Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Why is Our California Highway Patrol Going to Escort Ferraris Across the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept 23?

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

[UPDATE: I seriously doubt I’ll be going to lunch, you know, despite the invitation, with anybody anytime soon to discuss this government-subsidized boondoggle. It’s possible I know all about how it and similar events work and yet, still, I don’t approve. Educating me about the details isn’t going to change my mind. Similarly, I don’t approve of the CHP 11-99 Foundation and the negative aspects of that organization. See? It’s not just you. But that’s OK, right? Enjoy the helicopter photography of yourselves in your grand caravan on the Golden Gate Bridge. “Look at me and my Ferrari! And I’m such a Good Person too!” I won’t stop you. Let’s hope you all give away more than 3.6%. ]

[UPDATE: Comment time! Check it, “Harry” cries foul:

“What do you have against raising money for underprivileged children?

Tax deductibility, primarily. Plus, I hate kids, all of them. Except David after Dentist kid – he’s pretty cool. And he, unlike the members of your crew, has never cracked up a Ferrari. And he doesn’t drive drunk. You know, I’d love to see the DMV printouts of all your drivers. Those docs would most likely prove interesting to some. Do you take all comers or do you have any standards? I don’t know.

Did you even investigate it before you slammed it?

Well, are you saying people aren’t taking deductions on this look-at-me joyride? That would be worthy of investigation, certainly.

What kind of hit and run journalism is this?

My kind, but I wouldn’t call it journalism necessarily.

Tell us what’s bad about this charity.

Tax deductibility, primarily.

I’m sure that some of us would like to know, especially the parents of the children who participate.

I’m sure that the parents involved can tolerate a WordPress blog post. Better than you, anyway…

Most of the kids are African-American.

Uhhhhhhhh….

I have to think that 50 Ferrari owners could easily write checks to this charity, but the attention that 50 Ferraris draw will raise double that.

Really? Random people say, “Oh you have a Ferrari so let me donate money to your charity and then let the Treasury match my donation come tax time!” Do people really say that? Do they really do that? Hey, I know – why not sell all 50 Ferraris and then take the millions raised and give it to the beneficiaries of the charity, and here’s the key part, and then don’t take any tax deductions? If all you mofos got together and did that, well, that would impress the hell out of me. And I’m sure your beneficiaries would greatly prefer that.

If Ferraris don’t have front plates, then they can be ticketed.

I agree that they can be ticketed, but it doesn’t really happen IRL, right? I mean, not enough anyway. Most Ferraris in California don’t have FLPs and most non-Ferraris do have FLPs. Why is that?

And where are your statistics on Lamborghini registrations?

I don’t know, experience? I’m talking about Lambos in San Francisco. Most that you’ll see don’t have California plates with current decals. Just take a look. And compare that with Ferraris – most of them do have CA plates. See? That’s a good thing, that’s a compliment for your marque ‘n stuff. You all could be worse – I’m acknowledging that.

This comment confirms that you have no idea what you are talking about and just make stuff up.”

All right, here’s a Lambo what was around town for a while – notice any possible issues? And here’s another without any plate at all, but the license plate holder makes reference to the CHP 11-99 Foundation. Speaking of which:

Can drivers buy CHP leniency? License plate frames for donors to the 11-99 Foundation are seen by some as speeding-ticket insurance. The group will stop issuing them.

Isn’t that funny? The CHP 11-99 Foundation has stopped issuing these licence plate holders but they’re still all over the place.

And, since I’m making things up, why don’t I make up a story about this guy, whose F355 Spyder lifestyle gets him in all sorts of trouble, dealing with multiple LEAs in multiple counties, and judges and lawyers. And he just happens to be the dude who got into trouble for hanging out in a bar and messing with police radios down in the Peninsula – it made the papers and everything:

That’s your image, that’s the kind of baggage that you carry, whether you realize that or not.

That’s something to think about as you leave the GGB at 9:30 AM attempting to make the five hour trip to Morro Bay in time for lunch, you know, taking the PCH.]

I don’t know, is this upcoming Ferrari Owners Group (FOG) Road Rally from San Francisco to Los Angeles a good thing?

Oh, it’s associated with non-profits? And it’s for charity? OK, so it’s just like the Silver State Classic Nevada has, right? Is that good?

I don’t know man, on September 23rd, 2011, we’re going to have scores of piloti del Ferrari trying to “make time” to get to Morro Bay for lunch and Santa Barbara by 5:00 PM come Hell or high water, you know, after they leave the CHiPpies in San Fran* at 9:30 AM near the GGB toll plaza.

