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Wednesday, Sep 15 2010
Foodie culture is one of the most overblown trends to infect our popular imagination since the last thing — fixie bikes? But this sort of behavior is normal in the city. Throughout the years we overly invest in things like ice cream, dot-coms, condos, Howl, the Dead, and those absurd Razor scooters because, of course, they're bitchin'. But also because we're young and desperately trying to change the world every few years before it all ends badly and we huddle up for the next big thing. What will take out the food carts, the salumerias, the innumerable preparations of bacon? Perhaps the Mission fashion "tribe," judging by how The New York Times fawned over that girl in the gingham onesie and hunting cap at Tartine a few weeks ago. Another thing might hasten the transition: A new production by our local, still-very-relevant sketch troupe Killing My Lobster, which lands a hard shot to the sweetbreads with KML Holds the Mayo, a sketch show satirizing local foodstuffs. But because of the subject's nearly lethal grip on the populace — bought any $3 doughnuts lately? — KML raided the dry-aging room for the quality stuff: The show is conceived and directed by cofounder Paul Charney and is produced by KML vet Todd Brotze. One piece that promises to satisfy: a preview of the “new documentary” about the city's coffee-shop wars, directed by “Ken Burns.”
Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 8 p.m., 2010

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