Monday, June 28, 2010


I will be serving a special tropical menu this Wednesday and Thursday at La Victoria featuring panuchos, arepas, yucca, plantains... and vegan too! Followed by a tropical set across town at Madrone featuring cumbia, salsa, merengue and reggae en español.

Vegan moqueca anyone?

La Victoria Vegan tropical Feast Wednesday and Thursday June 30th & July 1st

Steamed Green Garbanzos in House "Sazon Criollo" ~$4

Guacamole de Molcajete w/ Plantain Chips ~$7

Bhel Puri w/ Mango ~$6

Arepas filled w/ Roasted Red Palm Platano Maduro, Black Beans, Pickled Onion ~$13

Vegan Moqueca over basmati rice w/ garlic farofa ~$12

Huarache de Buddha ~$14

El Combo de Plata-DJ Don Bustamante by DJ Don Bustamante

Friday, June 25, 2010

Off The Grid

Dezys Drinks and Soul Cocina will be serving it up at Off The Grid tonight.

If you have not checked out the sounds of Maga Bo lately. Now you should. Top sound wizzard that works Off The Grid.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Soul Supper this week

via @troubleww

Menu for June 9th and 10th at
La Victoria
2937 24th street @ Alabama

Huaraches De Buddha
~handmade cactus tortillas filled w/ black beans and topped w/ seasonal local veggies

Sabudana Vada w/ Apricat Hot & Sweet Sauce
~tapioca cashew potato fritter

Fried Squash Blossom filled w/ Brazil Nut "Cheese" over Green Mole w/ Radish Salad

Awesome Guacamole w/ Plantain Chips

Halibut Ceviche w/ Plantain Chips

Birria de Chivo
~Mexican Goat Stew

Tostada de Pollo Pibil w/ Habanero Salsa and Pickled Vegetables

Baked to Order Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ Cactus Pear Sauce

*green items are vegan

With Live Gypsy Jazz from Gaucho

Monday, June 07, 2010

The Heart Beat

One reason to subscribe to "The Heartbeat" is to get the inside scoop on the SF food scene.

Here is the news from this mornings newsletter:

June 29: We Heart Japanese with Hapa Ramen

hapa ramen japanese takeout @ heart

tuesday, june 29, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For one night only, San Francisco's Hapa Ramen will be hustling its bowls of gold from our 24th & Valencia street pop-up Ramen house.

We're not leaking the specifics just yet, but if they were to leak, they'd probably taste like miso, pork and sea vegetables with a dash of izakaya-style Japanese food (which will also be on the menu, provided by ours truly, Kitchenette).

Oh, and we're bringing in sake. Lots of sake.

For more information, email us at

You can also check out exclusive pictures from the last Outside In event that was held at Heart on the "Heartbeat"

The next Outside In event will be on June 26th in The Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, so Mark your calendar.

You will be able to try a slice of pie from PieTisserie at the next Outside In. You can just order through the Provencial Pie Window.

Above and below photos via ode to goodness blog

Summertime has arrived, so go get some wholesome treats from Wholesome Bakery at 331 Cortland and an Rose Chai or Thai Strawberry Refresher {Strawberry Juice scented with Thai Basil, Keffir Lime Leaf, Lemongrass...} from Dezys Drinks, and if you're lucky you might end up there on a day that Sour Flour has some oven fresh bread.

You can vote for Dezys Drinks for the best cup of tea in the Bay. Vegan Almond Chai, Original Masala Chai or Rose Chai. Hope she makes the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay

This Summer, find yourself a cherry tree and get to pickin'

Mural Drama on the wall of Rev Cafe 22nd & Bartlett via Mission Local
check out my comments on the Mission Local Article
apparently the new mural celebrates the oppening of the new Mission Community Market

pics below from unrelated neighborhood street art


Tune: Mind vs. Heart (J.Period Dubplate) f. 2Pac by J.Period & Nneka from The Madness (Onye-Ala)

Tune: In the Heart of Man (J.Period Exclusive) also from The Madness (Onye-Ala)

Friday, June 04, 2010

Kids Weekend

Attention Families! this weekend is official family weekend in San Francisco. Start the weekend off correct and put your paws in the air like you just don't care with:


Saturday, June 5th
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street (between Vanness and Franklin)
San Francisco

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Bhangra Lesson: 1:00pm
Followed by Performances and Dancing

Cover: $5/kids-$10/adult

Then on Sunday come to Fabric8 for THE kids hip hop party of the summer RATED G!
Rated G

B. Cause will be on the 1's & 2's {& the ABC's} alongside a crew of other top Bay Area selectors, Similak Chyld, Sonny Phono, Me & Dom Swinn.

