Posts Tagged ‘southern’

Gluten-Free + Southern + Breakfast & Brunch = GREASE BOX, an Icon of North Oakland

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Yelp is polarized:

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Hurray! The Memphis Minnie’s “Big Pig” Van is Back on the Road, After Being “Destroyed” in a Giants Victory Riot on Haight

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Remember when our San Francisco Giants won the World Series the time before last?

It was back in 2010. Good times. I celebrated by climbing on top of the Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint And Smokehouse Ford van parked on the street in the Lower Haight.

There I was, looking fierce bouncing up and down in my little black dress and orange pumps, along with bunch of other people.* We few, we Band of Brothers, we Baseball Furies.

Anyway, as the above link to Haighteration shows, the Big Pig, she got messed up.

But here she is back on the road in 2013, wavy roof panels and all:

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I don’t know, I think this ride is worth more than it would have been without the battle scars from aught-ten.

I think this rig is now a historic artifact worthy of preservation.

Keep on keeping on, Memphis Minnie’s.

*Oh, not really. Actually, after watching on a friend’s big screen (’cause I don’t I have cable ’cause I want the Comcast monopoly to die die die) I had to ride my bike on up to Pac Heights. The city was electric, all over, not just in the Mission and in the Haights.

Build It And They Will Come: Gigantic Murphy Windmill Once Again Rises Above the Trees of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

See?

(Looks like something a cult would build…)

This thing is huge. Look for it in the southwest corner of the park:

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Views From The Thicket has the deets.

Will this work be completed by the end of summer?

Will the Murphy Windmill eventually become a restaurant?

We’ll see.

Oh, and here’s the view from inside from a half-decade back. Spooky.

Bon Courage, Moulin à Vent du Murphy!

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?

OMG, Free BBQ at Memphis Minnie’s Today Until 6:00 PM – Their Tenth Anniversary – A Feast in the Lower Haight

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

As you no doubt learned from Haighteration (your one-stop source for all news of the Lower Haight) earlier today, Memphis Minnie’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Smoke House is giving away free BBQ to celebrate 10 years of doing bidness in Le Haight Inférieur.

Drop by at 576 Haight Street betwixt Fillmore and Steiner before 6:00 PM today, October 26th, 2010, to get in on the fun.

Join the party!

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Not so sure about the sandwich part – there was no bread early on, but there are greens and fries and free drinks and all kinds of pork. Pork pork pork!

Manny, Moe and Jack are awaiting your arrival:

Bon Anniversaire, Memphis Minnie!

Brenda’s French Soul Food is Still Packing Them in for Brunch on Polk

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

After 798 reviews on Yelp, Brenda’s French Soul Food is still doing land office business at 652 Polk right next to the H&H Laundromat betwixt Eddy and Turk in the gritty Tenderloin. 

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Couldn’t get in the place myself, but here’s the menu for you to check out. Click to expand.

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Not too pricey, anyway. 

Join the crowd, why not?

The Charming Historical Street Cars of San Francisco’s Embarcadero

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

This is what rush hour looks like on San Francisco’s famous Embarcadero waterfront road.

These electric trolleys operated by MUNI are from all over the world.

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via Whole Wheat Toast

A Pacific Electric Railway Red Car Trolley on the Streets of San Francisco

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

San Francisco’s MUNI has it’s very own Pacific Electric Railway Red Car, #1061. The Red Car system of Los Angeles County died out, as detailed in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, so the Market Street Railway decided to re-use the red-and-orange paint scheme as an homage. 

This particular PCC railcar was never in L.A. It spent most of its life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The real El Lay vehicles were double ended – this one has a front and a rear.

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No matter, people love it anyway. Look for it on Market Street’s F-Line.