I’m always up for a good burger, fries and a shake. Yes, a fuckin’ shake. I can’t be bothered with getting a beer while I’m eating a badass burger. For burgers and fries, I dig Jack’s Prime. Not sure if there’s multiples of this place, but deep-fried jalapeños? Yes!
Then there’s a semi-local place called Alice’s. Originally a place for loggers back in the day, you can find anyone from the suburban, nose in the air families, to MC’s from all over, to cowboys. This place is amazing. The food is always a hitter and never disappoints.
Then you got Mexican food… Being in California, we’re blessed with Mexican restaurants in every nook and cranny. Usually, the sketchier, the better.
There’s just too much food out there to have one particular favorite restaurant. Especially since I have certain favorites at certain places, where “specialty” places for that dish, I probably would order something different. I have favorites for different kinds of food, like vegetarian Vietnamese food, fusion street food, and bar food. Oh, don’t get me started on bar food!
What pomade would you recommend for really thick hair?
I got rather thick hair, and Dax Wave & Groom works for me. As of late, I’ve been using a lot of lighter stuff, because I’ve figured ways to work with em. But if you want something with good hold, decent amount of sheen, not too hard to wash out, either Dax Wave & Groom or Murray’s Nu-Nile is the way to go.
If you want something that’s water-soluble, Grant’s Putty Pomade or Layrite Super Hold is the way to go.
Kind of a tough one, as I keep finding ways to style my hair better with pomade, that I initially thought was too light for my hair.
Sweet Georgia Brown in the blue can. It’s a classic, smells great, the color is killer, goes nicely with any hair (depending on what you’re going for, styling wise,) and is just something that I feel everyone who uses pomade, should have at least one can of.
hey! first off, thanks for answering all my questions so far... i know i have had alot haha. but anyways, i find it hard to keep the back of my hair down; like the part where it grows/spirals outward (the crown i think it's called). it ends up kind of rising out as opposed to staying flat, it just looks weird... any advice?
Haha, no worries man.
This could be a few factors:
A) The way your hair was cut. (Your barber could hit that area with a thinning sheer, and it’ll blend together.) B) The pomade you’re using. (You can hit that spot with a small amount of a lighter pomade, to soften up the area, allowing it to blend.) C) The way you’re styling it. (Hit that spot with a brush, which should blend it better than a comb would.) D) All of the above.
Take those into consideration. Of course, B and C, to see if you can deal with it on your own, before going to A.
One more thing, sorry if I am being annoying. Since I am branching out, I am planning on trying some non-water pomades. What is your best advice or preferred de-greaser to help in getting it out of your hair?
Haha, no worries at all man.
Personally, I’ve found Groom & Clean, which is a grease-less styling product by Suave, to work out quite nicely. Just coat it in your hair as you would a pomade, let it sit for no less than 20 minutes, and wash out. It emulsifies the grease in your hair, allowing you to wash it out with ease. Big thanks to all my readers who suggested this to me!
Also, Dawn dish washing soap doesn’t hurt. I mean, there’s commercials with them washing ducklings covered in crude oil! How can that be bad for your hair! Plus, it isn’t like you’re washing your hair with it everyday, anyways. (washing your hair everyday is bad for your hair, FYI.) And if you are using it to degrease your hair, you better be hitting yourself with some conditioner!
Also, olive oil and combing out the grease is a perfect way to degrease, every once in a while. Olive oil is VERY healthy for your scalp and hair, so why not?
I am really glad I found your blog. Being from Vermont, there really isn’t a sub-culture presence in the area so I need to hit the internet for all of my info on clothes, music and well, pomade. I found out about Suavecito from a barbershop that I well go to from time to time, which is 3 hours away, that the barber swears by but since I found out about your reviews, I would like to try other pomades as well to see what works for me.
Glad you’re open to try out new pomades, and that my blog is aiding you on that. Even if a barber swears by a certain product, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s gonna work out for you, as it does them! Plus, a lot of shops push products for themselves, not for you! Trust me, I’ve dealt with a lot of people trying to sell me on their most expensive products, because they know they aren’t movin’ at that price point!
Alright folks, it’s time to put your liver to good use this Saturday!
If you folks haven’t heard, this past weekend Retox Lounge got robbed. Being a dive bar in the outskirts of the Dog Patch, the loss is a huge blow to the business. So, they’re looking to try and cover their losses by throwing an all-day event this coming Saturday.
They’re gonna be throwing an all-day BBQ, where they’ll be raffling off some prizes. And if you got a band, they’re looking for some bands to play last minute. The drinks are cheap, the girls are hot, and the food is delicious! If that weren’t a reason to go, I don’t know what is! Well, I guess me being there is a good reason!
So come on down folks and let’s kick a few back for a good cause!
Have you done a review on Suavecito pomade yet? If no, would you do one?
I emailed them quite a few months ago, and got poor customer service/bad vibes from the brand. For me and my blog, and how much publicity brands get on there, if a brand gives me shitty customer service, I don’t see a reason to feature them on there. Especially if they can’t even show some sort of support for the blog, by offering respectable customer service.
But from what I’ve been told about the pomade, is that it’s (pretty much) a copy of Layrite, but inferior. Some people like it, but they also don’t like Donnie Hawley, so go figure.
Usually, I give brands the benefit-of-the-doubt, but I’m not the only person who got that sort of poor customer service/bad vibes. But, different strokes for different folks.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Layrite, there’s Grease Monkey by Monkey Brains. It’s usually $4, sometimes buy 1 get 1 free, and is at CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, etc etc. IMO, it’s quite comparable to Layrite, albiet for a few details, which aren’t major, and most people wouldn’t notice em.
When you buy Levis 501s, do you always buy the shrink to fits? I usually wear 32x30 514s but im thinking of trying 501 stf. What size do you recommend me buying? thanks!
Yup. No reason not to buy the STFs. The ones I recently washed, were a cheap one-rinse 501 off of their website, that I had since sometime last year.
Sizing is weird, it depends on what you’re going for. Best bet is to go in and try em on yourself. But take note: They will shrink about two or so sizes, if not more. Depends on how you soak/dry them, prior to wearing, aka shrinking to fit.
If there was one post you had to read from me, this would be that post! Trust me folks, you won’t regret it! It’ll burn a sweet hole in your heart, cover it with honey, lay you on top of an ant hill, and slowly kill each and every ant with a magnifying glass. It hurts so bad, it’s heavenly!
Sorry for the lack of event flyers, folks. I tend to post up event flyers for ones I actually plan on attending. But as of late, I’ve been laying low and hermit crabbing on Friday/Saturday nights.
Summer is coming to an end, school will be back in session, but that doesn’t mean jack shit for rockabilly events! Some of the best ones happen AFTER summer!
CHECK EM OUT!
I’ve stopped posting flyers for the Haight Street Hop, because it should’ve been embedded in your head, that it happens every first Friday of the month! But, they switched things up and now it’s every SECOND SATURDAY of the month.
To kick off the new change, there’s gonna be Burlesque Bingo! First of all, bingo? Hell yeah! I’ve won a good bingo game as a kid, so you can best bet that I’m gonna give you a run for your money!!! Second of all, burlesque babes??? Oh hell yes! And when you put the two together, along with some a lot of booze, you got yourself one hell of a Haight Street Hop! This is one that you definitely don’t want to miss!
This one is new to me, but it sounds amazing!
First of all, it’s in the Fillmore district. If you know the history of the Fillmore district musically and historically, you’ll know that this will be the place to be! A celebration for 100 years of San Francisco nightlife and fashion? If you ain’t comin’ in dapper, you ain’t comin’ correctly! I’m sure everyone will be in their best duds. Which makes me feel as if I should look for some new threads… Definitely will have the calender marked for this!
And of course…
The Bop! The lovely Bombshells always throw a great event. And every event I’ve gone to, at the 23 Club, has been rockin’! Throw the Chop Tops in there? This night is gonna be wild, loud, and just as good as the last one, if not better!
For more flyers for other Northern California Rockabilly events, click here.