Archive for February, 2010

If you haven’t already noticed, Hoodscope is a fan of 7×7’s Big Eat SF (although we may not always agree with them).  This year Anthony’s Cookies and Cream cookie is new on the list, so you know I had to try it.  Actually, Gene thought he would be the first Hoodscoper to try the cookie, […]


When I first heard that Iron Chef Bobby Flay was doing a burrito throwdown on his Food Network show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” I immediately felt bad for whoever he was going up against. His Southwest style of cooking is heavily influenced by Mexican and Latin American cuisine, so I expected him to be comfortable […]


Michelle Elaine is a blogger from Fvncy (read: fancy), a personal lifestyle blog covering fashion and art. She enjoys thrifting and vintage hunting, and will be sharing the best of her San Francisco experiences with Hoodscope. You can check out Fvncy at fvncy.com and follow her on Twitter @meesow00. I trekked from the South Bay […]


Music is an art form that I feel is best enjoyed live on a stage.  That said, San Francisco is home to some of the finest live music and concert venues, and The Fillmore is one of them. Walk in and you’re immersed in music history. The walls are covered with photographs and posters from […]


Item: #52 Coconut Buns, $0.50 each Where: King’s Bakery on Mission St. between 24th and 25th King’s Bakery is a divey Chinese-owned bakery hidden among the throngs of Mexican-owned and operated shops surrounding it. Though it’s Chinese owned, most of its baked goods are traditional Mexican pastries, obviously catering to the local demographic. However, the […]


2010 Update: This year’s Great San Francisco Pillow Fight is on Sunday, February 14th at precisely 6pm in front of the Ferry Building at Justin Herman Plaza on Market and Embarcadero. See you there! The article below is reposted from February 2009. -Gene Valentine’s Day is usually meant to be spent with your honey booboocakes doing […]


The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.  That’s over 30 million pints consumed in San Francisco alone!  This is a fact I’m sure the Mitchell family knows all too well. Mitchell’s Ice Cream has been a San Francisco dessert destination for nearly […]