Music, tattoos and banh mi sandwiches 

Faves and raves by Seth Carter (Click the picture to see Seth’s faves)

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AGE:
35

YEARS IN THE CITY: 10

NEIGHBORHOOD: Laurel Heights

OCCUPATION: Chef and manager for Showdogs (www.sfshowdogs.com)

SELF-DESCRIPTION:
Grown-up farm boy from Oregon who loves The City and food and the food in this city; San Francisco may have a few faults, but he would not be who he is today if he had made his home anywhere else.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SEE A CONCERT

The Warfield

WHERE:
982 Market St., at Taylor Street

WHAT: Character, class and quality entertainment

INFO: (415) 345-0900 or www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

One of the original music venues in San Francisco, it has character, class and a lot of quality entertainment. They have also added a boutique beer menu for a little added sumpin’.

FAVORITE PLACE TO WATCH A FOOTBALL GAME

R Bar

WHERE:
1176 Sutter St., between Larkin and Polk streets

WHAT:
Great drinks, great bartenders, great fans

INFO: (415) 567-7441 or www.therbar.com

The best place to watch a University of Oregon football game. Great drinks, great bartenders with amazing fans to help you cheer your team. GO DUCKS!

FAVORITE SF SPORTS BAR

McTeagues Saloon

WHERE:
1237 Polk St., between Fern and Bush streets

WHAT: Great atmosphere

INFO: (415) 776-1237 or www.mcteagues.com/mcteagues/welcome.html

I love the environment here: very attentive bartenders, there is always a lively crowd. Get there early and get an awesome booth to enjoy your game!

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY HELLO KITTY ACCOUTREMENTS

Whatever ...

WHERE:
548 Castro St., between 18th and 19th streets

WHAT: For all your comic and superhero needs

INFO: (415) 861-9428 or whateverstoreonline.com

I shop here for all my comic and superhero needs, including clothes and toys!  

FAVORITE GO-TO NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET

Cal-Mart Supermarket

WHERE:
3585 California St., between Locust and Spruce streets

WHAT: High-quality and knowledgeable staff

INFO: (415) 751-3516

These guys are awesome! Quality products with a great deli, fresh produce, fantastic butchers, as well as wonderful employees who are knowledgeable and professional. Stop by the Sweet Things bakery located inside for a great cupcake!

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET A TATtOO

BullDog Tattoo

WHERE:
2275C Market St., between Noe and Sanchez streets

WHAT: A lot of experience and imagination

INFO: (415) 948-0332

Gauge is an excellent artist with a lot of experience and imagination. Many people I know have visited him with the same enthusiastic response.

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY KITCHEN SUPPLIES

Kamei Restaurant Supply

WHERE:
525-547 Clement St., at Seventh Avenue

WHAT:
Reasonable prices, extensive choices on everything

INFO: (415) 666-3699

Everything you need for your kitchen at really reasonable prices. Extensive choices for all kinds of china as well as equipment, storage and small wares. Don’t forget to pick up an orchid while you are there!

FAVORITE CAFE

The Atlas Cafe

WHERE:
3049 20th St., at Alabama Street

WHAT: Try the smoked trout sandwich

INFO: (415) 648-1047 or www.atlascafe.net

Don’t miss out on the smoked trout sandwich with fig chutney and arugula, or the beet loaf sandwich. They also have great pizzas and friendly staff.

FAVORITE CHEAP EATS RESTAURANT, STAND, FOOD TRUCK

Saigon Sandwich

WHERE:
560 Larkin St., between Turk and Eddy streets

WHAT: The best banh mi sandwiches

INFO: (415) 474-5698

The best banh mi sandwiches in The City, hands down, and at a great price too. Extra jalapeños for the win!

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