I had a Technicolor food moment the other day: Running errands last weekend, on an intensely bright and beautiful Sunday, I pulled over at 21st and Treat to get a little lunch at El Cachanilla, the only taqueria in SF that transports me immediately to Mexico. The tacos are small in true antojito style, and served from a little window where your choices of meat are displayed in scratchy handwriting—in both Spanish and English. I conservatively ordered three carnitas tacos, but the sign says they offer everything from tripe to eye, neither of which have I tested out. I’m relatively hardcore, but not hardcore enough for eye taco.
How big of a Project Runway fan are you? Probably not as devoted as Jehan Choo, the 23-year-old San Mateo resident, who entered and won Levi’s 501 Challenge. The online contest announced during Bravo’s reality show season four, attracted more than 3,000 entries from faithful fans that created their own denim piece. The design with the most votes would then be produced and sold in October as a limited-edition item on levis.com.
On Wednesday, April 16 the Tongo Room at the Fairmont Hotel celebrated its newly renovated space with the spectacular “From Tiki to Toe Shoes” party honoring the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Ballet ENCORE!. Guests were treated to a lavish luau feast and lively Polynesian dancers.
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