Who could resist a snowball in the middle of summer? And no, we’re not talking about the kind you used to hurl at your little brother. These are snowballs of a very different, foodie-pleasing variety: naturally sweetened scoops of flavored ice that can cool you down on the stickiest summer day. These are Skylite Snowballs, and you’ll have to go to San Francisco to find them.
Caren Alpert is a food photographer based in San Francisco. For the last 18 months, she has been shooting food with an electron microscope. The foods featured here are Cake Sprinkles (above); then (below) Brussel Sprout; Shrimp Tail; Passion Fruit; Sun Dried Tomato; Star Anise; and Blueberry.
In true San Francisco style, your typically banal soda has been transformed into a flavorful, handmade gem thanks to SodaCraft. Using local and sustainable produce, of course, this new boutique company brews inspired sodas, lightly sweetened with cane sugar and naturally carbonated by yeast. Each handmade batch of pop comes in wildly creative flavors like smoked strawberry vanilla, plum soda with a touch of star anise, or their take on classic ginger ale, made with a pound per gallon of fresh juiced ginger and eureka lemons. (This is San Francisco, after all)
Being an Urban Quilter, I love all things alternacraft, especially when they mix in street art. So I was stoked to see some of Banksy’s images re-imagined as cross-stitch patterns. Princess Animal is San Francisco’s answer to urban knitters and crafters, and sells the Banksy kits.
I saw Wire a few weeks back in San Francisco, and arrived early enough to catch the Lumerians, Oakland’s answer to fuzzy, transcendental garage rock. I love their retro yet-somehow-modern style that is trippy and psychedelic, yet pleasantly droning and spacey. And who doesn’t like full-length Druid hoodies and rainbow-laced graphics?
Paul Wackers most recent solo show is one of the best painting shows I’ve seen in San Francisco in awhile. Not to mention, one of Wackers’ strongest bodies of work yet.
Miranda Caroligne creates deconstructed and reconstructed fashion that I’ve long loved for its sculptural innovation. In her Offcut line, Caroligne uses bits and pieces of fabric to make unique and futuristic clothing that is somehow both high-drama and very wearable.
Bringing the excess and sexiness of the Big Band-era to the present is the hot MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret’s mission. Jazz music combines with burlesque and torch singers to recreate a Prohibition-era San Francisco. Tonight, they’re playing at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Luck Be A Lady will feature The Bond Girl and Delilah […]
Currently up at Evergold Gallery in San Francisco is Adam Parker Smith’s solo exhibition titled Crush. Parker Smith’s sense of the ridiculous is both subtle, subversive and sublime and within this show traverses mediums with ease.
It would be my dream to have an Audrey Hepburn mural adorn one of my walls. Illustrator Ben Slow has created this stunning work of art. And it looks even impressive with the added touch of running paint.
Listen up, all of you cereal lovers out there: We have found your Mecca. It’s called Schweet Boks Cereal Eatery & Cafe and it’s just opened on Irving Street in San Francisco. So what’s the appeal? The little ‘cereal bar’ offers up more than 30 varieties of crunchy breakfast goodness — everything from Grape Nuts to Cocoa Puffs — as well as a range of toppings so that you can make your bowl truly your own.
As an unrepentant meat-eater, I really love this poster by Alyson Thomas which portrays San Francisco as a pig where all the different districts and neighborhoods are various cuts of meat.