Sorry to draw out this topic but...
I do think Midtown Monthly is rad, of course, and I want them to do well, but I also like other local publications, such as the news and review, which I think is apples and oranges to MM but is an invaluable resource for our area, which I read every week and frequently spend time discussing and analyzing, and Edible Sacramento is fun to pick up, and Alive and Kicking is an institution (and the Knock Knock cover interview is great!). I find the Bee to be very, very disappointing on many levels, Sacramento magazine is a joke, which everybody knows, and I think Sactown mag could do a lot better and it represents a whole attitude about Sac which I despise and yes, find very threatening to my way of life. There's the round up. It's funny to think that me taking taking the piss at (did I use that right?) Sactown could affect their ad revenue in any way. I never slant my pieces in any way to get ad revenue, and have never received the slightest pressure to do so.
BUT, I was thinking about Sactown's food coverage and thinking that I guess it's not really the place of a glossy monthly to do real food criticism. They have write-ups more than reviews. That's really the place of the news and review and more importantly, the Bee, which completely drops the ball on that. I didn't even read the writeup that Sactown had on Tuli Bistro, cuz the sunday morning, sweats clad jamband "Lovepile" was driving me out of Old Soul.
Man, Vinh Phat is a kerazy market. Yesterday I perused it and am making my first foray into the pre-seasoned frozen fake meat territory. I bought fake bbq pork and fake beef pepper steak. They also have beautiful bunches of pea shoots for cheap, which I sauteed with tofu, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil last night. Is this a seasonal type of produce or have you guys seen these year round? They're delicious, albeit a big fibrous. I skip the metamucil today.
Tomorrow-Knock Knock, English Singles, San Kazagascar show!