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Friday, June 25, 2010

A Year Later, Remembering Michael Jackson with Edible Tributes

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Jesus Juice is Humphry Slocombe's top-selling sorbet. - SCOTT BEALE/LAUGHINGSQUID.COM
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  • Jesus Juice is Humphry Slocombe's top-selling sorbet.
Today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic death. This blogger plans to spend most of the day alternating between moonwalking, sobbing, and, if we can muster an appetite, eating and drinking San Francisco's dear tributes to the King of Pop.

We'd start on the top of SFMOMA at the Rooftop Coffee Bar and sip the Bubbles white hot chocolate with edible gold leaf, a nod to the museum's famous Michael Jackson and Bubbles piece by Jeff Koons. The Rooftop Garden reopens today after more than a month of renovations, so it's gonna be extra snazzy. Then, it'd be off to Humphry Slocombe for a lick or five of Jesus Juice, the shop's best-selling sorbet that's a blend of red wine and Coca-Cola (shh, don't tell Pepsi).

click to enlarge "Bubbles" white hot chocolate at SFMOMA's Rooftop Cafe. - CARLY EISEMAN
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  • "Bubbles" white hot chocolate at SFMOMA's Rooftop Cafe.
The Jackson sandwich at Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen stacks meatloaf, cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, red onion, with Russian dressing, lettuce, and coleslaw. That would be today's ideal lunch stop.

At 5:30 p.m., sushi joint Tokyo Go Go opens, and we'd order an Off the Wall roll of tempura shrimp and cucumber wrapped in spicy tuna, avocado, and wasabi tobiko. Don't stop 'til you get enough? Opt to finish with a second dinner at any hour at 24-hour diner Sparky's, where a Michael Jackson Pizza is topped with marinated chicken, mushrooms, and garlic.

For more local connections to the King of Pop, check out this post over at our sister blog All Shook Down chronicling his too-brief Bay Area appearances.

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