Posts Tagged ‘rice’

Pigeons Invade the Western Addition Lucky Supermarket in NoPA – What Happened Next Will Amaze You

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Or not. I mean, it’s just a pigeon flying through a super.

[UPDATE: All you need to know about city pigeons eating junk food is right here, from Erin Sherbert at SF Weekly.]

This one made it to the end of the store though, shown here in the chips section:

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Leave us recall 2010, when another boid had a go:

Mmmm…rice!

Single Parent Heads to the Western Addition’s “Ghetto Lucky” to Feed Hungry Teenager, Avian Edition

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I’ll tell you, I don’t know why people call the Lucky on Fulton the Ghetto Lucky, but lots of people do.*

Anywho, this was the scene out front the other day – the fledgling on the upper right was getting fed by the parent on the lower left:

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These kinds of boids seem to like whatever kind of vegetation the Sav Mart / Albertson’s people put in there. And they’re all over the place now, feeding their hungry kids.

The next step will be how to get inside the Fulton Lucky for some light noshing.

Like this:

Nature is Everywhere.

*Actually, there’s nothing wrong with it. I mean, it’s not Whole Foods or nothing, but maybe that’s a good thing…

Rice University Student Steffi Hu Wins the 2012 Miss Chinatown USA Pageant – Images by Photographer David Yu

Monday, February 6th, 2012

This is what you missed from the 2012 Miss Chinatown USA Pageant, which was ably recorded by famous bay area photographer David Yu Saturday night.

Here’s 2012 Queen Steffi Hu of Sugar Land, Texas  - she’s in the Class of 2015 at Rice University:

Via David Yu 

And here’s everybody who was in the pageant – this thing was international news, of course:

Via David Yu 

Check out David’s ridiculously voluminous, contrasty, and colorful album right here on the Facebook

Bon courage, Queen Steffi Hu!

Just in Time for the Foggy Days of August: Sushi Cones from 2G Japanese Brasserie on Van Ness

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Forget about ice cream this summer.

As seen in the window display of 2G Japanese Brasserie at 601 Van Ness:

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OMG, OMG Meet Andres Torres at Walgreens in the Financh Today! 275 Battery, Noon to 2:00PM

Monday, June 20th, 2011

I said it before and I’m saying it again: “Torture comes to Walgreens” today, June 20th, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM.

See you there!

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Thanks popchips!

All the deets:

popchips, the all-natural line of popped chips, invites snackers to pop into the sacramento street walgreens to meet san francisco giant’s centerfielder (and star snacker) andres torres, for an afternoon of autographs, photographs and snacking!

popchips will also host a ‘san fran fan contest’ inviting snack fanatics across the city to walgreens stores to take a photo in front of the popchips display and show their best fan face. snackers will need to post the photo to www.popchips.com/sanfranfan between june 1 and 22, then share with friends and fellow fans to gather the most votes. the fan with the most likes will win an ultimate san francisco game day prize package including two baseball jerseys & caps, an autographed baseball (signed by andres torres) and a year’s supply of popchips!

who: san francisco giant’s star centerfielder andres torres

what: popchips invites snackers to pop into the sacramento street walgreens to meet san francisco giant’s centerfielder (and star snacker) andres torres, for an afternoon of autographs, photographs and snacking!

when: monday, june 20, 2011

time: 12pm – 2pm

where: walgreens, 275 sacramento st. between davis and front st.

OMG, OMG Meet Andres Torres at Walgreens in the Financh on Monday! 275 Battery, Noon to 2:00PM

Friday, June 17th, 2011

That’s right, “torture comes to Walgreens” this Monday, June 20th, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM.

See you there!

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Thanks popchips!

All the deets:

popchips, the all-natural line of popped chips, invites snackers to pop into the sacramento street walgreens to meet san francisco giant’s centerfielder (and star snacker) andres torres, for an afternoon of autographs, photographs and snacking!

popchips will also host a ‘san fran fan contest’ inviting snack fanatics across the city to walgreens stores to take a photo in front of the popchips display and show their best fan face. snackers will need to post the photo to www.popchips.com/sanfranfan between june 1 and 22, then share with friends and fellow fans to gather the most votes. the fan with the most likes will win an ultimate san francisco game day prize package including two baseball jerseys & caps, an autographed baseball (signed by andres torres) and a year’s supply of popchips!

who: san francisco giant’s star centerfielder andres torres

what: popchips invites snackers to pop into the sacramento street walgreens to meet san francisco giant’s centerfielder (and star snacker) andres torres, for an afternoon of autographs, photographs and snacking!

when: monday, june 20, 2011

time: 12pm – 2pm

where: walgreens, 275 sacramento st. between davis and front st.

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!

Food Truck Town Hall Today. Plus, Haterz vs. Shills, It’s YelpWar! And, Cigarettes and Chips vs. JapaCurry Truck

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Item 1: Don’t miss the big, official Mobile Food Town Hall today. The BOMA, she has the deets:

“The Mobile Food Town Hall will be held on February 25, 2011 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Atrium Conference Room, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Click here or see our previous blog post, below, for more information.”

