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itâ€™s our nitelife
The places to be in San Francisco after dark
a SF type of show
The events that make the city what it is and visa versa
that one story
Stories of the strange, random and just San Francisco
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4 MARCH 2015
San Francisco’s nightlife is as diverse as San Francisco itself, and each district’s selection of bars, clubs and lounges has its own distinct flavor. For electronic music clubs, hip-hop or chill art lounges, head to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, while the artsy Mission district is primed for everything from dive bar hopping to intimate dance space, an alternative to the city’s larger clubs. On the flipside, the Marina District sports decidedly slicker (though no less debaucherous) bars. Gay-friendly bars and clubs exist all over the city, with the Castro, SoMa, and Polk Street areas leading the way. San Francisco’s North Beach is open until the wee hours with neon strip joints and cool hideaway bars, and rowdy clubs. It’s all available here with SanFrancisco.com’s district-by-district guide. The Parlor-Leavenworth The Parlor is a stylish new addition to the San Francisco nightlife scene. Decked out ala the early 1900s (with a rustic edge and burlesque vibes), this San Francisco lounge and nightclub treats the cads of the nightlife crowd well with wealth of modern i-def stocked with the finest rare liquors and house infusions, and lengthy bottle service menus. This nightlife haunt also features DJs and live entertainment in The Club area, as well as VIP areas like The Library and The Whiskey Room. Ruby Skye-Mason Some of the top DJs in the world have spun at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye. The club and bar is located right in the heart of downtown SF off Union Square and is a decidedly high-style lounge that can host bands, fashion shows, dance nights, private events and more. State of the art lighting puts on a show its own with the help of a top-notch sound system. Two levels, four rooms and a handful of VIP rooms draw celebrities aaaafrom Los Angeles and around the world to see what the Bay Area club scene has to offer. Several full bars pepper the historic theater come premiere nightclub that the locals know where to go and to eat. Whether looking for a night of hitting the bar and dancing or catching a one-hit-wonder on his or her c
Ruby Skye is the place for swank clubbing in San Francisco Red Devil Lounge-Polk Another one of San Francisco’s historic theaters converted into a hot music club, the Red Devil Lounge takes performances and patrons to another world with elegant red lanterns, gold patterns throughout and comfortable seating. Local San Francisco bands and outfits from around the world have performed at the intimate venue known for their strong drinks and friendly environment--two attributes in high demand throughout the SF club scene. Close to downtown hotels and restaurants, that run the gamut from hole-in-the-wall to five-star gourmet, the bar and club is not only convenient but, with live music that varies widely in genre, can accommodate any fan. Other bars and lounges may try to be like the dual-floored Red Devil Lounge, but few in the staggering San Francisco scene can come close. Club Delux-Haight Cock tails with the f reshest of ingredients, organic artisan Pizzettas and jazz nights at Club Deluxe are the talk of the quaint lounge’s Haight-Ashbury District locale. Known for some of the best mojitos in San Francisco and a specialty Spa Collins drink—complete with fresh cucumbers—crowds donning fedoras and requisite SF vintage duds along with generic San Franciscans wander through the door nightly. An authentic art-deco façade, neon signs and pinup girls make the cozy jazz café and bar one of a kind in a bustling city full of grungy pubs and elitist night clubs. Stroll in to find comedians, jazz musicians and a handful of others on any given night of the week and enjoy a perfectly mixed cocktail over a steaming hot pizza. Previous page Rose wine at Mukka, San Francisco
Hemlock tavern-Haight What seemed at first to be a dicey proposition— put a hipster bar in a neighborhood where few hipsters live -- has now proven to be gold. Since opening last October, the spacious Hemlock Tavern has become a beacon for jean-jacketed, bedheaded coolios who like to toss back a few drinks, eyeball each other’s duds, and check out some great music by bands they’ve never heard of. Thanks to a very open-minded booking policy, the Hemlock’s 55-person-capacit y performance space has offered everything from the symphonic pop of the Shimmer Kids to the raucous garage tunes of the Flakes to the metal madness of Thunderbleed aka Blind Vengeance. It’s a fair bet you’ll find something of quality any night of the week, be it the twisted pop of the Foibles, the raunchy rock of Killer’s Kiss, or the vaudevillian oddness of the semiregular “Unnatural Acts” showcase. The tavern also features some terrific -- and free -- DJ nights, including the Sunday afternoon country show hosted by DJ Blaze Orange and Monday night’s “Punk Rock Sideshow” featuring Kut ‘n Paste and the Duchess of Hazard. All this beautiful ruckus and gratis bags of warm peanuts, too. Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com. Out now is her first book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion, a groundbreaking new style of guidebook. And check out her new app, Tablehopper’s Top LateNight Eats, which highlights 95 SF spots serving food past 11pm! Great for bar time.
