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Tag Archives: Weird
We Got a Mutha’ F**king Blimp, Yo!
If you subscribe to the theory that a city’s coolness is directly proportional to the sheer variety of vehicular transportation options, then San Francisco is the baddest town of them all! In addition to a mind numbing variety of public … Continue reading
Posted in Seen on the Street Tagged Blimp, Tours, Transportation, Weird, Zeppelin Leave a comment
Everyone from New York knows where oysters come from: Blue Ribbon, Jacks Oyster Bar, Aqua Grill or one of another dozen-or-so delicious (and well lit) Manhattan restaurants. Imagine my surprise then when I discovered incredibly delicious, creamy and succulent oysters … Continue reading
Posted in Things to do/see, Things to eat / drink Tagged earth quake, food, Oysters, Restaurant, Road Trip, San Francisco, Tomales Bay, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Weird 2 Comments
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Streetcars
While most of the civilized world may have abandoned streetcars about 100 years ago, trolleys are still proudly clanking away on the roadways of Ye Olde San Francisco! Sure there are plenty of other “more convenient,” “easier,” and “faster” ways … Continue reading
Posted in Seen on the Street Tagged F-Market, Public Transportation, San Francisco, Streetcars, Trolley, Weird 8 Comments
Don’t Cross (Inappropriately)!
Every foreign village has it’s own strange and incomprehensible customs, and San Francisco is no exception. One of the oddest, and most troubling for visiting New Yorkers are the rituals surrounding crossing the streets. Notably, that everyone here: A) Waits … Continue reading
Posted in Background Information Tagged Car, Cars, Cross Walk, Driving, Pedestrian, San Francisco, Traffic Lights, Weird 4 Comments
The third day of August, two-thousand-and-nine in the year of our lord. Five-hundred-and-forty-six-days since I have been deposited on this strange land. While I have been documenting my encounters with the local inhabitants and their odd customs since my arrival, … Continue reading
Posted in Background Information Tagged Argh, Fog, Foggy, San Francisco, Weather, Weird 1 Comment
Coffee Shoppes: The Mission
Earlier this week I documented the San Francisco Coffee Paradox, an insight into the New Yorker’s impossible quest for a good cup of joe in this foggy “city.” Since then SFIW has been inundated with requests (OK, two) for a … Continue reading
Posted in Things to eat / drink Tagged Coffee, Java, Mission, San Francisco, The Mission, Weird 2 Comments
A curious paradox exists here for visiting and transplanted New York coffee lovers. There are dozens (dozens!) of fantastic coffee shops scattered throughout San Francisco. Most every neighborhood boasts a handful of establishments that approach the art of coffee brewing … Continue reading
Posted in Things to eat / drink Tagged Cappuccino, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Espresso, lattes, macchiato, San Francisco, Starbucks, Weird 3 Comments
OK, all kidding aside, how can you trust a “city” with no squirrels? I mean, I’m willing to forgive the 2:1 ratio of seagulls to pigeons and even accept the harbor is infested with barking sea lions (true story), but … Continue reading
Posted in Background Information Tagged Buffalo, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Squirrel, Weird 2 Comments
Two Great Tastes…
This doesn’t quite qualify for my Weird Restaurant Category (great food, good lighting, $12 – $14 entrees), but there’s still something oh, so San Francisco about it! Plus seriously, after you’ve had an order of chow meain (or a burger), … Continue reading
Posted in Seen on the Street Tagged Chinese Food, Donut, Eat, food, San Francisco, Weird 6 Comments
There’s a pervasive vibe that resonates throughout San Francisco: “people should be able to do whatever they want” (which is fine), “and without judgment” (which is ridiculous). Sure, you can be a topless grown man who chooses to wear purple … Continue reading
Posted in Background Information Tagged Hippy, Hunky Jesus, San Francisco, Weird 2 Comments
Relax, while there is a good probability that you have at least a small contact-high from all of the marijuana floating through the San Francisco atmosphere, chances are you’re not hallucinating. It’s a well publicized fact here in San Francisco … Continue reading
Posted in Things to do/see Tagged Conspiracy, Golden Gate Park, Marijuana, San Francisco, San Francisco is Weird, Weird, Windmill, Windmills 1 Comment
Warning: People are Really Friendly Here!
One thing that will take time for any new San Franciscan to get used to is that people here are actually, earnestly and genuinely nice. No, I’m serious. Most people are super incredibly friendly. It’s really weird and a highly … Continue reading
Posted in Background Information Tagged San Franciscans, San Francisco, Weird 8 Comments