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Little Green Cyclo

Little Green Cyclo – whom you likely know from Off The Grid, where they serve banh mi – also offers smooth and incredibly potent canned Vietnamese coffee. We bought the complete set and have been passing them out to our programmer friends like they’re candy on Halloween. Reports are in: delicious. They taste a bit […]

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The Baconer

East Bay specialty shop The Baconer does not disappoint. Pray for my arteries. The XXL Bacon Steaks sold us, so we made them first, and the images really speak for themselves: Second place goes to the maple sugar strips, which smell like almost exactly like sweet potato casserole as they cook. It’d be a great […]

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SFMOMA Museum Store

We moved into our new place the week before the first lockdown, and we still have more room than we know what to do with. So many of these rooms were designed purely as social spaces, and we obtained them just as their raison d’etre disappeared. Thus we’ve been really dragging our feet on making […]

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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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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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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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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’ […]

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Bulo

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.

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Five Mountains

In a weird turn of events, I am trying to curb my caffeine intake at the same time that Boyfriend is trying to increase his. To borrow the concept of “from 0 to 60”, I was hitting 60 on the daily, and so was he, but only on work days. I’m now at about 45 […]