Best Place to Catch Sexy Dancing - 2002
Once a month, the Mission catches fire. At ODC Theater, a crowd spills out onto the street waiting to see Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos burn up the stage. Once the crowd settles inside the dimly lit room, tiny, busty Rina Orellana Rall, a Caminos Flamencos dancer, flips her ruffled skirt, kicking her heels to the floor faster than the audience's eyes can follow. Elegant Juliana Drecshel and striking Liza Thomson stride forcefully onto the stage for a group dance. Yaelisa herself, clad in a draping black dress, her dark eyes ringed in kohl, raises an arm temptingly at the start of her own solo. Cries of "Olé!" come from the bleachers; eager patrons at tables next to the stage lean in to watch every move. For about two years, "Cafe Flamenco"'s every-third-Sunday program has been a hot rendezvous spot in the Mission; consider it the perfect anti-date to the stale dinner-and-a-movie.