Posts Tagged ‘sour’

Taami Berry Tasting Parties in San Francisco – African Fruit Makes Sour Taste Sweet

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I missed out on the crowded táami berry kick off party last month, but it must have been something like this event that was covered by the New York Times.

Here’s the pitch:

“For those of you who have never come across this miracle fruit, the táami berry has the unique ability to modify the perception of flavors – making sour and bitter flavors taste remarkably sweet. táami berry defies the notion that eating healthy can’t taste good, literally forcing people to rethink their assumptions about flavors.”

But I did get a chance to try things out later on. For about an hour after eating one these tiny little fruits, sour lemon juice will taste like sweet lemonade, I can guarantee you that.

As it looked in SoMA at Triptych on Folsom during the kick-off party a few weeks back. It was just filled with handsome young people:

See? These are just little things. One Synsepalum dulcificum per person, that’s all you need.

Host Noah comes to a table to explain how it all works. There were lots of different kinds of foods to nosh on…

Anyway, if you’re into it, Twitter will let you know when the next event gets scheduled.

3D Model Shows Just How Dwarfed San Francisco’s Ferry Building Has Become

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

You can see it all in this photo of San Francisco’s Financial District and SoMA. Just how many structures rise above the Ferry Building these days?

It used to be the tallest in the City, back in the day.

See it, in the foreground at the foot of Market Street, in this model you can find at the SPUR Urban Center on Mission?

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Sic Transit Gloria Urbis

Marincello – The City of 30,000 That Almost Got Built Next to Golden Gate Bridge

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Marincello is the City That Never Was.

“Marincello was a failed development project in Marin County, California that would have put a metropolis full of homes, apartments, and hotels in a planned community atop the Marin Headlands, overlooking the Golden Gate. Its upheaval set the precedent for Marin County’s rigid anti-development stance and push for open space.”

See lots of large posters like this at SPUR’s new Urban Center at 654 Mission in the SoMA.

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It would have been like another Sausalito:

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Getting water might have been a problem.

Oh well.

Hey San Francisco: “What Would You Do If You Were Mayor For A Day?”

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Take a look at what SPUR went and did at their new Urban Center on Mission Street the other day – they asked the public “What Would You Do If You Were Mayor For A Day?”

Did that bring out the haters? You Make The Call: 

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Oh, sorry, here’s the bigger version. Feel free to click on it. Some responses are quite clever.

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SPUR Urban Center Grand Opening on Mission in the SoMA

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, has a new clubhouse at 654 Mission betwixt Second and Willie Brown Way. Let’s check out your new Urban Center.

These orange letters have become icons already. (Or red, some people think these letters are actually red, but as always, You Make The Call. The light, she can play tricks on you sometimes, you know.)

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The Freeway Revolt appears to be alive and well what with the  James Lick petering out in the SoMA near the Flank in this 3D model. See how it comes in from the right and just stops all of a sudden – does SPUR know something we don’t? Will drivers coming up from the south need to take the John F. Foran past Dogpatch to get to the Bay Bridge? (And when oh when will a Boulevard Revolt come to Octavia and take away that Revolting Boulevard? Moving on.)

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Inside, free Urbanist buttons for the kids.

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Also inside are old maps and plans all kinds of stuff to look at.

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By now, I’m sure you’re itching to take a tour. Well have at, courtesy of CurbedSF.com.

See you there!