Posts Tagged ‘passion’

Talk About the Passion (Cafe): Famous Dottie’s True Blue Cafe Heading South to Sixth Street Near Mid Market?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Four-star Yelp-rated Dottie’s True Blue Cafe has lost its lease up in the Tenderloin Proper, so, per Paolo Lucchesi and via The Tender, it’s going to be heading south of Market to the Tenderloin Annex.

Looks as if Sixth Street / Mid Market / the corrupt Twitterloin will go from this:

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To this:

Via Barbie  

Come December…

Not everyone can carry the weight of the world 
Not everyone can carry the weight of the world 
Combien, combien, combien de temps? 

Word From the Street: The Passion Cafe on 6th Street in the Mid-Market Will Remain Open Under the Same Ownership

Monday, July 18th, 2011

This has gone back and forth for a while, but today, the owner of the Passion Cafe has made a commitment to staying on 6th Street and operating business as usual with no plans to sell.

So this photo is now out-of-date:  

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Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Thank you, all.

After the wonderful altruistic support we’ve had since and before the incident at Passion Cafe, we’ve decided against selling the restaurant.

Our initial goal was to create a change for the betterment of the residents in the Sixth Street corridor. After 35 years of building South of Market there had been one continuing desire and that was to bring change to Sixth Street which was festering throughout the SOMA neighborhood; as contractors, we took the most blighted building on the Street and we accomplished our goal and have encouraged many new businesses to use us as a model to bring their ideas to the Mid-Market, Sixth Street corridor.

No one could have predicted the economy, consequently we decided to operate Passion Cafe and we’ve had much success and have been lauded from State Senator Mark Leno and have received awards from City, State and Federal entities, too many to mention (except, thank you Supervisor Kim, S.F. Travel, CVE, Mayors Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee, Urban Solutions). The show of gratitude has been humbling.

It’s ironic that on the morning of the incident, I had come early to have someone hang a for sale sign early in the day as to be safe not to injure anyone below, if not for that I would never have been the recipient of a sad, deranged attacker. We had come to that decision feeling very proud of our accomplishment. We’ve survived, in large part, because of our supporters.

After a confusing period, I would like to put all speculation to rest and again, thank everyone for their continued support and encouragement. Passion Cafe will remain, amongst our new neighbors, from Burning Man to Twitter to the International Museum of American Art to all the other eateries we’ve encouraged to move to the new, vibrant Sixth Street and Mid-Market.

Please continue your patience, big things are on their way.”

6th Street Update: The Passion Cafe is, Once Again, For Sale – Who Will Step Up for the Chance to Lift the Twitterloin?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Well let’s see here, the Passion Cafe was for sale, which was big news in EaterSF, Grub Street and LiveSOMA, and then it wasn’t, as you can see from Bluoz, and now, it’s for sale again, as of yesterday.

See? A new phone number for the listing and everything:

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What does all this mean?

I know not.

Anyway, here’s the listing.

“Listing View: Rooftop French bistro in a single story historical building – san francisco, california”

If you’re interested, the number is 415 920-3614.

Sixth Street Update: Passion Cafe Not for Sale After All – “Available Sign” Taken Down, Sort Of

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Per Bluoz, the Passion Cafe is no longer for sale – looks as if the owner is going to stick it out in Lower Shawlandia.

See? The phone number’s been covered on both sides, ergo Not For Sale No Mo:

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And LiveSoMA has all the recent deets on Sixth Street in another lengthy post.

Will a Restaurant Row replace Shawlandia at some point down the road?

Who knows, anything is possible…

Corrupt Twitterloin Update: The Passion Cafe on Sixth Street Near Market is Now for Sale

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

[UPDATE: EaterSF has more on this, and now, even Prodigal Father The Nevius has weighed in.]

Remember this from last week?

Details right here from the amazing Bluoz. Of course, there’s been trouble before

Well, now, there’s this – that black and red sign is brand-spanking new:

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Draw your own conclusions.

Now, check out this update from LiveSOMA – it’s longform blogging and it’s excellent reportage.

Owner of Passion Cafe Attacked on 6th Street – Perpetrator Caught – Welcome to Your Twitterloin – Bluoz has the Details

Friday, May 6th, 2011

[UPDATE: Bluoz now has an update.]

Details right here from the amazing Bluoz.

Of course, there’s been trouble before

Trouble on 6th Street: Owners of Passion Cafe Somewhat Frustrated with the Mid-Market

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The popular, newish Passion Cafeat 28 Sixth Street is running into some problems in the nabe, it would seem.

Bluozhas the deets.

via auweia

Photos of the 2009 San Francisco International Auto Show at Moscone Center

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Auto Show continues ’til Wednesday, December 2nd down at Moscone Center. It’s eight bucks, why not check it out?

The joint is sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle – here are their photos from Wednesday night. And here’s an annotated gallery from Ryan W over at Yelp. And here are the babes.

A family decision – to buy the new Lexus hybrid or not. Click to expand:

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A passionate pink Smart Car Four-Two Passion:


The Scions look like Matchbox Cars, right?


A fabled four-door Porsche Panamera – the California Highway Patrol must have been high on the waiting list


Hands up – who here has a Lexus? The SEMA boys painted this IS350 using the flattest finish known to Man. That’s not primer, it’s paint:

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I think the South Koreans are arriving a little late at the boaty chromed-up car party, but anyway, here’s your giant 2010 Hyundai Equus – ask about their bullet-proof model:

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A woody Mini Clubman station wagon, of course:


Honda makes jets? Sort of, with a little help from GE. Buy your HondaJet HA420 starting in 2011:


And here’s your new Piaggio tricycle scooter – ask about their hybrid model:


And that’s your San Francisco International Car Show for 2009.

All the models, after the jump.


The Reason Why San Francisco Loves the ForTwo Smart Car: Easy Parking

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Even a Mini Cooper would have trouble parallel parking in this space, but a red fortwo from smart had no trouble at all. Now the driver has full access to the Clement street shopping district. And it appears to be parked legally, unlike some other smarts in town these days that park 90 degrees the wrong way.


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Look for the fortwo in the new movie release The Pink Panther II, starring Steve Martin.

Base-model MSRP is now a bit over $12k – maybe it’s for you.

Passion Flower and Passion Fruit in Golden Gate Park

Monday, April 28th, 2008

You know what looks yummy? Huge banana Passionfruit hanging around at the Strybing Arboretum at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Feel free to look, but not touch, as SFBG is a kind of worldwide storage vault of these kinds of plants.

Mmmm…, passionfruit.