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What We're Obsessed With Right Now
Compiled by Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Asian Art Museum | June 18, 2014
The art shows, camel milks, and music videos that San Francisco staffers are geeking out about this week.
Scott Lucas, Web Editor: Camel milk. We were sent over some samples this week from Whole Foods, and I drank a big glass. Though the taste didn't quite conjure the jewels of distant Araby or the shalimar-scented gardens of the Far East, it did taste pretty much like whole cow's milk (albeit un-homogenized). So you know, pretty okay. If you ever find yourself in need of sustenance in the middle of the desert— or just want to sustain some Orientalist fantasies—I highly recommend it.
Rebecca Marx, Senior Editor: This week I'm obsessed with Ravi Kapur, the former Prospect/Liholiho Yacht Club chef who's planning to open his own place later this year. This past weekend, he cooked one of the most memorable meals I've ever eaten at Everett Family Farm's Outstanding in the Field dinner. Think naan with green garlic mascarpone and summer squash, or grilled swordfish with squid, seaweed-sisho ranch dressing, and a load of pristine local vegetables. If what I ate is any indication, his new place is going to be a knock-out.
Annie Tittiger, Managing Editor: Ah, the music video. Dead in so many eyes—that is unless it's unless you're part of the creative genius that is Ok Go. The L.A. quartet has released yet another mind-tripping video for their new single "Writing on the Wall" that you might find yourself replaying it eight times to really see every shot. It might also lead you to revisit their previous Rube Goldberg machine video or the original treadmill act. And then you'll probably buy tickets to their show at the Independent on July 16.
Adam Brinklow, Editorial Fellow: Thrillpeddlers are a local theater group noted for shows about cross-dressing, dick jokes, and graphic dismemberment. They're big around Halloween but don't have much to do during the summer, so naturally they work with children. If you're comfortable sending your age 9 to 14 child to a day camp with drag queens who play serial killers, you can enroll them them in Creepshow Camp, where they'll learn the ins and outs of horror film-making. I'm too old to enroll, so I feel that someone out there should send their kid in my honor.
Sofia Perez, Editorial Intern: I am infatuated with the Asian Art Museum's installation, Gorgeous. This contrasting collaboration is the first mashup between SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum. It's a journey. The collection forces viewers to question what makes something beautiful or ugly. I left feeling both haunted and satisfied.
Andrea Powell, Editorial Intern: San Francisco itself. So obsessed, in fact, that I moved yesterday from New York City to SF, the most expensive city in the country, for an internship. That's true love.
Carly Salzberg, Editorial Intern: If I want to shamelessly chow down, nothing quenches me more than the Bacon Bacon food truck. Pork belly sandwich with extra bacon. I’ll say no more.