Mr. Toad’s buggy ride


Frog was saving this spot for someone else but was tragically crushed by a mysterious maniacal motorist who yelled, “No savesies!

Spotted on Valencha.

Wo Hing General Store

Wo Hing General Store

The former Slanted Door opens in just days on Valencia Street near 17th. I couldn’t afford to eat there before, but the new menu promises to be more affordable. I got to sample a few items and I can say that the food is incredible. Seriously, try the shrimp. They’re fried and salted, with all the juice left inside. Everything I tried was really flavorful.

The interior is nice and fancy-feeling. The bar is made out of planks from a bowling alley and the upstairs is walled in with reclaimed Muni shelter glass. (They’ve definitely cleaned it since bringing it indoors)

Eater SF has more (better) descriptions of the place here.

Ladies who race

I hear third prize is one of those kickass Alite sleeping bags. Best of luck, gals!

Shooting a music video in the park

First they lip synced and did some synchronized dance moves. Then they sashayed down the sidewalk, vamping and lip syncing some more:

I got kind of a South African Rod Stewart or Dutch Wham! vibe from the whole thing. In other words, it was the highlight of my day.

Dolores from above

I’m gonna miss that little clubhouse when it’s gone. Click the pic to make it big.

[via Castle Numbskull]

Help local comedy troupe Killing My Lobster move into a dream theater space on Mission Street

From their Kickstarter page (which also contains an entertaining video filled with lots more salient info):

Killing My Lobster has finally found the perfect location to build a premier  theater space. A project which brings to an end 15 years of wandering from theater rental to theater rental. The space resides in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district on 24th and Mission St.

The new venue would be a creative hub to hundreds of artists including actors, writers, choreographers, musicians, stand-up comedians and whoever else requires a theater for their production. Killing My Lobster also needs a versatile work space to allow them to expand the classes they make available to the community.

But the clock is ticking, as KML must acquire enough funds to secure the lease and move-in overhead in the next 2 months. And our goal is to have the theater operational by February of 2012 for a show celebrating our 15th birthday (February 14th, 1997).

There are eight days left in this initial campaign, and they’ve only got a few hundred dollars left to go, but they’ll need all the help they can get as this initial campaign is only gonna raise a fraction of the total amount they’ll need to open in early 2012 as planned. If you donate to the cause, you get to choose from a variety of rewards. Have a look.

Pierogi, borscht, blintzes and more at pop-up dinner tonight at La Victoria

It’s called Old World, and it sounds pretty good:

Hey friends and anyone interested in some great east European and Jewish soul food! We’ve got an awesome menu for this Wednesday packed full of can’t miss items: three pierogies; chicken soup with liver dumpling; our transcendant borscht and more.

View the  full menu, RSVP and invite your friends here!

Bart boner

This is so much better than BART boner!

[via Storts]

Curated book lending arrives in the Mission

Tucked away in the back of Viracocha on Valencia Street is a tiny lending library, carefully curated and impeccably kept. Founded by Kristina Kearns, Ourshelves was inspired by all the talk of the publishing industry’s impending death and Kearns’ personal desire to preserve books. “I wanted to create something between a bookshop and a library,” Kearns said. Ourshelves has been open since July, and has since gained over 90 paid members. Her philosophy is simple: good books and an active librarian to help readers find them. The space also features desks and a cozy reading nook.

Kearns now plans to open and curate 10 free sister libraries in safe houses, shelters, and student centers around San Francisco, with personalized collections based on the requests of residents. With help from a donation from the Awesome Foundation, the first will open next month in the Riley Center for victims of domestic abuse, located in the Women’s Building on 18th Street, and will feature books in several languages for adults, young adults, and children.

Nobunny and Ty Segall masquerade as the New York Dolls and the Gories respectively this Friday at Brick and Mortar Music Hall

Further details:


Fri, October 28, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Can’t wait to see Nobunny do “Trash” and Ty do “Nitroglycerin”:

RSVP and invite your friends! Buy tickets!