Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

If the JapaCurry Japanese Curry Food Truck is Too Crowded on Thursdays, Check It Out on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

You know who doesn’t want you hard-working FiDi types to have the option of noshing on your choice of Yelp four-star-rated street food during lunchtime? It’s the struggling two-star and three-star-rated legacy restaurants scattered about SoMA and the Financh, that’s who.

Anyway, because of complaints from the aforementioned struggling two-star and three-star joints, you now have to work a bit to find your nosh. For instance, this is the Japacurry truck on a recent Thursday at Mission and New Montgomery from the end of the line:

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Now that location is probably the best place for this truck, but, you know, because of the thing, it also makes appearances at 1st and Howard and also Pine and Sansome. The lines tend to be shorter on those days.

Just saying.

The Best Idea Ever: DiGiorno’s “Pizza & Cookies” Product – In Your Grocer’s Freezer, Together

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I need to get out more, as evidenced by the fact that I completely missed the debut of DiGiorno’s Pizza & Cookies combo.


Two great tastes that taste great together?

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(Also available: Pizza & Wyngz

Anyway, the reviews are in already.

All I can say is that this is a much better idea than Domino’s Dessert Pizza.

Is all I can say.

Bird Trilogy: Now That’s Just Not Right – Don’t Be Eating that KFC You Cannibal Pigeon

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The first time I’ve seen this kind of thing IRL:

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“That’s Two Pork Chops at NOPA!” – Now Really, Zuni Cafe, Is This $64 Worth of Chicken? Just Asking, Bro

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Brunch with the girls at the Zuni on Market isn’t my typical thing. M’kay? M’kay.

Now, having said that, here’s your $64 chicken platter.


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That’s $48 on the menu plus 9.5% sales tax plus 4% Healthy San Francisco “surcharge” (are you really still fighting this  battle, Zuni? Seems a tad petulant at this point) plus your standard 18-20% tip = 64 clams, more or less.

Even the people who like this signature dish aren’t coming back for more. Take Janice C, for example:

Let’s just break this down for a minute. The cheap Asian in me says, that’s equivalent to 8 rotisserie chickens at Costco! (or as Darryl P pointed out “that’s 2 pork chops at nopa!”) needless to say, I won’t be ordering this anymore next time I come to Zuni. (unless I’m here on an expense account). Zuni cafe still has room for improvement….”

Break it down again and still she doesn’t add up.

I guess nobody promised me that old-school farmer food had to be cheep or anything.

So noted.

You got me good, Zuni, but never again.

Looks like I’ll have to go back to the Chicken Man for my poultry fix:

Fair ‘nough

San Francisco’s West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest Coming September 2010. Enter Now

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Submit your recipe by June 30th, 2010 and you just might win the First Annual Foster Farms West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest in San Francisco come September. Do it for the lulz but mind the red tape:

“The contest is open to all California, Oregon and Washington residents over the age of 18. Contestants are encouraged to submit their unique chicken recipes featuring fresh Foster Farms chicken and local ingredients, wherever possible. Entries will be judged by members of the food media and culinary professionals. Entries can be submitted online at, by e-mail at or by mail to Foster Farms, Cooking Contest, P.O. Box 306, Livingston, CA 95334.”

I know what your thinking, your thinking Chinese Chicken Burgers with Rainbow Sesame Slaw. Well it’s been done already in a recent national contest, so try to think of some unique recipe using degredients from your area. It’s all local these days, right? And a story, you gots to have a cute story to tell the judges while they’re noshing. (Work in something about your grandmother, that’s always a winner.) 

This boid, spotted a while back in front of San Francisco’s historic City Hall building in Civic Center, isn’t eligible ’cause he’s not a smooth, refreshing Foster Farms chicken. Oh well: 

Start cooking. Bon courage!

(And don’t tell PETA. Shhhh….)

