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Eco Chef Roger Feely

summer is time for ice cream, ra ra & the s'more bike

The S'more Bike rolled through Sunday streets in the Mission last weekend. Summer fun.
There's always someone selling something on 24th Street near Alabama.


Just got the inside scoop from the gal behind the wizardry of Kelvin from Smitten Ice Cream. Well now it's no longer just the gal and the machine on the streets... Smitten IC has a whole team and they plan to bring a whole new artisan ice cream experience to the Bay Area... starting with Hayes Valley... specifically the Hayes Valley "Proxy" Project on Octavia at Linden. I wonder if the "bike kitchen" will be a new home or an exstension of the Bike Kitchen in the Mission on Florida Street, the cooperative, do-it-yourself bike repair shop or will it be a kitchen powered by bikes ala Rock The Bike?

Could this be a good spot for a future Outside In event? lol

Outside In this time of year is more about reinventing outdoor street food festivals and less about street food culture indoors. It's just too nice outside to take the party indoors.
Outside In #5 photos taken by local bloggers and twitterers @TMoney, @RoamingHunger, @marezone, @iHeartGoodEats and more.

last summer was the summer of Gaga and Rara. I searched high and low for new and old Dominican Gaga and Haitian Rara tunes until I could find no more. Well I found a great Ra Ra tune on a record I picked up at Grooves yesterday.

Tune: Ra Ra #2 by from Bomba!

it's a beautiful track that rolls along nicely. It would be a glorious track to be reworked by Uproot Andy or Cheif Boima w/ vocals added by Los Rakas. But the OG track is beautiful as it is too. You can picture the session once you understand what's going on.. from the liner notes of Bomba!

~The VACCINE is another recent invention of the inventive Caribbean music makers. Each instrument is a tube of bamboo several inches in diameter and up to three feet long. It is blown like a trumpet, through a hole in one end, and each instrument has just one low hooting note. Each player must therefore blow at the correct instant to help create the complex rhythm. He also taps the barrel of the instrument with a stick, and a regular drummer may be on hand to help out. The rhythm played by vaccines on the record is called the Ra Ra.

"recent invention"!? seems like the record is from the early 70's/ late 60's, but it is hard to tell for sure.

Kelvin was invented in the 21st century.


When I was in Triana, it seemed like summer all year long.

Tune: Promesa Del Camino by Isabel Pantoja from ¡Viva Triana! -Por Sevillanas



Should I tackle a Virgen del Rocio post next