Remembering the big salad at Ti Couz

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I stumbled onto this old photo (by Flickr user marie.francille) after I stumbled onto this old Mission Mission post (about people not eating at Ti Couz because the name made them think of vaginas) while looking for Star Wars-related Mission Mission posts for the “related posts” section of my post about Doc Pop’s new pin earlier.

Look at that salad. It sure was a nice big salad.

Grand Moff Tarkin enamel pin

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Local artist Doc Pop explains his latest creation:

Ever spent so much time searching for a thing, that you finally decided to just make it for yourself? I’m a big Star Wars fan and really wanted a high quality enamel pin based Grand Moff Tarkin’s imperial uniform. So I finally made some.

 Nice one, Doc! For sale here or at Mission: Comics & Art on Mission Street.

[via Doc's blog]

Scenes from a DEVO vs. Talking Heads party a couple weekends ago at El Rio

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The bands were killer (Suburban Robots, our local DEVO cover band, play December 9th at the Ivy Room in the East Bay between a Cure cover band and a Pixies cover band!!), the patio was packed and the weather was nice, and the whiskey was flowin’ (thanks to my pals at Jameson Irish Whiskey and all the Jameson Black Barrel they bought us as part of all the good work they do for the Movember charity!). Thanks, everybody! What a night!!

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Lots more pics after the jump…

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Sneak peek inside WesBurger’s new tiki bar!!!

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The Den, it’s called! Punches are its speciality!

Open to the public December 2nd! Adjacent to WesBurger ‘n’ More’s main entrance!

[via WesBurger 'n' More on Instagram]

Spin the Night for Standing Rock

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This Wednesday, Spin the Night is planning on giving you a treat with an extra special surprise guest DJ. Such a surprise even we don’t know what they’ve got up their sleeve. What we do know is they will be accepting donations at the door for Standing Rock if you have any change to spare.

Find out more information here.

Spin the night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well in San Francisco. No particular genre, just music that inspires us to party on.

Check out the entertainment line up this week at Pops:

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Super vintage drink tokens from Jack’s Bar on 24th Street a MILLION years ago

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Check out this total throwback recently unearthed by our ol’ pal Lizzy (former Mission Mission contributor) (who years ago relocated to another city altogether):

Wow don’t remember when or why I got these besides that it was probably right about this time 5 years ago. Actually, I was probably hanging onto them for @punkgirls one night or something. Viva Thursdays at Jacks. I’m even listening to Rilo Kiley 😶 [link]

RIP Jack’s!!! Also, what the F is happening with that space anyway??? (DJ Purple’s karaoke night ended, and then they closed up altogether, and then some refurbishment seemed to start, and then it stalled, and now it’s been sitting vacant for about a million years.)

Let’s rock:

And now please enjoy all these Jack’s-related posts from over the years…

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor reborn as Roosevelt Sip ‘n’ Eat!

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Same owners as before! Tablehopper reports:

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. After making the hard decision to close The Roosevelt Tamale Parlor last December, owners Barry Moore and Aaron Presbrey thought they had a buyer lined up for the restaurant. Well, the deal fell through, and after trying and failing to find other buyers, they decided to reopen the restaurant and do the concept that resonated the most for them. Meet ~THE ROOSEVELT SIP N EAT~.

They reopened last week! Here’s the menu:

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Read on for more of the story.

[via Roosevelt's on Facebook]

Friendly Fired Up

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Photo by Brendan Mainini (SF Night Moves Project)

It should come as no surprise that resident DJ Sonny Phono is starting up a night featuring the music of the California. Equal parts Northern and Southern California, local man on the go Sonny is known for throwing parties up and down the state. In SF you can catch his double header of The No Theme Super Dance Jam at Pops Bar on 5th Fridays as well as 5th Saturdays at Madrone Art Bar. We can’t wait to see what this seasoned DJ brings out for Friendly Fire, a night of all Cali Independent and Underground Music, this Thursday at Pops Bar!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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Drama Talk & Drinks: Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat – “It was refreshing”

Golden Thread Productions has been on the DT&D radar for a while, but bad timing has stopped us from reviewing one of their shows…until now. They’re wrapping up their 20th season with a West-Coast premiere of Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat by Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi, so off we went to Thick House theater in Potrero Hill for a night of Drama Talk and Drinks.

James Asher as Gamal (left)  and Kunal Prasad as Mohsen (right)

James Asher as Gamal (left) and Kunal Prasad as Mohsen (right)

Katie: Wow. What a great story. A good set, good lighting, good acting, and good writing that was deep but also funny. It’s cool to have a theater company focused on stories from the Middle East. I feel like this play offered a well rounded and balanced perspective that often doesn’t get onstage.

Brittany: I agree. It was refreshing to have a show give voice to so many nuanced and authentic perspectives, while still being entertaining. It would be easy for a play that’s dealing with frustration about the way Arab-Americans are represented in American media to get preachy or pedantic. This play stuck to good storytelling and somehow avoided that. I thought that it was a really honest play.

K: I loved the actress who played Noor (Denmo Ibrahim). She was so authentic and in the moment. It was great to watch her find so many discoveries in all her lines. There were moments when she was onstage and I forgot I was watching a play.

B: I loved her too. I also really liked the character of the Sheikh’s son, Hani (Salim Razawi). His monologue emails back from visiting his family in Egypt were really lovely. Overall a pretty strong cast.

K: There just isn’t a reason not to see this show.

B: And it’s cool that it’s Golden Threads 20th anniversary. It’s entertaining, and engaging…

K: It’s unpredictable.

B: It isn’t a perspective you necessarily get to hear a lot either. People should absolutely go see it.

The Verdict: Go see it! It’s a smart, refreshing, and all around engaging night at the theater.

The Drama Talk: This is Golden Thread Productions 20th anniversary year. They are the first American theatre company who is dedicated to focusing on the Middle East and producing “passionate and provocative plays… that celebrate the multiplicity of its perspectives and identities.” Our Enemies does just that. By focusing on three intersecting storylines the show shares the struggle of the Arab American community as it tries to define itself. Families fight and sometimes those who are most like us can be the most frustrating. The heartfelt and multidimensional characters in this play show us how we can sometimes be our own worst enemies.

The Drinks: As is often the case when we go to a show at the Thick House, we decided to head up the hill to Blooms Saloon for great city views and cheap drinks. If you’re looking for a nearby place to get into the spirit of the play though, consider hitting up Pera before the show for some awesome Turkish food. They close too early to be a good post-show option.

Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat runs through November 20th at Thick House. Tickets are $34 for general admission and $24 for students and seniors and can be purchased on their website.Tickets are also available on Goldstar on select nights for $17.

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