Kitty Vs. Butterfly

Photo by celine nadeau.


Serious Cat Serious About Mexico

Yay Kittens!


Doña Tere Gets It; Taco Bell Does Not

Doña Tere must have liked the Tijuana taco stands as well, but she wasn’t around to let me sample her fare.  Anyone ever try the tacos at this place on 21st and Florida, across the street from Pirate Cat Radio?

And Taco Bell, are you listening?  When I mentioned shrimp tacos, this is not what I was talking about.

Perhaps Broke Ass Stuart has the answer?

Previously: Mission Taquerias Need to Step it Up

Dancefloor-Shattering Disco Monsters

Over at RCRD LBL right now, you can listen to and download yourself a copy of “Stay Soft,” a dancefloor shatterer of a single if ever there was one. It’s off Sugar & Gold‘s forthcoming second LP, due April 27th. Do it to it!

P.S. It’s right up there with LCD Soundsystem’s latest.

Knife Vs. Bean Bag Rounds

A couple weeks ago it was reported that SFPD had discharged some bean bag rounds at some nut with a knife, allegedly. Last night, reader Channing filled us in on what really went down, allegedly:

Captain Corrales commented on the incident [last night] at the Police Community meeting. The following is my recollection of Corrales’ account:

There was a disturbed man wandering around the area with a knife. Police shot him with some unspecified less-than-lethal weapon, to no effect, and then pepper-sprayed him, also to no effect. They finally restrained him by brute force, resulting in unspecified injuries to three officers.

Apparently, when the man was identified it turned out that both he and his father had missing-persons reports on them. Oakland PD searched an address associated with the two and found that his father had been murdered, probably by the son.

Photo by Troy Holden.

DANCE PARTY Pirate Cat Radio Benefit at Blue Macaw TONIGHT!!!

We’re always happy to report something positive at the Blue Macaw, that oft-embattled new venue at the old 12 Galaxies place, so I’m sure you can imagine me sitting here pooping more rainbows than SF’s schizophrenic “now it’s raining/now it’s not” weather has over the last few days.  Couple that with a benefit for our favorite under-siege radio station (RIP Energy 92.3–although MOVEiN 99.7 has picked up the slack quite diligently) and you’ve got something to do on a Wednesday night!

This one should be rather fun, too, since it’s a 50′s and 60′s OLDIES and SOUL NIGHT DANCE PARTY hosted by Pirate Cat DJs PsychoKat, Voodoo Idol, and Starbuck!  And don’t worry if you suck at dancing, because Brian Gardner of the Mission’s own Swing Goth will be on the scene with his innovative fun not frustration teaching technique.

The fun starts at 7pm tonight, with dance lessons starting at 7:30 at the Blue Macaw on Mission and 21st.  Admission will be on a $5-20 sliding scale, depending on your generosity.  Keeping in proper sock-hop theme, alcoholic Root Beer Floats will be served as well!  Nobody tell the chaperons!!!


Pirate Cat Radio fined $10k and Ceases FM Broadcast

Bourdain Bonanza

Heavy Police Activity at Blue Macaw

What’s Up With the New 12 Galaxies?

Estraberi Sale At La Loma Produce

This, and the full linguistic deconstruction at MrEricSir.

Mission SF Credit Union Offers 'Bike Loans'

The Mission SF Federal Credit Union will loan you up to $2500 to buy a bike and the interest rate works out to less than half of what you would pay on your maxed-out credit card. So now is the time to hit the “buy” button on that painstakingly customized, feminine colored single-speed that’s been sitting in your Mission Bicycle cart.

Get the scoop at SF Appeal.

SFGate: Mission Bartenders Are A Bunch Of Meanies

This Mission’s own Revolution Cafe and Zeitgeist were singled out as two of the meanest SF bars in this City Brights post by Harmon Leon. Hey, stop laughing! He’s a really sensitive guy, and they hurt his feelings. Mr. Leon, who at the time of this post was on the phone crying to his mommy, was not available to comment.

Seriously, though. Don’t be mean. Best jerked-around-by-Zeitgeist-’tenders story gets a bloody mary on me.

(via Brizz @ Uptown Almanac)

The Mission is Not Mexico, Highly Scientific Statistics Prove

Concerned Guajolote breaks it down:

Just to quantify there are 2800 hits for “pico de gallo” in the .mx domain, referring mostly to a kind of fruit salad, and 2000 in the domain; by comparison there are 263,000 hits for “chile en escabeche” in .mx and precisely 1 in “Pico de gallo” is a bit of a gringo shibboleth, not sure why. Anyway it is good to see attention to the severe mexican food shortages in the mission, tacos are not personally where I would put the emphasis (you can kind of get them in spots), but we are really lacking in the following categories, where the percentages are market share/availability:

Fondas: 20% in Mexico, 0% in Mission
Tacos: 30% in Mexico, 15% in Mission
Quesadillas*: 25% in Mexico, 0.0000% in Mission
Restaurantes: 10% in Mex, 3% in Mission bc of places like Regalito and Poc Chuc
Puestitos: 15% Mexico, .5% Mission

Quite a market niche, whoever wants to bring the other 80% of Mexican food to the virgin streets of the Mission.

*By quesadilla I mean some ingredients wrapped in masa and dropped in a fryer and that has either huitlacoche or flor de calabaza

Is it too late for Mr. Guajolote to make a run for mayor?


Everything You Know About Quesadillas Is Wrong

65-Year-Old Man Humming 'Bad Romance' Outside My Window

LOVE this. Who else is pumped about Lollapalooza?

Thanks for sharing, Jess!