So, if you’re driving a Winnebago RV or something south through Big Sur around lunchtime, you can look forward to being passed over and over and over and over on narrow Highway One.

Check it:  

Meet the crew.

Oh here’s one, it’s Alfonso the actor. Hurray! Yay, Alfonso!

And let’s all look forward to the CHP rigorously enforcing CVC 5200 on all the Ferrari owners, you know, while the party’s going on:

“Display of License Plates

5200.  (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.”

All right, Vaya con Gaia, but try not to kill yourselves, Ferraristi.

And oh, don’t look for the upcoming party at “Ferrari of San Francisco” in, you know, San Francisco, ’cause it’s not here. En realidad, it’s up in the Great White North, up in Mill Valley, the drunk driving capital of the Bay Area.** Shouldn’t they call it Ferrari of Mill Valley instead? Seems they should…

All the deets, after the jump.

*Oh, I’m sorry. How about “Frisco” instead?

**Look out. The local yokels know all about your little soiree and they’ve got nothing better to do than to lie in wait for you to weave your way past the In & Out on your boozy ride home…

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“Hmmm…Nasi Gudeg!” It’s Indonesia Day at Union Square Today from 10AM to 5:00 PM – Plenty of Food to Try!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Hmmm…Nasi Gudeg! 

I don’t know what that means, but it’s what you’ll be saying after you visit the Indonesia Day 2011 celebration in Union Square today, July 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Check it.

Actually, I didn’t understand any of this, so sheltered I am, so ignorant I am about the fourth most-populated country in the world:

Oh, here we go, subtitles!

See you there!

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.

Today’s $1 LivingSocial “Instant Deals” Lunchtime Kickoff is Actually Pretty Good – See What’s Left Right Now If You Want

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Remember yesterday? I do, good times.

Anyway, this post from July 12th, 2011 foretold of LivingSocial’s “Instant Deals” Lunchtime Kickoff in the 415 and, well, now it’s here.

Something like this looks to be a fair bargain:

But act fast before the better deals in your area are gone. And this is for today, July 13th, only.

Just saying, Bro.

Ah, memories:

“Remember back in the day, back when those social deals were good deals? I do. It was the Golden Age of Groupon – it lasted for about three months last year.

Remember Visa Day, when you could get a second 50% off deal paid for by Visa and then you referred a couple friends to get yet another 50% off deal at a decent place? Good times.

Anyway, LivingSocial wants you to download their smartphone app (and I guess you can get in on this via a PC as well) so that you can get in on the big $1 lunch special on July 13th, 2011 all over San Francisco. I cautiously endorse this offer and beseech you to seal the deal tomorrow AM just after your manservant wakes you from your slumber by gently rapping on your bedroom door.

And then, come lunchtime, you’ll be as happy as a Golden Gate Park squirrel with its own peanut butter samwich:

All the deets:

LivingSocial Instant Deals to Enter San Francisco and Entice Eaters With $1 Lunch

Instant Deals Expanding to Third Major U.S. Market in Three Months

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 — LivingSocial today announced plans to tempt diners with $1 San Francisco treats from more than 100 local merchants on July 13 to celebrate the city’s launch of LivingSocial Instant Deals. Earlier this year, LivingSocial was the first to market with this breakthrough in local commerce, enabling consumers to find immediate deals at nearby restaurants and attractions. Once the fun of $1 lunch day is done,LivingSocial Instant Deals will continue serving up scrumptious Instant Deals offers to help those who live or visit The Golden Gate City find the best local values.

On Wednesday, July 13, eager eaters in San Francisco will need only a free LivingSocial account and a smartphone with the LivingSocial app or a computer to partake in Dollar Lunch Day. Starting just after sunrise, members can log into the app or go online to www.livingsocial.com/instant, select Instant Deals and marvel at a mass of $1 lunch offers within walking distance.

LivingSocial $1 lunch vouchers will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 a.m. PT and will be available for redemption from 11:00 a.m. PT to 2:00 p.m. PT(1) on Wednesday, July 13, only.

How to nab the best bargains by the Bay:

   —  Step One: Download the latest version of the LivingSocial mobile application(2) to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. When the app opens, click on Instant Deals. Or, visit the LivingSocial Instant Deals website and select “San Francisco” as your city.
   —  Step Two: Take your pick from the list of available Instant Deals near your current coordinates, and pay one dollar per voucher.
   —  Step Three: Hoof it to the merchant location and display your Instant Deals voucher on your mobile device (or print a hard copy from your computer) at check-out.

