• Mitchell’s Ice Cream

    The other day, Alexander, Summer, and I decided that we wanted ice cream.  Without knowing, we entered “ice cream serramonte” on the phone and Mitchell’s Ice Cream was the first result to pop up.  We didn’t know anything about it except that we were really craving some ice cream to end the night perfectly.  Apparently, there was a lot that we didn’t know because Mitchell’s is some of THE BEST ice cream in San Francisco.  Since 1953, Mitchell’s has been making award winning ice cream.

     

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    One Year Anniversary Party @ The Hundreds SF | 3.20.09

    Continuing their “Fifth” series of celebrations to mark the brand’s fifth birthday, The Hundreds threw a one year anniversary party for their San Francisco store on Post St. We got to chat a little bit with Ben and Tony (who were, as usual, super super cool) but alas, I missed a chance to meet Bobby Hundreds. Oh well.

    More pictures of the party after the jump, my favorite of which is right above these paragraphs. Nothing says “Duuuuuude I’m having fuuuuuuun” like flashing the rocker and looking like your grill got hit by a bus.

     

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    For the Record: Eric Jennings

    For the Record is The Steel Crew’s new series of dialogue with leaders and up-and-comers in the fashion, arts, and entertainment industries. We are the inquiring minds, and we want to know more…don’t you?

    This edition of For the Record is with Men’s Fashion Director for Saks Fifth Avenue, Eric Jennings. Mr. Jennings was kind enough to give us an interview at the Saks Men’s Store in downtown San Francisco, where he was hosting a spring collection preview.

    The full interview after the jump.

     

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    “I can make you a celebrity overnight.”

    I woke up this morning to this text from my brother: “You made front page gold on the TH blog.”

    HUZZAH. None of you know how awesome this is for me. I’m a longtime follower/reader/fan of TH and I’m stoked to see myself on their homepage, even if it’s only for probably all of an entire day.

    But before I start basking in my .15 nanoseconds of e-fame and hire a Venezuelan security guard/dry cleaner to carry my water bottle for me, I have to first thank Ben (for seriously being a homie, and absolutely cool, even though I’ve only talked to him twice) and Bobby and Tony and everyone in The Hundreds‘ crew who put together Friday’s excellent hipsterfest beer-a-thon party for THSF’s first year anniversary.

    Check out ynoT?’s blog for more pics, and stay tuned for our coverage tomorrow. Incidentally, that girl in the Twisted Sister shirt is officially MY NEW GIRLFRIEND. Maybe. If I can find her on Craigslist’s Missed Connections.

    Less than minor celebrities.

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    Spring Collection Preview @ Saks SF | 3.19.09

    Last night at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s store, we were invited to a Spring Collection preview party by Saks and Urban Daddy, hosted by none other than Eric Jennings, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Fashion Director. It was a homecoming of sorts, since Mr. Jennings is originally from Walnut Creek here in the Bay Area.

    Stay tuned for our post next Monday, where we’ll have our exclusive interview (!!!) with Mr. Jennings. But for right now, click after the jump for more pictures of the men’s spring preview.

     

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    Paul Oakenfold (maybe) @ Ruby Skye | 4.16.09

    Part of being a good journalist is knowing what you’re going to cover, who might be relevant to your story, and generally having at least some sort of clue as to what you’re doing. Luckily for the Steel Crew, we’ve never claimed to be real journalists; we just pretend to be.

    So when we went to 944 Magazine’s party at Ruby Skye last night, it’s really not our fault that we didn’t know if the DJ who was onstage was actually Paul Oakenfold. I’ve been to about eleventeen zillion live music events/shows and usually there’s a few opening acts, and then the headliner hits the stage. But I guess my lack of familiarity with the house/trance scene became more than apparent soon enough. The DJ spinning at 8PM was the same one spinning at 9:30. And at 10. And at 11. And we’re still not sure if it was Oakenfold.

    Help us figure out after the jump.

     

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    The San Francisco Cable Car

    One of the premiere attractions of San Francisco is its cable cars.  I’m not gonna front like I’ve ridden the car many times and that it is an integral part of my childhood and that I would not be who I am today if it wasn’t for this car that runs on magic.  However, I have taken the cable car tour a couple times, and I think any San Francisco visitors should try it at least once.  Admittedly, the car does bring an immeasurable amount of character and charm into the city and the locals appreciate its iconic image that sets their city apart from other metropolises of the world.

    What I’m really interested in are these engagement parties (a couple pictured below) that took place on the cable cars.  These soon-to-be-newlyweds brought some good old fashioned partying to the cars and gave me that, “I wish I was there when…” moment.

    The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last permanently operational manually-operated cable car system, and is an icon of San Francisco, California. The cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is better known. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, and a third route along California Street. While the cable cars are used to a certain extent by commuters, their small service area and premium fares for single rides make them more of a tourist attraction.

    [Wikipedia]

     

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