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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Heart Street Art: Pineapple Palm Job

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:29 AM

On Sunday I was supposed to meet with some friends for lunch at Herbivore (only because I have a free meal coming my way), but they had a hard time mobilizing, so I went solo to Mission Burger instead. At that point, it was so late in the day all the mandarin Jarritos were gone! With mild trepidation, I settled on pineapple. Would the super-specific natural and artificial pineappley flavors clash with the epicly subtle nature of my vegan burger and fries?

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as it turned out, I had a pineapple epiphany! Pineapple Jarritos goes

GREAT with Mission Burger's vegan burger! The patty has some vaguely

tropical stuff in it or on it, so it turned out to be a perfect fit.

Pineapple is the shit! I pondered this for the whole rest of the

afternoon and into the night, having never been a huge piña fan. I dreamed of pineapple and reconsidered its standing. I recalled the Dole Whip. I recalled how it's fun to eat spears of things -- because you get to say you're eating a spear of something.


imagine my surprise when, on the way to work the very next morning,

as I passed Duc Loi (home of Mission Burger), I spied a giant Skyy

Vodka ad celebrating the glory that is pineapple -- AND it had been

recently defaced with great skill and artfulness by vandals


this big colorful ad with their big colorful fill-in, they've turned

this billboard into a bona fide work of art. Most important, all sides

agree: Pineapple is the JAM!

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