Drum roll, please. Take a gander at just a few of the fine establishments who are signed on for San Francisco’s $1 lunch day:

   —  Bistro Burger
   —  San Francisco Soup Company (Multiple Locations)
   —  Kyoto Sushi
   —  Kennedy’s Irish Pub & Curry House
   —  And many more!

More deets after the jump.

San Francisco is the third LivingSocial Instant Deals rollout this year. In March, LivingSocial Instant Deals was introduced in Washington, D.C. and a month later more than 27,000 $1 lunch vouchers were sold within a 14-mile area. In June, LivingSocial members purchased more than 15,000 $1 lunch vouchers within approximately four square miles in Midtown Manhattan celebrating the arrival of Instant Deals in New York City.

“We are excited to launch LivingSocial Instant Deals in a city known for both cutting-edge technology and fantastic food,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. “Dollar Lunch Day is a perfect way to bring foodies, early adopters and LivingSocial members together to scour old stomping grounds and discover new favorites throughout San Francisco.”

As the source for handpicked deals at a great value, LivingSocial invests in members and merchants in every market in which the company operates. Merchants are aligned with a local, knowledgeable contact who lives, works and plays in their city. Sales and marketing personnel work closely with merchants to craft deals and determine the most profitable and marketable offer structure.

LivingSocial Instant Deals revolutionizes the way merchants market their businesses and consumers discover the best experiences in their neighborhood. Local merchants work with LivingSocial’s team of on-the-ground local commerce experts to craft deals and optimize traffic through their doors. Unlike LivingSocial daily deals, which are live for 24 hours, Instant Deals are live for a short period of time, providing increased opportunity for businesses to enhance their customer base.

LivingSocial plans to roll-out Instant Deals in more U.S. locations soon. For a full list of LivingSocial cities or to subscribe, go to livingsocial.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/livingsocial, or join us on Facebook atfacebook.com/livingsocial.

About LivingSocial

LivingSocial adds surprise to every calendar with handpicked daily deals you can share with friends. Members enjoy at least 50 percent off on the coolest, local experiences. Local business owners get an easy and cost effective marketing tool to attract new, loyal customers. In 2010, one of the fastest growing companies in the space expanded withLivingSocial Escapes offering a “vacation in a box” for easy weekend trips at great value. Based in Washington, D.C., the international company has saved nearly 39 million subscribers more than half a billion dollars in more than 20 countries on 6 continents.

(1)  Offerings and hours of operation may vary by location and the price tag includes sales tax (gratuities not included.)

(2)  Members must download the latest version of the mobile application

LivingSocial Appears To Be Offering a Decent Deal for Lunch Tomorrow: $1 Deals at Various Restaurants

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Remember back in the day, back when those social deals were good deals? I do. It was the Golden Age of Groupon – it lasted for about three months last year.

Remember Visa Day, when you could get a second 50% off deal paid for by Visa and then you referred a couple friends to get yet another 50% off deal at a decent place? Good times.

Anyway, LivingSocial wants you to download their smartphone app (and I guess you can get in on this via a PC as well) so that you can get in on the big $1 lunch special on July 13th, 2011 all over San Francisco. I cautiously endorse this offer and beseech you to seal the deal tomorrow AM just after your manservant wakes you from your slumber by gently rapping on your bedroom door.

And then, come lunchtime, you’ll be as happy as a Golden Gate Park squirrel with its own peanut butter samwich:

 

All the deets:

LivingSocial Instant Deals to Enter San Francisco and Entice Eaters With $1 Lunch

Instant Deals Expanding to Third Major U.S. Market in Three Months

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 — LivingSocial today announced plans to tempt diners with $1 San Francisco treats from more than 100 local merchants on July 13 to celebrate the city’s launch of LivingSocial Instant Deals. Earlier this year, LivingSocial was the first to market with this breakthrough in local commerce, enabling consumers to find immediate deals at nearby restaurants and attractions. Once the fun of $1 lunch day is done,LivingSocial Instant Deals will continue serving up scrumptious Instant Deals offers to help those who live or visit The Golden Gate City find the best local values.

