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A Noob Mission in the Mission

April 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments · San Francisco · By: Casi

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Yea, my feet may be freezing from this day filled with rain and no rainboots (I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in SF who doesn’t have rainboots. Hence my noob name!), but this past weekend was so unbelievable it was pretty much impossible to stay in doors! So Sunday, I sent out a twitter request for places to hit up in the Mission, a part of the city I have rarely explored. I’ve heard some not so great things about this part of the city, and I knew I needed some advice so I didn’t end up in a sketchy area where old men blow snot rockets, flies infest stores, or urine takes-over my nostrils. Oh wait….those things are impossible to avoid in the Mission!

After taking the advice of several informative twitter friends I made my way to 16th and Valencia in search of some food! Specifically, Mexican Food! Not wanting to stop at the first place I came across…..which, BTW was really hard not to do since every place I passed by smelled amazeballs…..I walked through several delicious smelling restaurants, amazing antique shops, and intriguing art boutiques.

[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/4559239197/[/flickr] After stopping at a few too many stores for my growling belly to stand, I decided the next place with food was my final destination! I crawled on all fours into the oasis that was Rosamunde Sausage Grill. Not Mexican food….but seriously, I was STARVING!!! With 25 beers on tap, I knew this was just the place for me! Greg and I ordered our sausage-tacular meals and a pitcher of anchor steam and enjoyed the mariachi mix music the DJ was spinnin’. Yea, that’s right! Mariachi mix music! Am I the only one who thinks that’s weird?! OK, not weird. Just different.

[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfrancisconoobs/4559870198/[/flickr] After lunch we enjoyed more street art, which the Mission does not have a lack of, and made our way to Dolores Park. On such a sunny day, how can anyone not be at Dolores Park!!??!! Well, that statement rang true when we arrived and noticed that everyone and their gay BFF was there! I’m pretty sure I over heard someone refer to the top of Dolores Park as “Gay Island.” I call it heaven! People watching heaven! Dolores Park on a sunny day houses the most diverse group of people in the entire city. Yea, my future gay BFF’s hold the majority of the population in this park, but I’m pretty sure there was a little bit of everyone in San Francisco drinking beers and walking the tightrope in this crazy park.

All in all, a great day! Except for the traumatizing situation I had in the 30 minute long bathroom line. I’d rather not talk about it…

Casi
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  • njudah

    the new rosamunde in the mission is great. such a bargain too. I like the original on haight also, but the new one has more places to sit.

  • AllisonWalksSF

    I'm so glad you got to explore the Mission! It's crazy fun, isn't it?!? (PS – I don't own any rainboots either.)

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    YaY! I'm not the only Noob in this crazy weathered city! GO US!!

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    that's what I hear. I went to visit Julie later at http://www.secessionsf.com/ and she told me about the Rosamunde in the Haight. I will have to try that one out too since it's a bit closer to my house. Oh, yea, and I LOVE the Haight! I should do a post about that next, but I'm always too busy shopping to take pictures when I go there :P

  • njudah

    When I first returned to SF after a year in LA, I lived in Lower Haight on Oak. you can do a fun Saturday down there. Mad Dog in the Fog is a cool English-y kind of bar, Toronado is loud and crowded but great for beer fans, Rosamunde is next door, and Danny Coyle's is a pleasant (if a bit pricey) place too. There's others too, but one of my favorite things to do is to go to the comic store, buy some comics, then read them at one of the bars. (nerdy yes I know)

    Divisadero has some cool stores, and one of the best comic book stores in the bay area. And if you have a car, there's what I call “AutoPlatz” – a giant gas station + car wash across the street from another giant gas station.

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    I've heard so much about Toronado and I still haven't gone! I really need to get my ass over there! Thanks for the other good suggestions. And no, reading comic books at a bar does not make you a nerd! OK, maybe a little :P

  • Alva

    You went to Rosamunde and ordered an Anchor Steam?

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    I happen to reallllllllllllllllllly like Anchor Steam! Plus, it's one of the cheapest ones they serve

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