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by Jeffrey Lee | May 06, 2016

A 6-hour guide for SOMA, SF

We past by SOMA on a very regular basis since it situated as a main corridor from anywhere SF to the Bay Bridge entrances. With the latest renovated SFMOMA and a few other high profile artsy destinations implanted, South of Market is destined to be more gentrified than ever (or 'revitalized', to put this in a more neutral context ;)

Start off w/ a great cup of single origin joe @Sightglass or w/ the crazy good quiche @Vive la tarte. Both spots are very photogenic to brighten up the day. Head over to the Morphosis-designed Federal Building on Mission x 7th street. It has a great outdoor space and the architecture is still amazing. Remember to go inside and elevate to the sky garden on 12th floor: its a top hidden gem for a great city view. 

To get some culture, Crown Point Press is an intimate size gallery/ bkstore that you shouldn't miss. Alternatively, if you are 420 friendly, you should also lounge @SPARC. A peculiarly unique experience. At this point, baked or not, you would be craving for some food. Popsons burgers opposite to Caltrain station is our current favorite.


Shopping, or to be precise, forcing yourself into a new pair of tight raw denim is normally the rightful thing to do after a burger feast. Check out 440 Brannan Studio, its one of our stockist and has an extensive collection of other local crafts as well. For further read on 440 Brannan, chk our prev. posts here & here.      

After that, it'd be time to call for beers and celebrate that new pair of Doublewood jeans. Its going to be a very tough choice since there are many tasty local breweries in this neighborhood. For the standard, there are 21st Amendment & Thirsty Bear. For the local craft beer, there are Black Hammer & Cellarmaker. For the diversity, there is the perennial City Beer Store. Our candid advise is to visit them all =) 

Be a Flâneur and have fun exploring. btw its Friday at last! Cheers everyone and till next week. 

Tags: 440brannan, beer, city, craft, Lassitude, local beer, sf


by Jeffrey Lee | April 01, 2016

For the avid movie buffs out there, you would be well aware of the forthcoming 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (04/21-05/05). An array of international film screenings was just announced few days ago. 
For the rest of us philistines (lol), still there is an usual artistic inner voice that urge to oust that comfort zone and to embrace the indie artsy flicks. 
Well, here is your chance. Plus, both the newly minted Alamo Drafthouse (Mission, SF) & BAM/PFA (Berkeley) are among this year's screening venues. If not for the auteurs' works, it would still be worthwhile to check out these latest SF theatrical offerings. 
Here is our initial pick: 
on y we picked: Althou the last few movies from Gondry aren't exactly our favorites (OK, since the Green Hornet, actually). But this is the guy who directed & co-wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!! For this latest one, Michel Gondry appears to return to his whimsical adventurous root. Highly anticipated. 
on y we picked: Traditionally Tadanobu Asano delivers bipolar but equally astonishing acting in non-gory/action-packed flicks; like Taste of Tea & Last Life in the Universe. We have the same high hope this time.
on y we picked: one word, Christopher Doyle. Christopher Doyle. Christopher Doyle.  
Note that, non-member tickets go on sales today at noon!
Have a great weekend everyone. Till next week. Cheers.

Tags: festival, Lassitude, movie, sf, sfiff