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(Dallas News)   San Francisco hipster opens mini-golf course in Mission District. Besides hand-crafted holes that feature cable cars, Day of the Dead, and ironic nods to old-school mini-golf windmills, it serves microbrews, deep-dish pizza, and duck confit poutine   (dallasnews.com) divider line 36
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2014-05-03 03:57:54 AM
That's so hip.

It'll be tits up within 8 months.
 
2014-05-03 04:12:51 AM
So have the hipsters forced all the Mexicans out yet? SF's rich yuppie downfall is leading to the emergence of Oakland, interesting stuff going on in the Bay. I'm just watching it all unfold in boring ole San Jose.
 
2014-05-03 04:14:08 AM
Interesting how much easier it seems to be to find out information about the "Sound Designer", "organic, locally sourced" ingredients in the restaurant, and CEO's previous web startups on the company website than it is to find any sort of indication on the website of how much a (14 hole) round costs.
 
2014-05-03 04:15:11 AM

Bob_Laublaw: That's so hip.

It'll be tits up within 8 months.


I could see it lasting, if they tap into corporate events.

Lotta money in that city.
 
2014-05-03 04:17:54 AM
I don't get what Subby's problem with this is. It sounds like a lot of fun. The only problem I see is that the more complicated the setup, the more likely that after the first week there'll be a couple of holes out of play (*snerk*) every time you go.

Is it the food, Subby? The location? What's your beef?

Looks like good fun to me. I love a mini-golf course that tries like hell.

/Monster Mini-Golf is awesome, especially if you're not designated driver. Hell, sometimes I'm not even designated putter.
 
2014-05-03 04:26:45 AM
It's a pretty good movie, but don't trust that Edward Hermann, he's a weasel.
 
2014-05-03 04:29:45 AM

kevinatilusa: Interesting how much easier it seems to be to find out information about the "Sound Designer", "organic, locally sourced" ingredients in the restaurant, and CEO's previous web startups on the company website than it is to find any sort of indication on the website of how much a (14 hole) round costs.


Just save money by only ordering the toast.
 
2014-05-03 04:30:39 AM
As a Mission dweller I say... Meh.

Gotta think that this place won't last but I've been very wrong about that kind of stuff before. People in this town have deep pockets. Then again, I own a restaurant some say is a 'hipster hangout' that many people wished would go out of business, happily they were wrong about my place.
 
2014-05-03 04:33:47 AM

wax_on: As a Mission dweller I say... Meh.

Gotta think that this place won't last but I've been very wrong about that kind of stuff before. People in this town have deep pockets. Then again, I own a restaurant some say is a 'hipster hangout' that many people wished would go out of business, happily they were wrong about my place.


Which one is yours?
 
2014-05-03 04:49:44 AM
Good food. Good beer. Miniature golf.
What's not to like?
 
2014-05-03 05:15:52 AM

Wake Up Sheeple: wax_on: As a Mission dweller I say... Meh.

Gotta think that this place won't last but I've been very wrong about that kind of stuff before. People in this town have deep pockets. Then again, I own a restaurant some say is a 'hipster hangout' that many people wished would go out of business, happily they were wrong about my place.

Which one is yours?


I'm interested as well, I visit my sisters who live up in SF time to time and would love to support a fellow Farkers business.
 
2014-05-03 05:30:09 AM

Wake Up Sheeple: wax_on: As a Mission dweller I say... Meh.

Gotta think that this place won't last but I've been very wrong about that kind of stuff before. People in this town have deep pockets. Then again, I own a restaurant some say is a 'hipster hangout' that many people wished would go out of business, happily they were wrong about my place.

Which one is yours?


Pig & Pie.  We had a little Fark gathering there last year.  I think of my place as just being a neighborhood restaurant but since there are being more and more hipsters on 24th St. it's changing.  Also I have 16 beers on tap, that does tend to bring out the hipsters.
 
2014-05-03 05:55:27 AM
wax_on:
Pig & Pie.  We had a little Fark gathering there last year.  I think of my place as just being a neighborhood restaurant but since there are being more and more hipsters on 24th St. it's changing.  Also I have 16 beers on tap, that does tend to bring out the hipsters.

