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Whatever you do, avoid the intersection of 22nd Avenue and Noriega, you know, because of the historic gunplay at that location…
…when you’re on your way to 31st Ave. for the Second Annual Noriega Street Food Fair on Saturday.
And look who’ll be there waiting for you – it’ll be Marisa Churchill, former Top Chef, Food Network Challenge competitor:
All the deets:
Noriega Street to Host 2nd Annual Food Fair on Saturday - Hundreds of residents expected at community event
Senator Leland Yee
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Marisa Churchill, former Top Chef, Food Network Challenge competitor and author of Sweet & Skinny
Heather D’Eliso Gordon, Registered Nutritionist at Kaiser Permanente
Marci Harnischfeger, Head Dietician at Shopwell.com
James Cabigon, Personal Chef
Chefs of Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine
Self-Help for the Elderly Lion Dance Team
Live salsa dance performance and vocals by local talent Tracy Samiento
Saturday, August 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Noriega Street, between 31st Avenue and 33rd Avenue, San Francisco, California
The Office of State Senator Leland Yee is proud to announce the second annual Noriega Street Food Fair, which strives to empower the community by demonstrating how to prepare simple, healthy meals and by providing resources to encourage a health-savvy lifestyle. It is also designed to rally the community and promote the diversity of merchants and restaurants along the Noriega Street corridor.
Everyone is invited to sample an array of tasty eats from the Sunset and far beyond, including Chinese cuisine, tacos, Jamba Juice fruit smoothies, tofu treats and even meat-free German currywurst. This free event will also offer five healthy cooking demonstrations, nutritious recipe ideas, healthy food samples from vendors including Pirate’s Booty and Honest Tea, free giveaways, health education and free consultations from Chinese and Western health-care professionals, pony rides, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.
Just so you know.
Click here to get an idea on what to expect on Union Street in the Cow Hollow / Marina this weekend, June 4-5, 2011.
But keep in mind that you will be venturing onto the northern slopes of NIMBY Mountain, the Fortress of Reaction, you’ll be dealing with the Specific Whites of Pacific Heights Adjacent, so forget about walking around with an open container all obvious the way you can at other City-sanctioned bacchanalia.
You gotta be sly fox, like this gal. The SFPD is totally cool with this:
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Great. Now you’re all set to party with the attractive denizens of the Marina, where even the fat slobs are appealing in a Jack Black / Judd Apatow kind of way.
I can’t believe this video documenting life on Fillmore Street was pulled from YouTube. (This screengrab still looks like a movie still to me.)
(Oh, and by the way Union Street Festival, you might be Urban, but you’re not Eco, not in the least, especially because everything’s Eco in 2011. Just so you know.)
And oh kids, stay out of the West End of Union, as that’s reserved for the little ones. Party People should stay on the other side of Fillmore.
Now here’s what’s funny when the so-called neighbors who own houses near traditional San Francisco street parties, like the Bay to Breakers Fun Run and the Union Street Festival, complain about traditional San Francisco street parties like the Bay to Breakers Fun Run and the Union Street Festival. Inevitably, some of the actual neighbors, the people what live on the street itself, throw open their doors for anything-goes, beer-fueled house parties.
Anyway, today Andrea Koskey has the news about how there will be no more beer gardens at the Union Street Festival 2011, prompting this response from Serg of the Uptown Almanac:
“Yeah because rock and fucking roll brings the “wilder element.” Yeah I bet it must be nuts when your heehaw ass festival gets raided by tall can weilding dave matthews fans. Ain’t know dancing in this town bitches! We want to sell shitty ass freeway artwork and braclets made out of old rocks and trash to senior citizens and sweater knots. Fucking dumb asses chewing on shitty grilled meat on a stick can’t hang out in beer gardens or do whatever dumb fucking bullshit it is that they do on their lame ass stoops on Union st. Union street can suck my balls, that shit has been herbfest from the gate, amatuer hour trainwreck can stay gone.”
All right, get your house partay tickets or invites now. (It’ll be a piece of cake if you are popular/cute enough.)
The perils of post-adolescent Union Street Fest shotgunning. The front of this house faces Union:
That entire residence was filled to the brim with partiers in 2008. Ah, memories.
All right, see you there, or not.
Now enjoy a trip down Union Street Festival Memory Lane:
This thing is biiiig – it will take you a long time to wander about Union:
You know who proved popular was Tom Rigney, “electric violinist, Cajun fiddler, composer, graphic artist, and leader of the American roots music band, Tom Rigney and Flambeau.”
Best in Show – Candy Wrapper Handbags, something like this, as seen on Oprah
Micro cupcakes continue their dominance over the cuisine of the late aughts
Your streetfest four basic food groups are poultry (including turkey legs, they’re not just for renaissance festivals anymore), corn on the cob, couscous (not pictured) and garlic fries (not pictured).
