Archive for the ‘food and drink’ Category
The Duboce Truck Stop has been “coming soon” for a while now:
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When You Tire of Markets from Capitalist Pig-Dogs and Those from the USSR/China and Allies, Try the “3rd WORLD MARKET” – OPEN LATEThursday, August 14th, 2014
The Yelpers don’t know what to make of this place.
As seen in the Western Addition:
Wiki notes that the term “Third World” is “less preferred” these days…
Learning to match the beat of the Old World Man
Learning to catch the heat of the Third World Man
Trying to save the day for the Old World Man
Trying to pave the way for the Third World Man
This Sign Remnant is All That’s Left of “Speedo 690″ and Speedo’s Garage – Sic Transit Gloria Van Ness, RIP “Romantic Polynesian Cuisine”Monday, August 11th, 2014
Of course you’re too young to remember San Francisco back in the 1980′s, Gentle Reader, but I’m not. It was a time when we really only had one celebrity chef: Jeremiah Tower.
Like I say, it was the 1980′s so why not start up a “Romantic Polynesian Cuisine” joint at a former garage on Auto Row and name the place after the garage and use the same historic sign out front, right? The heck with what those people at Warnaco / Speedo USA might think. Like I said, kind of a jerk.
Anywho, the Speedo’s Garage sign is gone but the edges are still there, waiting to get filled in, with something:
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Anyway, that’s what crosses my mind when I ‘m crossing Van Ness. A fellow can remember a lot of things you wouldn’t think he’d remember.**
“I had the opportunity to work and eat at Chez Panisse throughout Jeremiah’s tenure and dined at his San Francisco restaurant Stars many times (not to mention his other afterthoughts, “Starfish,” “Stars Cafe” in any of its incarnations, “JT’s”, “Speedo 690″, etc) and the striking thing to me isn’t Jeremiah’s egomania or even his pathologic need for recognition–it’s how much bad food he produced.”
*Denise Hale “popularized the concept of the A List?” WTF to that. And don’t miss this nugget:
Denise Hale, the jet-setting philanthropist, denied that she once instructed Tower to secretly serve Haut-Brion to her and her friend, conductor Zubin Mehta, while the rest of her guests drank a far-cheaper Jordan Cabernet.
**You take me. One day back in ’96, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry. And as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in. And on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn’t see me at all. But I’ll bet a month hasn’t gone by since that I hadn’t thought of that girl.
Single Tenant, net leased commercial property on a very large lot with excellent development potential for 23 residential units plus ground floor commercial. 25 car parking lot. Term of lease is based on exercise of option. CAP rate is market projection only. Current CAP rate is 4.02. Inner Richmond District
Good-bye, Mel’s. I’ll remember you for 50′s nostalgia and your gluten-free pancakes…
The Current La Playa Safeway is a Time Machine: It Will Take You Back – Visit Before It Gets Replaced, Replaced By ThisWednesday, July 9th, 2014
I guess the Safeway people have resolved not to put any more money into the La Playa store, and that makes sense considering that The Future is just around the corner.
The current set-up is straight outta the 1970′s and it looks it, for better or worse – it’s shabby-chic but without the chic:
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No matter, Safeway La Playa is the place people hit for bonfire wood and cheap beer before heading out to an evening at Ocean Beach, and that will always be true.
Twas ever thus.
Here’s What’s Happening at 999 Eddy Since the San Francisco Free Farm Had to Clear Out Last Year: NothingTuesday, July 8th, 2014
First it was all like this.
But now it’s all like this, as we enter fiscal year 2014-2015:
No signs of Life: