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Comcast gets a little frisky for SF Gay Pride

June 17, 2009

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I’ve been seeing these transit billboards in some SF Muni stations. This photo was taken on the inbound platform of the Church Street Station. It’s great that Comcast is recognizing the gay market, but I’d feel much better about them as a company if I knew they were giving something back to the community.  Maybe they are?

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Are you ready for mandatory composting SF?

June 16, 2009

recycling-momentsIf not, this brand new site (launched yesterday) sponsored by SF Environment can help! You can also order a FREE green bin and register for FREE home composting pickup directly from the site.

Church Street Café. Sketchiest place outside the Loin?

June 13, 2009

church-st-cafeMaybe not, but it’s arguably the sketchiest place in ChuMa. Woke up early this morning (it’s a curse and a blessing) in serious need of some caffeine.  For the last few Saturdays I’ve been hitting Four Barrel Coffee on Valencia, but for some reason I felt like a cup of swill this morning. Probably a bad choice.  Simply put, that place is gross. I think this dude and I were the only sane folks in the joint.  Next time I’m going next door to Thorough Bread.

More fruits in the ‘stro

June 12, 2009

farmers marketI still haven’t made it to the new Castro Farmers Market, but friends tell me it’s great. What say you?

Wednesdays from 4pm – 8pm
Noe between Market and Beaver

Street art

June 12, 2009

Street Art Market St 20090610Outside the place where the Metro bar used to be. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a blog that glorifies vandalism. You have to admit, this is pretty cool.

Pisco Latin Lounge

March 28, 2009

piscoLast Friday my friend Rich suggested that we grab a drink at Pisco Latin Lounge on Market Street after work. My best buddy/co-worker Jen and I arrived at about 6:00. The seating area by the front window was already taken, so we grabbed seats at the bar.

The place is fairly small with a large bar, four or five small tables for two and an area in the back that’s perfect for a larger group. By 6:45 the bar was hopping with a very mixed crowd… Latin, white, Asian, gay, straight. It had a really great, relaxing vibe that I found refreshing and perfect for an after work cocktail. Since I’m pretty unfamiliar with Peruvian-inspired cocktails, I was eager to have a taste. The bartender was very helpful (and hot!) and suggested I might like an “Original Recipe Pisco Punch,” which is made with Inca Gold Acholado Pisco, pineapple gomme (anybody?), and served on the rocks. Kinda sour, kinda sweet, and pretty damn strong… I highly recommend it. The pineapple garnish was spiked with something really tasty (Pisco, perhaps?). For my second drink chose a Pisco Sour, which had I tried once before at Fresca in Noe Valley. If you can get past the fact that you’re drinking egg whites, you really have to try this drink! It’s made with Barsol Quebranta Pisco, lime juice, egg whites, and bitters. Delicious.

I highly recommend this place. It’s a great addition to the neighborhood. I’m just sorry that it took me so long to stop by.

Pisco Latin Lounge
1817 Market @ Octavia, SF
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