My City: Yoga, soy ice cream and community comedy 

Faves and raves by Ronn Vigh

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AGE: 31

YEARS IN THE CITY:
Nine

NEIGHBORHOOD:
Duboce Triangle

OCCUPATION:
Yoga teacher, stand-up comedian and reporter for VidSF

SELF-DESCRIPTION:
Quirky, energetic guy who loves to explore, indulge, talk a lot and discover new things

FAVORITE PLACE TO DO YOGA

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
WHERE: 3271 16th St., between Dolores and Guerrero streets
WHAT: They encourage individuality
INFO: (415) 355-1600 or www.laughinglotus.com

I was in love with Laughing Lotus and practiced there regularly before I even thought about becoming a yoga teacher. I love this studio because they encourage individuality and the loving vibes buzzing through are contagious and unlike any other space in The City.

FAVORITE SANDWICH SHOP
M & L Market
WHERE: 691 14th St., between Landers and Market streets
WHAT: Where anyone from hipsters to businessmen to soccer moms line up for a sandwich
INFO: (415) 431-7044

They are only open four days a week
(Wednesdays-Saturdays) for lunch hours, family owned and operated by a mother and her daughter and have quirky rules regarding how you order your sandwich. (You must order the bread first, tell her what you want on the sandwich not what you don’t want on it, etc.) The end result is always an amazing, heaping, lovingly made sandwich that is inexpensive and complete with cute snappy remarks from May as she rings up your order on the antique register.

FAVORITE GOURMET ICE CREAM SHOP

Maggie Mudd
WHERE: 903 Cortland Ave., between Folsom and Gates streets
WHAT: Soy and coconut milk-based ice cream
INFO: (415) 641-5291 or www.maggiemudd.com

What makes Maggie Mudd stand out among the others is their large selection of soy and coconut milk-based ice cream in addition to good, old-fashioned dairy. (I love The Dubliner!)

FAVORITE FARMERS MARKET

Castro Farmers Market
WHERE: Noe Street, between Beaver and Market streets
WHEN: Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.
WHAT: Great variety of vegetables, vendors and the occasional musician or performer
INFO: www.pcfma.com
 
This market is great because it helps build community and coming together.

FAVORITE NATURE SPOT
Seward Street Slides & Garden
WHERE: Seward and Douglass streets, between 19th and 20th streets
WHEN: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT: Two concrete slides nestled into a quiet neighborhood; designed by a high school student

Through the efforts of the neighbors and the community in the early 1970s, they successfully fended off development plans for the area, and to this day the park — and the slides designed by a high school student — remain.

FAVORITE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
Millennium
WHERE: 580 Geary St., between Jones and Shannon streets
WHAT: Flavors and quality are top-notch; staff is super-knowledgeable
INFO: (415) 345-3900 or www.millenniumrestaurant.com

Fortunately, there are a lot of places to get tasty, on-the-cheap vegetarian fare in San Francisco. Millennium is good for those nights where you feel like putting on something nicer than a pair of jeans and a tee and treating yourself to a more elaborate and expertly prepared vegan meal.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SEE COMEDY   
Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays
WHERE: 500 Castro St., at 18th Street
WHEN: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
WHAT: A packed show with a new lineup of guest comics each week.
INFO: (415) 431-4278 or www.harveyssf.com

I’m a little biased, because this is my show. A major goal of our show is to help unite and build community through our weekly comedy series, and everybody is welcome. At first it was tough as people just wanted to eat, but the venue and the regulars stuck with it and we have a packed show with a new lineup of guest comics each week.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SEE LIVE THEATER
Castro Theatre
WHERE: 429 Castro St., between 17th and 18th streets
WHAT: Incredibly diverse programming
INFO: (415) 621-6120 or www.castrotheatre.com

I lived in the area for many years before I ever stepped inside the Castro Theatre and could have kicked myself for that. I really enjoy the diversity of their programming from movies and film festivals to live concerts and comedy shows. Also, there is the warmth and elegance of the theater’s interior and beautiful architecture, plus an organ player prior to most showings.

FAVORITE MUSEUM
Asian Art Museum
WHERE: 200 Larkin St., between Fulton and Grove streets
WHAT: Check out the Indian stone sculptures
INFO: (415) 581-3500 or www.asianart.org

A gorgeous collection of artifacts. I’m particularly fond of the Indian stone sculptures and works originating from South and Southeast Asia. The museum is such a wonderful part of the unique, multicultural offerings this city has to offer.

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