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The Five Star, Duchess dining room
6 MARCH 2015
Back in November, tablehopper was the first to file on the news that Dylan MacNiven (Woodhouse Fish Co.) was taking over the Castro’s Café Du Nord and changes were coming—and now, more details have been released. MacNiven’s partner is Enrique Landa, and they are going to partner up with none other than Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Flour + Water, Salumeria, and Central Kitchen) and The Bon Vivants on Du Nord’s next
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The Five Star, Duchess of Hazar, cranberry and cilantro salad.
incarnation. Yeah, the historic place (since 1908) will be in good hands, since they are all keen to honor the legacy of the location. Over the years, the space was a saloon, a Prohibition-era speakeasy, a Basque restaurant, and most recently, a music venue and bar under owner Guy Carson. It’s currently under renovation, adding an elevator and a new kitchen, and the bar will receive a face-lift as well. Look for a reopening in the summer, under the name Du Nord, with a new dining option (Scoop mentions it will be “straightforward fare”) and a new cocktail list (again, not fussy). Stand by for more in the coming months, including details about the music programming, and concerts. That was the party of the century! Great Drunk Food The Thai phrase “kin khao” literally translates to “eat rice,” but as Pim Techamuanvivit explains.
Thailand, to eat is to eat rice. So, “kin khao” That’s the plan at Kin Khao, Techamuanvivit’s new restaurant in back of the Parc 55 Hotel, just a few blocks from Union Square. Though she’s a f irst-time restaurateur, the Bangkok-born Techamuanvivit has long been involved in the food world, having been one of the earliest food bloggers in town. Accordingly, local chefs of all shapes and sizes popped into Kin Khao this week for the soft-opening meals.It’s a Thai restaurant, but it’s unlike just about every other Thai restaurant in town. At the 70-seat Kin Khao, you won’t find a long menu of choose-your-meat goopy pad Thai and choose-your-color canned curry. Instead, Techamuanvivit and chef Michael Gaines (Manresa, Central Kitchen) have created a short menu of lesser-seen Thai dishes made with fresh
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Blogger party for Stabling, the hotest in SF
8 MARCH 2015
and organicly grown ingredients. T he curr y pastes are made in-house, as are many of the relishes and sauces. The homemade component is on display in the gaeng som, a sour curry made with tamarind and more body copy must be placed her so im going to put it here. Fresh red chile; it’s full of cauliflower, potatoes and other vegetables and topped with But curry is just one of several categories in the menu, which runs about 20 items. Khao mun gai features ginger-poached chicken breast, served alongside a scoop of chicken fat rice, chicken consommé and a ginger-laced sauce. Crab sen chan brings local Dungeness crab meat and wok-charred rice noodles together with Chantaburi sauce made. Appropriately, rice is the central ingredient in the headliner dessert: decadent black rice pudding with a trio of sundae-like toppings. A cocktail list done by the Bon Vivants (Trick Dog) is full of creative libations, so you can drink as well as you
eat. Kin Khao: 55 Cyril Magnin St. (at Ellis Street and Mason Street), San Francisco; (415) 362-7456. www.kinkhao.com. Dinner nightly, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Lunch begins today. You can’t get much more neighborhood than Actual Cafe. With a large communal table in the center of the space, local art on the walls, local beers on tap and local ingredients as much as possible in the kitchen. The actual Cafe walks the talk, and talks the walk. A sister establishment to Victory Burger around the corner, the signature burger of Five Dot Ranch beef on an Acme roll ($8.50) makes it onto the dinner menu here, along with a burger of the week ($10.50) and a house-made veggie burger Other evening choices include arepas, with the pork and egg version ($9) a hearty offering of slow-roasted pork in tamarind sauce, carrot-jicama slaw and a fried egg over a grilled arepa.