2.5 star-rated Left at Albuquerque [sadly closed now, I think] offered crowd-pleasing beer towers to sidewalk diners:
Now they’re renting out A2B electric scooters to tourists. Do people really ride these things on the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks at 20 per back and forth to Sausalito? People do. Anyway, Blazing Saddles bike rentals was offering test drives.
Suds on the Roof, but much less than in years past. I think a man partying outdoors feels more like a man if he can have a red cup of suds.
“Eco-Urban” Union Street featured a hell of a lot of gas powered Honda generators, but this year, not so much. Originally, I thought this distribution amplifier was a box full of car batteries, but now I’m at a loss at figuring out how this band got its power. If they had a generator, they hid it well.
It’s an overhead extention cord leading from a Union Street business to one of the food vendors in the middle of the street. Is that an extension cord being used as internal wiring? Cough electrical code cough.
Oh, there it is! One of at least two Hondas in operation today.
But at least all the amplified music won’t disturb this slumbering. ear-protected pooch.
It’s big, in’nt?
Lots of swag from our corporate overlords at this street faire:
All right, here are a few of the Repubs. Yes on B and Fix MUNI Now were a few of their issues:
As usual, the West End was strictly for kids:
And dogs, of course:
Fandango let people take two free spins on their unfairly-weighted (aka loaded, gaffed, cogged, weighted, crooked, or gag) swag roulette wheel – that was a mistake. Scored a bumper sticker the first try and then a precious $50 credit code the second. Bonus.
And of course, another Mini MUNI Meltdown, right on sked:
[This event turned out to be a huge success, with a bigger turnout than a recent effort in the Mission District. This one's all over but I'll post about the next one when it happens.*]
Drs. Ortiz and Wei and UCSF professionals and volunteers are waiting to see you right now – no appointment necessary:
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In Chinese first:
及早檢測對診斷潛伏的黑色素瘤非常重要。這次檢測毋須預約，整個過程約30分鐘。華埠公共衛生局地址： Mason 街1490號 (夾 Broadway 街)。
And now back to English:
UCSF to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Chinatown
WHAT: The UCSF Department of Dermatology, in partnership with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Chinatown Public Health Clinic, will offer free skin cancer screenings in Chinatown to mark National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
UCSF faculty and residents will perform the screenings. Translation services will be provided.
Early detection is key to diagnosing potential cases of melanoma. No appointment is necessary and screenings will take approximately 30 minutes.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chinatown Public Health Center
1490 Mason Street @ Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
WHY: Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with over one million people diagnosed each year. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of their skin color or general health.
See you there!
*Assuming I survive the Great San Francisco Blog War of 2011.
The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire went off without a hitch today down in the SoMA.
(There’s little wonder about why the former Howard Street Festival is so popular, of course.)
This year’s theme was “Mythical Realms” a celebration of a pefect society where differences are appreciated as things of beauty.
Now, doesn’t this maypole remind you of your schoolgirl days at Bryn Mawr?
Via Frank Farm
Hunky Darth Vader turned a few heads:
It was just as you would have imagined it:
And, good news! It seems white people no longer get Chinese character tattoos anymore – they’re into pink poodles and whatnot. See?
All right, that’s it for this year:
“I’m drunk and Osama Bin Laden is dead #howweird“
Lastly, leave us give thanks to all the NIMBY’s of the SoMA, for not complaining so much this go-around. Huzzah!
“If theres a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now
Its just a spring clean for the May Queen”
See you next year!
The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire is coming to SoMA at noon, May 1st, 2011. So dust off your cowboy hat and go, why not?
This could be you come May Day 2011:
(In Soviet Russia, we had to make big travel to get to Burning Man, but in San Francisco, Burning Man travels to you. What a country!)
The 12th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 1, 2011
Noon to 8pm
Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
All the deets after the jump!
See you there!
“KIMOCHI’S SILVER BELLS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE Saturday, December 11, 2010 (one day only!) 10:00AM-4:00PM
The Event Center at St Mary’s Cathedral 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Conveniently located at the corner of Gough St. & Geary Blvd., walking distance from Japantown.
Free Admission ∗ Free Parking (space available basis) ∗ Free Kimochi shuttle service to/from Japantown (pick-up/drop-off at Peace Plaza on Post St.)
Mark your calendar and have fun as you get plenty of holidays shopping done at this free one-day event featuring handcrafted items made by more than 80 talented Asian and Pacific Islander artisans.
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Now, I don’t think that you could ban DSLR use in San Francisco. There’d be a rebellion or something.
Cause if something happens, it didn’t happen unless it was recorded somehow – that’s how we look at it.
Our Folsom Street Fair 2009 was a great day for walkies with the slave, past the guy with the Nikon, past the guy with the Canon, past the Leather Etc…(!) store…:
Just be on the look-out for this guy. I think he’s up to something:
You had to wait your turn but there were free samples galore for all attendees.
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A new one: Momotombo, Momotombo, Momotombo!
See you next year!