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Photo roll 6/22

“Fellow kids” content spotted in the Excelsior? And a beautifully designed building. A really 90s-looking house and, a few lots down, a really 80s-looking house near Lower Terrace: The Triangle placed for Pride! Pretty Vics near Laurel Heights:

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Where to find the best salsa in SF

El Rancho Grande in the Haight provides chips with every meal, alongside an excellent spicy red sauce. (You’ll have to trust me on this one; they don’t appear to have their own website.) El Toreador in West Portal, whose table salsa is as bright and somehow cohesive as their interior. Boyfriend and I went through […]

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Where to find the best ice cream in San Francisco

My boyfriend and I constantly try to outdo each other. In 2019, we were setting up plans to spend his 30th birthday in Japan… so come 2021, I arranged his gifts around a virtual tour, beginning at a konbini and ending at hot springs. He countered with getting me 30 books for my 30th, so […]

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How to make the best hummus in the Bay Area

I made these for a panel tasting by my friends, who unanimously loved them all. If you have a blender and are willing to spend the time, they come out to about $5 in ingredients each! FoodGal’s hummus with miso, above, for a light umami kick The Civic Kitchen’s carrot hummus, which gets increasingly garlicky […]

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Virtual Sightseeing

Photo roll 5/22

The weather’s been so clear recently that I’ve been taking most of my photos blind: the angle I want while framing the shots is usually impossible to see for the sun. Until this month, this has worked out great. Here’s the only decent photo I got near Church and 30th:

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San Francisco’s best Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are awesome. Their contents capture the neighborhood’s thoughts and opinions in a tiny box: someone near you read this and enjoyed it enough to circulate it. You can browse them without worrying about bothering other patrons or pushy sales clerks, and even if you don’t find something for you, you’re sure to […]

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Pink Triangle Memorial

The Pink Triangle Memorial is tucked in a quiet pocket between always-busy Market Street and loud and proud Castro. At the right time of day, the streets around it feel fairly remote, and the views from it are awe-inspiring. It’s a perfect site for a deeply moving piece of art. The Memorial is for LGBT+ […]

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Golden Gate Park Bison Paddock

Never underestimate the intelligence of animals, neighbors. Boyfriend mentioned wanting to check the bison out, so I pulled up the livestream to see if we could save the Muni fare. We saw literally nothing. It’s hard to have a bad time in Golden Gate Park, though, so we lowered our expectations and went anyway. It […]

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Virtual Sightseeing

Photo roll 4/22

Back to the Ferry Building, one of the first places I fell for. The roses went up sometime before Valentine’s Day; this is the first time I’ve seen them undamaged since. I’m glad they’re still around! This is probably the best photo I’ve taken this year… and it was really bright out, so I took […]

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Bird & Beckett

Some time before the pandemic, I found myself on a 38 bus that stalled. The driver made a long announcement and pulled over. I was on the reread of As I Lay Dying that confirmed it as my favorite novel of all time. I didn’t pay much attention to what was happening; I was deep […]