The top five Mission Mission posts of 2012

(According to statistics and stuff.)

5. Beerito! (Or: How to smuggle a beer into a music festival by disguising it as a burrito)

4. Louis C.K. performs secret Saturday night show in SF, picks up everybody’s bar tabs

3. 122-year-old gravestone washes up on Ocean Beach

2. Emoji man giving the finger and jacking off onto emoji woman’s face and tits

1. Peeing out the window of a moving Muni bus (aka Princess Buspiss)

Happy New Year, y’all!

Rice Paper Scissors New Year’s Day Brunch — at Whiz Burgers!

Woohoo! Last year’s Rice Paper Scissors New Year’s Day Brunch was the best meal I had in all of 2012 — and I had a lot of great meals in 2012. So, look forward to this:

We’re popping up for our annual New Year’s Day Brunch at Whiz Burgers, the iconic burger joint on the corner of 18th and South Van Ness avenue.

On the menu: fried egg banh mi’s and pho and Vietnamese coffee and everything else to make life feel alright (and maybe even awesome.)

Excited to start the new year with y’all.

Valerie + Katie + Zoe

Plus, you’ve probably never eaten at Whiz Burgers. What a way to break your streak!

RSVP and invite your friends! See the full menu here.

[Photo by Telstar Logistics]

Donate to Capp & 23rd fire victims

Consider helping out our neighbors affected by Saturday morning’s fire. From the Capp and 23rd Fire Victim’s Support Facebook page:

Clothing donations are already coming in. Thank you!

New drop off time added for 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Monday, 12/31, at 1050 South Van Ness Ave.

You can still drop off donations tonight … (yes, New Year’s Eve, 12/31/12) between 8pm-10pm also at 1050 South Van Ness.

On 1/2/13 or later, you can bring donations to 938 Valencia St. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

As I said earlier, the Dolores Shelter Program will make arrangements to get these donations to the affected people as soon as possible.

(Thanks, Laurie!)

More scenes from the Capp St. fire


Fire on Capp Street Between 22nd and 23rd

fire, mission district, san francisco, December 29th fire

Our friend Chris Wright just sent us photos of a morning fire currently blazing on Capp Street between 22nd and 23rd. The fire department is on the scene – hope everyone is ok!


Bike Basket Pies returns to the Mission for one night only!

Here’s the deal:

Bike Basket Pies is coming out of “retirement” for one night!

This Sunday, December 30th, I (natalie of bbpies) will be selling pies at the Unresolved Love Life of Evelyn Lee from 9 pm to close. I’ll have 3 dozen miniature pies in 3 varieties:

-potato, leek, & cheddar
-shaker lemon
-pear ginger

Pies’ll be $4 a pop. This probably won’t happen again, so I hope so see you Sunday!

Evelyn Lee is at Mariposa & Potrero, and it’s a bar so this party is 21+.

Can’t wait! RSVP and invite your friends!

P.S. If you’ve still got some belated holiday shopping left to do, consider the Bike Basket Pies Booklet, available online or at a fine local bookstore near you.

P.P.S. I might just get there right at 9 and buy (and eat) ALL the pies. So you better be there on time — and be ready to rumble.

What is today’s special?

Sounds cool, thanks.

Cruisin’ at the show: Limp Wrist double feature tonight!

Everybody’s favorite queercore band, Limp Wrist, is playing two shows tonight in the Mission! The all ages show starts at 4PM at SUB-mission and the 21+ show starts at 9PM at El Rio (doors at 8!).  A not very reliable source also told me that Los Crudos might be making an appearance, but uhhh that’s not reliable information.

Update: Midnight Brain is not playing the El Rio show. Bummer. According to the Facebook invite, Permanent Ruin will be playing instead! (Thanks mentalbeat!)

One of the best shows I’ve ever seen was Limp Wrist at SUB-mission about four years ago. I climbed up on some crates behind the band and could see down the drummer’s underwear and gaze upon the bear pit. I hope tonight is just as amazing.  We are livid!

‘Christmas Is A Feeling,’ a classic Christmas carol made in the Mission

Brings tears to my eyes every time:

The song by Thee Oh Sees that I played five times last night on the jukebox at Rock Bar

Rock Bar’s jukebox of course is famously curated by the crew at Aquarius Records, and they do a great job. A nice mix of old stuff and new stuff, most of which you don’t see on other jukeboxes. Sure, with those internet jukeboxes at other bars, you can play almost anything you want — but you can’t play this Oh Sees song:

Note that at Rock Bar (and on the CD and on Spotify) the song is called “Corrupted Coffin” because some track listings got mixed up.

They’ve also got Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall and Chelsea Wolfe and the Mallard and the Monks and Blasted Canyons and on and on and on.