Posts Tagged ‘drink’
How to Drink Mad Alcohol in Golden Gate Park Without Paying Rec and Park an $18,000 Fee? Call Your Event “Sloshball” – The HATE 11Monday, June 15th, 2015
Of course there are legal ways to your drink on in GGP, but RPD views them as “profit centers,” so usually it’s only corporations what can afford them. And sometimes, even then, it’s just not worth it.
On It Goes…
“If you plan to host an event here, be prepared for it to be a complete pain in the ass. Better yet, don’t host an event here.
The Parks and Rec department clearly doesn’t care about their customers. I planned a company picnic recently and continued to have issues with the permits people.
I reached out to them in February for an event in October. It took months for them to get back to me to start the process. It took even longer for them to understand how simple my event was. They wanted to charge me $18,000 (what they charge for Outsidelands) for a simple, 300 person max event. Completely ridiculous. Then, three weeks before the event (when I still didn’t have the permit!) they sent me a list of items I needed to send them before I could have my permit. The list was not things that are easy to get. They also take forever to return calls or emails (at least a week.)
The whole proces was a complete nightmare. I’d look elsewhere to hold any event. Even getting a picnic permit for a table is expensive and not worth your trouble.
Video: RedBull “SteepCrest 2014” on De Haro in Potrero Hill – Bike and Skateboard Ramp Jumps – Kind of a NothingburgerMonday, November 24th, 2014
I’d wondered why I hadn’t heard of any coverage of this one.
It was kind of a nothingburger. See?
I don’t know, if Red Bull wants to start shutting down streets to promote itself, I think it could come up with some better ideas.
Here are just a few. Hey RB, try to be more like this:
R.I.P. Moss Room Restaurant – Now Here’s the Outdoorsy, More Casual “Terrace” at the California Academy of SciencesThursday, October 16th, 2014
[UPDATE: So I’ve been looking for any kind of support for The San Francisco Chronicle’s objections to Sodexo, but I’m not finding much. Throw in this rewrite from well-trafficked EaterSF of the Chronicle bit linked below and see that the obviously-well-trafficked Chron got a total of four comments on the matter.
And, oh look, The Terrace is now officially approved by District One Supervisor Eric Mar and District Four Supervisor Katy Tang.
And here’s what the place looks like on a foggier day.
And now we’ve also got these posts:
New academy restaurant maintains Bay Area culinary trend by David Boitano, Steinhart Aquarium[!] Examiner
And here’s the new menu of The Terrace
So that’s a wrap on the Academy’s new eatery.]
Or The Terrace, if you prefer, at our California Academy of Sciences
Believe it or not, this is a color photo:
Oh, this is better:
Comes now the San Francisco Chronicle’s Paolo Lucchesi to complain about the choice of vendor for this eatery (and BTW, it’s also the new vendor for Academy Cafe, about which more anon).
So I don’t know – basically what’s happening is we’re losing the subterranean fine dining Moss Room but gaining the more casual Terrace. I’ll tell you, I was invited to sample the food twice at the Moss Room, both for the first iteration a while back and then for one of the more recent efforts, and I declined because I’m not really competent to judge food, frankly. (But at the time I wondered how the place would do considering its location, which aint good for several reasons…)
Anyway, I don’t get the beef over the new vendor. I assume that everything will work out fine.
Speaking of which, here’s the new menu from the Academy Cafe, which just started up October 1st or so:
Now back to the Terrace – here you go, some bites with goat cheese. It was yummy:
And here’s a salad:
And here’s what’s in the salad:
And here’s the pizetta:
And so on…
Do you see what I mean here? The Terrace isn’t a replacement for the Moss Room – it’s just what came next after the Moss Room didn’t work out. And the basement location of the Moss Room would appear to make a great semi-hidden event space…
(I can recall how upset some people were about getting a new vendor at the nearby Stow Lake Boathouse a few years back. The “local” vendor basically responded to the RPD beauty contest with a real half-assed attitude – he thought he deserved the contract no matter what. I didn’t agree with that either.)
Anyway, if the food writers of the Chronicle want to head out to the Park to see the set-up, I’m sure they’d be welcome to do so…
All the deets:
Where Do People Regularly Line Up to Get Into a Tiki Bar Four Hours Before Sunset? At the Smuggler’s Cove, 650 GoughFriday, June 13th, 2014
Doesn’t look like much from the outside, I’ll tell you, but this underground tiki bar certainly is más popular
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Opening bell is at 5:00 PM, so I see this madding crowd every Saturday – perhaps I’ll visit sometime…
- Readers’ Poll: Best Cocktail Bar in San Francisco
SF Weekly, May 2014
- The Best Bars in America 2013
Esquire Magazine, June 2013
- World’s 50 Best Bars (2011, 2012, 2013)
- The 50 Greatest Bars on Earth
Times of London, May 2012
- 50 Best Bars in America (2010, 2011, and 2012)
Food & Wine Magazine
- America’s Best Bars 2012
- Best SF Bar
SFist, September 2011
- 2011 Cocktail Lounge of the Year
Nightclub and Bar Awards
- Best New Cocktail Lounge in America
Bon Appétit August 2010
- Best Cocktails in the Bay Area
2011 SF Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll
- Best Overall Bar in San Francisco
2010 SF Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll
Unusual Diet Coke Ads Already Mocked by Area Art Student: “YOU MOVED TO SF WITH DIABETES OR WHATEVER– YOU’RE ON COKE”Friday, March 14th, 2014
Word on the street, mocking these recent official Coke ads:
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I don’t think that it’s the Diet Coke what causes diabetes, just saying.
Unless the artificial sweeteners somehow fool your body into thinking it’s getting sugar, uh oh. (I think the scientists are looking into it these days.)
Now myself, the more Diet Cherry Coke I drink, the more they bring me.
At least I think it’s diet, uh oh.