Inside the WesBurger fried chicken burrito

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Mmmm.

[via WesBurger on Instagram]

Better Know a Bartender

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F*ck Caleb! And we say that with nothing less then true love and affection for Pops bartender Caleb, aka Sprinkles. Known for inventing delicious speciality cocktails on the fly, he often stumps the rest of the staff when patrons come in wanting a repeat of an “off menu” Caleb concoction. One such cocktail is called “Risky Business”, a simple and delicious combination of tequila infused with cucumber over ice and soda water. See what Caleb cooks up for you every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at Pops Bar.

Check out this week’s entertainment line up:

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It’s It pins!

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From PSA Press, the makers of the Casa Sanchez “Jimmy the Cornman” pin and the Doggie Diner head pin, a very special new set:

*Choose from Vanilla, Mint, or the BRAND NEW 2016 flavor Green Tea. Buy all 3 as a set and save $$$ (see options/images below)

A San Francisco legend that was born in 1928 when it was first created and sold exclusively at the equally iconic Playland Amusement Park next to Ocean Beach that closed in 1972 after 46 years. There are 6 well known IT’S-IT flavors. On August 18th, 2016 the latest (7th) flavor was revealed to be Green Tea.

Limited Edition enamel pin

1.25 inches

Hard enamel antique gold with 3 color fill and two butterfly clutches on the back to prevent spinning.

*You can have the actual ice cream treat delivered: www.itsiticecream.com

Get your It’s It pins here, and/or browse the rest of PSA Press’s products here.

A campaign slogan we can get behind

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[via Chef Danny Bowien on Instagram]

One last reminder: Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party is THIS SATURDAY!

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Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2016 is finally (almost) here! Here’s the musical lineup:

MIAMI HORROR
5:00pm–6:00pm

HAZEL ENGLISH
4:20pm–5:00pm

LA GENTE
4:20pm–5:00pm

CHICANO BATMAN
3:20pm–4:20pm

DOS FOUR
2:40pm–3:20pm

SPOOKY MANSION
2:40pm–3:20pm

BOULEVARDS
2:00pm–2:40pm

MADELINE KENNEY
1:30pm–2:00pm

DJ KRAZY
1:30pm–2:00pm

NICO YARYAN
1:00pm–1:30pm

There are three (!) stages, so be sure to give yourself a few minutes to find the right one! Read more about each performer here!

Last Nite (the ’00s dance party) celebrates its 3-year anniversary this Friday!

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Three years old already! Pretty soon they’re gonna be brainstorming ideas for a ’10s-themed dance party!

Here’s the invite:

Last Nite 3 Year Anniversary Party
with special guests Moving Units

COMPLIMENTARY 12oz. PBR to the 1st 100 paid guests, + $1 off PBR Tall Boys all night!

DJs Jamie Jams & Rocky (Last Nite), Omar Perez (POPSCENE, Club Leisure), Mario Muse (The Queen Is Dead) & Marco de la Vega (120 MINUTES)

Photos by MM (Club ID)

$15 door // $10 with RSVP before 10PM
9PM // 21+ with Valid ID

RSVP:

http://bit.ly/2aMkSqB

RSVP and invite your friends!

 

Drink of the Week: Limited edition dry-hopped Anchor Steam at Bender’s

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We stopped by for a pint last night and it was pretty cool. A rare twist on one of the most classic (and consistent) tastes in SF (and the world).

[Photo by Bender's on Instagram]

Now please enjoy all these past Drinks of the Weeks…

Earthquake memories

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I was at the Cal Academy of Sciences the other night for their weekly NightLife party (where it’s 21+ and there’s booze everywhere) and came upon this portion of their earthquake exhibit wherein visitors are asked to share earthquake-related memories.

Here’s a good one from the Mission:

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And this one is good too:

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Drink of the Week: Lo-Fi Aperitifs’ dry vermouth on the rocks (while watching the Goonies at Film Night in the Park)

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Those exact circumstances might be hard to duplicate — but you can definitely pick up Lo-Fi Aperitifs products at Royal Cuckoo Market on 19th Street, just a couple blocks from the park, which gets you about halfway there. Here’s what the bottle looks like:

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And here’s a closeup of the label, which gives you a nice hint of what to expect:

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And all those ingredients are local! Read all about it, and Lo-Fi Aperitifs’ other fine products, here.

Note also that this stuff goes really good in cocktails, like this one my pal Jess had:

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(That photo is by Jess.)

Now please enjoy all these previous Drinks of the Weeks…

Drama Talk & Drinks: The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident – “someone ate my goddamn ice cream sandwich”

We try not to miss our chance to see a show at PianoFight, after all what’s better than food, drinks and theater all in one place? We are particularly glad we didn’t miss The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, a new play by Barry Eitel (head writer of Boxcar Theater’s 2014 production of Speakeasy) that looks at what happens when you put together a crew of four oddballs on experimental space mission….to nowhere. If you haven’t experienced a Faultline Theater show at the PianoFight venue, this is the show to do it.

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Brittany: That was fun.

Katie: It was really fun. I love that the play was a walking, talking social experiment. Super entertaining and well done. My only criticism is the scene transitions could have been a little tighter.

B: Yeah, they definitely had some trouble with transitions. I think a lot of the problem was the lighting design. There were a few times I noticed the lights, and you really aren’t supposed to notice the lights. People didn’t even know it was intermission, and people only knew it was the end of the play when people started bowing.

K: Exactly, the ending didn’t feel like an ending. The lighting really threw me off.

B: I thought it was a creative concept though. Exploring what happens when four people share a small “space station” is surprisingly relatable, at least if you have had roommates. Somebody eating all the ice-cream sandwiches can totally create a month long drama. It’s so ridiculous, but so feasible at the same time. I would be pissed if I was stuck on a “space station” and I was looking forward to dessert all week and someone ate my goddamn ice-cream sandwich.

K: Me too! I thought there were a lot of clever moments in this piece. Those blue rope lights tho… so college dorm room.

B: I agree, but if the worst thing is the lighting design that’s a pretty good show.

K: True, and if you are wanting more after this show you can hit up the 9:30 show and after that you can hit up the 11:59 improv show and just theater your face off. Or just sit in the bar, eat, drink and listen to the live music. Not a bad night.

The Verdict: Refreshing, fun and clever. If you like seeing shows that have ridiculous relationship drama, but also hilariously reflect real-life, this is the night out at the theater for you.

The Drama Talk: Faultline Theater reliably pulls together talented people to put on interesting plays; The Ice-cream Sandwich Incident is no exception. Good talent, good set, good costumes, all around well produced (except we didn’t like the lighting design). The playwright’s ideas about how-to mediate conflicts in space are funny and fantastic. With such activities as a “space ballet” dance-off, a mock talk-show, and a reality TV style “chamber of emotions”, the play explores realistic roommate drama in hilarious ways.

The Drinks: We love PianoFight, because it’s a one stop shop for food and drinks and entertainment. If you haven’t made it to this venue yet you really should! Great food (OMG their fries), cocktails (the Goldrush is delicious and dangerous), two  theaters and a cabaret stage with live music. Sometimes it’s nice to only have to go to one place, and this night we did just that.

The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident runs through August 27th, with shows at 7:30 Thursday – Saturday, and 6pm on Sundays. Tickets range from $25 for VIP front row tickets, to $15 for general admission, or $10 (The Double Date) for groups of 4+, and are available through the Faultline Theater website.

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