June Best of SF 2014
If this image by Sally Mann—a portrait of her five-year-old daughter—strikes you as more provocative than a kindergartener’s photo should be, you’re not alone. Jessie at 5, 1987 “complicates straightforward notions of beauty,” says Allison Harding, curator of the SFMoMA-Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Gorgeous,” opening this month.
Eureka moments spring from the most mundane experiences. For ancient Greek scholar Archimedes, it occurred while he was soaking in a bath. For Joshua Ziering, founder of QuiQui, the San Francisco–based drone delivery service for pharmaceuticals, the revelation arrived while he was standing in his kitchen, seeking relief from a throbbing headache.
Order the Qishan minced pork noodles from Terra Cotta Warrior (415-681-3288) in the Outer Sunset, and you’ll be presented with a piping hot bowl filled to the brim with a soul-warming, spicy-sour broth. Just below the surface you’ll find a single, seemingly neverending noodle.
Once upon the 1860s, much of the South San Francisco landscape was a vast plain of marsh and mud. Then small-time salt manufacturers began to use levees to further their production of the briny stuff. From the ground, this watery terrain is only as special as the sky that’s reflected on its surface, but take a bird’s-eye view—or, in the case of photographer Cris Benton, a kite’s-eye view—and suddenly the turf turns otherworldly.
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I confess that I like my wine odd. A blend of five grapes from Croatia that no one’s heard of? Sold. An orange wine so sour it might as well be kombucha? More, please. And when it comes to the sparkly stuff, show me something fizzy and lean with character from a little-known corner of Italy, and I’m smitten.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Style: