It is not enough to know the language… Join my cultural tour in The Mission
Let’s Walk Through Real Latino Life in SF around the Latino District, See Murals, Sample Authentic Eats, See the Real Latino Life
We will walk around the Mission neighborhood to see and enjoy the local-artists murals as well as the great weather of the area. We also sit and enjoy samplings of some great and authentic Mexican or Latino dishes. I will help you pick up some samples of different dishes to appreciate the so widely sought ‘authentic Mexican or Latino cuisine’
You will also have a chance to see local shopping opportunities, from produce and products of Latin America to art craft, and books and traditional clothing.
It is suggested you bring a back pack of your preferred size if you are into authentic-artistic objects and goodies and or the so-called ethnic (Latino) foods.
We will walk along 24th St or “Little Latin America” in the Mission District, and from the get-go see local street art. We will see some Murals from a good distance acroos the street and the way back real up close and the ones we saw first now from the other side of this “street/outdoors gallery” and in this way, we will get submerged in a Latino neighborhood life as it would happen in any Hispanic country
We will decide to just have a quick ‘burrito’ or ‘pupusa’, both examples of the excellent local Latino cuisine. Finally I will guide you to the super hip Valencia St. area, the trendiest street in town, full of youthful energy and people, lots of new stores, boutiques and restaurants of all kinds, with suggestions on how to spend the rest of your evening
We will begin at Calle 24 (24th St. and Mission). Right from the beginning, we will see the largest variety of product and services for and by the Latinos of the area Our activities a stop at a very complete Art-craft store (Luz de Luna) to a stroll around the neighborhood to see Mission alleys and streets with tons of Murals. And along the way, we will check some eateries.
Meeting place: 3278 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 – Silver-stone Cafe. Cost of Tour, including food samples: $50
Here is a list of resources for this exploration:
YouTube Short Doc on Murals and Precita:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIlyryClRK8&w=1120&h=630]Mission Mural Art Webpage: http://www.precitaeyes.org/
Murals and muralists, a local perspective
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmq2NZ4sx-A&w=1120&h=630]One original Mission muralist:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvNerazsw-E&w=1120&h=630]Diego Riveras Murals in SF
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6RkjivfCvc&w=1120&h=630]Description of one of his Murals: ‘Man at the Crossroads’
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B6L9geSpng&w=1120&h=630]or ‘Man Controller of the Universe’
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mzQDfK3A5Q&w=1120&h=630]WPA: http://www.theartstory.org/definition-federal-art-project-of-the-works-progress-administration.htm
A graduate student in USF’s Human Rights Education program co-directed a short documentary
on the celebrated murals in San Francisco’s Mission District and helped paint one himself.
What is a Burrito and what a SF Especial Burrito ?
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgaM5RjoddQ&w=1120&h=630]Yelp’s guide for variety of Burritos in variety land = B.A.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOsYfpU2Uik&w=1120&h=630]FOR HISTORY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD Click here
LUZ DE LUNA (ART CRAFT): https://www.yelp.com/biz/luz-de-luna-san-francisco
FRIDA’S CLOSET (TRADITIONAL CLOTHING) https://www.thefridascloset.com/
SHORT GUIDE TO THE MISSION PERSONALITY: Https://missionlocal.org/newcomers/
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: https://missionlocal.org/
“THE OTHER 24TH ST”: http://www.sanfranciscodays.com/noe-valley/
Movie: “Como Agua para Chocolate “ (on Netflix, Amazon, Google, etc.)