After all these years, perennial popup Rice Paper Scissors is finally opening its own restaurant — in the Mission!!!!!!


It’s on the corner of 22nd and Folsom! So close to home! Here’s the plan:

We want to open a casual neighborhood restaurant that brings the look, feel and food of Saigon to San Francisco. Think bright colors, tropical plants, pyramids of fresh fruit and playful plateware! We want it to feel cozy yet as if you’ve just stepped into another country. After all, vacation is a state of mind.

How about hours?

We’ll be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.

And the menu?

The menu will feature noodle soups and rice plates that keep you warm on those cold San Francisco nights, plus street food and dim sum bites.


…Bun Bo Hue (spicy lemongrass beef noodle soup), Chicken Pho, Pork Garlic Noodles, Fried Egg Sandwiches, Yellow Curry with Udon Noodles, and Handmade Lamb Dumplings. We’ll continue to make everything from scratch, like our shrimp chips and oyster sauce, to offer Vietnamese food that is soulful and exciting.

Will there be booze???

And of course, beer and wine to enjoy it with!

Yesssssssssssss! Okay everything sounds perfect. Here’s another photo:


The place is totally bare bones at the moment, so they’ve got a lot of work to do, and there’s a Kickstarter campaign with some killer rewards if you’d like to help them out!

Congrats, RPS!

[Photos by Andria Lo]

Another good movie called “Moonlight” (It’s by Hanni El Khatib who plays the Chapel tonight as part of Noise Pop!)


That song’s from a couple years back, but this current tour is in support of Hanni El Khatib‘s just-released “Savage Times” album.

Tonight’s show is sold out, but maybe you can still get in if you have a Noise Pop festival pass or you work for a blog or you manage to connect with someone on the Facebook invite.

All-vinyl emo night this Thursday at the Knockout


Here’s the plan:

Spinning all the sounds from your youth on VINYL including The Promise Ring, Weezer, Cap’n Jazz, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio and more!

Post your requests! #emonightsf #makemeamixtape

Drink specials + photo booth + tacos next door.

FREE! 21+

RSVP and invite your friends!

Public service announcement regarding sex workers

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[via Doc Pop]

“Debris in SF Bay may impact arrival times”

So says an email update from Golden Gate Ferry this morning. Here’s the rest:

With the recent winter storms and rainy weather, there is an unprecedented amount of debris floating in the San Francisco Bay. Maneuvering around this debris may cause some Golden Gate Ferry arrivals to be delayed, especially during the early morning and late evening commute trips when visibility is decreased due to darkness.

We will do our best to keep trips on time, but the safety of our passengers is paramount. We regret any inconvenience.

Wowee. Now go enjoy yourself a possibly slightly delayed budget yachting adventure quick before the government relaxes even more environmental regulations and the San Francisco Bay turns into a giant debris-filled tar pit!


[Photo by Honey Jets]

NO WALL over the Mission


(Thanks, Anonymous Tipp!)



Thanks to the excellent news that they’ve found a new spot to relocate to just a block or so away, we can once again enjoy a silly joke about Doc’s Clock, and sad poems about it are no longer necessary.

[via Matty G]

Super Bowl party at the Chapel with Georgia vs. New England food menu and 24-foot screen


No cover. Front bar opens at 11am, main room 2pm. Here’s the food:

  • Sliders (cheeseburger and fried chicken)
  • Fries
  • Animal fries
  • Dirty Bird Wings
  • Spicy Georgia Peach Chutney
  • Deflatoes - crispy potato skins with bacon, cheddar cheese, green onion and ranch
  • Old Bay Crostinis
  • Chips and Guacamole
  • Housemade potato chips with ranch

RSVP and invite your friends!

Kinda-secret, kinda-tiki bar temporarily in the Mission


Don’t wanna show or tell too much because the mystery part is a big part of the fun, but the drinks were epic and the food was great too.

The place is called Flip Flop for now, but it’ll be different in a couple months. It’s part of a larger concept called Over Proof, and to find it you gotta go into ABV and up a staircase in the back, and to get in you need to have a reservation.


[Photos by Wes Rowe]

Twins pins!

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PSA Press debuts yet another entry in their long list of enamel pins celebrating San Francisco’s history! Here’s what they have to say about the Twins:

Marian and Vivian Brown were American identical twins and celebrity icons of San Francisco for more than 40 years. Known as the San Francisco Twins, they were renowned for their appearance in media with adorning signature identically bright snappy outfits and hats atop meticulously coiffed hair. We seek to honor them as they are one of the reasons we fell in love with San Francisco when we moved here over 10 years ago.

Fun Facts about the Brown sisters:

1. When asked if they ever wore pants, Marian said, “I have never owned a pair, I never intend to buy a pair even if they were made of silk!” 2. The twins’ favorite meal was a small combination pizza from Uncle Vito’s served at 4:30 in the afternoon.

3.The twins always wore fake fur. “They call it faux fur but I call it fake. F.A.K.E!” said Marian in one interview.

Vivian passed away on January 9, 2013 at age 85
Marian passed away on November 20, 2014 at age 87

It’s two separate pins sold as a set, so you can have one for you and one for your twin (or bestie). Gettem here.

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Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission