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Photo roll 7/21

I really like the ceiling at Parkside Tavern: Views from the Daly City BART: Cityscape at Richland and Mission: Boyfriend pointed out that you can see exactly where the birds sit… Hayes Valley, one of my favorite parts of town: Display at The Epicurean Trader: ~26th and Quintara: The overpass near the Glen Park BART […]

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Red’s Yaad

I feel like I’m pretty transparent that this is a good-reviews-only site, so of course you’d expect me to talk up any product you see posted. Red’s House hot sauce, though… this is a step above. It’s not a singular, passing “isn’t this nice” taste; I’ve put it on every appropriate thing I’ve eaten since […]

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Recipe: Watermelon granita

This recipe comes from Recchiuti! As we noted earlier, their fruit-based products taste very, very clean: there are no ingredients that muddle the flavor or make it come across as artificial. Unsurprisingly, the same is true of their granita recipe. Simple enough for a kid to make, refined enough for adults to enjoy. Show Recchiuti’s […]

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Japan Incense

Local incense dealer Japan Incense, child of Japantown’s Kohshi, has about the cutest burner I’ve ever seen: This was a gift, and came with a wrapping option that I unfortunately didn’t preserve, but it involved washi tape with some very cool sumo poses on it. The store was kind enough to provide an extra incense […]

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Parkside Tavern

Taraval’s Parkside Tavern is open! And serving a light but complex gimlet that tastes like lemonade made with cucumbers. Quite the experience! The dinner menu is hearty but balanced well, too. Those were some fantastically crisp potatoes, and the pork was very freshly grilled. Head outside and show Parkside Tavern some love!

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Photo roll 6/21

In and around Haight Ashbury:

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UKO

I’m not so much a clothes horse as a shoe horse. Though most of the designs on UKO are fantastically modern, the Chi ankle boots hit me the hardest: This was another very fast delivery- and an exceptionally high-quality product. They look resilient, fit like a dream, and took less than a day to break […]

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minimal

minimal‘s site and products are exactly that: arguably understated, unarguably well-designed. I’m very happy with my new bowl set: they’re sturdy and weighted nicely, and the finish feels as sleek as the lines look. For elegant home goods, show minimal some love!

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Mariposa Baking Co.

An old favorite of mine, always a stopping point when I was near the Ferry Building, and a regular Friday night treat when I started working in walking distance, Mariposa by mail order lives up to its reputation in person: gluten free and so delicious that you’d never know it. We incidentally dove deep on […]

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Perdita

I’m not sure if you can strictly call it “discourse” when it occurs only between you and the singular other person you live with… but the discourse at home lately has been that I had no idea I had social anxiety until it went away. I’m almost never outside anymore, and when I am, peoples’ […]