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Nightlife in Brazil as seen from the river bridge.
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10 MARCH 2015
In the race from the bay to the breakers it was Robert J. Vlught, a student at St. Mary’s College and newspaper copy-boy, won the first annual Cross-City Race on January 1, 1912 in a time of 44:10. In 1965, the name of the race was changed to Bay to Breakers by Examiner journalist, Walt Daley, who coined the phrase. Started as a way to lift the city’s spirits after the disastrous 1906 San Francisco earthquake, it is the longest consecutively run footrace in the world (other races’ courses and lengths have changed over time). During World War II participation sometimes slipped below 50 registrants, but the tradition carried on. With 110,000 participants, the Bay to Breakers race held on May 18, 1986 was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest footrace. That record number was partly the product of the running boom of the 1980s; currently the average participation is between 70,000 and 80,000. Race organizers estimated a field of 60,000 participants in 2008, 33,000 of whom were registered. The San Francisco Examiner publishes a list of the first 10,000 finishers the day after the race each year. Large numbers of participants walk the route behind the runners. Its great fun for all ages Some participants dress in elaborate costumes or wear nothing at all (except footwear), thus lending a party atmosphere to the event. One festive tradition is the tortilla toss, during which crowds of runners waiting to cross the start line throw tortillas at one another to pass time. Other oddities are always on the scene, including traditional characters such as Superman, Batman, Another line of text here, some sprinkles there and voilla. Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man, as well as other unique characters spawned for the race. At least 40 pairs
of Blues Brothers participated in the 1985 edition. Every year, some runners dressed as salmon run “upstream” from the breakers to the Bay. The route is typically dotted with various local bands performing. At the end of the race is “Footstock,” a gathering where participants and spectators can enjoy musical performances by various musical. In February 2009, city officials and race sponsors announced major changes to the race regulations. The regulations included an official ban on floats, alcohol, drunkenness and nudity. The changes were made to assuage the concerns of San Francisco residents along the parade route, who say the race has gotten out of hand in recent years. The news sparked outrage amongst many Bay Area residents who said the changes would destroy everything that has made the race a national treasure for most of the last century. On February 27, 2009, city officials and race organizers announced that they were lifting many of the restrictions. In particular, floats will now be allowed as long as they are registered, and nudity is not mentioned anywhere in the new restrictions. Although the bans on alcohol and drunkenness technically remain in effect, all “zero tolerance” language has been removed. However, the 2013 rules now prohibit floats, wagons, grocery carts, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, unicycles and any other wheeled objects, as well as alcohol. The Bay to Breakers is organized by the Philip Anschutz-owned Anschutz Entertainment. Anschutz also owns The San Francisco Examiner, which assumed sponsorship of the race in 1966. From 2003 to 2005, Albertsons was the event’s main sponsor. The ING Group was the primary sponsor for the Bay to Breakers from 2006 to 2010. On May 26, 2010, spokesmen for the Bay to Breakers and The Bay to Breakers is known for the large number of unregistered runners, or “bandits”, who participate in the race. Ross Mirkarimi, a Bird Eye by SL Photography®
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12 MARCH 2015
member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, reported that over half of the 60,000 participants in the 2010 Bay to Breakers were unregistered. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was among the runners in 2010 who did not pay the registration fee to obtain a race number. Registered participation was 24,430 in 2010, 43,954 in 2011, 23,072 for 2012, and 22,469 for 2013. But in 2016 its expected to rise. USATF notes that the course is “wind dependent”, therefore, a USA Track & Field record can only be set when it can be shown that there is no significant tailwind. The initial course started at the Ferry Building along Market Street to Golden Gate Avenue before turning onto Divisadero Street. In 1968, the start was moved from Market Street to Howard Street and the ascension to Divisadero moved to Hayes Street. In 1983, the course was shortened from 7.51 miles to an official 12K (7.46 miles). The current course turns west along Hayes Street and up Hayes Street Hill near Alamo Square. This is the only major incline in the race. After the hill, the race runs along the panhandle and then west through Golden Gate Park, past the Conservatory of Flowers, all the way to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach. The 2013 edition of the race will feature a new end route and finish line position. When runners first see the windmills, the course heads towards Lincoln Way and then on to the Great Highway, ending more towards Fulton Street. The old finish line route was in the reversed Even though the event’s grassroots nature is thoroughly charming, it does present some problems. For example, when the city’s Department of Pubic Works spent $35,000 cleaning up the thousands upon thousands of feathers left behind after the event for two consecutive years, there was a fruitless effort
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An arial view of the 2014 Pride parade in San Fran
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Young and old, participants enjoy the spectacle
my group a couple times but it was still really fun, so bring your single self.
