SodaCraft: Handmade Draft Sodas

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 June 2011

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)

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Princess Animal cross-stitches Banksy’s images

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By Amy Ahlstrom in New Art on Thursday 2 June 2011

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.

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Lumerians

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By Amy Ahlstrom in New Music on Wednesday 1 June 2011

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?

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Paul Wackers at San Francisco’s Eleanor Harwood Gallery

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By Robert Minervini in New Events on Saturday 14 May 2011

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.

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Miranda Caroligne

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By Amy Ahlstrom in New Fashion on Saturday 14 May 2011

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.

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The MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret

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By Amy Ahlstrom in New Events on Saturday 14 May 2011

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 […]

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Adam Parker Smith at Evergold Gallery

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By Robert Minervini in New Events on Tuesday 10 May 2011

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.

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Audrey Hepburn wall mural by Ben Slow

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Monday 28 March 2011

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.

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De Kwok

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By De in New Photography on Thursday 17 March 2011

De Kwok is a photographer based out of San Francisco whose work is inspired by friends, lovers, places, small moments and life in big cities.

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Roadside time lapse video by Michael Frank

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By Monkeyface in Video on Wednesday 2 March 2011

Roadside is a time-lapse video of a few days of sketching inside the studio. Paint and markers on canvas eventually found a home on the roadside.

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

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By Ann Yu in New Food and Packaging on Friday 25 February 2011

Burmese food in general is one of my favorites, but Burmese Tea Leaf salad is pretty much up there with coconut ice cream for me.

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Schweet Boks Cereal Eatery and Cafe

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Monday 29 November 2010

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.

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San Francisco is for carnivores poster

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 3 November 2010

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.

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Le Truc: a San Francisco bustaurant

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Wednesday 6 October 2010

Just when you’ve finally gotten your Twitter feed synced to track all your favorite food carts, another mobile food trend has rolled into town. Bay Area eaters, meet the bustaurant. Le Truc, a rehabbed school bus retrofitted with a full kitchen, has been grabbing attention with its Asian fusion fare and partnerships with noted chefs, as well as its one-upping of the food cart class.

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Time-lapse video of San Francisco

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 23 September 2010

This stunning time-lapse video of San Francisco was made by Simon Christen over the period of a year.

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