On Wednesday, July 13, eager eaters in San Francisco will need only a free LivingSocial account and a smartphone with the LivingSocial app or a computer to partake in Dollar Lunch Day. Starting just after sunrise, members can log into the app or go online to www.livingsocial.com/instant, select Instant Deals and marvel at a mass of $1 lunch offers within walking distance.

LivingSocial $1 lunch vouchers will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 a.m. PT and will be available for redemption from 11:00 a.m. PT to 2:00 p.m. PT(1) on Wednesday, July 13, only.

How to nab the best bargains by the Bay:

   —  Step One: Download the latest version of the LivingSocial mobile application(2) to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. When the app opens, click on Instant Deals. Or, visit the LivingSocial Instant Deals website and select “San Francisco” as your city.
   —  Step Two: Take your pick from the list of available Instant Deals near your current coordinates, and pay one dollar per voucher.
   —  Step Three: Hoof it to the merchant location and display your Instant Deals voucher on your mobile device (or print a hard copy from your computer) at check-out.

Drum roll, please. Take a gander at just a few of the fine establishments who are signed on for San Francisco’s $1 lunch day:

   —  Bistro Burger
   —  San Francisco Soup Company (Multiple Locations)
   —  Kyoto Sushi
   —  Kennedy’s Irish Pub & Curry House
   —  And many more!

More deets after the jump.

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If the Line for Your FiDi Lunch at the Sentinel is Too Long, You Can Always Try Golden West Near Sutter and Montgomery

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Of course the line for sandwiches at The Sentinel these days can still be quite long, but don’t forget about the Sentinel’s little brother, highly-rated Golden West at 8 Trinity Place just up the hill from Sutter and Montgomery.

What’s happened over the past year is that Sentinel customers are now going to GW as a substitute for short rib sandwiches and whatnot.

The whole joint is just two windows, one to order and one to pick up. See?

Gold! I love goooold!

Click to expand ($79 is the price of a parking ticket on Trinity Alley and, if you don’t pay within a month, the cost goes up to $196.97, or something*)

Here’s a recent lunchtime menu:

They’re open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Join the (small) crowd.

See you there!

*Or it’s the atomic # and weight of gold, Au

Who Needs Ike’s Sandwiches When You Have the Sentinel for Lunch Down in SoMA on New Montogomery?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

See?

Like there’s always a line at Stevenson and New Monty.

And they run out of items on the menu with regularity. Oh well.

Some area lunch places have just three Yelp stars (pretty low) but others have four (pretty high). The Sentinel has four, fair ‘nough.

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See you there!

 

The Crowds Have Discovered the JapaCurry Food Truck at Pine and Sansome, It Would Appear

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Well I won’t get into the history of how the JapaCurry Gourmet Food Truck got hounded out of Second Street earlier this year owing to struggling SoMA restaurateurs’ fears over not being able to sell as many packs of cigarettes(!) and potato chips during the lunch rush – anyway, it was national news.

But now, the JapaCurry Food Truck has more varied locations, including 1st and Howard, Mission and New Montgomery, and here, north of Market at Pine and Sansome:

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People seem to have a good time waiting in the brisk line. But, as always, no credit cards, cash only.

When will you nosh on the JapaCurry? Is it on your Bucket List?

Check for updates and then head out for a little FiDi hirugohan starting at 11:30 AM. Why not?

OMG, the Famous JapaCurry Food Truck Debuts NORTH of Market Street Today! See You At Pine and Sansome, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Will the SoMA crowds follow the popular, award-winning JapaCurry food truck to its new location north of Market at Pine and Sansome?

Here’s the lunch rush on Mission as it was yesterday:

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Of course the struggling bricks and mortar lunchtime purveyors near the intersection of Second and Market famously banded together to chase away the younger, better-looking, more popular competition last month. (That kind of thing happens sometimes, of course.) We’ll just have to wait and see if their sales of potato chips and cigarettes can get back to normal…

Anyway, see you there!

OMG, Popular Brenda’s French Soul Food is Now Open for Dinner on a Safe Block in the Otherwise Crime-Ridden Tenderloin

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Will popular, four-star rated Brenda’s French Soul Food be as popular for dinner as it’s been for breakfast, brunch, and lunch?

Only Time Will Tell.

As recently seen on Polk, near the western fringe of the crime-ridden Tenderloin. Criminals tend to not like crowds of potential witnesses, so dread nought.

Why not get in line at 652 Polk betwixt Eddy and Turk, dine and then make a post to the Yelp, as thousands have before you?