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    Best Use of Dr. Seuss

    While waiting in line for the weekend's quarter of Cookies I spied some illustrations that made me feel like a cannabis rookie Right past the batches of OG and stacks of edibles Was a collection of artwork, some adult, all…
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    Best Marijuana Smoking Lounge

    Back in the day, about 10 or so years ago, there was another term used for where the kids today go to buy weed: "cannabis clubs." The term conjures up a sort of non-exclusive Pacific Union, where marijuana users can…
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    Best Place to Stash Your Dog

    Just because you get to go on vacation or take a weekend in Vegas doesn't mean you have to drop your dog off at the modern-day equivalent of the orphanage. And be real: Your friends do not want to "just…
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    Best Library to Check Out the Black Panther Propaganda the CIA Never Got Around to Shredding

    An inconspicuous doorway off Valencia Street leads to a treasure trove of zines and 10,000-plus hours of sound and video recordings from the 1960s to the 1990s, all charting the progressive history of the Bay and its effect on global…
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    Best Place For a Free HIV Test Featuring Naked Dudes

    Nob Hill Theatre, the all-genders-welcome male strip club, is holding it down on Bush Street, and after several decades of D, it's still S.F.'s only place to see full-frontal guys up close, seven nights a week (for $20). Now, on…
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    Best Place to Live Out Your Internet Meme Dreams

    If you don't have a cat to harvest any social media fame, then slide through KitTea to up your cat game. KitTea is a tea shop that just happens to be filled with cats —cats that are in the shop…
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    Best Donald Trump Piñata

    Donald Trump's bid for president has led shops across the nation to sell the Republican presidential candidate in effigy. Several Mission Street stores sell them, but the Taj Mahal of Trump piñatas is found at Piñata Art and Studio Gallery.…
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    Best Spot To Seriously Level Up Your Sneaker Game

    Few things in life are as important (or able to single-handedly make or break an outfit) as footwear. If you're in the market for new sneakers, head to The Darkside Initiative, a purveyor of crucial streetwear on the northern edge…
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    Best Wine Shop

    Already a well-established outpost for value and splurge-worthy selections, K&L recently moved a few blocks from its original SoMa location, and we're happy to report that things got better. K&L, which has stores in Hollywood and Redwood City, finds itself…
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    Best Record Store

    When employees at a store asks if they can help you find anything, it's usually a meaningless gesture, or at worst, a threat of surveillance, but when Dick Vivian asks you what you're looking for when you walk into Rooky…
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    Best "Because You Had a Bad Day" Shop

    We've all had that day: the one where you accidentally hit "Reply All" on an email intended for one or get rear-ended as you're backing out of the veterinary clinic where you've just spent your life savings to find out…
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    Best Store to Update Your Dog's Wardrobe

    You know you've found the perfect store to outfit your dog when you go to their website and find that they have not one, but seven different clothing categories — including formalwear and raincoats. As Yap Stores' many offerings suggest,…
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    Best Tailor to Mend the Hole in Your Jeans After You Fell Last Weekend

    So you went out last Saturday night and wore those new dark-wash, skinny leg jeans that you just bought despite the fact that it's the end of the month and you should be saving that money for your rent check.…
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    Best Lunch Hour Manicure

    If you're anywhere around Market Street during lunchtime, chances are you work nearby or are out shopping. Regardless, one thing's for sure: you're pressed for time. Fortunately, quick service nail salons like Lucky Nails are also in the area to…
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    Best Store to Buy Other People's Clothing

    There's no shortage of vintage and thrift shops in the Mission, but well-curated, affordable shops are few and far between. At No Shop, you get the best of both worlds: cool, vintage threads that won't break the bank or require…
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    Best Store to Align Your Chakras

    According to Indian thought, we have seven centers of spiritual power on our bodies called chakras, starting from our reproductive organs all the way up to the top of our heads. Each chakra has a specific color, power, and assortment…
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    Best Animals to Plant Succulents In

    Succulents are so in right now, but terra-cotta pots are so out, so why not pair that echeveria you got at the farmer's market in a gold-painted Triceratops pot instead? In her online Etsy shop, Bay Area resident Heather Fields…
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    Best Face Products That You'll Want to Eat

    Ten years ago, the woman behind La Conchita Naturals — sold exclusively on Etsy — started concocting her own all-natural, chemical- and oil-free beauty products for herself and her friends. Her creations, which included face and body products and makeup,…
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    Best Cutting Board

    It's not often that you get to show off your cutting-board collection, but when and if that opportunity arises, you better have something cool to bring to the table. For an artistic twist on an old classic, Dave Marcoullier, an…
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    Best Umbrella That's Also a Samurai Sword

    Instead of letting a rainy day ruin your outfit, why not use it as a chance to enhance it by adding a Japanese sword-slash-umbrella into the mix? With its nylon scabbard, you'll look like a badass samurai, slicing away at…
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    Best Reusable Juice Bottles

    It's not hard to find fresh juice in the city — or really any major city, given how popular this fad is right now. But though the flavors might be (roughly) the same from juice joint to juice joint, the…
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    Best Store to Get Your Geek On

    If there's any place in S.F. where you can let your geek flag fly, it's Whatever Store. At this 10-year-old, neon green painted hole-in-the-wall shop in the Castro, the walls are lined with shelves upon shelves of comic books, graphic…
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    Best Spot to Watch an S.F. Sunset

    One of the best places to see San Francisco's skyline at sunset is from the Bay Bridge. Then again, it's also one of the worst places because it's not like you can get out of your car to snap the…
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    Readers Poll Winners

    Best Adult Store Good Vibrations Best Antique Shop West Portal Antiques Best Appliance Shop Costco Best Auto Repair Outwest Garage Best Bank Sterling Bank & Trust Best Bicycle Shop Valencia Cyclery Best Book Store Green Apple books Best Camera Store…
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    Readers Poll Winners

    Best Adult Store Good Vibrations Best Antique Shop Stuff Best Appliance Store Airport Appliance Best Auto Repair Toy Shop Auto Best Bank Wells Fargo Best Bicycle Shop Valencia Cyclery Best Camera Store Samy's Best Car Wash Touchless Best Carpet Cleaner…

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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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