Sounds like a decent place. I'll stop in some day. I won't out myself though. ;)
 
2014-05-03 06:43:32 AM
Best. Ironic. Tag. Ever.
 
2014-05-03 07:27:15 AM
This the "Dallas Morning News" reporting this.  I can't figure out if they're poking fun at this "hipster", at San Francisco, both, or alternately if they're actually admiring it because nobody in Texas would ever do anything like that.
 
2014-05-03 07:56:03 AM
A decent mini golf course is a wonderful thing. I have a lot of fond memories as this as the family activity as I was growing up. Sadly, most mini golf courses are constructed of masonry which reduces maintenance but hampers playability. They generally don't do a very good job of maintenance. In the end, it is more a matter of luck than skill.  I don't play a lot of mini golf anymore for that reason. But it is a darn fun game.

Anyone want to play a round?

http://www.addictinggames.com/sports-games/miniputt.jsp
 
2014-05-03 07:57:16 AM

Wodan11: This the "Dallas Morning News" reporting this.  I can't figure out if they're poking fun at this "hipster", at San Francisco, both, or alternately if they're actually admiring it because nobody in Texas would ever do anything like that.


Does Austin not exist now? You must have thought you were being clever despite the fact that Texas has one of the most hipster cities in the world. Sucks to be you homie.
 
2014-05-03 08:01:06 AM

Wodan11: This the "Dallas Morning News" reporting this.  I can't figure out if they're poking fun at this "hipster", at San Francisco, both, or alternately if they're actually admiring it because nobody in Texas would ever do anything like that.


LOL.  Have you ever even been to Texas
 
2014-05-03 08:12:37 AM

Wodan11: This the "Dallas Morning News" reporting this.  I can't figure out if they're poking fun at this "hipster", at San Francisco, both, or alternately if they're actually admiring it because nobody in Texas would ever do anything like that.


Or they belong to a syndication network that automatically posts every article that comes down the wire to their website.
 
2014-05-03 08:24:11 AM

anuran: Good food. Good beer. Miniature golf.
What's not to like?


The hipsters

/look how edgy I am
 
2014-05-03 08:33:46 AM
Hipsters really need to stop doing things that farkers consider too hip. All mini golf needs to have a pirate theme and serve crappy stadium food. Those are the rules hipster douchebags.
 
2014-05-03 08:35:39 AM
Hipster has no meaning. People define hipster the way Potter Stewart defined pornography. Douchebag is probably a better descriptor.

And most business owners I know would love if their clientele's profile included "large amounts of disposable income" and "very engaged with social media".

/I don't own any skinny jeans or a trilby.
//Does knowing the difference between a trilby and a fedora make me a hipster?
 
2014-05-03 09:14:43 AM

poe_zlaw: Wodan11: This the "Dallas Morning News" reporting this.  I can't figure out if they're poking fun at this "hipster", at San Francisco, both, or alternately if they're actually admiring it because nobody in Texas would ever do anything like that.

LOL.  Have you ever even been to Texas


My brother lived in Lubbock for many years, and I lived in Houston and went to Austin many times (it is by far the better of any city in Texas, but that's not saying much).
 
2014-05-03 10:10:43 AM
I wonder if hipsters get tired of trying to out hip other hipsters?
 
2014-05-03 11:39:08 AM

anuran: Good food. Good beer. Miniature golf.
What's not to like?


That was my first thought. I love all those things and I'm pretty far from hipster territory.
 
2014-05-03 01:06:59 PM
I haven't been to San Francisco in a very, very long time but if I was in the Mission district I can't imagine I'd have any money left for crazy golf after spending the lot on burritos and bootleg DVDs of luchador films.
 
2014-05-03 01:09:45 PM
Sounds like some rich dude's pet project.

Also 'hipster' is so very outdated, especially when used to describe someone who is simply under 40.
 
