Posts Tagged ‘ben’

Bocce Ball Courts Go Into Justin Herman Plaza Just Under the Wire – New Area Residents Not Organized Enough to Stop It

Monday, November 15th, 2010

All’s I can say about this one is that we’ll have to wait and see how it works out. Deets below.

You know who likes today’s news? It’s Benji Tosi, American Grand Champion:

As seen in San Francisco Magazine, back in the day


MAYOR NEWSOM BREAKS GROUND ON BOCCE BALL COURTS AT JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined community partners including Laborers Local 261, salesforce.com, and Webcor Builders and seven-time U.S. Bocce Ball Champion Benji Tosi to break ground on two regulation size bocce ball courts in the south lawn of Justin Herman Plaza along the City’s waterfront.

“These two new bocce ball courts are a great example of activating unused public space,” said Mayor Newsom. “This innovative public-private partnership shows creativity in finding solutions to positively impact our City as a whole and help foster a community of new bocce ball lovers.”

Ever more deets, after the jump.

Despite the Rain, the Show Goes On at the Haight and Ashbury Ben and Jerry’s – Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Plays

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

There still should be free ice cream at 2:15 PM or whenever the short set ends, though.

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Actually, I’m surprised the NIMBYs didn’t try to kill this one:

Next stop, the Independent….

OMG, Free Phish Food Ice Cream! Plus, Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Plays Haight-Ashbury this Sunday, Nov. 7th!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

This one could prove popular:

“Ben & Jerry’s and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival are wrapping up their series of ‘secret’ scoop shop shows with a very special free concert by Phish bassist Mike Gordon this Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 pm outside the Ben & Jerry’s store on the corner of Haight & Ashbury Streets. That’s right, it’s a free outdoor concert smack in the middle of the historic Haight-Ashbury district. The Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop at 1480 Haight Street will host the free outdoor show as well as give away free samples of their “Bonnaroo Buzz” and “Phish Food” ice creams to attendees (while supplies last).”

I wouldn’t plan on driving through the area anytime before or after 1:00 PM on Sunday, but feel free to sit and or lie about the sidewalks – this could be your last chance before the new law* kicks in.

It’ll be mayhem once again at the corner of Haight and Ashbury:

BEN & JERRY’S “BONNAROO BUZZ” AND “PHISH FOOD” FLAVORS PRESENT A FREE OUTDOOR SHOW BY PHISH’S MIKE GORDON ON THE CORNER OF HAIGHT & ASHBURY STREETS…

Ben & Jerry’s and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival are wrapping up their series of ‘secret’ scoop shop shows with a very special free concert by Phish bassist Mike Gordon this Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 pm outside the Ben & Jerry’s store on the corner of Haight & Ashbury Streets. That’s right, it’s a free outdoor concert smack in the middle of the historic Haight-Ashbury district!

The Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop at 1480 Haight Street will host the free outdoor show as well as give away free samples of their “Bonnaroo Buzz” and “Phish Food” ice creams to attendees (while supplies last).

Mike Gordon is currently on tour supporting his third solo album MOSS, which was released on October 19th on Rounder Records. Mike’s bandmates in Phish – keyboardist Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman – also make appearances on MOSS.

Following Mike’s FREE performance at the Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury location, he and his band headline a SOLD OUT show at The Independent later that night.

See you there!

*”In the City and County of San Francisco, during the hours between seven a.m. and 11 p.m., it is unlawful to sit or lie down upon a public sidewalk, or upon a blanket, chair, stool, or any other object placed on a public sidewalk.”

Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Huge Success in Haight Ashbury, Despite Sit/Lie Violations

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

These little gutterpunks think they can just sit down on the sidewalk at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury and eat ice cream all day. Can you imagine?

Anyway, Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2010 is a huge success today, with the line running the length of four Victorian houses.

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The line at Macy’s Union Square is much shorter, as per usual on FCD. Choose or lose.

Thanks Ben, thanks, Jerry!

Free Cone Day 2010 at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream: Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

It’s on. Once again, it’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having its 32nd Annual Free Cone Day this Tuesday, March 22, 2010 from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM. 

There’ll be five four places in San Francisco (79 Jefferson, where you at?) for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East, und North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America

On Tuesday, this udder will be equipped to dispense four new flavors:

Milk & Cookies - After the company’s recent announcement of its commitment to a full Fair Trade line-up, this new flavor is leading the pack using Fair Trade ingredients. Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolatey Chip & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces.

Chocowlate Chip - Fair Trade Certified Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Cows. (Available in Scoop Shops only)

Peanut Brittle - Peanut Brittle Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle Pieces and a Caramel Swirl.

Maple Blondie - Maple Ice Cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks and a Maple Caramel Swirl - all in honor of Olympic Medalist Hannah Teter

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mkdougal via Flickr

Or just go for the cone, your choice.

