Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

A Man and His Rooster Enjoy Civic Center Plaza on a Fine Day

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Sometimes you need to let your rooster roam free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it never was.

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Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he aint gonna die
No, no, no ya know he aint gonna die

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

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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

Here’s the update – 150K views so far…

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Keep jumping, Pico!

OMG, OMG, (Village) Voice Daily Deals is Doing the JapaCurry Curry Truck! Your FiDi Lunch Awaits

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh noes! Sold out already. 10-22. But it’s still a value at full-price. Plus, there’s the frequent-buyer’s card you can ask for, I think – buy 12 and get your 13th free, or something. And of course, as a backup, there’s always the Golden West aka “AU” for lunchtime samwhiches (and breakfast whatnots as well) near Sutter and Montgomery.]

Check out this deal for the famous four-star-plus-Yelp-rated JapaCurry lunch truck.

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Then all you’ll have to do is check for where in the Financh the JapaCurry truck will be starting at 11-something AM, Monday through Friday, typically.

What the Yelpers are Yelping:

“The best chicken katsu curry I’ve had thus far.” (in 51 reviews)
“I can’t wait to try the kurobuta sausage curry next.” (in 19 reviews)
“Perfect richness to contrast the spice-filled curry.” (in 48 reviews)

All the deets:

“Highlights:

The first Japanese food truck in the bay area.
The recipe for Japacurry is based on Jay’s special style and the curry is made from scratch and takes several days of cooking with secret spices and superior ingredients.
JapaCurry truck is built by El Monte Catering with brand new equipments and designed by Tomoko Suzuki, professional illustrator living in Japan.
Japanese Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. Katsu-Curry is a breaded deep-fried pork cutlet with curry sauce.

Fine Print

Expires 12/11/2011.
Voucher cannot be redeemed until the day after deal closes.
May buy multiple vouchers.
Limited quantity of vouchers available.
Check website for current truck locations.
See the fine print that applies to all deals.

About This Deal

From the Old West’s chuck wagons and military bases’ 1950s mobile canteens to more recent incarnations like taco trucks and hotdog stands, food trucks are far from a new concept. However, in the last few years a revolution has taken place and instead of the usual burgers, dogs and fries, food truck cuisine is suddenly gourmet and fancy while still maintaining very affordable price points. Bringing classic Japanese fare to the mobile food market, the JapaCurry food truck cooks up a variety of authentic Japanese curries and bento boxes filled with your favorite Asian flavors. Get a taste of the Bay Area’s first Japanese food truck with today’s deal of $10 worth of food and drinks for just $5.

As one of the most popular dishes in its home country, Japanese curry is made up of a variety of veggies and meats with a blend of spices. JapaCurry’s signature curry is created from scratch using a secret recipe of spices and quality ingredients cooked slow, allowing the bold flavors to develop fully. Try options like the katsu curry of deep-fried pork or chicken and rice, the sausage curry that uses high quality Kurobuta pork or the veggie croquette curry with a homemade croquette of potato, pumpkin and onion. Though you can request you preferred level, if you can’t take the heat, opt for one of the bento boxes. Try options like the shredded beef with BBQ sauce, teriyaki chicken, fried tofu or the nori bento with fried fish, fish cake and dried seaweed. Grab a side of deliciously pickled vegetables and wash it all down with drink options of water, soda or green tea.
Find out where to catch this delicacy-purveying mobile unit by checking out www.japacurry.com or on Twitter”

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.

See?

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.

See?

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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 www.fosterfarms.com/cookingcontest, by e-mail at cookingcontest@fosterfarms.com 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

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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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