Tamale Lady, the restaurant, coming soon for real!

It took a lot of political willpower, apparently, but it’s happening! Mission Local reports:

Nate Albee, legislative aide to Supervisor David Campos, confirmed the details to Mission Local Monday.

“It will be her very own place,” Albee says. “We pulled out all the stops, and it took six months, but we found a place.”

Campos told us about the 16th and Mission location in a text message last week, which Albee says was going to be a secret until they signed the lease and had a press conference likely in January. “He was not supposed to tell anyone that,” Albee sighed. “Oh, David.”

And it looks like they’ll have beer! Might never have to go to Zeitgeist again! (Just kidding.) Read on for lots more info.

[Photo by Trey Graham]

Cool photo of Sutro Tower [NSFW]

[Photo by Ivan Cash, via Synthetic Pubes]

My favorite New Year’s Day tradition: Brunch with Rice Paper Scissors!

You ready for this? Rice Paper Scissors is coming at us FULL FORCE first thing in 2014. This year, rather than on a sidewalk or in a garage, it’s in a real brick-and-mortar establishment — Brick & Mortar Music Hall, right here in the Mission! (Which means, FULL BAR!) Here’s the menu, in full:


Ham Sui Gok – Fried Mochi Dumplings – 8
fried mochi dumplings filled with pork and shiitake mushrooms

Mushroom Pâté Chaud – 6
puff pastry filled with ground chicken, pate, and wood ear mushrooms
(+) add a fried egg – 1

Dry Fried Chicken Wings – 11
crispy chicken wings served with a lemongrass and chili glaze


Breakfast Banh Mi – 9
two fried eggs and cha lua (Vietnamese ham) with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

Vegetarian Breakfast Banh Mi – 9
two fried eggs with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

Hanoi-Style Beef Pho – 13
fresh rice noodles in beef broth with hanger steak, shaved onions, cilantro, scallions and limes

Vegetarian Ca Ri – 13
Madras yellow coconut curry with market vegetables. served with rice, buttered baby carrots and dill


Jasmine Tea – 3

Vietnamese Iced Coffee – 3
shot of slow dripped Trung Nguyen coffee with condensed milk

Kumquat Ginger Beer – 3
housemade ginger beer with candied kumquats. cure for the common hangover.

Full bar from Brick and Mortar bar – bloody marys and mimosas for all!

Nothing has ever made me feel sooo good on a hungover New Year’s Day morning as brunch by RPS. Do not miss! RSVP and invite your friends and family!

’80s-album-cover sky over the Mission

[via @bodieswork]

Say goodbye to the giant seal mural

[via The Fog Bender]

Market Street in the late ’90s

Local historian David Enos just unearthed this blurry but evocative photograph of the scene on Market Street in the late ’90s. Don’t you wanna just dive in and swim around in it?

Naked wolf lady hobo graffiti

[via The Fog Bender]

CONTEST: Win tickets to a Talking Heads New Year’s Eve party!

Here’s the deal:

How would you like to spend New Year’s Eve with a KILLER Talking Heads cover band? Oh, you’d LOVE to? Well you’re in luck…


• TALKING HEADS cover band (featuring members of North American Scum)
• DJ Nicky Peeps (BFF.fm, KALX) spinning power pop
• DJ JustStella (American Tripps, BFF.fm) spinning classic CBGB hits
• DJ Elisa Rocket (KDVS, Smithsonian Folkways) spinning African party music
• Berlin-style PING PONG
• Skeeball courtesy of Joey the Cat

AND it’s at the incredibly awesome FOLSOM STREET FOUNDRY!!!!!!!

The band, in addition to members of North American Scum, also features Natalie Galatzer of Bike Basket Pies fame on backing vocals and lead vocals! And be sure to catch DJ JustStella’s BFF.fm show (Friday 8-10pm) and DJ Nick Pal’s BFF.fm show (Sunday 6-8pm) for a little taste of their tastes.

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS, tell us your favorite Talking Heads jam in the comments section below. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Contest ends at 5pm this coming Monday.

To buy tickets, hit up AmericanTrippsNYE.eventbrite.com

This may look like a still from a Wes Anderson movie, but it’s really just North Beach

[via The Tens]

Which is it?

[via Less Jokes]