What do we want for Christmas?

[via Jenny]

3D City: Powell


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

15 minutes at Powell Street turnaround. I got to a downtown photo-walk 15 minutes early, so I snapped these shots (and a bunch others) all off while waiting for the walk to start. Crazy cause I never really had that much luck shooting there before.

This is the second roll of Ilford HP5 I’ve shot this month, and I think it works great for this project. The thing is that it’s rather expensive. The folks at Photoworks have been helping this project out with some deals on developing, but I wanted to ask you guys for help to. If you dig 3D city, kick in two bucks on my Patreon to help the good film coming.


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At long last, Hapa Ramen’s brick-and-mortar opens tomorrow!

After doing the farmer’s market pop-up thing for years, Richie Nakano is finally opening his long-awaited ramen shop tomorrow. The Hapa Ramen restaurant is located at 2293 Mission Street, in the former 99¢ Depot. As a long-time noodle advocate, I headed over to report from the front lines, armed with a fellow noodle-loving lady.

The opening menu features snacky small plates (ribs, a raw fish tartare, a Korean seafood pancake), steamed buns a la David Chang, and with three types of ramen. The restaurant’s namesake bowl, pictured above, is generously topped with pork slabs, nugs of fried chicken, a poached egg, and seasonal vegetables.

There’s also a full bar and cocktail menu, which includes a gin drink involving Hi-Chew tincture and Hawaiian Punch syrup (above, right) that tastes exactly like a Pixy Stix. The bourbon drink on the left contained banana, black sea salt, and cacao.

Above, two of my favorite things I ate: a savory pile of roasted baby carrots and radishes, and an adorable fried chicken-and-pickle steamed bun that, in the most flattering way possible, reminded me of the classic sandwich from my childhood favorite now-shunned fast food establishment.

Oh, and those in-progress booths we reported on awhile back cleaned up real nice:

[Booth photo by Erin Conger]

P.S. Visit Girls Love Noodles!

Danny Bowien’s holiday gift to David Chang and the Momofuku crew: Popeye’s and caviar

Baller.

[via David Chang on Twitter]

Hot new menu item: COMPLETELY blackened pepperoni pizza

It’s extremely carcinogenic and very hard to digest, but it looks tight on Instagram. Available now at Flour + Water.

[via Dominic Santos on Instagram]

This great SNL sketch about talking about gentrification, starring Woody Harrelson

Sometimes you’re watching your Muni driver karaoke ‘La Bamba’ in the middle of a Muni ride and then he hands you the mic because he has to go back to piloting the Muni, so you have to finish ‘La Bamba’ for him

Sometimes your MUNI driver needs you to finish La Bamba for him so he can drive the train.

A video posted by Ellen Black (@ellen__black) on

Translating appropriated imagery (into art)

An opening tonight in the Mission:

The exhibition Children explores the unique behaviors within two separate art practices.  Much like behavioral studies developed through observations of a child’s growth, the exhibition exposes the unique approaches within Ito and Lux’s practices which have been sculpted through their individual development as artists.  Both artists translate appropriated imagery, materials and ideas in their independent ways, which constitute the autonomous vernaculars seen in their work.  Ito uses readymade objects and images as preexisting structures in his practice for starting points of new work, while Lux uses his own stylized images and objects as preexisting structures for the formation of new work.

Sounds excellent to me.

[via Shimshang]

$2 broiled chicken

It sounds like a real good deal, but in 1855 prices it was actually a lot more outrageous than a $16 burger in 2014. I mean, you could have some perfectly good “Fried Mush” for only 12 cents!

Spend some time with this menu from an SF restaurant in the 1850s:

Burrito Justice has more on the chicken:

IMPORTANT INFLATIONARY UPDATE:

2014 Roast chicken has just breached peak-1855:

$84 at Tosca
$48 at Zuni’s.

So I guess we’re doing alright. Read on for more analysis by Mr. Justice, as well as Anthony Myint’s official review of this place (based on the menu).

The Attic, gutted

Our pal Andy, who was probably the best customer the Attic ever had, snapped this heartbreaking photo and talked to one of the folks involved who told him that a new bar will be replacing the demolished dive.  As our other pal Inna notes:

I love how the Chinese lanterns are still there!

Damn, remember when the only thing threatening the Attic used to be that music-hating NIMBY neighbor?