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San Francisco staffers on the food, music, movies, and more they are geeking out about.

Pesce in the Castro. (Photo courtesy of Eater.)

George McIntire, Editorial Intern: Why Your Football Team Sucks: Drew Magary masterfully and hilariously skewers each and every NFL team. I look forward to this more so than I do lunch. The best part is all self-deprecating fans who send in emails ragging on their own teams.

Sara Deseran, Editor-At-Large: Though I've been accused of being SFcentric, I got over to see a play at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley the other evening. It's a teeny tiny place and made for a wonderful theater experience. The next play up? After the Revolution. Dinner beforehand was had at Ramen Shop. I have to say, their very un-Japanese fried rice gave their ramen a run for its money.

Rachel Ward, Cityguide Editor: One of my favorite late summer evenings to date: A vinyasa session looking over the golden hills of sunny Livermore Valley followed by wine tasting. The final class in the Yoga and Wine series at Wente Vineyards is next Tuesday, and it’s just 20 bucks if you book ahead (about the going rate for a class in a crowded S.F. studio, no vino included).

Meaghan Clark, Editorial Intern: Rather than standing in long lines or putting in my order a day in advance for one of Posh Bakery's "cronots," I ventured to Santa Barbara for a "doughssant." The effect was albeit similar to what all those standing outside in humid New York looking for the original get — a sugar coma unlike any other — sans reservations or waiting time. Here's a tip for all you cronut novices: Stick with the classics (after trying all six varieties including chocolate and cream, glazed was the all-around winner).

Carolyn Alburger, Associate Editor: I can't think of many better ways to begin a meal than with a shooter, so a grin swept over my face when I saw the oyster shooters with cucumber, cocktail sauce and horseradish at the new Pesce in the Castro. I went last Friday and this was a great way to hit reset after a long week. For an extra $3, they'll top it off with chipotle-infused vodka. Obviously, that's a must.

Ellen Cushing, Senior Editor: El Taco Loco 2: Horrible name, amazing chiles rellenos.  

Caleb Pershan, Editorial Fellow: This lorem ipsum-style word soup generator from The Hairpin uses online dating profiles to fill as many paragraphs as you like with utter nonsense: "Glass half-full using my farmshare jazz cafes local sports teams. Netflix my eyes Woody Allen if you think we have something in common stepping outside your comfort zone." Also, the history of lorem ipsum is a good wikiread

Scott Lucas, Web Editor: Now's the perfect time to sneak out of the office to catch an A's game. Later, guys!

 

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