How far have taco trucks traveled from their original Mission!
KomeTruck, aka rice truck:
Co-opting The Mission Burrito sure takes a long time, huh?
Artist’s conception of what the mighty sign on Masonic will look like, sooner or later:
Appears as if Panera Bread will win the race to further chainify the Western Addition…
And it looks like not a single soul in the world will raise a voice against the Chipotle chain coming to 2675 Geary.
If you’re looking for a shopping mall near the center of SF, this is it. So “City Center,” sitting high atop Mervyn’s Heights, certainly deserves its name.
But check out its white on black color scheme – quite striking, non?
Anyway, there’s space on this tower for a whole bunch of chain stores – can you guess which ones?
I’ll tell you, if you tried to open a Chipotle’s a mile or two south of hear, you’d have people coming out of the woodwork to protest.
But up here, on Mervyn’s Heights (aka Target Tor), NOT ONE PERSON has yet objected to our soon-to-come Chiptoles.
‘Cause we just love chain stores ’round here, in this part of SF…
Here’s what it’ll look like, buried deep inside the City Centre Mall at Geary and Maosnic, you now, the former home of Sears and then Mervyn’s and now the current home of City Target West:
And speaking of chain sto’s, drink it up, Gentle Reader:
Now you’d think one person, perhaps just one solitary millionaire NIMBY, would take two minutes to register an objection, but you’d be wrong. WRONG WRONG WRONG! Not a single soul raised a peep, so here comes Chipotle to San Francisco’s District Two.
The gritty nitty from our Planning Commission.
Westeros, the West Side of Frisco, loves, just loves, chain stores, is what I’m saying.
In closing, The Mall Has It All.
(Boy I’ll tell you, if I were blogger Eve Batey and I was on the receiving end of a press release from an area business, what I would do is criticize other bloggers for giving free publicity for said business. Then I’d say that it would be better to contact said business, you know, to hit them up for an advertising deal. Then word would get out about that. Then I’d get criticized by members of the local professional media – they’d label such behavior “unethical” or something. Then I’d call out said members of the local professional media for being “haters.” Then, I’d have more my popular friends also call said members of the local professional media “haters.” If I were blogger Eve Batey.)
And best of all, the new Chipotle’s “Mexican” Grill at 2100 Market will have a MURAL DE ART PUBLICO.
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(What’s next, a Chipotle at 20th and Mission? On top of the Mission Dolores Cemetery? At the northeast corner of Dolores Park?)
I’ll tell you, the proper way to get a conditional use permit is to write a check for $15,000 made out to Alex Tourk, you know, to get the ball rolling. Then he’ll tell you what the add-ons will cost you. (You’re going to get a few add-ons, you know, like for pizza night at City Hall.) And then, before you know it, in a matter of days, weeks , months, or years, you’ll get your CUP and then open for bidness.
(Or you can go cheap route by trying to tap your fan base on the Facebook, either way.)
“Castro/Upper Market Chipotle
Dear San Francisco Planning Commission,
I support bringing a new Chipotle Mexican Grill to 2100 Market Street, the former location of Home Restaurant. This property has been vacant for over a year and has become an eyesore in our community.
Chipotle plans to do a complete façade remodel including the addition of an outdoor patio. The design, which includes a public art component, would be unique to our neighborhood and created with input from the community.
I also support Chipotle’s commitment to finding the very best ingredients, partnering with suppliers that raise their livestock humanely and farmers that respect the environment. These practices are consistent with San Francisco’s values.
Please vote in favor of revitalizing this corner with a new Chipotle Mexican Grill.
TTFN. But first check the Facebook of this international S&P 500 corporation:
Hello SF friends! We request your assistance with a petition – http://
Or you can write us at CastroRestaurant@chipotle.
The petition results and emails will be sent to planning commissioners in support of our effort to secure a conditional use permit to build our restaurant. Thank you for your time and effort! – Joe
Well it looks like the Upcoming Races Page at The Usual Suspects might need to get updated for District 9 because Uptown Almanac’s Kevin Montgomery declared himself a candidate for the Board of Supervisors on April 1, 2012:
I think his pro-cell phone reception platform will prove popular…
As seen at Four-Star Yelp-Rated Taqueria Cancun, 6th and Market:
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Leave us review: Former Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a payroll tax into law back in 2004. But a half-decade later, Twitter decided that it didn’t like Gavin Newsom’s tax, so an exemption was made for Twitter, and others so bold as to set up shop in an area that was mapped out by real estate interests and others, only Gaia knows.
So that’s how a $12,000 donation or something given to Gavin Newsom’s failed gubernatorial campaign led to the birth of the nascent Mid-Market Twitterloin area.
ZOMG, the lines for lunch at Sushirrito are insane.
So the backlash, it begins:
“Okay guys, before we get too excited about the latest yuppie hybrid, sushi + burrito = sushirrito, let me tell you that it’s really just an oversized sushi roll. For over ten dollars. And an hour wait. If this still appeals to you, then you must a) really like sushi, and b) have a lot of desire and time on your hands to wait a ridiculously long time. Sara P. and I walked over to Sushiritto around 11:50am on a Wednesday, and the line was already around the corner, spilling onto Jessie. We were maybe 12 feet from the corner of New Montgomery and Jessie, and it wasn’t until an hour and 20 minutes later that we walked out with our food.”
“Sushirrito offers made-to-order, hand-held sushi burritos stuffed with savory Asian and Latin-infused ingredients and flavors. Introducing fast, fresh, filling and eco-friendly sushi…a fresh way to roll!”
The peregrinations of wayward Mr. Pickle earlier this year deservedly received a lot of attention, but what of Senior Chili Verde, who reliably entertains passersby on Sixth Street in the Flank part of SoMA?
He deserves a place in the Pantheon as well. Click to expand: