Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

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, 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.


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


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?

Name That Iconic San Francisco Restaurant: Which Brunch-Lunch-Dinner Spot is This?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Despite the use of green, brown and yellow as “primary colors,” I think it’s still pretty easy to recognize the tables, the chairs, the cutlery, the woodpile (camera left) ‘n stuff.

Nothing’s really changed over the years (decades?) except the prices….

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(And I’d tell you about the parking sitch out front but that would just upset certain NIMBYs so oh well.)

OMG, Free Kung Fu Tacos, Free Chairman Bao on Black Friday! At Fifth and Mission From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

eBay is going to pick up lunch for all you Black Friday shoppers tomorrow.

Start queuing up at 11:30 on November 26th, 2010 at 5th and Mission where there going to have the Kung Fu Tacos and Chairman Bao trucks.

See you there!  All the deets below.


Shop with Your Mouth Full with eBay Mobile

What: eBay Mobile is celebrating Black Friday with a free and open to the public eventShop with Your Mouth Full. Skip the mall madness and come outside to 5th and Mission to learn about eBay’s mobile apps. The new eBay iPhone 2.0 update, now with selling and RedLaser barcode scanning, launched this week.

Join us for FREE lunch provided by Kung Fu Taco and Chairman Bao – two of San Francisco’s favorite food trucks! There will be lots of fun surprises.

Why: Free food, fun & skip the mall lines to shop outside!

When: Black Friday November 26th from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Where: 5th and Mission in front of the San Francisco Chronicle building; for more details see Facebook event

Who: eBay Mobile is the leader in mobile commerce with top free lifestyle apps including eBay Fashion, RedLaser and StubHub. eBay is available on major mobile platforms including: iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone 7.

Watch It’s a Mobile Miracle at the Mall! and Is that a Mall in Your Pocket? videos to learn more about eBay Mobile.

Giveaway at Zog’s Dogs a Huge Success Down in the Financh

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I’ll tell you, last year, Zog’s Dogs had a giveaway – it wasn’t no thang. But this year’s Free Dog Day was publicized on SFist and SFGate, San Francisco’s online newspaper, so the queue was as high as an elephant’s eye.

See? This was the scene in the morning, with the line stretching beyond view before the lunch hour even began.

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Now, EaterSF has the deets on this afternoon’s mayhem. It was dog eat dog out there, apparently.

Bon Courage, Zog’s Dogs!

Happy 100th Anniversary, San Francisco Convention & Visitor’s Bureau!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

This was the scene down at Moscone West this afternoon, as Mayor Gavin Newsom helped the San Francisco Convention & Visitor’s Bureau celebrate 100 years of operation.

Our mayor, boosting San Francisco and his run for Lt. Gov this afternoon:

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Check out the SFCVB’s excellent website if you ever want to learn about the 415.