Calling All Chicken Chefs: Foster Farms Announces First-Ever West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest. Contest features Grand Prize of $10,000 and one-year supply of fresh Foster Farms chicken

LIVINGSTON, Calif., March 31 — Your favorite chicken recipe could be worth $10,000. Foster Farms today announces the call for entries for its first-ever Foster Farms West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest’s champion will earn a prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of fresh Foster Farms chicken*. The company is carrying on the tradition of the now defunct National Chicken Cooking Contest, the nation’s longest running and most lucrative cooking competition, but bringing it closer to home on the West Coast. Home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington are encouraged to submit their prized, original chicken recipes for consideration. Recipes must feature fresh Foster Farms chicken and should be inspired by local ingredients as a testament to Foster Farms’ commitment to foods that are fresh, locally-grown and always natural. The deadline to enter is June 30, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT and the contest will culminate with finals held in San Francisco in September 2010 during National Chicken Month.

All the deets, after the jump


SFIFF and Alpha Blondy Draw Crowds to the Lively Western Addition

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

This was the scene last night in the Fillmore / NOPA / greater Western Addition (originally lands west of Larkin, including Pacific Heights). Despite temps in the 40’s and swirling winds, you had San Francisco International Film Festival fans lined at the Sundance Kabuki all the way to Webster and Alpha Blondy fans lined up at The Independent on Divisidero. Plus free chicken on Geary.

All in all, it was a lively, if chilly, scene last night. Click to expand:   

It sort of looked like SoMA…

…but without the gunplay.

Que bueno.

OMG Free Chicken, Today Only! Get “Kentucky Grilled Chicken” at the KFC

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Via Decider Bay Area, comes new of Free Chicken Day from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Per the Frugal Living Examiner:

“In a promotion to “Unthink” fried chicken and appeal to customers who are interested in fewer calories, KFC is promoting their new grilled chicken by giving away — absolutely free — one piece of chicken per person.  According to a chain spokesman, the ”free piece selection is at manager’s choice and may vary by location.”  The offer runs all day long, so stop by on Monday to take advantage of this delicious freebie.”

So get yourself over to the nearest KFC with a quickness. No coupon required.

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See you there!

“Meat Day” is Coming on March 29th – How Will San Francisco Celebrate?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The signs in the windows on Post Street tell the story – MEAT DAY is coming this Sunday, March 29th.  If this is all you can see, then it’s tough to figure out the meaning. The only clues are bull, rooster, and pig icons along with Chinese characters that literally mean “meat day” or “day of meat.”

But this is in Japantown, so the pronunciation “Niku no Hi” can also sound like “2-9 Day” – “ni” is the voicing for “two” and “ku” is one of the ways of saying “nine.

Mit-te [look]! It’s Meat Day! Click to expand.

The upshot of this is that Nijiya supermarket at 1737 Post near Webster, just across the street from the haters at 1600 Webster, is taking 20% off the price of any meat you buy, one day only.

Is fish included? No, ’cause meat is meat and fish is fish.

Why isn’t it 29% off? Good question.

Is the 29th of every month Meat Day? Don’t know.

Are ham, sausage, deli items and advertised sale items elegible for 20% off too? Another good question – the answer is no, those things are not included in the celebration according to the fine print.

But isn’t there a pig icon in the poster? Yes, good point.

What about bacon? All the kids are loving the bacon these days, right? Perhaps, but don’t know.

Crooner Morrissey says that “Meat is Murder.” What about that? Yes meat CAN be murder, on your pocketbook that is, so you should take every chance to save save save.

See you Sunday at Meat Day!

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The Happy, Jumping, Rubber-Chicken-Loving Dogs of Marin County

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The Marin Headlands overlook near the Golden Gate Bridge was the site of Pico the Dog’s rubber chicken photo shoot.

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via mylerdude, 120K views so far…

Keep jumping, Pico!

Former Mayor Willie Brown Somewhat Dubious of Recent Changes in Civic Center

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Some people in San Francisco aren’t fully supporting the new/old Victory Garden concept that’s currently changing the appearance of the Civic Center.

 “You start having cows and chickens and goats and other things at Civic Center, ” Brown said, “and I’m not sure it’s a good idea.”

But others have already started bringing their farm animals down to City Hall:


Pastoral, bucloic San Francisco, here we come. Victory over “corporate food systems” is just around the corner.