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A New, Unicycle-Based, Food Delivery Startup OR Just Another Tech Bro Heading Home in the Upper Haight?Monday, May 9th, 2016
It’s hard to tell these days, in the 94117.
Like at first, back in 2012, I thought Lyft was just a bunch of hipsters with giant pink mustaches on their cars.
So who knows what this guy is up to…
So, “Boston Properties” Offers Us a PATRIOT HOUSE at Embarcadero Center? That’s Not Very Frisco, Now Is It?Friday, May 6th, 2016
Maybe I should start up “Frisco Properties” in Boston and then open up the “49er’s House” at Hahvahd Yahd or Boston Common or wherever it would be the most offensive to Bostonians?
All right, I’m going to go completely destroy my Samsung phone so nobody can ever read the texts off of it, you know, they way normal people do all the time.
The World’s Coolest Tofu Delivery Truck or Just Another Tofu Fan in the Richmond – It’s Hard to TellThursday, April 21st, 2016
From Gunma, Japan comes this Toyota 86 Scion FR-S, which stands for Front-engined, Rear-drive, sport.
Upon further review, I’m thinking this is just a private auto.
No matter, look for it here, in Japantown East, in a few short weeks:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard)
San Francisco’s Japantown
The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.
This exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.
Now in its sixth year, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival has grown progressively since its inception with 3,500 attendees in 2011 to more than 20,000 in 2015. One of San Francisco Japantown’s largest festivals, the popular culinary and cultural event serves as the main fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, and is held annually on the first Saturday in June.
Proceeds from the Festival help to publish the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.
OMG, It’s FREE CONE DAY at Your Local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop – Free Ice Cream from Noon to 8PM – BONUS: A Pictorial HistoryTuesday, April 12th, 2016
All the deets:
Bay Area Locations:
Haight Ashbury – 1480 Haight Street at Ashbury (Haight)
Macy’s Department Store (Union Square)
Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 41)
Argonaut – 475 Jefferson Street (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Jack London Square – 505 Embarcadero (Oakland)
Berkeley – 2128 Oxford Street (Berkeley)
Bon Air Center – 290 Bon Air Center – (Greenbrae)
San Jose – 115 East San Carlos (San Jose)
Hey, you know who liked marketing SF for the benefit of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China back in aught-eight when Frisco hosted that botched Torch Run, Sponsored By Coca Cola? IDK, was it Gavin & Ed (that is, Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee).
OTOH, who opposed it, but Ben & Jerry.
So that’s part of why they’ve built up some goodwill over the years decades.
Let’s take a look, why not?
Haight und Ashbury:
Sometimes the employees get overwhelmed so they hide for a while – this is to be expected on FREE CONE DAY.
Hey, you know who would be ALL OVER Free Cone Day in the 94117 back in the day? That’s right, Charles Manson (of 636 Cole) and his Family, you know, like a half century ago. They’d prolly get their free ice cream and then immediately get back in line, making sure to finish eating right before getting to the front of the queue again, you know, like these little piggies. (Chuck would approve of this kind of double dipping, I’m sure)
And then, time for mad sit-lie violations, in this case from stus from the nearby $40k+(!) in tuition / year high school:
Oh yeah, sometimes that guy from Phish shows up to make some tunes, as seen on Ashbury:
And sometimes Free Cone Day comes to You, Gentle Reader:
All Hail Ben
All Hail Jerry.
See you there!
It’s SANDWICH MANIA at 5017 Geary near Park Presidio – Long Lines at Lou’s Cafe – 4.5 Yelp Stars Don’t Lie – The Richmond’s Best LunchMonday, April 4th, 2016
You know, for every small business person who’s mad at Yelp, there’s another who complains not a whit. Little wonder owners of not-so-hot bidnesses want to suspend the First Amendment and ban Yelp…
But, upon further review, I see that WOULD YOU BELIEVE refers to the kind of shaggy dog story/joke/anecdote that you might hear at a dive bar called “Would You Believe?”
I get it now!
“Odd name for a dive bar. The sign says cocktails but this is a beer and shots joint.
Very divey…think pool and dice. Unlike most dives, place is clean including the bathrooms and the clientele is non menacing. We love this place.”
Fooling Frisco’s Tourists: CLIFF HOUSE CHART HOUSE, CHART HOUSE CLIFF HOUSE, CLIFF HOUSE CHART HOUSETuesday, March 29th, 2016
Now even I’m confused, after that copy pasting.
At first, I saw the word HOUSE and I read the cursive writing as CLIFF. But oh, CHART HOUSE, Pier 39. Two stars on Yelp, even with your possible shill reviews thrown in:
And oh yes, bring your money. Lots and lots of money…