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There's this amazing invention called "a reservation". It's quite incredible - once you have deployed your "reservation", you simply walk into the restaurant, identify yourself (picture ID not usually required) and they show you directly to your seat. It's quite remarkable.
Foreign Cinema is one of my favorite brunch locations precisely because they accept reservations.

Tell me, smugboy, when you're visiting a city for a couple of days, do you plan 3 meals a day in advance and then research even the breakfast spots to find out whether they have a reliable line, and if so, whether they take reservations?

No, but my wife does.

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The best and brightest thing made the entire thread laugh, but this is an admirable Grade A booster post.

My comment sounded more douchey than intended.

The point I was trying to make was that, for better or worse, people come here/SV from all over believing that they've got an idea that will change the world and they can hit it big based on brains. My experience has been that people don't care where/if you've gone to college, what color you are, your sex, who you marry or what you wear as long as you are capable. That creates a kind of energy that I think is very unique and exciting.

I hear the folks at Google care a lot about attending Stanford.
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The best and brightest thing made the entire thread laugh, but this is an admirable Grade A booster post. [/quote]

My comment sounded more douchey than intended.

The point I was trying to make was that, for better or worse, people come here/SV from all over believing that they've got an idea that will change the world and they can hit it big based on brains. My experience has been that people don't care where/if you've gone to college, what color you are, your sex, who you marry or what you wear as long as you are capable. That creates a kind of energy that I think is very unique and exciting.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

The best and brightest thing made the entire thread laugh, but this is an admirable Grade A booster post.

My comment sounded more douchey than intended.

The point I was trying to make was that, for better or worse, people come here/SV from all over believing that they've got an idea that will change the world and they can hit it big based on brains. My experience has been that people don't care where/if you've gone to college, what color you are, your sex, who you marry or what you wear as long as you are capable. That creates a kind of energy that I think is very unique and exciting.

I hear the folks at Google care a lot about attending Stanford.

Yeah, fuck those guys.
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Fg, I do spend a bit of time in bh due to family. It is tough in it's own way, but a monolithic town built on being monolithic is less insufferable than a monolithic city which bills itself on being diverse. Maybe that is part of the hipster irony. I'm not sure.
nah, for that you have to go to Santa Monica. or Silver Lake.
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or Silver Lake.

Let's ask the local rag.

http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/neighborhoods/neighborhood/silver-lake/
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Highly diverse for the city of Los Angeles and highly diverse for the county

chart?chs=350x120&cht=p&chl=Asian+18.0%25|Black+3.2%25|Latino+41.8%25|Other+3.1%25|White+34.0%25&chco=adc9d6|5c92ad|86aec2|d5e4eb|327799&chp=4.7&chd=e:bkE5..Er0D

Now let's do a proper city-city comparison:

Los Angeles

Population: 3,792,621

White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 49.8%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 9.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.7%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 11.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 4.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 48.5%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 28.7%


San Francisco


Population: 805,235

White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 48.5%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.5%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 33.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 15.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 41.9%
post #937 of 2698
i knew i'd get mordy out of the bushes on that one!
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I think it was called Foreign Cinema

I like Foreign Cinema. Never had to wait.
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i knew i'd get mordy out of the bushes on that one!

Talk about setting the bar low

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http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2012/03/14/you-know-youre-a-real-san-franciscan-if-you/#3650-10
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You should all read the linked article on the dialect in norcal's link. That is the shit I have to deal with. Seriously, the list sucks, but the article from 1984 is gold. Especially you, foodguy. This is good lifestyle journalism.

Here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/28/DDBD1NE452.DTL
Edited by itsstillmatt - 3/16/12 at 11:17pm
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So I was hanging out with Lefty down by Crissy Fields the other day and caught him on tape as he finally lost it with the locals and their habits: Warning: REALLY NSFW! (Click to show)
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WTF is going on here? Is she taking a piss while letting her tits hang out for some unknown reason? And was this just on a street somewhere?
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Yeah, fuck those guys.

My g'friend works at google. Went to Reed.
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Scratch another off my list.
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Damn. I've not been in awhile, and have never seen a line there.
They tend to have lines on Sat and Sun, but it's rarely out the door, unless it's sunny. Not nearly as bad as Bi-Rite.
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How does this shit keep happening to you? Maybe I have an aura going and just don't know it.
The correct response to the above query is a withering stare perhaps combined with a flat "no."
Must be the mustache.
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San Francisco is like a bunch of annoying, self important douchenozzles running around fucking up a beautiful piece of land with shitty architecture, bad laws and general smug assholery.
Wait, that wasn't an analogy at alll.
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...Maybe y'all need to move to the browner side of town and enjoy our open spaces and relatively line-free existence. ...
I was just going to post this. No lines out by me in Bayview, Sunnydale or Excelsior.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

There's this amazing invention called "a reservation". It's quite incredible - once you have deployed your "reservation", you simply walk into the restaurant, identify yourself (picture ID not usually required) and they show you directly to your seat. It's quite remarkable.
Foreign Cinema is one of my favorite brunch locations precisely because they accept reservations.
l o l. But M makes a good pt about tourists usually not planning ahead. Of course, a tourist in the Mission probably doesn't just stumble upon Foreign Cinema...
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...Except for the line of cars trying to get into the Trader Joes on Masonic. Bloodsport.
Get a motorcycle and never wait in that line again. Bicycle would work too. If I'm in a car, I park and eat at Lucky Penny and do my grocery shopping while the order's being made. You could also park across the street on the street or in the MUNI lot on weekends or evenings.
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@ Cuddle, where are you from? SF is expensive, yes but the people are not any more competitive than anywhere else. Less so, I'd say.
It's hard to call people that dress so poorly competitive.


I grew up in Seattle and in San Diego, I moved back and forth between those cities literally every 2 years. It's given me a unique perspective, I can identify as a Californian or Not a Californian. People outside of CA often seem to loath those from Cali, it's true they move in w/ lots of money, push up real estate prices, and in the case of the NW bring in chain stores that none of the locals ever wanted.

As an adult I've lived in: Melbourne Australia, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Seattle and San Fran. It's true that people are competitive in big cities... and as someone else said, bad drivers. I found Seattle to be very similar to SF and dislike it about as much... but people here are just a little more mean, a little more entitled, a little more ready to crush anyone or thing in their way.

 

Someone described California as having a "Gold Rush" mentality and I think that's very true. I think SF was very different before the dot com boom and I wish I could've been here then. I think that mentality makes people money focused, and also focused mostly on themselves. I want to live somewhere where a feeling of community really exists. Even with all of it's neighborhoods I don't find the feeling of community anywhere in SF. I will say though, I like that I'm queer and no one cares. That is a very unique thing SF has going for it... you can be into literally anything here and no one raises an eyebrow. That's my positive concession to SF.

I'm not a hippie, but I miss feeling like I can trust my neighbors and that everyone isn't out to take my money. I know plenty of folks are going to Austin, plenty are staying away too. It's the best mix of city/country (where I wont be gay bashed) that's still close to anything cultural I can come up with. I'd love to hear peoples ideas on other 'good' cities to move to in the US though.

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