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Is a genuine orange shirt from the California Department of Corrections a prestige item on the Streets of San Francisco?
Yes it is:
Well, here it is, from the Bing Maps:
(IDK, this is less offensive than “Uptown Tenderloin,” one supposes, you know, coming from San Francisco’s non-profit profiteers.)
French Quarter sounds a bit, grandiose?
Here’s the cure, as usual, from wilds of the Internet:
“Ha. No one here knows by that name. There’s not a distinct boundary for the collection of French-serving restaurants and businesses near the French Consulate, the church and school of Notre Dame des Victoires on Bush Street. But apparently it’s been dubbed by some hotel marketing person as the “French Quarter.” Belden Alley and Claude Alley intersect with Bush Street, and each have some French cafes. On Bush/Grant Ave. is the Cafe de la Presse — a coffee house with French and international newspapers, and restaurant. There’s Cafe Claude on Claude and some other bistros. Plouf! is an excellent mussel house on Belden…”
All right, keep on Binging, Microsoft.
OMG, Burger King Delivery is Coming to the Greater San Francisco Area! – “BK Delivers” – “Innovative Packaging”Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Deliver me three Quad Stackers stat!
That’s what you’ll be saying soon enough, once BK Delivers gets going.
MEAT CHEESE BACON REPEAT. We really knew how to live back in the aughts:
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Mind you, Burger King has enough trouble in the notoriously high cost 415 without worrying about delivery, but read the news and turn the pages, below. (Looks like Oakland’s going to beat us, once again.)
“Burger King® Expands Its Delivery Service To Chicago, Los Angeles And San Francisco
Innovative Packaging Technology Delivers Hot, Freshly Prepared BK® Meals Directly to Guests in more Regions of the U.S.
MIAMI, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) invites guests in greater Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discover why TASTE IS KING(SM) from the comfort of their home or office as the BURGER KING® brand expands the BK(®) Delivers program. With as many as 20 participating restaurants in Chicago and Los Angeles and 15 more in the San Francisco Bay Area, guests can now enjoy their favorites, like the WHOPPER(®) sandwich and hot, crispy fries, delivered to the address of their choosing.
“BK(®) Delivers is already performing well in New York, Miami, Houston and greater Washington, D.C. As its popularity has grown, we have seen an increasing demand for the program in other markets,” said Alex Macedo, President of North America, Burger King Worldwide, Inc. “Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago have some of our most loyal guests and the BURGER KING® brand is excited to offer them the opportunity to enjoy the food they love, delivered to them in the comfort of their home, dorm or office.
BK(®) Delivers allows guests in the delivery zone to customize and order their BK® favorites simply by visiting BKDelivers.com from a computer or mobile phone or by calling toll free to 855-ORDER-BK (855-673-3725). Guests receive hot food that is hot, and cold items which stay cold, thanks to BK(®) proprietary thermal packaging technology, all without leaving the comfort of their home or office. Best of all, the system remembers guests’ orders for simple, one touch ordering with each subsequent order.
BK(®) Delivers plans to continue to expand and be available in even more locations in the Chicago metropolitan area over the next several months, serving Lincoln Park, Evanston, Skokie, The Loop, Cicero, Downers Grove and Logan Square. In Southern California, BK® Delivers will be available across a wide area, including Central LA, Echo Park, Glendale, Burbank, Hollywood, Eagle Rock, Anaheim, Covina, Garden Grove, La Puente, Chinatown, Koreatown and Santa Ana. In the San Francisco bay area, service will be rolled out to Oakland, Union City, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Jose, Milpitas, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Alum Rock shortly.
There are a wide variety of markets in which guests and franchisees have shown tremendous interest in receiving BK® Delivers. The company is looking to expand and would like its’ guests to have input on its’ direction. For those guests, whose cities aren’t mentioned above, that would like to see BK(®) Delivers come to them, please visit BKDelivers.com and log your zip code to let BURGER KING(®) know where you live; then simply add your email address to get alerts once BK® Delivers arrives in your area.
BK(®) Delivers is currently available in New York, Miami, Houston and greater Washington, D.C. It has shown wide scale traction since its inception, including the ability to attract and maintain loyal customers with an amazing loyalty program that offers up FREE sandwiches and exciting news surrounding the BK® Delivers program.
With a minimum food order of $10, guests can choose from a wide variety of established favorites, as well as popular new limited time menu items. These include the brand’s signature WHOPPER(®) sandwich, as well as the new Loaded Tater Tots(TM)and its line of real fruit smoothies. Orders can be placed during delivery operating hours of 11 am until 10 pm. Delivery must be to a physical address that falls within a delivery zone of a participating restaurant. Delivery times and prices vary by location.
Please visit BKDelivers.com to see the complete menu or for a list of participating restaurants.
Follow us on our BK® Delivers Facebook or visit our Twitter page for exciting promotions and to see when it will be available in your area.
ABOUT BURGER KING WORLDWIDE, INC.
Founded in 1954, BURGER KING(®) (NYSE: BKW) is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER(®), the BURGER KING(®) system operates in nearly 13,000 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 97 percent of BURGER KING(®) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, please visit the company’s website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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The 10th Anniversary of the SFPD Detention of Lawyer Rodel Rodis – Everything’s About Race? – Scott Wiener AngleFriday, February 15th, 2013
Yes, everything that ever happens in your life has to do with your ethnic heritage, apparently.
That’s the conclusion you might come to after reading this tale from area attorney Rodel Rodis. It started up ten years ago and ended up involving a former Assistant City Attorney by the name of Scott Wiener.
All right, Rodel, the SFPD took you into a station after thinking you were trying to pass a fake $100 bill, but actually it was real, so look sad, come on, sadder, sadder, cleek:
Uh, dude, you’re telling your story wrong.
And I’ll tell you, if you ever find me with a $100 bill, I’ll know exactly where I got it from.
And you’d think somebody could have entered the phrase “1985 $100 bill” into the Google earlier in this process, back in the day, but oh well. (And IRL, a teller supervisor at a bank in the pre-Internet era could examine a bill and then contact the feds in a New York minute, you know, to check the serial number.)
And if Walgreens ever sends me a giant bouquet to turn my frown upside-down, I’d tell them they should have simply handed over the bouquet money directly to me.
But, In mitigation, you went to the former New College of Law and then, unlike most of its graduates*, you passed the CA bar exam. So good on you. Srsly.
And you escaped the college board before City College came crashing down, so that was a good move as well.
All right, let’s look forward to this incident’s 20th anniversary in 2023, when we’ll surely hear this tale again…
*Such as your fellow area minor celebrity, the ivory-white “Ivory Madison.”
As seen from Van Ness:
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You’d never see this back in the day, I’ll tell you. Back then, you’d never see this kind of sign at a fast food place.
Back then, the signs you’d see on this topic always used to say, “NOT ACCEPTING EBT” and the like.
Like at the Real Foods in Cow Hollow, for instance.
But things are changing…