Here B.Cause's Rated G kids mix from last year
Rated G Kids Hip-Hop Mix 2009

Intro/Hard Knock Life
Sir Mix-A-Lot - My Posse's On Broadway
Joeski Love - Pee Wee's Dance
Spread Love Break
Tupac/Roger - California Love interlude
EPMD - The Steve Martin
DJ Day - Four Hills
Fergie Break
Mary J Blige - Family Affair
Biz Markie - Pickin' Boogers
Special Ed- I Got It Made
Doug E. Freah - Keep Risin' To The Top
Time Zone - Zulu War Chant
Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour/Pharcyde Runnin break
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle
Run DMC - My Adidas (hey ladies rmx)
Bob Dorough/De La Soul - Three Is The Magic Number

And here is a video for the kids:

Thursday, June 03, 2010


Rasquache - Sumpthin from nuthin'

Tune: Ain't Nothing But Something to Do by Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family

Get hip to the sounds of Matt Shadetek from Dutty Artz w/ a new Podmix on XLR8R

01 Mosholu Park "Dance In Your Blood" (Dutty Artz)
02 Rita Indiana "Los Poderes" (Dutty Artz)
03 DJ Cleo "Phase 4" (Will of Steel)
04 Sticky feat. Natalie Storm "Look Pon Me" (Mixpak)
05 Matt Shadetek "Wonton Garden" (Dutty Artz)
06 Mavado "So Blessed (De Tropix Soca Remix)" (Mad Decent)07 Chief Boima "Shake Dem Dreads" (Dutty Artz)
08 Matt Shadetek "Light Falling" (Dutty Artz)
09 Cero39 "KZ Stereo (Merengon)"
10 Contakt & Mayster "Korak"
11 NGUZUNGUZU "El Bebe Ambiente" (Shade Business)12 Chief Boima "Techno Rumba (Uproot Andy Remix)" (Dutty Artz)
13 Lil Silva "Night Skanker" (Night Slugs)
14 Contakt "Not Forgotten"
15 Maxwell D "Walked Away"
16 Cero39 "Pa Las Leas"
17 Mosca "Nike (Club Edit)" (Night Slugs)
18 DRT "Rising Sun (Boogaloo Crew Remix)"
19 DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek "Horchata" (Dutty Artz)
20 Ultravid "Clan of Wow (Kingdom Remix)" (Silverback)
21 Zomby "Rumours & Revolutions" (Brainmath)
22 Matt Shadetek "Church Avenue" (Dutty Artz)
23 Matt Shadetek "iHop" (Dutty Artz)
24 Timeblind "Coltan & Cassiterite" (The Agriculture)
25 Matt Shadetek "Moving Reflections" (Dutty Artz)
26 Marcus Visionary "St. Vincent" (Liondub International)
27 Matt Shadetek "Spirits" (Dutty Artz)
28 Jahdan Blakkamoore "Never Gonna Stop" (Dutty Artz)
Get ready for a new release from Matt Shadetek titled Flowers out June 8th

seared sea scallops on lotus chip w/ mint, English pea, candied bacon
1. Slice Lotus root thin and soak in cold water for thirty minutes. Deep fry in rice oil to make lotus chips.

2. Blanch shucked English peas in salted water with a few drops of agave for 2 minutes then shock in ice bath. Puree with mint and lemon juice and season with salt and agave to taste.

3.Dice bacon and cook bacon. Save bacon fat. Cook sugar in a pan until caramelized. Add cooked bacon and a little bacon fat. Pour a thin layer of the bacon caramel onto a pan to cool to room temperature to harden.

4. Season sea scallops with salt and pepper. Sear both sides of scallops over high heat with minimal oil.

5. Place scallop on lotus chip, top with pea puree then bacon candy, mint and toasted sea fronds.

6. Squeeze lemon over everything. Finish w/ sea salt.

Grab the new mix by J Boogie and Sake One ~~ Leftism 3 from Om records

I picked up a Nicomedes Santa Cruz album a few weeks ago at a record swap in town from Sake One.

Tune: Mam Luchita by Nicomodes Santa Cruz

Tune: Samba Malato by Nicomodes Santa Cruz