Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time yet again. The most anticipated video in recent years is set to premiere in only a few days, and naturally as rollerbladers, we are not at all prepared. Luckily for you (and a few select local businesses who may or may not have paid to be in this lovely survival guide but you didnt hear that from me), I have taken the time to prepare you a concise little guide to get you through the weekend.
Before we start, lets look over the format of this guide. Rollerblading being as diverse as it is has certain price points. I have taken this into consideration and created three separate levels for this guide: broke, basic, and balling. Each of the three categories, food, coffee, and booze will have an option for each price point. So lets go ahead and get this started.
This is going to be a long weekend, so considerable attention must be paid to proper sustenance and nourishment. Whether you live down the street or have traveled from Timbuktu, eating is a must, so lets go ahead a check the options that are available.
1. Broke: If you are looking to save as much quid as possible, the best bang for your buck food wise is the gas station on South Van Ness and 17th Street. I have affectionately dubbed it Gas Station Chicken because, well, they are a gas station that sells prime fried chicken. You honestly can’t go wrong.
2. Basic. If eating at a gas station is not what you are looking for, you should head on down 16th to Taqueria Los Coyotes. The lengua tacos are pure gold, and for all you So Cal busters, they even have Cali Burritos there.
3. Ballin. For those who ain’t afraid to spend their girlfriends money on some primo grub, you gotta head down Mission Street a tads until you reach Los Panchos. Some of the best pupusas this side of the border and without a doubt my favorite red sauce in the city, this place will definitely not disappoint.
If you are anything like me, and are if you are planning on spending more than thirty minutes in SF, you are gonna need some coff.
1. Broke. This is an easy one. The best bet if you are trynna pinch a penny or three is to skate on over to 24th St and Folsom to Philz Coffee. Philz has long been a staple in San Francisco and when you go over there, you will realize why.
2. Basic. If you are looking to spend a little bit more dough, your best bet is to head pop into Philz Coffee on 24th Street. Trust me, it’s good.
3. Balling. If your mom gave you some extra spending money, make her proud by drinking a Philz Coffee on 24th. Shits the prime sesh.
This is a special category so I had to customize my categories real quick.
1. Hella Broke. Foods Co. over on 14th and Shotwell has the real cheap fifths of Prestige for about six bucks. You can get a whiskey and a ginger ale, and a whole pineapple for under 10 bucks. If you choose to go this route, I must warn you that the garbage collectors in San Francisco fight a lot better than you would expect. That being said, it’s your hangover, purchase with care.
2. Normal Broke. Now this liquor store is located on 19th and Capp, just a mere three blocks from the premiere and more importantly, they have the 16 oz. King Cobras for only a dollar out the door. An added bonus is that this corner is one of the most active corners for prostitution in San Francisco. Just Saying.
3. Basic. If you are not a swill smoking degenerate, there are plenty of corner stores in the area that have a decent selection of both local craft beers and standard Budweiser variations, you just have to walk a half block, tops. While this isn’t necessarily legal, I am fairly certain more people post up and kick it outside the liquor stores than inside the bars. If you plan on doing this you must’nt forget your ten cents, seeing as they charge for brown bags.
As always, this is going to be a great event and be a lot of fun even in spite of the fact that Nolte is going to be going. Hope to see everyone out there.