San Francisco is full of life. Some of that life is a lot stranger than the rest of it. Sadly, too many San Franciscan locals are to busy with their daily grind to take a look around and see all of the intriguing and weird things that live in their very own neighborhood. Take the Mission District, for example, it has a plethora of different restaurants, attitudes, activities, and habits that make it stand out from the rest of the bustling city. After living here for several decades, one begins to discover these strange things… like these three strangest things in the Mission District:
The Weirdest Restaurant
2193 Mission Street
Weird Fish is set in the heart of the Mission District and is loved by most of its locals. The restaurant aims to please those that eat meat, fish and dairy, and those who don’t. Recently reopened, the restaurant is working on being locally sustainable, however, they have sacrificed an array of vegan dishes. Maybe the name weird fish was just too weird for a vegan restaurant, so they switched to a meat-eating establishment
The Weirdest Local Event
How Weird Street Faire
Between SOMA and Mission
Every year, the How Weird Street Faire comes out to the San Francisco streets to awe and impress its natives. While many locals know and love the odd street faire, many have missed it because they fear the unknown. Well! It is time to fear no more and come out to an amazing street faire filled with innovative arts and crafts, Indie music, and an array of weird activities and food. All San Franciscans should come out to support local vendors and enjoy the music, fashion shows and local fare.
The How Weird Street Faire is annual event held every Spring, usually on Mother’s Day Weekend. The vendors bring out the most creative arts and crafts, which will inspire street faire goers to go home and make art themselves. Moreover, the street faire aims to break a new world record each year, in which all patrons are invited to take part in. Check online or ask around for upcoming information about the 2011 How Weird Street Faire.
The Weirdest Habit Among Locals
Composting Large Objects
The Mission District is known for its steps to clean the earth of trash and keep things out of the landfills. An amazing new habit is sparking up on the streets of the Mission District- Composting Large Objects. As many locals notice, couches, bed sets, and piles of books are living on the street corners of many intersections. Most think that it is junk or that it belongs to somebody, but it doesn’t….the residents are setting out their old stuff on the corners for others to make use of. They are calling it composting because it is being reused by the neighborhood.
So the next time you are walking along Mission Avenue and see a trendy end table sitting there, and you just happen to need a new end table, feel free to grab it. Everybody is working together to make San Francisco litter free and environmentally friendly by reusing other peoples no longer loved goods.
The Mission District houses a number of different sorts of people or all styles, colors, and backgrounds, which makes it a diverse neighborhood to live in. There are many strange things that go on everyday here, but you will never notice them if you do not look!