Category Archives: Nightlife & Dining

La Taquieria

Nerds Use Math To Discover Burritos, Form Line

Burritos have been enjoyed by San Franciscans ever since the 1960s, but it took until now for nerds to not only quantify them into lifeless (and ultimately inedible) numbers, but also to make one burrito place so crowded as to render the burritos inaccessible. Luckily for the rest of us who knew about burritos prior to this week, there are options. “I can still get a burrito from at least ten other places within a two-block radius.” said one former patron of La Taqueria, the “winner” of the nerds’ internet math contest. “Uh-oh, I said ‘radius’, I hope they didn’t hear that.”

Love Standing in Line? You’ve Come to the Right Place

San Francisco topped the polls once again in Stand Together magazine’s annual survey of the best American cities for waiting in line. Cities were scored in the areas of hype, density, duration, bodily discomfort and overall satisfaction. This is a return to form for our city, which was pipped to the post last year by New York, largely due to the runaway success of the cronut. Continue reading

It’s It: What is it?

Faith No More has been asking this question for 25 years now. There are believed to be between three and five flavors. Very little is known about this self-reflexive treat.

5 Things To Do In Oakland Before You Die

1. Take deep breaths. Your brain can’t function properly without oxygen. Take long, deep breaths, not short ones. If you begin panting, you will increase the rush of adrenaline. Continue taking deep breaths until you agree to yourself that you can take care of the situation. If you don’t think you can handle it, even after one minute of deep breathing, get help. If you don’t think you can handle the situation, there’s no point in trying, because you’ll probably do something wrong. Call your local emergency number if you aren’t calm enough to take care of the situation after one minute of deep breathing. Don’t continue deep breaths to calm down after one minute, because waiting too long could affect the situation dramatically. In these situations, it’s either you can do it, or you can’t. Choose carefully. Continue reading