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if you’re looking for a great gift idea. . .

Lots of ideas for a great gift (round up below) and if you’re looking for a fun afternoon of browsing, check out the Renegade Craft fair today if you’re in San Francsico, LA, Chicago, NYC or London. We’ re not huge fans of large retailers for gifts. We prefer giving (and receiving) something unique, handmade and best of all, local. Those gifts have heart. They might even be green. Keep your eyes peeled for artisans who explore REUSE in making their items rather than using virgin materials. Maybe they’re using recycled materials, too. How about food products, grown and packaged locally? If your vendor is local, you can be assured the carbon footprint in distribution is low.

So follow the link and learn more about the fair and if you can’t go, look for local artisans in your community… San Francisco Holiday Info « Renegade Craft Fair.

Here are some other ideas for you San Francisco folks:

Letter Press stationary, handmade cards and screen print dish cloths by

ink.paper.plate Press or Coffee n Cream Press

Beautiful hand cut wooden products, like cutting boards, stools, etc:

Bruce Powell Fine Woodworking

Local Honey grown by the busy bees at Hayes Valley Farm

HONEY!! **

(**note, this is a the last year for Hayes Valley Farm and their project, Project BEE – Cause. Get the last jar of honey from this amazing experiment in permaculture!)

Give a *Reusable bag* filled with *reusable stainless steel mug* and colorful *microfiber cloths*, make yourself a little gift that speaks Green; )

Support local certified SF Green Business , and baker, Mission Pie. Supporting them you’ll also be supporting their outreach to inner city kids, teaching them how to farm.

Get  a basket of baked goods at our favorite bakery, Thorough Bread and Pastry. Supporting them supports the students of the San Francisco bread making institute.

Get some cheese to go with that bread: La Fromagerie (2425 3rd Street, SF). They have raw milk cheese!

And jars of amazing peanut brittle or handmade marshmallows at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.

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Leopolds Owners Take The Old Long Bar On Fillmore – Expansionwire – Eater SF

Leopolds Owners Take The Old Long Bar On Fillmore – Expansionwire – Eater SF.


20 Epic SF Sandwiches To Eat Before You Die – Eater Maps – Eater SF

Check out this article for a list of the top 20 sandwiches in San Francisco.

Our comments are below:

 

2,  great quality meat, but fatty. Not quite seasoned enough.

5, bland, fatty, not sure why this one makes the list, least of all in the top 5

7, amazing quality meat, fatty yes, impeccably seasoned. A star.

11, simple and delicious, just the right amount of pepper, the greens balance the egg, mayo and cheese perfectly

13, fatty but decadent. Nice spice. The bun is so good!

14, we love lamb, just the right amount of veggies to add crunch and a burst of juice

15 yes, a calorie bomb. But it hits all the right notes. We go back again and again for it!

16 this is a great seafood roll and a good value, too!

17 nicely marinated meat, right spice mix, juicy and grilled flavors harmoniously blend

19 Great german fare, spicey and delicious with ‘craut and onions. Do have the beer with it. So good. Love the weiswurst at Rosamunde, too.

 

20 Epic SF Sandwiches To Eat Before You Die – Eater Maps – Eater SF.


Wise Sons Best New Jewish Delis: Bon Appetit Gives San Francisco Restaurant Top Honors (PHOTOS)

 

We here at MUSeYUM agree, Wise Sons is good food. We were there when it was a POP UP at Heart Wine Bar. And it has to be said, the guys who started it……..?  HOT.

Wise Sons Best New Jewish Delis: Bon Appetit Gives San Francisco Restaurant Top Honors (PHOTOS).


design project, We Compost

SFE_zw_ad_half_page_wine by markevnic72
SFE_zw_ad_half_page_wine, a photo by markevnic72 on Flickr.

The SF Environment Zero Waste team had a story to tell.

What does a coffee filter have to do with wine? It might seem to be non sequitur at first glance but we did want to get your attention by inviting that question. Upon a closer look the story is revealed: Your food scraps and discarded paper become the compost that is used in the vineyards of the Bay Area, and wonderful wine is the product of that cycle.