Will “concerns” be “addressed?” Oh hells yes! You can count on that…

Item 2:  Yelp can’t seem to be able to put down the current YelpWar taking place right here, right now. Check it:

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Now, what are the odds that three different people decided to join the Yelp all at the same time to post one-star reviews of the same old place? Pretty low, actually. Those are the haterz, they got riled up over the whole Second Street Food fight issue, one that just got picked up by the WSJ.

But what about the shills? Is it possible that someone with an ownership interest in already-poorly-rated Harvest & Rowe is posting multiple five-star reviews? (Would this be like writing an annual performance review of yourself for your boss to peruse? “I work well with others, all our great new ideas came from me…”)

Anyway, check it, a re-review from “Erin A” or somebody:

But surprisingly, the Yelp (or somebody) has already taken down the five-star re-review from earlier this month. (That’s pretty smart Yelp, if you can figure things out like that, srsly.)

Now, speaking of which, what’s up with Jose R? He just happens to loooooove the Harvest & Rowe but he’s just not into the highly-rated Mixt Greens, the hated competition of Harvest & Rowe. Isn’t that funny? These days, you just can’t tell who is behind what, huh?

Anyway, draw your own conclusions….

And Item 3: That recent bit in the Wall Street Journal quoted people from three bricks-and-mortar food purveyors on or around Second and Mission. Let’s meet them why not?

Here’s Muffins, Muffins:

The food trucks are a threat to us,” said Diane Tran, owner of Muffins, Muffins, a pastry and sandwich shop on Second Street and one of the restaurants that signed the police complaint against JapaCurry. “They park in front of us, take our customers and leave the truck running so we get the smell of gas and smoke in our shop. We wish they weren’t around here, because we don’t do well when they are.”

It’s easy to complain, huh? Point in fact, the JapaCurry truck has never parked in front of her business, seen here:

So, how can the owner of Muffins to the Second Power detect the smell of gas and smoke from one particular vehicle parked at least tens of yards away? Or maybe all that smoke is from her customers? Did she or somebody else before or does she or somebody else now want to sell cigarettes or something? Can’t quite tell:

(Hey, do you think the “E” in “E. Mar” stands for Eric? Well, it does! Hurray!)

She also sells the potato chips.

Here’s Sammy’s on Second. Do you think the owner would be able to tell if a food truck happened to be parked around the block on any particular day – do you think his sales of bags of potato chips go down due to all the potato chips that JapaCurry sells? (But JapaCurry doesn’t sell potato chips, see?)

And Tart to Tart, well that’s a chain, right? That’s a chain what sells potato chips ‘n stuff for lunch. (Is that your A-game, T to T?)

But what about all the popular places in the area? Are they whinging to the SFPD as well? Don’t know. But you’d think the more successful places might be too busy to hate ‘n stuff. I’d be curious to see a list of the aggrieved sometime.

All right, that’s it for now. Place nice and fly straight, people!

Angry Yelpers! Japacurry vs. Harvest & Rowe Foodfight Spills Over Into Yelp – Lots of One-Star Reviews Deleted

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

It’s YelpWar 2011!

Now, the way things were going, three-star-rated Harvest & Rowe was headed for 2.5 star territory last week until Yelp intervened over the weekend by deleting a mess of recent one-star reviews, some from quite experienced Yelpers.

See? There used to be 273, but loads just got cut:

Plenty of serious Yelpers don’t like this state of affairs one bit. See?

Apparently, you Yelpers aren’t allowed to give a one-star review just because you think the owner of some joint is acting unfairly.

But five-star shills, well, they can have a field-day:

Not too busy at H&R these days considering that this shot was a sunny day (think it was Monday) and it was at 12:30 PM, what should be smack in the middle of the lunch rush. Is the boycott taking effect or have people just moved on to highly-rated Mixt Greens and normally-rated Seller’s Markets over the past few years?

Anyway, all this fooferall is breaking the Yelp, which is supposed to be all about you actually going into a place and then giving your opinion.

But the blowback continues. Here’s a recent five-star review that wasn’t written by H&R owner Alison Rowe or one of her sympathizing friends. From Alex K:

“Wow! This place is great!
I’ve never actually eaten here.
I’m just curious if Yelp deletes fake 5-star reviews with the same alacrity that it goes after well-meaning 1-star reviews.”

See?

Oh well. How will Yelp deal with this rebellion? We’ll see.

If I were curious about getting people to like H&R more, I’d take heed of what these people are saying - does none of this criticism ring true? Maybe Japacurry has nothing to do with the success or failure of any given eight-year-old breakfast/lunch spot?

Maybe.

Now, Yelp HQ is “Appalled” By Horrible Alison Rowe’s Behavior – The Japacurry SoMA Food Truck Battle Continues

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Boy howdy, Yelp is getting irked by all the one star reviews going up for struggling Harvest & Rowe on Second Street. Check for the comment from Yelp HQ right here.

Apparently, Alison Rowe, the villain in this saga, is lawyering up and, somehow, it seems her fiend(s) and/or acquaintance(s) are acting to physically block the Japacurry Food Truck from parking in its legal spots on Second near Mission and on Mission near New Montgomery.

John Birdsall at SFoodie is all over this situation. So check it.

This was the scene yesterday afternoon when “Anna” just happened to park her “commercial vehicle” in the space where Japacurry belongs.

Will this drama continue today or will Alison’s legal advisor(s) have cooled things down?

Stay tooned…