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Best Symbol Connecting S.F. With Its Whimsical Past 

The Doggie Diner Heads

You stop, suddenly, in the middle of the sidewalk. You tell your date that you know — just know — that somewhere nearby something really interesting is about to happen. You've just spotted three 10-foot-tall fiberglass dog heads wearing chef hats. For 20 years, it's never failed. Ever since the local "Doggie Diner" chain closed, former Cacophanist John Law has been pulling these enigmatic mascots to countercultural events. Street festivals, art parties, bizarre documentaries, pranks-in-the-park: If you see the Doggie Diner Heads, you know you're within a block of the next epic happening to join San Francisco's storied history. A successful Kickstarter to refurbish the Doggie Diner Heads means we'll get 20 more years out of them, iconically connecting pranksters past, present, and future.

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