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 […]
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!
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 […]
minimal‘s 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!
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 […]
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’ […]
I got my first vax in my new Bulo shoes! I already loved them, but now they’re lucky too. I bought the Kork-Ease Prairies in particular because of the way the side elastics are hidden. Comfortable and dignified. Show Bulo Shoes some love! They have a pretty wide variety of sizes.
The Bay Area is an excellent place to be gluten intolerant. I have very little difficulty ordering at restaurants or finding alternate ingredients for standard meals. Baking, however, is a thorn in my side. Gluten-free flour absorbs moisture very differently than wheat flour does, and it feels like every GF flour brand absorbs it uniquely. […]
Here’s my favorite panel from my recent Comix Experience haul: Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu is a pretty fun read. A full-time horror mangaka documents becoming a cat owner, and, as you can see, does not change his illustration style at all. What’s not to love? Anyway: someone on the Comix Experience team […]
What’s black and white and surrealist all over? This gift for my dad, modeled on a Picasso: Lately he’s on a kick for “mugs with faces”; he’s had a single one on his desk probably since I’ve been alive. This is the first I’ve heard of him wanting to expand the collection… and more power […]