Was Gap ever cool? This week, The New York Times dissected the evolving look of the 50-year-old San Francisco normcore brand.
Plus, tensions are rising between The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Folsom Street Fair; a long held riddle about the Winchester Mystery House is solved; and Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto could get a new name. These are the headlines we’ll be chewing on with our eggs benedict this weekend.
Alice Waters says Gourmet Ghetto name should go: ‘I have never liked it’, San Francisco Chronicle
Alice Waters of North Berkeley’s beloved Chez Panisse is in agreement with neighborhood newcomer Wrecking Ball Coffee’s owners that a renaming of the Gourmet Ghetto is long overdue. Read more.
San Francisco Zoo reveals its latest addition—a rare baby monkey, Mercury News
This past Wednesday, the San Francisco Zoo announced the birth of a Francois’ langur monkey to mama Kathleen. Start coming up with names for the adorable newborn boy—the SF Zoo will announce a naming contest soon. Read more.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Dispute With Folsom Street Fair Could Untie Their Historic Bond, SFist
Despite more than 25 years of partnership, tensions are high between the Folsom Street Festival and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who are responsible for collecting donations at the festival gates each year. Volunteer terms are contractually revised annually, and this year’s debate has become the subject of a series of controversial social media posts. Read more.
If you’ve ever taken a tour of the famed Winchester Mystery House, you know the stained glass windows were made by Tiffany & Co. Wait, aren’t they? A recent discovery has proved one historian’s longtime suspicions. Read more.
Was Gap Ever Cool? A Look at 50 Years of Denim and Khaki, The New York Times
What began in 1969 as a counterculture company with an Ocean Avenue storefront stocked with vinyl and Levis has morphed into one of the world’s largest mainstream clothing corporations. See how the SF brand has evolved over the years. Read more.