We Built This City

Broadcasting live from "Little Switzerland," San Francisco. Twitter @TheRealWBTC. E-mail me here. An explanation of the title here. My other blog: The Sutro Tower Fan Club. And no, he's not a greyhound, he's a whippet named Chase (Rocket passed away in March). PLEASE DON'T message me on Tumblr, I don't check those. Yes, it's a real tattoo.
If this van’s a-rockin’ don’t bother knockin’

If this van’s a-rockin’ don’t bother knockin’

Disturbingly realistic sculpture in the window of Tangent Contemporary Art

Disturbingly realistic sculpture in the window of Tangent Contemporary Art

LOL tourists

LOL tourists

Come see SF’s best band, Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires, play for FREE this Saturday at 2:45p at the Noe Valley Harvest Festival!

Come see SF’s best band, Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires, play for FREE this Saturday at 2:45p at the Noe Valley Harvest Festival!

Aquarius Records on Valencia is such a neighborhood treasure. I love the little hand-lettered descriptions of each album. If Aquarius had been around when I was a teenager, I’m sure I would have spent all my time hanging around here, reading them.

Tiny wooden Muni bus, in the window of Dijital Fix on Valencia

Tiny wooden Muni bus, in the window of Dijital Fix on Valencia

Lazy Sunday, Precita Park

Lazy Sunday, Precita Park

One last meal at Weird Fish. As first reported by Capp Street Crap, the long-lived, veg-friendly spot is closing, and most disappointingly, the waiter told me the new owner’s going to turn it into a French bistro and wine bar, which is a combination of the two absolute worst things in restaurant/bar concepts. From top: Their deliciously refreshing red pepper agua fresca, Buffalo Girls (vegan buffalo wings), Hell Boy (seitan and avocado sandwich), and Hail Seitan (veg fish ‘n chips). You will be sorely missed, Weird Fish, but thank you for all the wonderful memories!

Dr. Seuss taxidermy, in an art gallery off Union Square

Dr. Seuss taxidermy, in an art gallery off Union Square

My crummy iPhone photos of the Blue Angels over Dolores Park

(via Glen Park Neighborhood History Project – Oct. 22 | News from the Glen Park Association)
Lefty O’Doul’s delivery shaft

Lefty O’Doul’s delivery shaft

lerchesondre:

Hey friends in the San Francisco area, our openers @ooteenoo had their van broken into and much of their irreplaceable gear stolen last night. See this list for items and be on the lookout for suspicious offers. Especially @ladyboshra’s irreplaceable black 79’ fretless P bass. Thanks. We’re halfway to Portland, where we are performing tomorrow night.

lerchesondre:

Hey friends in the San Francisco area, our openers @ooteenoo had their van broken into and much of their irreplaceable gear stolen last night. See this list for items and be on the lookout for suspicious offers. Especially @ladyboshra’s irreplaceable black 79’ fretless P bass. Thanks. We’re halfway to Portland, where we are performing tomorrow night.

"Nail art" available on Mission

"Nail art" available on Mission

Lovely paint job next door to Clooney’s on Valencia

Lovely paint job next door to Clooney’s on Valencia