2014-05-03 01:12:18 PM

Duane Dibbley: I haven't been to San Francisco in a very, very long time but if I was in the Mission district I can't imagine I'd have any money left for crazy golf after spending the lot on burritos and bootleg DVDs of luchador films.


Most of those places have been forced out by rising rent.
 
2014-05-03 01:52:49 PM

Duane Dibbley: I haven't been to San Francisco in a very, very long time but if I was in the Mission district I can't imagine I'd have any money left for crazy golf after spending the lot on burritos and bootleg DVDs of luchador films.


That was the Mission a very, very long time ago. You've heard about all the Google Bus stuff? The new Mission is rich people with no soul throwing out all the soulful poor people. Goodbye art and culture and established neighborhood identity, hello commuters and people that don't interact with their surroundings. The burritos are the same but now the taqeuria's between a vegan restaurant and an upcycled trash store. And then on the weekends you get the same bridge and tunnel bullshiat turning Mission and Valencia streets into Bourbon St. West, except people manage not to fight and stab each other on Bourbon St.  

Bob_Laublaw: That's so hip.

It'll be tits up within 8 months.


Depends entirely on the food and how well the place is run. There's a "hipster bowling alley" that opened maybe two-ish years ago, Mission Bowl, and I thought that was the stupidest thing I'd ever heard of. But the people running it are awesome, the food is incredible, and every time I've been it's perfect. We've thrown work events, bachelor parties, birthday parties -- it's spectacular. Urban Golf could go either way, it's entirely up to them, and for now we just don't know.
 
2014-05-03 04:12:09 PM

TheDirtyNacho: Sounds like some rich dude's pet project.


He was an editor for cnet. Given what journalists are paid these days, I highly doubt that.
 
2014-05-03 08:39:27 PM

Scrotastic Method: The new Mission is rich people with no soul throwing out all the soulful poor people


Define soulful.  Does soulful mean "soulful" or "crimey"?  Because if the first, then the problem will solve itself as the non-soulful people move to the places where the soulful people went, and the non-soulful people move back in having flipped 2 houses to non-soulful people.

And if the second, I have no problem with this.

/Seriously, soulful is worse than vibrant.  Yes, Detroit is VERY vibrant.
//Or of course, it's possible that the rich people like being 20 minutes from work while NOT being surrounded by soulful people, at which point that sucks.  And Richard Florida is an idiot.
 
2014-05-03 09:11:36 PM
I live in the Mission and I'd consider going if they didn't ruin perfectly good poutine by putting "duck confit" in it.

You know there are TWO "artisanal chocolate" stores on Valencia now?  Techies may have money but, jeez, they moved here to get AWAY from the Stanford Shopping Center.
 
2014-05-03 11:35:46 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: wax_on:
Pig & Pie.  We had a little Fark gathering there last year.  I think of my place as just being a neighborhood restaurant but since there are being more and more hipsters on 24th St. it's changing.  Also I have 16 beers on tap, that does tend to bring out the hipsters.

Sounds like a decent place. I'll stop in some day. I won't out myself though. ;)


Likewise - I'm in Bernal Heights. I'll stop by sometime.
 
2014-05-04 12:17:37 AM

MrEricSir: TheDirtyNacho: Sounds like some rich dude's pet project.

He was an editor for cnet. Given what journalists are paid these days, I highly doubt that.


Editor in chief for several places and cashed in during the .com era

He is quite well off
 
2014-05-04 03:28:34 AM

kevinatilusa: Interesting how much easier it seems to be to find out information about the "Sound Designer", "organic, locally sourced" ingredients in the restaurant, and CEO's previous web startups on the company website than it is to find any sort of indication on the website of how much a (14 hole) round costs.


For the curious: That abbreviated round of mini-golf is going to run you $12 a person.
 
2014-05-04 01:31:54 PM

meyerkev: Scrotastic Method: The new Mission is rich people with no soul throwing out all the soulful poor people

Define soulful.  Does soulful mean "soulful" or "crimey"?


The Mission has had a thriving, vibrant culture all its own for almost a hundred years. But it's good to know you associate "not rich" with "crime."
 
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