Contest: Win two tickets to a night of art, dance, and music from beyond the astral plane

If you’re looking for something to do this Thursday, you need look no further, because Mashi Mashi is presenting a visceral night of astral plane visionary aesthetes that happens to have a little something for everybody.  Bands, DJ’s, and art–what more could you possibly want?  It’s all going down at Cellspace this Thursday, and they’re even giving away two free tickets!

All you have to do is write a caption in the comments for one of the images in the flyer (see it bigger here), like that one of the cheetah on the Ferrari [night city gazelles are FUCKED].  The contest ends Wednesday at 5pm, so get cracking!

RSVP and invite your friends here!  Oh, and don’t forget to properly prepare for the occasion by listening to a custom mix curated by Tristes Tropiques!

CONTEST: Win free tickets to hear all your favorite chefs dish on how they made it

Here’s a must-see for any aspiring chef looking to succeed in the city:  an all-star panel featuring a bunch of the Mission’s hottest chefs spilling all their secrets about making it big in such a tumultuous industry.

It’s all going down at the Commonwealth Club this Thursday, as Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese), Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen), Iso Rabins (ForageSF), and Craig Stoll (Delfina) recount all their best stories on how they climbed the SF food chain to get where they are now, moderated by none other than Rice, Paper, Scissors‘ own Valerie Luu.  And the fun continues right afterwards in the form of a panelist-created guerrilla dining experience across the street at Foodlab, hosted by the other half of RPS, Katie Kwan.

Oh wait, I forgot to mention the best part–we’re giving away two free tickets to the panel to the two commenters who can tell the best story about the most bizarre meal they’ve ever had here in the city.  The contest ends promptly at noon on Wednesday, and winners will be judged on merit as well as general sauciness.

Check out all the details for the event and get tickets for the panel or dinner here.


Win tickets to Girls With Guns and Mermaid Bones at El Rio this Saturday

David is in Mermaid Bones, a band named after the secret ingredient in Clearasil.

He wants to give you, reader, two VIP guest list spots for his show at the glamorous El Rio bar this Saturday. This means you get into this girl-themed show for free, get to hang out with the bands “backstage” (aka that weird alley between the main bar and the show room where you put your drums between sets), and can play shuffleboard against the winner of the last game if you pay for the next round.

Ok, so you could do most of those things anyway. But still, free show.

Here’s the scoop:

My band, Mermaid Bones, is playing a show at El Rio this Saturday with Girls with Guns and Go Going Gone Girls. It’s gonna be the cat’s meow. Anyhoo, here’s an idea: could we have a contest on yer blog – best autobiographical story about almost drowning wins 2 spots on the guest list for the show…. whatdyathink? Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

So just leave a comment with your story about almost drowning and a real email address, David will pick the winner this Friday, and he’ll hook you up. It’s that easy.

Pie Baking Contest Takes the Cake

It’s not every day that you can stuff your face with delicious pie without looking like a total piggy, but Sunday provided the perfect opportunity. October 11th marked the 3rd annual pie baking contest hosted by our fave pie shop, Mission Pie. This year’s contest was decided by a panel of distinguished judges; Ruby – Mission High student, Anthony – Anthony’s Cookies, Jessica Appelgren – last year’s winner, and Krystin & Karen – owners of Mission Pie.

The competition was fierce this year, but in the end Finch Linden walked away with “Best Looking Pie” (apple), Lauren Nilson won “People’s Choice” (salmon/ potato), Emily Montgomery grabbed “Best Savory” (tomato/ corn) and “Best in Show” went to Kurt Gross (apple/cranberry). Congrats to the winners!





But the big news of the day was that our state senator Mark Leno swung by and presented Mission Pie with a business of the year award. Well done guys!
Can’t wait for next year, I’m already drooling in anticipation!


See more pics of the pie madness here

-Ashleigh Cole