Posts Tagged ‘hamburger’

TRUTH: If Your Beef Aint from the Kobe Area, It Aint Kobe Beef

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Or so they say


And I’m not sure if those taters come from a farmers market neither…

The “Proud Whopper!” – Wow, Burger King Goes Full Rainbow for Pride 2014 – “WE ARE ALL THE SAME INSIDE”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

These “Proud Whoppers” are still on sale in the 415 / 628?

Yes, down at 1200 Market Street at 8th and Larkin and Grove, across the street from the Main Public Library


Vox Populi: 

“I think this wrapper means we all have the same rights,” a young child explains.

“A burger has never made me cry before,” says a young woman.

To wit:

News nugget:

“Proceeds from the limited-time-only $4.29 sandwich will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation, the chain’s charity arm, for scholarships for college-bound LGBT high school seniors graduating next spring.”

Bonus round: Rainbow Crowns!

In closing:

The Gay Whopper. It’s a thing. No but really though.”

Oh, and from Burger King’s FaceBook page, where people are writing in to say that they’ll never eat at BK again:

Vampire Boy Orders One More Hamburger, Please, in the Uptown Tenderloin

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Our Tenderloin Geographic Society is on fire these days:

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Hambahgah, hitotsu [one] kudasai [please].

Does this anime augur well for government-backed Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers?

Only Time Will Tell.

(Make mine rare, extra rare.)

Debut of Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet a Huge Success at the Ferry Building

Friday, March 26th, 2010

As promised, famed Taylor’s Automatic Refresher has a new name as of yesterday: Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet.

The reviews are already in for yesterday’s completely free party:

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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Yesterday’s mise-en-scene:

Verily, it was a “dancin’ on the tables kinda night.”

Bon Chance, Gott’s Roadside!

Free Food Thursday at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher – New Name is “Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet”

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

(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.)

Anyway, to mark this occasion, they’ll be giving away free food at their Ferry Building location from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, March 24th, 2010. Feel free to drop by Gott’s Roadside to nosh on:

“…cheeseburgers, ahi burgers, kimchi and pork burgers, fries, ice cream sandwiches and drinks.”

via Laughing Squid

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?

Best-O-Burger in San Francisco’s Financial District – Meh

Friday, May 30th, 2008

San Francisco’s latest lunchtime hotspot in the Financh is doing land-office business so far, but the reviews are sort of meh.

Per Sue L.:

Burgers – reminiscent of White Castle
Fries – reminiscent of Burger King
Onion Strings – reminiscent of Asqew Grill
Hype – reminiscent of In & Out

It looks like a chain, but it’s not. People line up out the door during lunchtime, but it’s not that long a wait. The burgers, fries and onion ring string things taste good. A little pricey for what you get.

Maybe it’s for you, maybe it’s not.


493 Pine at Belden Lane near Kearny

Tony’s Cable Car vs. Joe’s Cable Car – Comparing Burgers in San Francisco

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

If you want a burger from a cable car in San Francisco (and really, why wouldn’t you?), you’ve got two choices.

Starting with Tony’s Cable Car. It’s a simple old-skool hamburger stand at 2500 Geary perched over the tunnel that goes under Masonic. A portion of the ingredients have been previously frozen, so that’s offputting to some. But if you pay $13 for burgers and fries, the bag they put it in will have some heft and the contents will be well-prepared, hot, and yummy.  

O.K. then.


Now we’re ending with Joe’s Cable Car at 4320 Mission. Did you know that Joe Grinds His Own Fresh Chuck Daily, or something? Lot’s of people know that because this joint has been featured on the Food Network. So you’ll get tourists making pilgramages down to the Outer Mission.

People tend to like the food, but not the high prices (adding 2 oz. more chuck to your burger costs $3.50 – that’s $26/lb!) or the $15 per capita minimum order service charge. All that daily grinding costs money, you see, but some question if Joe has gone too far with his pricing scheme.

The Yelpers seem to prefer Tony’s.

If you’re looking for a tie-breaker, the San Francisco Department of Health‘s most recent report has this to say about Joe’s:

Floors, Walls, Ceilings Improperly constructed, in disrepair, not clean   
Improper Storage: Equipment. Utensils, Linens    
Foods not separated or protected

For Tony’s, aka “Geary Drive In”, the DPH simply states:

This location has no violations

So there you have it. You make the call.

(Or you could compromise on the cable car theme and check out Bill’s Place on Clement. Lot’s of people like that joint.)