Sunday, May 23, 2010

Welcome to 'FolSoMa'

I'm not afraid to embrace new neighborhood names. (You may remember when I controversially endorsed using the term "NoMa" to describe the area north of Market.)

So I was excited to learn that our own neighborhood has a new name: FolSoMa (it's a portmanteau of Folsom Street and SoMa).

A San Francisco website called Bold Italic is throwing a fete on Tuesday to celebrate the hood, which I guess they are responsible for naming:
Folsom Street between 7th and 8th caught our eye. From leather to lattes and bike repair to beer, it’s become a destination for neighbors and city folk alike. Raise a glass with The Bold Italic and meet the microhood!

I wasn't aware that "neighbors" and "city folk" were separate groups. Anyway, the event will include discounts and freebies from bars and restaurants, including the new Radius local-food spot and the relatively new Bloodhound bar.

I feel like Elliot's definitely going to have bragging rights at this thing, because how many other people were born and raised in FolSoMa? (I guess he was literally born in Laurel Heights, but let's not dwell on that.)

There's not yet a Wikipedia page for FolSoMa, and in fact, it may be difficult to create one. (According to Wikipedia's guide to notability, a subject has to have "significant coverage" from "reliable" "sources.")

I'm not sure we're quite there yet with FolSoMa. But maybe it's further along than the "I declare him an OUTLAW" meme.