SF Zine Fest 2013 is today and all weekend!

Can’t believe SF Zine Fest is here again already! Here’s the scoop:

The 12th annual San Francisco Zine Fest will be hosted at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Avenue + Lincoln Way) on August 31st and September 1st, 2013. As always, the SF Zine Fest is a FREE event to all public attendees.

We are proud to feature over 140 creators in two huge exhibition halls. Our hosted community of writers, artists, and zinesters will have an array of work on display, ranging from nationally recognized publishers in the DIY and small-press scenes, to local creators based throughout the Bay Area.

In addition to our exhibitors, SFZF will also host numerous events throughout the weekend, including spotlights on our special guests Justin Hall, Roman Muradov, & Sophia Foster-Dimino, as well as zinester workshops and discussions of all things DIY.

Read on for more info.

Small Crimes (aka Caryn Kesler) DJs American Tripps tonight

Beloved Mission partier Caryn Kesler has been real busy helping launch the new Mission-based radio station BFF.fm, but she’s taking time out of her schedule tonight, to perform before a real live audience at American Tripps:

It’s time once again for our reliable ol’ monthly party at DSF, right near the corner of Haight and Fillmore. Make a night of it with stops at any number of the Lower Haight’s fine watering holes and eateries, and then wash it all down with a night of BERLIN-STYLE PING PONG PARTY ACTION!

Making her American Tripps DJing debut this month is Small Crimes (of BFF.fm). Small Crimes says, via IM, “i’ve been deciding whether or not i want to play just electronica or like some electronic pop stuff too.” Sounds like a good dilemma to us!!!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Here’s the poster art:

[Small Crimes photo by koxie]

It’s so hot today, everything’s in sloooooooow motion

One of the latest from Jeff Diehl, who’s also responsible for Spots Unknown, which has featured all sorts of cool, nostalgic posts like this and this.

Damn.  Now I want some ice cream.

The closest thing to Texas barbecue in SF?

UPDATE: There was some kind of emergency or tragedy and this is no longer taking place :(

Something fun happening at the new Adobe Books tonight

Have you had a chance to check out the new Adobe Books location on 24th Street yet?  If not, tonight’s the perfect excuse to visit and hang for a rad book reading and movie viewing:

  • The evening will begin with a reception at 7pm.
  • Then Jeremy and Matt will be skyping in to read certain passages of their book, Still Dots, from 8-8:30.
  • This will be followed by a rare screening of Carol Reed’s The Third Man starting at 8:30pm, starring Orson Welles.

Details here!

Also, now would be a good time to look back on the recent history of Adobe, courtesy of Andrew McKinley, the owner of the former 16th Street location, in this deeply personal account that he wrote on notebook paper:

Blame it on the Internet; it is so easy but oh, so true. The number of bookstores diminished quickly. The content and knowledge in them was available elsewhere. When we opened, we were one of five street-accessible shops within one block of 16th Street and Valencia Street. Now there will be none.

Read on.

Show your support for the second-best neighborhood in the city

DSF Clothing Company is doing its part to help some of its neighbors. Here’s the deal:

Support your neighbors and grab this limited edition color way “Lower Haight” tee. All profits from the sale of this shirt go towards the recent 373 Haight street fire victims. This is a pay what you want design. Shirts will be available to pick up mid september at D-Structure.

Check it out!

Look at this blurry shot of my fried-green tomato BLT, also the menu at Pal’s lately btw

Pal’s Take Away, making great use of their new space on 24th between Folsom and Treat, is KILLING IT lately. Here’s what was up today:

  • Dave’s house-smoked brisket/Firebrand roll, spicy herbed slaw, rstd cherry tomato relish, Russian dressing, greens
  • BLT Zarella/Bacon, heirloom lettuce, deep-fried green tomato, mozzarella, sriacha mayo/Josey Baker bread
  • Rstd. turkey breast/firebrand roll, sharp cheddar-pimento spread, rapini, more greens, balsamic mayo
  • Chili-lime Oregon Bay shrimp/Fire brand roll, rstd curried cherry tomato, avocado, cucumber, daikon sprout, arugula, wasabe mayo
  • A veggie on Josey Baker bread/herbed dragon tongue beans, ranch egg, tomato, avocado, sprouted broccoli, greens,mayo

Eat there soon if you haven’t already!

A ‘San Francisco Style’ house, according to Sacramento

What’s it look like? Boom:

Ok sure.

MetroList PRO adds:

Trophy Home! Exciting/Restored/Fabulous! Huge kitchen w/vintage detailing! Timeless, fun home! Approx. 1650 basement/garage-You’ll love it, includes 5th remote bdrm, wine room & can hold several cars! Vacation living w/pool that’s been resurfaced! French doors, balcony, period features. Light & bright floorplan. It’s easy to live really well here. Lake Tahoe Bedroom with Bath. You’ll never see another home like this! Great built-ins! San Francisco feeling.

Click through for interior pics: [link]

P.S. Our Sacto-lovin’ pal Agnes has this to say:

omg you guys are so mad at that sf style house. sacramento is our state capital, have some respect!!!!!

No doubt!

The Real (fake) Wolverine

Sure, they have movies at places like The Metreon, where you can get some fro-yo in the lobby, or Sundance Kabuki Cinemas where you can pay a mandatory convenience fee because they compost, or you can see a movie at The Balboa, where they show you a whole ‘nother mini movie before the actual movie! Check out The Wolverine, starring a few buddies of ours:

Melissa Xides loves our gentrification

YouTube user Kyle Smeallie uploaded a video from Jack Spade’s hearing in front of the Board of Appeals where Melissa Xides, Vice President of Global Sales and Retail at Jack Spade, remarked not only that they fell in love with the gentrification of the Mission, but also the “uniqueness and character”, which they apparently now intend to help erode. Note the nice little remix at the end.