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Young and old, participants enjoy the spectacle
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The light show was top notch with six thousand lasers.
14 MARCH 2015
The initial course started at the Ferry Building along Market Street to Golden Gate Avenue before turning onto Divisadero Street. In 1968, the start was moved from Market Street to Howard Street and the ascension to Divisadero moved to Hayes Street. In 1983, the course was shortened from 7.51 miles to an official 12K (7.46 miles). The current course turns west along Hayes Street and up Hayes Street Hill near Alamo Square. This is the only major incline in the race. After the hill, the race runs along the panhandle and then west through Golden Gate Park, past the Conservatory of Flowers, all the way to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach. The 2013 edition of the race will feature a new end route and finish line position.
to track down the fight’s masterminds and stick them with it.
No one’s saying the event isn’t great! Department of Pubic Works spokesperson Gloria Chan told SF Weekly. “But when you call a large group of people to a small area, there are responsibilities tied to that. You need to provide amenities. You need to provide trash cans.”Bay City News reports: in an attempt to mitigate the waste left behind, Pillows for Puppies--a New York-based group that sprung from concerned community members--will be collecting pillows and handing out trash bags in the aftermath of the fight we heard the boom. The pillows will be donated to pets at local homeless shelters as well as churches in the area, organization spokeswoman Jennifer Small said Even so, if you decide to join in the fun, do as the Bold Italic suggests and, “bring a garbage bag for your super-responsible feather clean-up contribution.” Also, please use a regular pillow, that Tempur-Pedic stuff can really hurt. This is an experience that everyone should have. I mean come on, a citywide pillow fight? HOW could you pass up on that? BUT, expect to get a couple bruises and scratches. You’d think that pillows are soft and cuddly and harmless, but NO. IT HURTS. I need more text in here to make it fitt rhe bottom. A bit more text to fill. When you endure 20+ blows to the head in the span of a minute, your head’s gonna start ringing. You’re gonna get elbowed, smacked, and straight up beaten up by a couple aggressive pillow-fighters. Some people mean serious business. Don’t let this
scare you though.
Some tips for the years to come:
1. Don’t leave your mouth open for too long. It’s tempting to yell battlecries all the time but you will probably start choking on feathers. My boyfriend, my friend, and I were all coughing pretty hard at the end of the night. 2. Be careful when you take out your phone to take a picture. You’re probably not gonna get a good picture (I probably took 30+ iPhone pictures and none of them I need some more text in here for it all to fill in and be looking nice for my portfolio, but then its all going to move turned out nice), but at some point of the night, you should take a photo. Hold onto that phone though. “Pillow fight, pillow fight, pillow fight!” Someone smacked me with a pillow mid-photo and my phone went flying across the ground. No bueno. Grip onto your phone!! Bring a pillow you don’t really care for. Have fun!! Bring your date, your friends, or just yourself. I got separated from
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Allan and Lena sing the lead at San Francisco
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The band at the April 27th show.
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that one story 16 MARCH 2015
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“Yesterday, I was riding the 24 outbound. There was a guy acting a bit strangely and kind of hum-singing. I didn’t think anything of it. There are always strange people on Muni. “Later, he pulled out 5 or 6 wedges of cheese from the store, still wrapped. He then pulled out a small bottle of what I determined to be holy water and put some on one of the wedges. He then crossed and blessed them, mumbling something about the son and the father and God bless the cheese. He continued to do this to the other wedges and put them and then put them and the water back into his bag.”
Funny: I thought cheese comes pre-blessed. In any case, you go, cheese-blessing dude. “Chances are, if you’re riding Muni in the morning, you desperately need coffee. So, we’ve gone out of our way to make your life easier, by using SF Muni’s map and our caffeine rolodex to plot out the best, closest coffee shop to every stop on Muni (that matters), replacing each stop name with the name of said caffeine-slinger. The only rule: all of the coffee shops had to be under a 10min walk away from their respective stop.” Muni is shit sometimes.
