Archive for the ‘food and drink’ Category

Is This an Ad Against Frisco’s Proposed Soda Tax? – Check Out La Mission Market en la Mision

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Is this Coke ad / store sign new?


Sure looks like it.

I guess Pepsi and Coke know they’re a gonna lose on the “grocery tax” issue next month, but they just want the margin to be as low as possible?

How Sacramento Handles Letter Grades in Restaurant Windows – And How the GGRA Doesn’t Want It, At All

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Here’s how Sack-Town does it:


You can see the three varieties in the bottom of the image. This is some pretty weak tea.

Fun Diego has a much better approach – real letter grades.

And Frisco, well, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association thinks all its members are above average, so it hasn’t deigned to allow SFGov to impose a letter grade requirement on food places in the 415. So why does the GGRA have such pull? IDK, that’s just the way things are.

Stanford tried showing us the way, but horrible restaurants hold sway.

Oh well.

Grocery Outlet Presents an Arbitrage Opportunity: Collectible Star Wars Cereal for Just 99 Cents

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Cf. eBay:


Unexpired, but this is older stock…

Word on the Street: “EAT CRAB”

Friday, October 14th, 2016

From the Joe Dimaggio Building:


“What I don’t understand, is why you ask where I’ve gone. I just did a Mr. Coffee commercial, I’m a spokesman for the Bowery Savings Bank and I haven’t gone anywhere!”

A New Lunch Place in the Financh: TSUKIJI NO DONBURI-MONO from THE GRUBBIES – $200 for Sea Urchin and Rice?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

I’m taking things slow here. Peasant Pies is gone from 303 Sacramento. In its place is this joint with no seating. This is a real business registered with SFGov.

TSUKIJI suggests Tokyo’s world-famous fish market. Donburi means rice bowl – rice plus something else, in this case seafood. And THE GRUBBIES means I don’t know what.


Now, check out the asking prices. If you want to go hog-wild, you can order UNI  plus rice for $40 to $200(!) – click on the photo to see the prices. Is this meant for more than one person? IDK. I’m not sure how many servings of sea urchin gonads plus rice you’d get. Isn’t this a lot of money for lunch? (In mitigation, you can wash down your meal with a can of soda, for just $1 more.)


I’m not sure if they’re suggesting the seafood is flown in from Japan or if this place is just similar to a Japanese fish market. I’ll tell you, there was a Yoshinoya fast food donburi place what tried to make a go of it about a block away from here. They served inexpensive “beef bowls,” like something a taxi driver would eat on break. They didn’t last long.

But this place is different – it’s expensive, and all seafood AFAICS. It’s not at all on social media AFAIK. It’s terra incognita, foodies!

Have at it.

It’s Come To This: “FOOD BAR”

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

I started yelling at all the people on this crowded bus, “SOYLENT WHITE IS PEOPLE! SOYLENT WHITE IS PEOPLE!” But then I saw that nobody was on the bus, and then I thought, gee what happened to all the people. Then I thought, uh oh.


In closing, they’re cheaper by the dozen. Chewse wisely.



Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

This post sponsored by STAR WARS TABLE GRAPES:


Has Star Wars Marketing Gone Too Far?

Bi-Rite Market vs. Bi-Rite Market: Know the Difference – Balboa Out in the Richmond vs. the Regular Kind

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Here’s one kind of Bi-Rite, as seen en La Misión


…and here’s the other kind, as seen en El Distrito de Richmond:


As you can see, there’s quite a difference.

A Rare Delivery in Frisco: Dominos Pizza in the Housing Projects of McAllister

Friday, September 16th, 2016

I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen this – a pizza delivery in the Western Addition flats, on McAllister near Fillmore. This has been a no-go area for some pizza places in Frisco for a long time. There’s a long history of this kind of delivery redlining  – see some of it here, or even more here.

(IMO, Friendship Village(s) = The Projects.)


Here’s one current delivery map. It’s a tad embarrassing, you know, for all of us in Frisco, so you now have to request persimmon (Mmmm… persimmon) from the owner/manager of Amici’s Pizza to see it – that’s how embarrassing it is.

I’m not saying that this part of McAllister Street is particularly dangerous and I’m also not saying that big-city pizza delivery is particularly safe, I’m just saying I can’t ever recall seeing a Domino’s delivery in this area, in all my years.

This is the New Hayes Valley – Love Comes QUICKLY for the Boba Guys, on Octavia BOULEVARD

Monday, September 12th, 2016

This new place at 8 Octavia sure is taking off, non?


Oh, but look at the bottom of the Yelp entry – an “ad” for the Quickly:


Anyway, there are pros and cons to the changes I’ve seen in the Hayes Valley, from a place for streetwalkers to a place for street standers…