Archive for May 2008

La Cumbre Taqueria: Awful Carne Asada, Great Visuals

May 29, 2008

If you like dryness and gristle, you’ll love the carne asada at La Cumbre. If you don’t like dryness and gristle, surely you can at least agree that their furniture is more fun than the boring stuff at most of the neighborhood’s taquerias.

If that’s not enough, be sure to relish the joy to be had in La Cumbre’s collection of odd photos lining the wall. Here’s my favorite. It reads, “To Eddie, Thanks for the great BURRITOS!” and seems to be from some kind of celebrity organist.

Finally, the graffiti in the bathroom at La Cumbre is pretty nice too. Whimsical, colorful, fun. Thanks, Sad Jose!

Previously on Mission Mission:

Muni Overhead Wire Technicians Allowed To Double Park Outside La Taqueria

Carnitas at Taqueria Can-Cun! Finally!

Affordable Engagement Rings for Sale in Gumball Machines at La Taqueria

May 28, 2008

Just 25ยข apiece!

La Taqueria on Yelp.

Coulrophobia aka Clown Phobia

May 28, 2008


I had never really found clowns particularly scary until I saw this charmer at Carnaval this past weekend. On the surface she seems nice, making sweet balloon animals for the kids (notice that monkey in the front row). But the demonic gleam in her eye in the photo above hints towards a darker side:

It might just be me, but the lilting incantations coupled with the oddly unrhymed phrases is more than a little bit creepy.

Even if JJ wasn’t frightened, I was.

The Mission from 3000 Feet

May 28, 2008

Over at WHATIMSEEING, Plug1 published this gorgeous aerial shot, featuring my favorite neighborhood. Link.

Ping Pong at Mission Pool?

May 28, 2008

Walked past the Mission Playground and Pool today, and heard ping pong coming from inside the pool building. Was in a hurry, couldn’t investigate. Can anybody go in there and play, or was it some kind of exclusive after-school program?

Weird Fish: Home of Brace-Face-Friendly Cuisine

May 28, 2008

Emily at Now, Tastes More Like Real Life just got braces and seems to be having an interesting time finding acceptable stuff to eat in the neighborhood. Weird Fish was a hit:

[W]e ordered clam chowder, tortilla soup, blackened catfish with sauteed spinach and pureed yams, and fish cakes. It was pretty hilarious. Kevin ate the tortillas from the soup and we mashed the oyster crackers deep into the chowder to make them soggy. The coleslaw, unfortunately, was all him. But the peanut butter cream pie…

Sounds good. Keep us informed, Em. Link.

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Jonathan Richman at the Make-Out Room!

May 28, 2008

Jonathan Richman and drummer Tommy Larkins are doing four nights in a row at the Make-Out Room next month (June 16, 17, 18 and 19). The club has partnered with Mission Mission to offer some free tickets to our readers. We’ve got a pair for each evening. To enter, email us at missionmissionmission [at symbol] gmail [dot symbol] com and explain why you deserve to go. Please also indicate which date you’d most like to attend.

Winners will be decided based on strength of argument, creativity, and maybe some other criteria too. We’ll notify winners ASAP, and winning entries will be posted on the morning of the performance for which it wins tickets.

Photo of Jonathan and Tommy at the Make-Out Room by miscellania

Previously on Mission Mission:

REVIEW: Jonathan Richman’s New Album ‘Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild’

Remembering the Fell Street Off-Ramp

Driving My Volvo to Its Demise