Former Supervisors Matt Gonzalez and Tony Hall on what’s up with SF these days

This is from the latest installment of Valerie Luu‘s #100drinksdivis project, in which she has a drink with 100 of her neighbors along the Divisadero Corridor:

Matt: “There’s still a lot of artists here, and galleries that are opening in places you don’t expect.” [Matt has an art opening at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery on March 5.]
Tony: “It’s a city that’s trying to find its soul again. It might take another 5, 10, 15 years.”

Good news and bad news, I guess. Sounds about right.

Keep up the good work, Val-Pal!

Check out this promotional item for Friday night comedy at Pissed Off Pete’s

[via Pissed Off Pete's on Facebook]

Why are people so weird about paying a $5 cover to see a band or DJ?

Here’s a status update from our pal Matt who sometimes works the door at a local nightlife venue:

I’ve worked a few doors in recent years, and it always baffles me when people are baffled by a $5 cover. Bands and DJs and door people and bar backs and bartenders work hard. Don’t freak out, just pay the little $5, right?

P.S. Remember Jane Parton?

I wonder what became of this friendly kitty

Local blog te Aprecio just posted this photo, and labeled it as having been taken in 2011. A lot has changed in the area surrounding 19th and Hampshire since then.

I wonder how the kitty is doing.


Ad campaign by food-delivery startup Seamless revels in hilarity of artists being forced out of communities

Almost makes you want to print up some posters telling tech workers they’re hated and they should leave.

[via Sexpigeon]

Planet Dolores

I’d live there I think.

(I wonder what the burritos are like.)

[via Abby]

Coopers Pale Ale on tap in the United States for the first time ever thanks to Bender’s!

All the way from Australia!

[via Talent Is An Asset]

Spend Valentine’s Day with DJ Primo the artist and DJ Primo the DJ

I’ve got a Primo original hanging in my room and I couldn’t be happier about it. Get one for yourself this Saturday:

In case you’re around and want to see some paintings or a few of these weird tshirts I made, this is going on this Saturday night at 1114 Folsom, later that night we’ll be moving to Amnesia for our 2 MEN WILL MOVE YOU party

The shirts are pretty righteous too:

Check out Primo’s Instagram for more.

Learn to brew your own beer at Rainbow Grocery

I don’t know Kevin, but Alejandro is a really fun dude. This will be a greaaaat way to learn brewing. (Plus I hear there’s free beer involved.)

And be sure to follow Rainbow Grocery on Instagram to stay hip to other fun stuff happening at the store.

[via Talent Is An Asset]

What 4505 Meats’ fancy bologna looks like coming out of the meat grinder

A video posted by 4505 Meats (@4505meats) on

Pretty cool.

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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

[Photo by Sexpigeon, Homestead, 2009]