On The Town: Alissa Anderson

Aidin Vaziri | Alissa Anderson does a little bit of everything. Since moving to San Francisco a decade ago, the Wakefield, Mass., native has played cello with the folk-rock band Vetiver, photographed album covers for indie rock icons like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, and launched her own DIY fashion line, Mittenmaker. Now she shares some of her local discoveries with us.

On The Town: Alissa Anderson
Adobe Books, 3166 16th St. “Filled to the gills with books collected by proprietor Andrew McKinley. You might catch a poet napping on the couch, a music performance or possibly be photographed. The art in the Backroom Gallery is always worth checking out, especially after its recent face-lift.”
Halu, 312 Eighth Ave. “Tiny Japanese restaurant run by a local rock ‘n’ roll drummer and his family. Filled with Beatles memorabilia and a sign on the door that says ‘NO SUSHI TODAY.’ Extensive sake selection, delicious skewers, ramen, and specials like okonomiyake.” Read more.


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