food and art pictures today. here is the chicken dish from Red Rabbit. It was good, but don't you think it's time to move on from summer vegetables? I am sick of them. But it is still as hot as summer.
I cannot get enough of this egg burger with manchego. Vega egg! And a nice-sized green salad can be a free substitute instead of fries. With green goddess dressing.
There is always some Chinese joint in the gas station directly across from my work. The first one that I know of was Hometown Cafe, which has some Taiwanese specialties. They got props from Corti once in print and were successful enough to get a place on E st. in Davis. Now it's Gold Something and it seems to be Shanghainese. If that's how you say it. Nice dumplings. Pictured above are the pork and cabbage. Those were some thick, homemade wrappers and were a tiny bit underdone, which is probably not typical.
The guy told me to order the spicy wontons, which were garnished with chile oil and dried shrimp. I got like 26 big dumplings for less than 12 bucks. I ate so many!!
I went to the Steve Hansen fundraiser at Hot Italian. Their pizza is pretty good. The bartender mixed me a refreshing Campari spritzer. How can you not vote for a guy who would commission campaign signs from a bunch of local artists. Don't remember who this is.
um...Speaking of art, went to see the Cindy Sherman show at SFMOMA and I am still meh on her. I saw the Film Stills at the MOMA a jillion years ago and was not impressed then, either. A big gripe of mine is that they in no way resemble film stills to me. That's not a small gripe since the usual copy on the series is how much they evoke film archetypes. What archetypes? The housewife who has spilled her eggs archetype? And film stills are often an action scene where something is happening, often with more than one character. Would they really just be a woman sitting on a wall? Who would want to see a film because of that? She has obviously been very, very influential but her work does nothing for me. Her later stuff of society women is called either cruel or compassionate according to who is talking but I just see artifice and makeup. It distracts. And don't get me started on the clown series. That's some juggalo shit. It's not original to say that birthday clowns are sad or creepy.
New lamp from Scout Living! I love it. I want to start buying this kind of hard 70s looking stuff (think slimy bachelor pad or Terence Conran) before it gets too expensive. I was buzzed shopping which is dangerous. This lamp was 65 and it's very solid and well-constructed.