has a quick rundown and map here.
The rest of our news is just sad:
Local kickass artist Rio Yañez reports on a sad departure of a neighborhood stalward – Mission Street video rental and porn palace US Video – in a multimedia presentation complete with animated GIFs (yes!)
And Mission Mission blogger/photographer Ariel Dovas brings word that Borderlands Books hairless cat Ripley has passed away.
May 15, 2010 | Today's Mission
Tonight’s Mission Street Food features guest chef Ian Muntzert, who’s worked at Coi, Zuni Cafe, Nopa, Pizzeria Delfina, Yoshi’s, and Bar Tartine, and will be putting up a vibrant menu rocking everything from clams and scallop crudo to foie gras torchon.
Also, we’ve been keeping our eye on the upcoming Arizmendi for a while now, but this post on Mission Mission reminds us why, with pictures of owner-bakers chowing down on pizza and getting up close and personal with a cheese scone.
And at SF Foodie, Andrew Simmons waxes philosophical about neighborhood watering hold The Napper Tandy and its apparently worthy onion rings, or as he more appropriately puts it, “massive, translucent halos of crunch and sweet, slithery onion.” Sign me up.
May 2, 2010 | Today's Mission
Sunny, and a high of 75 (say wha?)
It’s been a beautiful weekend for biking around the city. Meli at Bikes and the City reminds us to keep our priorities straight.
Art or defacement? I walked by this mural/defacing/refacing episode today, and wondered what was up. Apparently, Kevin Montgomery at Uptown Almanac had the same thought. Muralist/property owner debate, go.
HIV/AIDS Art Auction at Artillery
Artillery Art Gallery has this to say:
Team Valeriano is hosting its first Art Auction that is meant to raise awareness and knowledge to our community about HIV/AIDS. It is easy to think that this disease is no longer a problem, but with the money raised from this benefit, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center will continue to provide the critical services and education needed to meet the growing needs of our communities. Join us as we come together as a community to enjoy art, food, music, and wine at the Artillery Apparel Gallery in San Francisco. HIV/AIDS has dealt the world a devastating blow, but together with your help we can deliver back one of our own.
Friday, May 7, 5:00pm – 11:00pm.
Marina to Mission
Apparently, we have nice weather. And cool bars. And tasty restaurants. Despite all this, properties remain a steal at $400,000 and up (median price of $700,000), and folks are dying to move in. Discuss.
May 1, 2010 | Today's Mission
Sunny with a high of 70 degrees.
It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend. Fittingly enough, Mission Street Food’s theme for tonight is a “refined BBQ” – where the brisket has chili jam and pickled jalapeño, and the corn bread comes with rosemary creme fraiche and candied rhubarb.
SF Foodie, meanwhile, has details on 18 Reasons’ move to a larger space on 18th Street.
If you’re familiar with our school schedule at all, you’ll know that graduation is right around the corner. About that time, I’m going to be about as happy as this guy that photographer Brad Evans snapped on Mission Street.
And then there’s the quote:
Procrastination gets you nowhere when there are so many interesting people to meet…
Looking Bernal-ward, Burrito Justice has some awesome shots of the full moon rising over a hill, which rises above our little ‘hood.
Don’t They Look Cute?
Mission Mission has three lovely wannabe-your-pets up for adoption by the SPCA. Sure, the chihuahua’s cute, but who wouldn’t want a pair of cats named Blue Steel and Le Tigre?