San Francisco has some of the purest compost around and it’s because of our broad public participation rates. We created this campaign to remind everyone they can play a part in the city’s Zero Waste success story. Separate your unconsumed food and send it back to the earth to grow more food.

Use the green bin.

Here are some more variations on that theme, these designs were published in the San Francisco neighborhood newspaper, the Richmond Review.

We compost campaign, 2012

We compost campaign, 2012

We compost campaign, 2012

We compost campaign, 2012


SF Street Food Festival Is This Saturday! Heres a Handy Guide – Street Food – Eater SF

SF Street Food Festival Is This Saturday! Heres a Handy Guide – Street Food – Eater SF.

 

MUS•e•YUM will be on the ground and reporting from the event. Check it out, not only will it bring together good people and amazing food, the proceeds go to charity, thanks to the San Francsico non-profit La Cocina.


Off The Grid’s 1st Theme Party: “Hot Food, Cold Nights” – Food Trucks – Eater SF

Off The Grid’s 1st Theme Party: “Hot Food, Cold Nights” – Food Trucks – Eater SF.

The folks at Off the Grid are mixing up the formula this week with Hot Food, Cold Nights, a new way of experiencing this food truck mash up we first told you about here. Rather than pay as you go, the price of one admission ticket will get you a food item at each truck once you’re in, and only 100 tickets will be sold. $35.

Saturday 2 July, McCoppin Hub,


Umami Burger making the leap up to San Francisco – Paolo Lucchesi

-could this be the burger for which we’ve been waiting? We have a reverence for the umami here at MUS•e•YUM (probably why we were so entranced by the huitlacoche and mushroom quesadilla so much at Papito) so when we read that the concept behind this burger is the amplification of the umami of it, right down to the umamification of the ketchup, Umami Burger had our attention. The Japanese were the ones that identified the umami flavor, a fifth to add to the four for which we have receptors on our tongues: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Think of it as “savoury”. By focusing on umami, owner Adam Fleischman just might have hit upon a way to make a good burger great, by scientifically focusing on the component of the taste that burger lovers crave. Hot. He’s certainly been able to create a following in LA. Look for the Umami Burger outpost to open on Scott Street in the Marina, details to follow next week.

Check out the following article on SF Gate’s Inside Scoop, by Paolo Lucchesi:

Umami Burger making the leap up to San Francisco – Paolo Lucchesi.

And a review of the burger, named Best in America 2010 by GQ Magazine:

http://www.gq.com/food-travel/alan-richman/201012/umami-burger-los-angeles-best-burger-alan-richman

Umami Burger, coming to the Marina, SF

Umami Burger, coming to the Marina, SF


Chinese Takeout Artist – Feature – Top Stories – CHOW

 

just some of what you can expect at Mission Chinese Food, the Mission

just some of what you can expect at Mission Chinese Food, the Mission

>> LINK HERE: Chinese Takeout Artist – Feature – Top Stories – CHOW.

Follow the link above for a great article on local celeb chef, Danny Bowein. What you’ll find is a colorful profile of the guy, and the food, that we love so much. Here’s a link to my review of Mission Chinese Food, and the venture that preceded it, Mission Burger.

My only regret is not having checked out Mission Street Food while I had the chance. This was Bowein’s weekly “pop-up” restaurant (a restaurant within a restaurant) in the Mission, which featured a different menu every night, inspired by the fantasies of Bowein, his partner Anthony Myint, and other guest chefs. Then as now, a portion of the profits has always gone to charity, reinforcing the belief of the owners that success can benefit not only the business itself but also the broader community around it, as well.

As you can see, within the last year the guys have worked on three different restaurant concepts (not to mention Myint’s Commonwealth, near Mission Chinese Food) so it comes as little surprise that towards the end of the article, a tantalizing hint suggests that Mission Chinese Food too may soon give way to another concept. While I’ll miss Mission Chinese, I have no doubt the greatness of the next venture will make me feel ‘a little less bad’.


even more sunshine!, the view from home

the view of downtown San Francisco skyline from home

the view of downtown San Francisco skyline from home

the tail end of August brings more sun, finally!