Something’s wrong here.
I wish to declare Burger Urge, of 1599 Haight Street, a tourist trap.
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“It was one thing to charge 9-10 dollars for a mediocre burger and another to charge 2 dollars more just to put a slice of cheese on a regular burger, but now some burgers are 13.99?! NO fries, no sides? no sides? It’s an average burger and absolutely not worth the huge spike in prices. I hope the tourists enjoy wasting their Euros and Yen. $13.99? Utter rip off. Get a delicious sandwich across the way at Haight Street Market for $6.50 instead.”
“McDonalds – which is full of crackheads – is a better dining value.”
The People have spoken.
Is this “french fries or onion rings” exception to the SF Checkout Bag Ordinance documented anywhere?
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‘Cause I’m not seeing it. (Is there something in there about messy food?)
Anyway, order freedom fries or onion things if you want to stick it to the man and save money.
Grab a plastic knife to cut a half-pound burger at the new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers and you’ve got dinner for two for $11.
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Some of the locals who used to hang out at this intersection have moved south a third of a block or headed across Market into the Tenderloin.
We’ll have to wait and see how things go, how this experiment in urban engineering works out…
Remember back in the day, when Little Star Pizza had a GroupOn type of 50% off deal?
Well, that one didn’t last long – sold out with a quickness.
But now, a similar deal is back, courtesy of Google Offers.
Note that this if for Early Birds only, so you’ll need to be seated by 6:30 PM. (Little Stars are busy enough during prime-time dinner hours already, right?)
Also, Hurry! As this deal won’t last long.
So far, all of the other deals offered by Google Offers since it began in San Francisco have been good as well.
Now, you know Little Star, right?
Western Addition 846 Divisadero St.
Mission District 400 Valencia St.
Albany 1175 Solano Ave
(Little Star is now in Albany? Wonder what the Zachary’s people think of that?)
Bon Courage Google Offers!
Bon Courage Peu D’Etoile!
Bon Courage, PDB!
MAYOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES PEARL’S DELUXE BURGERS TO OPEN AT VACANT SIXTH AND MARKET LOCATION
City financing and small business assistance enable award-winning burger restaurant to become a cornerstone in the ongoing revitalization of Central Market
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today that Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, an award-winning burger restaurant, will open their fourth venue at 1001 Market Street at the corner of Sixth Street. Pearl’s is receiving financing from the Central Market Cultural District Loan Fund, an $11.5 million fund to encourage retail and arts businesses to locate on Market Street, and from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s “Six on Sixth” revitalization program. Pearl’s on Market and Sixth Streets will add 22 – 33 construction jobs and 16 permanent jobs.
“Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers’ decision to sign a long-term lease at this challenging corner is another major step in the turnaround of Central Market,” said Mayor Newsom. “Through targeted financing programs, redevelopment resources and small business permitting and technical support, San Francisco is helping startups and small businesses grow while bringing new investment and jobs where they’re needed most.”
Pearl’s joins Blick Art Supply and a handful of other high-quality, small businesses such as Show Dogs, Archetype Boutique on Market Street and Passion Café and Miss Saigon on Sixth Street in a growing cluster of what is becoming the Central Market arts and cultural district and Sixth Street neighborhood shopping district.
Pearl’s received extensive assistance from City-funded Urban Solutions, a nonprofit organization providing small business assistance free of charge. Additionally, the building owners at 1001 Market Street helped facilitate the deal by providing collateral for the financing.
Sylvia Yi, co-owner of Pearl’s, said their decision to open at this location was largely due to the City’s assistance. She commented, “We see this as an opportunity to give back to the community by creating jobs, increasing commerce in this challenging area, and perhaps enticing other merchants to invest as well. Working withthe Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Redevelopment Agency, and Urban Solutions has been instrumental in making this project happen. As a native San Franciscan, it makes me proud to see our city officials reinvesting in our neighborhoods and working together withlocal merchants to create positive change. With this kind of effort and partnership, I envision the revitalization of Central Market and Sixth Street is well underway and Pearl’s is honored to be a small part of it.”
Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers was established in 2003 and is run by partners Sylvia and Young Yi. Pearl’s currently has three locations throughout the Bay Area, including on Post Street in the Theater District. Pearl’s has received numerous awards including “Best Burger in San Francisco” by SFWeekly and AOL Cityguide.com. Pearl’s has also been featured in the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and recently appeared on Channel 5’s Eye On The Bay
“Expectations: a long line of grumpy people and a halfway decent burger. Reality: A fast moving line with friendly people, friendly staff and a fun event with a DJ. 3 choices, ahi, cheeseburger, kimchee pulled pork. All came with fries and a drink (soda, champagne, beer). I was so surprised that they did the whole meal not just the free burger! The burger was cooked perfectly medium, fries were perfect and beer was good.”
Throw in 1000 free red shirts and it turned out to be quite the shindig. We’re talking crunk crunk, junk junk, drunk drunk.
Ah, Cristal, my T-shirt, and a couple of free ahi burgers - why not?
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Verily, it was a “dancin’ on the tables kinda night.”
Bon Chance, Gott’s Roadside!
(I’ll tell you, ever since the Bay Area News Project co-opted me from discussing San Francisco Bay Area News / Culture / Community under the Citizen brand, well alls that’s left to talk about* are free food giveaways. Leave us commence.)
Turns out that beloved Taylor’s Automatic Refresher had a little intellectual property hassle having to do with ownership of its name, so starting tomorrow refer to this glorified hamburger stand as “Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet.” (It’s just like when Murder Burger of Davis, CA changed its name to Redrum Burger.)
“…cheeseburgers, ahi burgers, kimchi and pork burgers, fries, ice cream sandwiches and drinks.”
It’s going to be a madhouse Enjoy.
*The white man ain’t left me nothing out here but the underworld, and THAT is where I dance. Where do you dance?