Archive for June, 2011

Eats on the Street – Dave Pops

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Traces of the past

It’s been a while, almost like I skipped a week and pretended I didn’t. Sketchy! I have found some super cool things over the last few weeks. A teeny itsy bitsy bike wreck forced a new parking /walking 14 blocks to work scheme which in turn led me to discover (and rediscover) some cool remnants of the Sac that used to be.  Like this cool stone (I know there is a name for it, read for Bill Burg’s enlightening comment below) near 4th and Q.

Tony Beretta’s. I had a dream of opening a bar here once. Now I have a dream of someone else opening a bar here.

This Southern Pacific marker is white on the other side so I walked by it a million times before I noticed it. Somewhere about 7th and T, maybe?

And finally, try this. Especially near Franklin and Broadway, where it is needed. I saw someone rip a handful of hair out of another person’s head about 8 feet from this sign once.




Midmo’s Best Summer Ever Party proved that 2011 really is the best summer ever!!! The BSEP also proved that:

  • 2011 is the summer of the BSE chant.
  • Bands should always perform against a backdrop of horse drives and weiners.
  • Summer fun = beach balls.
  • Matias Bombal is one dapper mofo.
  • Midmo brings out the hotties.
  • The Best Summer Ever Band might just end up being my favorite summer jam.
  • Hibiscus/mint/grape is a tasty ass popsicle flavor.

The list could go on and on. This was an epic party, we brought Bows to capacity proving that Midtown knows how to rock it on a Tuesday night. Thanks to everyone who came out and here’s to THE BEST SUMMER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Incoming! Armadillo Music and KDVS record swap 6/26

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popsicle contest winner

Dael F. won the MidMo/Fat Face Best Summer Ever popsicle contest with his hibiscus/mint/grape popsicle. It’s so freaking good. They may have some left at Bow and Arrows so you should run there and get one today. Dael F. won a gift certificate for 25 bucks to Fat Face.


MidMo Associate Editor Becky Grunewald has been working tirelessly to put together a fun party to kick off the First Day of Summer: June 21.

She started off with the location: the NEW Bows and Arrows at 1815 19th Street.  If you haven’t been- now if the time to go!  Bows is not just a boutique any more; it’s a cafe/gallery/hangout with one of the nicest patios in town.

Next, add entertainment: Buk Buk Big Ups will play, as will Amanda Cook’s Best Summer Ever Band.  And if that’s not enough- DJ Mike C will spin too!

That would be enough for most parties, but Becky wasn’t done!  She also worked with FatFace to create a popsicle flavor contest!  We’ve been getting entries all month, and tomorrow she’ll announce the winner – and FatFace will have the new popsicle flavor ready at the party!

And, if all that isn’t enough we’ll have snacks, drinks, and raffles for special prizes.


and best of all- it’s FREE!  Hope to see you tomorrow, Tuesday june 21, 6-10PM at Bows and Arrows, 1815 19th Street.

Eats on the Street- Burgers and Brew

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Giddy-up! Bulls Restaurant and Bar’s One Year Anniversary

Want to know one way to make a hot summer night even hotter? A mechanical bull. That’s right, tomorrow night (Thursday, June 16th) is Bulls Restaurant and Bar’s one year anniversary and they’re having a party that will make you want to dust off your cowboy boots you wore for Halloween last year and get in on their all-night drink specials and $1.50 carne asada tacos. If you’re not ready to cowboy-up and actually ride the bull, you can still enjoy some drinks while listening to everyone’s favorite guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure, country music. So come out and, as they like to say, get “bucked at Bulls”! Anniversary celebration from 7pm-close.

Be sure to send in your popsicle flavors…

the Fat Face/Midtown Monthly/Best Summer Ever popsicle flavor contest is closing on Friday, so get your entries in to before then and compete to win a $25 dollar gift certificate to Fat Face inside the new Bows and Arrows. And did you know we’re going to have a free raffle at the Best Summer Ever party? We are! Here are the details:

Best Summer Ever Party
Bows Collective
1815 19th st.
6-10 pm
Tuesday, June 21st
free, all ages
DJ Mike C., art and music from Amanda Cook, Buk Buk Bigups
free raffle

Incoming! Malo, Esteban Villa, Los Elegantes, Blanca Sandoval Saturday, 6/18

It’s an afternoon of Royal Chicano Air Force pride honoring two elder statesmen of the Chicano Arts Movement, José Montoya and Phil Esparza. This outdoor show is a stoned soul almost-summer picnic on June 18 with the legendary low rider, old school R&B Latin Rockers, Malo. Guitarist Jorge Santana leads the group, along with tough singer Arcelio Garcia and a pile of percussion, horns and sunshine. Exuberant octogenarian and legendary RCAF activist/artist Esteban Villa (with a brand new CD, Habanero Honey), along with funky dance band Los Elegantes, Latina rocker Blanca Sandoval and DJ Nightfly jam Cesar Chavez Plaza from noon to 6 PM in an annual concert promoted by La Raza Galería Posada. $15 advance ( ) and $20 at the gate, but if you stop by in person at the Midtown gallery at 1022 22nd St., they might still be offering a offering a special MidMo deal. – O McSorley

Cesar Chavez Park, Noon – 6PM, All Ages, $15/20