“Who would have thought you could take a little closet and turn it into such a cute juice shop?” an old lady asked me as we stood in front of Juice Shop, the new shop on Union Street recently opened by the Ben, Charlie, and Lina Gulick.
She makes a good point. The space is tiny. Like, 4-feet-by-10-feet-tiny. But don’t let the small size fool you. Tucked inside Juice Shop’s wooden doors are some of the healthiest refreshments you'll find in the city.
When I was a little kid, my mom used to make clothes for me and the rest of my siblings. Most of what we wore was homemade, from our mittens and hats to our Easter Sunday suits, complete with blazers and matching shorts.
Now, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and the plan is for me to be the stay-at-home dad. Which means that if I want to continue the family tradition, I have no option but to learn how to sew.
There are few things more wholesome than picking out a Christmas tree. Whether you’re heading out to find the perfect tree with your young kids, or with your annoying roommates, the process of picking out a tree, if done correctly, can be the one of the highlights of the holiday season.
Surfers tend to have an inflated infatuation with their surfboards. Probably more than car people love their cars, or gadget people love their gadgets, the love story between surfer and surfboard is profound and deep. Just check out a new board and you’ll understand—the crisp lines, the perfect smoothness, the immaculate curves…surfboards are beautiful.
The noticeable presence of pro surfers in the city means that San Francisco surfers are doing their best to show off the city’s party side. Almost every night during the November 1-12 contest window of the Rip Curl Pro Search, there is something surf related happening somewhere in the city. While each party has its own unique flavor, one of the hottest events where you can mingle with the world’s best surfers is the Surfbreak Rentals Launch Party on November 5 at Public Works.
On Tuesday, November 1, the Rip Curl Pro Search, set “somewhere in San Francisco,” officially opens. It’s an event that has been anticipated by the local surf community for months and many of the world’s best surfers have been spotted at Ocean Beach in recent days, adjusting to the cold water and unique waves. After all the hype, it’s time for the big show. Let the surfing begin.
What actually makes a party a good party? Usually it’s the music, or the crowd, or the price of the alcohol. At Public Works, they’ve added an even more dynamic, engaging element to the mix: creativity. That, and a suggestion of nudity. Which makes it a really good party.
It all started with a tweet. Or actually, two tweets.
On Wednesday night, Mike Monteiro (@Mike_FTW) tweeted “Dear SF Mayoral candidates, none of you has managed to convince me you don’t have your head up your ass. And you’re running out of time.” A few hours later, he had something new to add: “I am urging all San Franciscans to write-in “Mat Honan” for mayor. He’s passionate and he loves the city. Who’s with me?”
And like that, an Internet meme was born.
It's not exactly easy to find.
You have to park on a nearby residential street, or take one of the many MUNI lines that lead to the Ocean Campus of the City College of San Francisco (or hoof it a half mile from BART). Walk onto campus through the main street of Phelan Ave. Once you pass the science building, take a right against a one-way street. Go up a small hill, walk through a quad on your left, and enter the non-descript theater. Finally, standing in the lobby, you'll get to revel in Diego Rivera's 74-foot Pan-American Unity Mural, a staggering work of artistic genius, and a gem of the San Francisco arts.
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