Amoeba Music on Haight Street is a must for music lovers: 24,000 square feet packed with 2.5 million new and used CDs, DVDs, video games, and vinyls. This converted bowling alley houses every genre, from rock and jazz to hip-hop and Japanese pop to electronica and reggae, with an emphasis on the experimental. Collections include musicians such as Sun Ra, Zappa, Derek Bailey, and Merzbow. Amoeba also hosts artist's signings and live shows on the "psychedelic Victorian living room"—recent celebrity visitors have included Sonic Youth, Ozzy Osbourne, and Anthrax.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.