Things that make you go “huh” and bonus Muni-operator kudos, via Muni rider Vicky: “At about 10: 30 am the other day, on the Outbound 6, at Haight and Buena Vista West: Delusional guy next to me is fondling a “tool” with a 12 blade, caressing it lovingly for 10 minutes. The new driver, a woman and her trainer, a man, unbeknownst to me, had the whole thing totally handled. A motorcycle cop boarded and smoothly talked this disturbed guy off of the bus, without a problem. I think the bus # was 5417, not sure, but they were all on it! Kudos to that trainer who very coolly pretended to ignore the guy so as not to incite him.” First of all, so rarely does “fondling,” “tool,” and “caressing” show up in the same submission
without it meaning the other thing. And so rarely does anything with a 12-inch blade go well for anyone on a Muni bus. Well done, driver and trainer for spotting a potential problem before it became a real problem. Hey, guess what, Vicky posted this on the Muni Diaries Facebook page. Aren’t you totally inspired to post your own story, whether it involves tool fondling or some other eyebrow raising activity? Yeah, I am basically trying to get “tool fondling” into this post as much as possible because I’m 12 years old. Muni rider Marielamari told us about a horrible incident of harassment that shouldn’t ever never happen to anyone, on the bus or anywhere. Sometimes it’s crazyness can scare you. On February 19 at around 5:30 p.m., I got on the 38-L #6407 as I usually do to head home toward the Richmond. An older man in his 50s with a pot belly, holding a bag in his right hand, stood next to me. The bus was crowded and I understand people bumping into each other. However, every time he “bumped” into me, he extended his finger to hook my skirt. I didn’t think much of it the first time but after the third time, I made eye contact with him and he did it again more purposefully. I asked him to step away but he didn’t. It wasn’t until a substantial amount of people left the bus that it became obvious that he was too close, so he stepped away. He got off at Divisadero and Geary. He was wearing an orange shirt and dark windbreaker. Watch out for him. I’m not sure what telling my story here will do but I just find it enraging that people like him take advantage and play dumb. I just want other women to be aware that this sort of thing happens. Please report, photograph, and let someone know. In 2012, we told you about the Bay Citizen report that found that sex crimes on public transit are Previous page: A moment on Muni in SF
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under-reported. It’s a story that we hear all too often here at Muni Diaries. Have you reported a similar incident to the police? Muni rider Sarabeth has a story for us all. “Yesterday, I was riding the 24 outbound. There was a guy acting a bit strangely and kind of hum-singing. I didn’t think anything of it. There are always strange people on Muni. “Later, he pulled out 5 or 6 wedges of cheese from the store, still wrapped. He then pulled out a small bottle of what I determined to be holy water and put some on one of the wedges. He then crossed and blessed them, mumbling something about the son and the father and God bless the cheese. More text need to align to the bottom of the page here. Muni can get prety weird sometimes. He continued to do this to the other wedges and put them and then put them and the water back into his bag.” Funny: I thought cheese comes pre-blessed. In any case, you go, cheese dude.
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A San Francisco hotel that exemplifies it’s quirkiness.
