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Heroes Follow-Up

April 5, 2008

Mission Rock Cafe
817 Terry Francoise Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94158

To follow up on my post about ‘Heroes’ at the Mission Rock Cafe, it was thumbs up for everything but the minor Rave-like details.

Our friend in GVK was having his debut performance, and of course we underestimated the time it would take to get there and basically missed his set (Greg- I am sorry for this!) Little did we know, though, that the Mission Rock Cafe is the middle of bumfuck nowhere (who knew bumfuck nowhere could be located in SF?!) and more than once we considered turning around. However, if one can be adventurous enough to make it out there the venue and view will make your trip worth it.

Having heard of the Mission Rock from said DeeJay friend & co.’s Second Sunday experiences, I assumed it was a couple acres of sizzling pavement with nowhere to sit down and cheesy trance music pounding ootz-ootz-ootz til your eyes bleed. But au contraire, mon frere. As accurately described on the Cafe’s site:

“The All New Mission Rock Café features both industrial and modern décor, combined with features that have made the restaurant one of The City’s favorite destinations for years. Contemporary lines and bare metal accented with pine floors and beamed ceilings are fully complimented by the view of an old, busy shipyard, the AT&T Baseball Park and the broad expanse of the bay. The outside deck runs the full length of the restaurant, backed by high glass windows with a view of the full upper dining room. The view and indoor/outdoor seating options make it the perfect place for dining, rain or shine. “
OMG it’s true! After enjoying the last of GVK’s set and wandering in and out of the two-storey industrial warehouse structure to sample the many kinds of ootz-ootz-ootz being danced to, we decided there were way too many E-tards and minors dressed like Sailor Moon and gay cowboys- “PLUR, baby!”- so naturally we decided to seek sanctuary in the near-empty 21+ bar area. Amazingly enough, there was plenty of seating for all of us WITH heat lamps and an incredible view of the ships all lit up across the water.
I definitely wouldn’t mind returning for a regular lunch or nice dinner-date… the menu sounds amazing (California cuisine) and apparently the new chef is a pretty reputable guy. As a venue, the place is awesome- I’m just not the house/trance/techno/drum&bass/jungle/whatever kind of gal. So as for being dragged along to Second Sundays, I might need a little more persuading…

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