Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to SF Vegan Drinks and spotted this lovely bicycle parked right outside:
PROTIP: If you are going to troll a bunch of drunk vegans, learn how to properly lock your bike.
Talked to a police officer today while I was stopped at the light in front of MrPickle. I asked if they were looking for Mr Pickle.
me: “You guys looking for Mr Pickle ”
officer: “Yes, we are.”
me: “I saw him on flickr”
officer: “Yeah, we checked that out.”
me: “maybe he’s free-basing dill under the bridge”
officer: no reaction
me: “actually, I think he’s a runaway. He’s probably in México, on the beach.”
officer: “yeah, the sombrero.”
light turns green, we smile, I ride up 20th …thinking about Mr. Pickle on the beach in México.
One of my favorite activities is reading the #mlnow feed on twitter so I can steal the tips sent to Mission Loc@l and post them here. Yesterday was a particularly riveting day as Mission Loc@l reporter Armand Emamdjomeh spent the entire day hanging out at the McDonald’s on 24th and Mission. Here are the highlights:
A little self-deprecation?:
730 am and the place is bustling. Amazed by the people socializing, reading or just…staring. #mlnow (link)
Apparently McDonald’s has some unspoken racial segregation:
Who knew mcdonald’s was such a meeting space? Mexicans, Salvadorans, Chapines, to each their own corner. Quieting down now. #mlnow (link)
Nothing says romance like a nutritious Happy Meal with apple slices:
Two boys just got up the nerve to go sit down w two girls across the restaurant. Godspeed! #mlnow (link)
Ultimately, it sounds like a pretty boring place to hang out. No surprises there.
Rock the Bike is hosting the “First Annual Dolores Park to Maker Faire social ride” this Saturday, May 30th. People will be gathering at Dolores Park at 8:30 and the mellow ride departs at 9am. Additionally, you’ll get $10 off your admission to the faire if you ride your bike. Rock!
Reader Natalie G. reports that a group of local street rockabilly musicians were rocking out at 16th and Valencia last night:
The Ferocious Few were playing at 16th and Valencia, 9:45 this fine Wednesday evening. Crazy guy dancing along (not pictured).
This is certainly a nice alternative to Jews for Jesus group that has been taking over the corner lately.
Jason Schlachet noticed that an unusually high amount of cars were booted on 700 Block of Capp:
“Saw at least 3 vehicles booted on 700blk of Capp. what happened?”
One of the cars booted was a newish Mini Cooper. By the time the owner gets the boot off that car, the most difficult window to replace will have been smashed out, a homeless guy will have urinated in the back seat, all the toll money will have been spent on a round of Corona’s at El Trebol and the “totally awesome” collection of Ludacris and Chingy CDs will have been sold in front of the Bank of America on Mission.
As you might have heard, there is a new food cart, Sexy Soup Cart, serving up cheap eats in the Mission. I was initially a little taken aback at the boldness required to call, presumably, oneself sexy in such a public way. Is this required to market soup these days in the Mission? Am I completely missing something? I decided to go straight to the source to find out.
Kevin Montgomery: What brings you out to the neighborhood?
Sexy Soup Lady: I’m constantly inspired and moved by the adventurous and enterprising nature of San Franciscans and in particular the uniqueness and spirit of folks in the Mission. As a local nutritionist and chef dedicated to nourishing the body, and thereby the soul, of Bay Area residents, I was particularly inspired by the community building I saw when I participated in my first experience with MagicCurryCart, CremeBruleeCart, and AmuseBouchSF at the Friday night suppers. It was such a fun and playful atmosphere and I just couldn’t resist being a part of this movement. I wanted to contribute through my dedication to the use of local and seasonal foods. Each of my soups will be based on the locally available, seasonal foods offered to us through our many farmer’s markets – that’s why the last soup was an asparagus soup, which is delicious and in season right now!
KM: Why “sexy?” Do you think it is a little Do you feel you need to use sex to sell your soup?
SSL: The reason I joined the cart movement wasn’t necessarily for entrepreneurial reasons, it was simply because I loved the fun and playful atmosphere it provided for me to meet others in the community I love and to nourish my neighbors with healthy food. When it came down to naming my cart, I wanted to emphasize the fun and playful aspect that so endeared me to the experience. What’s more playful than a Sexy Soup? The adjective sexy is not being used in the erotic sense, but in the alternate definition meaning “interesting, exciting, appealing.” Just as the Curry is Magic, so is the Soup Sexy!
You can follow the adventures of the Sexy Soup Lady on Twitter or feast on a cup in various Mission alleys with other popular street carts.
Users of Foursquare, an unpopular location-based mobile social network, have quite a bit of hate for Dolores Park. Kids? Transplants? Hipster Hive? Fixieknoll? Banana Hammocks???? Thanks, Foursquare. Next time I want to sound like an elitist ass while describing D.P. to some friends, I’ll bust out this list.