18 MARCH 2015
Muni rider Samantha submitted this story. I, for one, am speechless. Muni is home of the weird, that is for sure. As soon as you think you’ve seen it all in San Francisco, you can hop on I hopped on Muni the other day and a homeless man rolled onto the 47 bus (yes, rolled) with a pillowcase of his own urine. Yep, this man carried a pillow case of piss that was dripping out as he sloshed it to and fro. Riders like myself were dodging piss trying to comprehend why any of this was happening. He was too drunk to sit or stand so he rolled around on the floor until it was his stop and he then tumbled down the stairs. I mean I just can’t. Good morning? The Muni catwalk just doesn’t let up, and thank goodness for that. Via Muni rider Jason, we have someone wearing Ryan Gosling. You can kindly enter your jealousy. Another option is making some more Hey, Girl/ Ryan Gosling memes with a Muni twist. I’ll start, It’s like telling a fairytale but it’s all completly real Hey, girl. That SFMTA citation was total crap. I’ll go with you to the hearing and buy you lunch and flowers
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Breakfast at La Boulange in SF
afterward to make you feel better. Just ignore them and they will go away. We’re all in this together. Enjoy! Of all the food that people eat on public transportation, oranges offend me the least. #munidiaries How fortunate I am to have a #SFMuni expert right next to me on the L. This is end of the line, Mother Fucker. End of the line!” — #sfmuni patron and member of the Muni peer assistance program. Just witnessed a 75+ year old man yell “suck my dick, bitch” at the muni driver. #wut #sfmuni Bruised, in suits and hoodies, wasted, homeless, coding the side project, making out in the backseat. 38 is how S.F. goes home I found my style icon in my bus! She was 70 years old. #sfmuni Muni rider Sherlock sent us the following story. And with it, the clock on “random things seen in San Francisco/on Muni” has been reset. “The other day, I was riding the 28 to the Presidio Parkway
when it stopped at the intersection with Marina Bvld for a red light a man dressed up as a ninja scrambled onto Presidio Pkwy and started showing brochures for a car wash. Its a tricky deal in the morning on Muni. Many people opened the bus windows to grab some of them. I just sat there taking in the most random thing I’ve seen in a long time.” Would you take a brochure from a ninja? I’d be a little scared of what I’d unknowingly have to give up.
Living In San Francisco Means Hearing Your Neighbors Fuck. The noise comes through the walls, through the ceiling, through the floor. The sound of muffled moans and love murmurs in Spanish, in Cantonese, in Tagalog, in English, in Arabic, in French. Living in San Francisco means having worked at a startup, made lattes, mixed Bloody Marys, sold shitty
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clothing, waited on morons, and invested your heart, your soul, and all your energy into a nonprofit. It means still walking dogs, still trimming weed, still babysitting, still doing random gigs from Craigslist, still participating in clinical test studies at UCSF, still doing whatever the fuck it takes to pay rent in this city. It means thinking that half a million dollars for a one-bedroom condo is totally normal. It means having fucked your ex-roommate, which is exactly why they’re an “ex” roommate. It means walking into a party and encountering at least three people who’ve seen you naked. It means falling in love with someone you met at a free concert in Golden Gate Park. It means knowing the Marina actually isn’t that bad after all.
Having a crush on a dancer at AsiaSF even though you don’t know if she still has a penis Living In San Francisco Means Moving To The Mission And Complaining. that the neighborhood is called the Western Addition. Knowing that Upper Haight is always about
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San Francisco China town at night is a beautiful cultural site.
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five degrees colder than Lower Haight. That 6th and Mission is both sad and shady. That the Outer Sunset and Outer Richmond are more than just fog-engulfed neighborhoods with fine ethnic food. That there’s a certain magic in North Beach, as long as you don’t go there on the weekends. That the Financial District is full of suits, Noe Valley is full of babies, SOMA is full of condos, and the Castro. It means having places you love close up forever. It means having friends get married and move to Oakland. Friends who leave to join the Peace Corps. Friends who go to rehab. Friends who lose their minds. Friends who move back to wherever the fuck they’re from. Friends who OD and never move again. It means dreading the inevitable earthquake that will ultimately wash this city into the sea.
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The pier where you can get away from the dirty life
Living In San Francisco Means Continually Dealing With Impermanence. Living in San Francisco means never leaving the house without wearing layers. Having just one wardrobe. Owning lots of hoodies. Owning lots of scarves. Owning lots of hoodies and scarves for your dog. It means having pale legs that get sunburned every time it’s warm out. Calling in sick to work because, for once, it’s 80 degrees and you want to drink a 40 in the park. Enduring the cold summer months and savoring the warmth and festivities of Indian Summer. It means being worried that the term “Indian” living in san francisco means embracing any and all cause for celebration and extreem party.
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The interesting daily life on Market Street
It means having a costume box for events like Bay to Breakers, the Love Parade, Burning Man, Halloween, Decompression, the How Weird Street Faire, or whatever new dress-up holiday gets added to the calendar this year. It means accidentally buying blow in the Beauty Bar. More text here to make a line space. Having a medical marijuana card. Getting 86’d from Zeitgeist for doing something stupid. Adding extra text here so the words line up to the bottom of the page is a fun way to pass afriday. Gate by SL Photography®
The SF common occurance of a homeless man sleeping
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