Posts Tagged ‘busy’

Signs of a Little Black Friday Shoplifting Trouble at the Old Navy Flagship Store

Friday, November 26th, 2010

One or both of these people work security at the Old Navy Flagship store at Fourth and Market.

Seems as if the O.N. security staff was keeping as busy as the overworked clerks, what with all the descriptions of perps being bandied about on walkie talkies

Oh well, it’s a living.

As seen from Fourth Street:

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RESOLVED: San Francisco’s Only In-and-Out is Too Small, Its Only Hooters is Too Big

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Can you see what Hooters Restaurant up on Jefferson looks like on a sunny day? Not too busy, based upon what the patio looks like on a beautiful Saturday during the lunch-time rush.

It’s a ghost town but with hot wings:

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Compare this somnolence with the In and Out Burger that’s right next door. Our sole IAO is rocking from the brunch hour to 1:00 AM or later on a daily basis. Not 24/7, but 17-7 anywho. The joint is always crowded is the point. They could use double the square footage.

So, what we ought to do is just make the Hooters smaller and then use the freed up space to allow more people to go In and Out.

You Know It Makes Sense.

*Or wait for it to get shut down, whichever. Suffer the Hooter Girl: “I thought I was going to make a lot of money and meet celebrities.” Indeed, didn’t we all. (And there’s some photojournalism for you, “c’mon, don’t smile, don’t smile, look sad, can I get a little more of a  forlorn look from you two?” Cleeek. And exhale. That’s a wrap. Telling stories with pictures, Pulitzer here we come.)

Is It “Nearly Impossible” to Ride the Justin Herman Plaza Zipline? No, No It’s Not

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Per NBCBayArea, our Justin Herman Plaza Zipline is “nearly impossible to ride” owing to its popularity.

And yet, almost 1000 souls enjoy its charms every day. Mmmm. It wasn’t impossible for all those people to ride, right?

(In other news of the day, here are NBCBayArea’s random photos of Playboy bunnies and Hooters Restaurant employees. That’s got to be pure gold, trafficwise, in’nt.)

The Impossible Dream?

Hangtime by Justin.Beck

Are we saying to get there way early in the day? I think that’s what we’re saying.

Irregardless, NBC’s accounts of when people got into line and when they were able to ride that day (if ever) are enlightening. And, agreed, it’s probably not a good use of time to drive all the way up from San Hoser just to try to go for a 20-second zip.

Zoom zoom.

The Waters Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge Can Get a Little Busy Sometimes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Thusly. Click to expand:

Empty tanker Polar Alaska heads out back up to I’ll-give-you-just-one-guess as full container ships arrive from East Asia.

Just another day in the busy 415.

The Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk Still Attracting Crowds in Hayes Valley

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

This is the scene down in Hayes Valley on Linden Street near Gough on a Saturday morning. This Yelp-rated kiosk is phenomenally busy, as busy as nearby Brenda’s French Soul Food. Here’s the skivvy:

We have an odd but convivial little coffee kiosk in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley: 315 Linden Street, SF, CA 94102. We have a small menu of espresso drinks, drip coffee, our New Orleans iced coffee, a few cookies from the cute girls at Miette Cakes, and biscotti from Pizzetta 211. We offer beans to sell, dropped off Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. We use Clover organic milk, and organic sugar. Please drop by. M-F 7-5 or 6; Sat, Sun 8-5 or 6.”

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But it’s just coffee, right people?

Brenda’s French Soul Food is Still Packing Them in for Brunch on Polk

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

After 798 reviews on Yelp, Brenda’s French Soul Food is still doing land office business at 652 Polk right next to the H&H Laundromat betwixt Eddy and Turk in the gritty Tenderloin. 

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Couldn’t get in the place myself, but here’s the menu for you to check out. Click to expand.

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Not too pricey, anyway. 

Join the crowd, why not?

Looking for Parking in Golden Gate Park Can Become a Family Affair

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Those circling Golden Gate Park looking for a free parking space will eventually be rewarded, but finding an empty spot can be a trying ordeal taking upwards of an hour. Best if you enlist the aid of beasts and children.

Why not give it a try? They’ll bark or squeal to alert you when the see a legal space.

Bless the beasts and the children.

San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (aka “Shamrock Day”) a Sedate Affair

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Now back in the day, a place like the Little Shamrock on Lincoln in the Inner Sunset would be hopping on Saint Patrick’s Day, but tonight didn’t seem all that bustling at all. Mind you, the place was full, but it didn’t seem as busy as in years past.

Click to expand. Back in the day, pre-recession, you’d have a crowd of a hundred or so on the sidewalk in front of LS waiting to get in on “Shamrock Night.”  

The same could be said for the Irish-type bars in the Inner Richmond District as well. The Plough and Stars, Abbey Taven, the Bitter End and the like on Clement and Geary just didn’t seem to be all that busy.

Oh well.

Now about that “Shamrock Day” – it’s the politically correct term, apparently, so the wee ones won’t go Catholic on you, or something. (Yish.)

See you next year.