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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Six: Sex and Chocolate at the Exploratorium, Another Taco Bell Eats It

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Plus the Flint water emergency deepens, how you can eat a pig head at St. Vincent in February, and Tony the Tiger kindly requests that his fan base of Furries please stop sexting him.

February After Dark at the Exploratorium: Sex & Chocolate (And Sea Urchin Reproduction)
If you ever get the feeling that San Francisco's two science museums are always trying to out-do one another with cool programming, it appears that the Exploratorium might have a leg up in February. On Feb. 4, museum staff and guest presenters will delve into topics like interspecies sex and smart vibrators with biometric sensors — with none other than the amazing sexologist Carol Queen! — and host three live sex shows on the hour. (Don't get your hopes up: It's sea urchin sex.) The following Thursday, Feb. 11, the Exploratorium will go deep into the origins and artistry of chocolate with archeobotanist Katherine Chou and chocolatiers Michael Recchiuti of Recchiuti Confections and Greg D’Alesandre of Dandelion Chocolate, plus tastings of chicken mole and chocolate stout.

Get a Whole Pig's Head at Through the Kitchen Window
Through the Kitchen Window
, a monthly pop-up by "talent out of Nopalito" returns to the St. Vincent space on Valencia Street for an evening of pork-heavy dim sum by chef Joji Sumi. (Think pork gyoza, fried pig tails, seared rice cakes, sticky rice with bacalao, and a "Duck DBJ" made with duck liver, almond butter, and jam on brioche.) There's also the opportunity to pre-order a $44 pig's head for four to six people, served with Peking pancakes, persimmon sauce, and radish sprouts. 
Through the Kitchen Window, Thursday, Feb. 11, seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $22.09-$47.41, at St. Vincent, 1270 Valencia.

San Francisco Is Positively Hemorrhaging Taco Bells
Okay, to be fair, we do have the fancy one in SoMa. But after the news last month that the Taco Bell in the Marina is gone, Hoodline reports that the one on Geary and Steiner also waved bye-bye. Worse, it was a combination KFC/Taco Bell. Don't worry: They did their due diligence, and called the one on Duboce and Guerrero, and it's not going anywhere. 


Rachel Dratch Loves Eating Out With Her Family

This is a pretty solid PSA about, um, restaurant etiquette.

Flint Water Crisis Starting to Sound Like Premeditated Crime Against Humanity
Mother Jones just dropped a bombshell. The administration of Rick Snyder, Michigan's Republican governor, began shipping bottled water to state workers in Flint in January 2015, almost a year before the scale of the beleaguered city's lead contamination fully came to light. 

Furries: Stop Sexting Tony the Tiger, Pls
This is just fantastic. Tony the Tiger isn't just the ex-boyfriend of SNL's Penelope the incessant one-upper — she broke up with him — but he's also the recipient of some unwanted NC-17 tweets. In a post titled "Cereal Offenders," The Guardian notes that Tony the Tiger is politely asking for Furries to quit that shit. Some seem to have alighted on Chester the Cheetah, too. (Clapping emoji on you for that headline, Guardian.)

Oprah Says Bread is Okay After All
"Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt?" That was a tweet from Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday. Salon has the equivalent of scriptural exegesis from the Gospel of Oprah.


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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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