Be aware that the B&J outlet at Haight and Ashbury can get a little crunchy and also quite a bit busy after school lets out. And without the (mostly harmless) sit/lie law on the books yet, look out for this kind of Nevius Nightmare:

Look at them there, they were just sitting / lying on the sidewalks back on Free Cone Day ’08. If I owned a house in the outer East Bay, well, my sensibilities would have been offended and my blood would have been boiling.

Anyway, observe proper Free Cone Day etiquette and…

See you there!

All the places, after the jump.

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133

          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117  

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Rich Berkeley Woman Can Afford a $5000 Bike, But Not a $5 Bike Map

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I’m thinking that people still expect too much from the new free Google Maps beta called Bike There. Of course, lots of folks asked Google for it, so, as of this month, we have it.

But, Bike There is not enough for at least one Berkeley resident at the tersely-named Berkeley Blog. And believe it or not, Sylvia Paull‘s recent tale of woe got a mention in the New York Timeseses’ The Bay Area. Seems that, after consulting her PC and starting a journey on her $5000* custom-made, carbon/titanium/unobtainium Ben Serrota ride:

‘Ms. Paul found herself pushing her bike up ‘Everest’ hills. ‘If Google bicycle maps had told me the truth,’ she said, ‘I think I would have missed the party or found a ride with friends.’”

She should ask for a full refund from Google or something, huh? Or, alternatively, she could invest $5 or so in a bike map that shows hills.

Over here in the West Si-iiide of the Bay, people use the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s SF Bike Map and Walking Guide to see how hilly the streets are. On the East si-iiide, you all have a wealth of free online sources plus the East Bay Bicycle Coalition‘s East of the Hills Map. It looks a bit like this:

Easy peasy, right?

Of course, some people like Get There more than others, but oh well.

*Mas o menos, those things cost muy dinero, especially the ones that are “much easier” to carry on BART than a laptop PC.

Bigger Photos of Suspects in Last Week’s Home Invasion on Moraga in the Sunset

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Personally, I’m thinking the SFPD could have done a better job with the photos they released of the two suspects in last week’s tragedy in the Sunset District. Anyway, find an effort at enhancing the photos below.

The very wide and usually quiet Moraga Street:

Here’s Polly’s versions of the SFPD-released captures:

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That’s it, there aren’t any official updates for this case.

*Moraga Avenue isn’t in the Avenues, it’s in the Presidio, for some reason.

Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Haight Ashbury Produces a Familiar Scene

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Those in line for free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Haight Ashbury are being entertained by the Jugtown Pirates right now, so the ten minute wait is going all that much quicker.

This scene is about as crunchy as you could imagine. Click to expand:

Or TugTown Pirates, either way.

Some stores close as late as 9:00 PM, so there’s still time to get your share.

OMG! OMG! OMG! It’s FREE ICE CREAM DAY at Ben & Jerry’s!!!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

When you expected it least and needed it most on a hot one like today, be advised that it’s Free Scoop Day at participating Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream shops. Be sure to try new flavors like Mission to Marzipan and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

But make sure you finish your treat before you get back in line for another cone. Last year, these people got back in the queue immediately and finished up as they got to the door again. Bad form:

See you there!

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133
          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
  

South Bay 

Ben & Jerry’s San Jose
115 East San Carlos
San Jose, CA 95112
               
Ben & Jerry’s Santana Row
377 Santana Row
Suite 1120
San Jose, CA 95128
            

East Bay 

Ben & Jerry’s Berkeley
2128 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jack London
505 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94607

North Bay

Ben & Jerry’s Sonoma Plaza
408 1st Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476

Ben & Jerry’s Bon Air Center
290 Bon Air Center
Greenbrae, CA 94904 

Tuesday, April 21st is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means…
free ice cream for you!

As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 31 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are happily giving it away!

Maybe it’s time for you to try a new flavorthat you’ve been wondering about without commiting your hard earned dollars or it’s time for you to enjoy an old favorite and savor in the deliciousness that is free ice cream? Hey, either way it’s time for you to come on in!

Around the world, Scoop Shops are opening their doors from noon to 8:00 pm, to serve up a free scoop of your favorite flavor. Please check with your local Scoop Shop for more info!

Grab a pal and come on down to have some good, ’scream fun on us!

All the stores in CA, after the jump.

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The Kids in San Francisco Think Ben Bernanke is a Big Fat Zero

Friday, March 27th, 2009

This tattoo’ed youth seen in the Civic Center area of San Francisco appears to have had a football jersey custom made in order to criticise Ben Shalom Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve and the fourth most powerful person in the world per Newsweek.

Either she thinks he’s a big fat zero, or she’s calling for zero percent interest rates, or something like that.

Poor Ben Bernanke!

The full list of the most powerful people in the world, complete with arbitrary groupings, after the jump. Joe Biden and his fans should avert their gaze…

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