Twenty-two-year-old Djavan Santos, aka D33J, has established himself as one of the more notable purveyors of a new, ethereal brand of R&B, which has been attracting fans internationally thanks to fellow Wedidit Collective members like Shlohmo and Ryan Hemsworth. His attention-grabbing 2011 debut EP ... More >>
First, tonight kicks off the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival, going on through Saturday at various venues in the neighborhood. Buy a ticket to a comedy show, get a coupon for a free burrito at Pancho Villa or El Toro. We're not 100% sure about the correlation, but hey, we like both comedy ... More >>
Within five minutes of arguing with any San Franciscan about the best burrito in town, it becomes clear that what makes a great burrito is different for all of us. For some people, greatness is impossible without girth. For others, the quality and quantity of the meat is most important, and a few st ... More >>
Thomas Hawk/FlickrCheap eats here.Now that burritos and falafel wraps cost $8 and a bowl of pho can't be found for less than $6, the under-$5 meal has become a rarity in San Francisco. Damn that Healthy San Francisco. (Kidding.) But the cheap meal is not a unicorn, and there's no need to reso ... More >>
No Age is guitarist Randy Randall (left) and drummer Dean Allen SpuntOne pleasure of interviewing touring bands over the phone is getting to talk to them from random places. When we spoke to No Age's Randy Randall, he was standing outside a Flying J truck stop somewhere between Boise and Salt Lak ... More >>
The Hawaiian burrito: Just as lumpy-looking as the original.There's a special place in the firmament for restaurants that do side-by-side cuisine: Not Chinese doughnuts, say, but Chinese Food and Donuts; not Burmese curry turkey sandwiches, but Burmese Kitchen and Larkin Deli. In the early part o ... More >>
Zodiac Death Valley is a psychedelic rock band with dark, sailor-esque songs about women, whiskey, and drugs that channels the old Barbary Coast heyday. Live, the group's raucous lyrics and in your face behavior makes for an unapologetic good time. ZDV is currently working on its first full le ... More >>
J. BirdsallDisplay plates behind the sneeze guard.Shouldn't every micro-neighborhood have its own Mission-style burrito place? The kind with a sneeze guard, pump tortilla steamer, and lady burrito makers with a flair for creative cosmetology? It's arguable.
Today saw the launch of The Iron C ... More >>
The holy trinity at Taqueria Pancho Villa.Austin, Tex., taco blogger Mando Rayo (aka El Mundo de Mando of TacoJournalism) was in Cali this week, getting his first-ever taste of S.F. flavor. How did the Mission stack up to taco culture in Central Texas? Read on, homie.
Ahh, San Fra ... More >>
Bang Data at the Elbo Room
January 12, 2009
Review by Eric K. Arnold
Photos by EKAphotography
What more could anyone ask from a Tuesday night in the Mission than discovering both a new favorite taqueria and a new favorite band? First the taqueria: Los Coyotes on 16th (in-between Mission and Valenci ... More >>