Mission District

01 May 2019

Doors Close on Borderlands Cafe but the Bookstore Lives On

Borderlands Cafe on Valencia Street closed up for good Tuesday. The owner’s reason for shutting down is not bankruptcy or loss of lease – neither of those things happened in this case. The reason is not based on difficulty retaining staff in San Francisco on cafe pay or declining sales

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14 Nov 2018

Long Live La Taqueria! The Battle to Save the Mission Icon Has Been Won

You have to be on your game to be considered “The Taqueria” in an area famous for stuffed tortilla goodness. La Taqueria has been honing their skills for 46 years and with the founder’s purchase of the iconic building, the Mission staple promises to keep it up for many years

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16 Aug 2018

Bissap Baobab Owner Arrested in Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Update: The Marco Senghor Legal Defense Fund GoFundMe is now online and taking donations. The man who founded the Mission District cult-hit Senegalese restaurant Bissap Baobab is the latest victim of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

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02 Aug 2018

We wanna send you plus one to The Heart of the Mission District

Communities such as San Francisco’s Mission District often center on food—it’s part of the fabric of the neighborhood and the economy. But what has happened to food culture and business as the neighborhood and the city at large grows and shifts? Join Gayle Pirie and John Clark, the chefs and

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19 Apr 2018

We wanna send you to see Damien Jurado @ The Chapel!

Urban folk singer/songwriter Damien Jurado quietly built up one of the strongest catalogs on the indie scene, earning high critical praise yet somehow never quite getting his proper due. Nick Drake had a definite impact on much of his work, but Jurado modeled his career on more idiosyncratic, unpredictable figures

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20 Feb 2018

Doc’s Clock is Finally Getting it’s Sign Back! Drink to Save the Sign!

Doc’s Clock is a Mission classic.  When they lost their lease at 2575 Mission St in 2017, locals, patrons, and the general community were in an uproar, nobody wanted to lose their beloved dive.  So what did Doc and its owner Carrey do?  They found a place just down the street

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08 Feb 2018

Mission Mural Unveiling “Corazon de Campesinos”

Artist Alberto Ybarra is a native San Franciscan and an artist you should know.  You may recognize his work from the illustration series he did depicting a changing Mission neighborhood: See more of Old Mission Vs.  New Mission series here. Now Ybarra has collaborated with The Mission Community Market on a new outdoor mural on

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13 Nov 2017

The 1957 Movie that Predicted the Rise of Trump

Just as bold upon its release as it is today, director Elia Kazan and writer Budd Schulberg‘s masterpiece A Face In The Crowd – about the charming rogue Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith) who parlays his local TV fame into a national bully pulpit – remains a darkly comic satire

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