Posts Tagged ‘grill’

A StreetsBlog Felony, an “Urbanist’s” Nightmare: SF Rec and Park Jungle Gym Teaches Kids to Love SUV’s

Monday, December 1st, 2014

It took me a while to figure this one out. OK, here’s the Children’s Quarter, aka the Koret something-or-other, in Golden Gate Park:

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See? It’s a Jeep SUV, complete with a steering wheel, horn button, headlights, trademark grill and a three-on-the-tree gear shift. You could actually use this thing to begin to teach somebody how to drive.

Oh, how I weep! You see, instead, this should be a bicycle simulator, complete with handlebars and Shimano Alivio shifters, right man?

I hope nobody from Park Slope ever sees this, man…

“Barry Bonds” Catching Flies in the Presidio

Monday, November 10th, 2014

If you drive around long enough mouth agape in your look-at-me-I’m-Barry-Bonds-except-I’m-not-but-now-that-you’ve-mentioned-it-let-me-tell-you-about-x Audi* convertible, I’m sure that you’re going to get your fair share of flies squirming about your pie-hole.

It’s a lose-lose situation for both you and the fly. Hey, it’s Jersey Shore, West Coast. YOLO, Dude:

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(Hey, did Barry Bonds get a reputation rehab? News to me.)

In aggravation, this garish vehicle has no front license plate. Tsk tsk.

In mitigation, it appeared to be driven within the realm of reason, which is surprising considering it’s an exoticar in the 415.

Perhaps Dude will maintain that Barry Bonds lettering on the side of his ride until the next Giants Victory Parade, sure to come around the end of October 2016…

*So you buy and Audi but you didn’t actually want an Audi, so you black out the famous rings and also the trademark horse collar grill so people can’t tell it’s an Audi? OK fine. One assumes the Giants objected, or maybe Audi objected in some sort of appearance of a cross-license kind of deal?  

What’s This? You Can Buy Beer at the Chipotles in Metreon on Fourth Near Mission? Well, There’s Goes the Neighborhood!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

I’ll tell you, I don’t have strong feelings either way about Chipotle’s. It’s like whatever, dude.

But check it, Chipotle’s is selling beer in SoMA on a LIQUOR LICENSE PENDING basis?

I’m as shocked as you are: 

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Now isn’t alcohol something people don’t want sold so close to Tenderloin Housing Clinic Beyond Chron-editing poverty pimp Randy Shaw’s corrupt Twitterloin / Skid Row North / “Uptown”* Tenderloin?

I thought so but now I don’t know.

Anyway, these days we have a place what sells fast food and beer together, just like a French McDonalds or whatever.

Oh, here’s what I could dig up on any liquor license application. It aint much.

Hey, remember the Redevelopment Agency? Here’s their No Irish Need Apply announcement from back in the day:

“Request for proposal for General Contractor Services for tenant-improvement build-out of a quick-serve kiosk restaurant, San Francisco Soup Company, in the food court of the Metreon, located on the ground floor at 135 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

San Francisco Soup Company will select an applicant following staff’s evaluation of the bids, Statements of Qualifications and oral interviews.

This opportunity is open to all businesses, both for-profit and non-profit. Applicants and SFRA certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise are strongly encouraged to apply. Be advised that the SF Soup Company and SF Redevelopment Agency are committed to vigorous equal opportunity employment.”

All right, enjoy.

*Uptown. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Testify, Randy: 

By the summer of 2008, going “uptown” in San Francisco will mean heading to the Tenderloin.”

Cheese and rice, Randy Shaw. What color is the fucking sky in your world? 

Get a $6 Sausage for Free at Rosamunde Sausage Grill in the Mission via Today’s Deal from ScoutMob

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

If you give Groupon-ish Scoutmob your email address this AM, they’ll send you a code for a free sausage at Rosamunde Sausage Grill at 2832 Mission, which is just south of 24th Street.

See?

(I’m not President George Bush, but I _do_ endorse this message)

Get a move-on before this deal goes away.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Comes Through – Ponies Up $750,000 for Young Community Developers, Inc

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Union-pleasing workforce training is in the offing now that Lowe’s ponied up their long-romised three-quarters of a mil.

(Let’s hope Lowe’s, when it finally opens down on Bayshore sometime before year’s end, doesn’t get into the business of selling City workers $9,580(!) BBQ grills like that one time with Cole’s Hardware…)

Now, who’s going to spend all this corporate largess? Young Community Developers, Inc., per this recent disclosure at SFGov.

O.K., meet the YCD here, and below.

Partners:

City College of San Francisco
City Build
Wells Fargo Bank
Communities of Opportunities
UCSF
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
San Francisco Unified School District
African American Chamber of Commerce
Habitat for Humanity
Corner Stone Baptist Church
Carpenters Union Local 22
Bayview Hunters Point Crisis Response Network (CRN)
Mayors Office of Community Development
Laborers Union Local 261
San Francisco Bureau of Child Support
San Francisco Department of Parks and Recreation
Child Protective Services
Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Center
Teamsters Union
True Hope Church
Jobs for Youth
San Francisco Sherriff’s Department
B-MAGIC
The Mayors Youth Education and Employment Project
Youth Guidance Center

OUR BOARD

Our board reflects community leaders who are committed to bridging the equity gap that exists between economically disadvantaged residents who reside in the southeast sector of San Francisco through employment preparation and placement thus enhancing the economic development of the community.

President Vice President
Claude Everhart
The Everhart Company
Mike Theriault
San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council
Secretary
Carol Tatum
Fomer YCD Executive Director
 
   
Members  
Mary Gebrian
Urban Bay Properties
Charles Turner
Community Design Center
Neal Bailey
Security Pacific
Toye Moses
Southeast Community Facility
Members, Ex-Oficio
Stanley Smith
Former Secretary of San Francisco Building and Trade

The 2011 Coda Sedan, That Chinese Electric Car You Shouldn’t Buy, Gets a New Schnoz

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Hey, how does this prototype Coda Automotive electric-only sedan look to you?

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Well, then how about this instead?

Will this new look allow Coda to sell 20,000 units in California next year?

No, but at least they’re trying. It’s an improvement, no doubt.

Now, the Coda’s nose looks more like the less expensive Nissan Leaf’s

See?

Actress Alyssa Milano has already made her choice, it would seem….

Mayor Willie Brown Parties at the WashBag – What Decade is This?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

This was the scene when former San Francisco Mayor and urban planner Willie Brown dropped by the newly reopened Washington Square Bar and Grill in North Beach. The place was packed last night, with slightly more than the maximum occupancy of 103 souls. Read about “bachelor” Willie L. Brown, Jr. and the Washington Square Bar and “Grille” here in the LATimes. (And read about the night’s “weirdness” here, from Steven T. Jones.)

It’s the 1970′s all over again. The WashBaG is BACK, baby!

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Here’s what they said about the WashBag the before it closed last year:

“This SF landmark, re-opened after being painstakingly restored, is a perfect time capsule of Herb Cain-era North Beach, when writers, politicians, musicians, professional athletes and charmingly crooked cops all schmoozed, boozed and occasionally ate here. Gimmick-free and defiantly old-school, “The Washbag” clings to its history with memorabilia and framed black-and-whites of local icons…”

The only thing missing was writer Herb Caen, but he was there in spirit, embracing his beloved North Beach, in a way.

Herb Caen Way, a “25-foot-wide pedestrian promenade, running 3.2 miles along the waterfront next to the Embarcadero from South Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf.”

Long Live the Washbag