Posts Tagged ‘spork’

Forlorn, 2.5 Yelp-Starred Western Addition Taco Bell/KFC is Now Beloved, 4.5-Starred JANE THE BAKERY

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Can you see the fast food traces, like the blackened KFC Bucket on the left or the Taco Bell bell on the awning on the right?

Anyway, it’s JANE THE BAKERY now. (It’s just like ALICE THE RADIO STATION or TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, non? And it reminds me of SPORK, which wore its Valencia Street Taco Bell heritage proudly, back in the day.)

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The Yelp-ers seem to love it.

Perhaps you yourself will form a Jane’s Addiction soon…

“1881 Geary Boulevard at Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 658-7971

Open daily from

See you there!

The Greenest Thing You’ll Ever Eat Can Be Found at Bushi Tei Restaurant in Japantown

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011


That’s pretty green, huh?

I think it’s celery something, but they change the menu so much I can’t find the name of this starter online:

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And oh yes, please don’t steal their unique chopsticks, no matter how tempted you might become…

The World’s Most-Stolen Chopsticks Can Be Found at Bushi-Tei on Post in Japantown – Plus, Handmade Pocky!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Oh dear, I guess Carolyn Alburger already posted a photo of those famous Bushi-Tei chopsticks, you know, the ones so unique that high-end diners swipe them. So, I’m not really adding anything here:

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(Honestly, I missed the photo that she posted. Don’t know how that happened…)

Darn, this means that I’m just another free-loading internet wantrepreneur, another aggregator.

So, I guess alls that left to do is send out a misleading, hyped-up, SEO-optimized, Huffington Post-style Tweet and then I’ll watch the $$$ roll in…

No, I can’t do it! I gots to add value before this post is done.

Let’s see here, Bushi Tei’s chopsticks look like Harry Potter wands, like mini-Elderwands. (There, I’ve started the rise from mere internet wantrepreneur, mere aggregator, up to the lofty perch of blogger, of content creator. Hurray! Whew, that was close.)

But wait, there’s more.

OMG, handmade Pocky!

“Chocolate Pot de Creme – Blackberry and Elderflower: Handmade Pocky” by Pastry Chef Yuko Fujii:

These Pockies are the cutest things I’ve seen since those mini choco burgers that Spork gives you to ease the pain right at the time you realize you dropped $80-something at a revamped KFC. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. And, last I heard, their Original Recipe Pull Apart Rolls with whipped honey butter and sea salt are still free, price on the menu is listed as $0.00. Hurray! Oh yes, please don’t steal Spork’s hefty, metal, straight-outta-Pusan sporks neither.)

I was going to save these Pockies for another post, but I sure don’t want anybody to call me the “A-word.”

Anyway, bushi tei is swinging for the fences up there on Post Street – I mean, they had a Michelin star(!) for a while, right? (And let me tell you, you won’t find too many of those in District 5, let me tell you.)

And now, bushi-tei has a new chef, I understand, so who knows what the future will bring.


The Famous Pikachu of Spork Restaurant on Valencia

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Yelp-rated Spork restaurant on Valencia in the Mission keeps packing them in. Why’s that? 

In part, this joint’s success is due to its famous Pikachu.

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Keep a look out for them.

The Hanging Plastic Sculptures of San Francisco: Knife-Fork-Spoon, 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

This artistic masterpiece is hanging above San Francisco.

(Where are the Sporks?)

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Sadly, the artiste is unavailable for comment.

Irregardless, this piece is a wonderful contribution to the utensil oeuvre

Wonderful Spork Restaurant on Valencia is Highly Amusing

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Spork restaurant at 1058 Valencia near 21st in the Mission was new last year, but there have been some changes since then so let’s take a look, why not.

PAUL REIDINGER over at the Bay Guardian did an excellent job with his review – check here. Now you’re on the trolley.

Zagat Online has some photos, but their sample menu seems a tad out of date. (This menu here is au courant) Find out if Zagat’s “SporkLover” likes Spork by clicking here. Surprised?

You’ll see the dishes after the jump. Everything was uniformly good and they have a nice beer menu, but some people think the prices might be a bit on the high side.

Regardless, you owe it to yourself to check out this refurbished KFC at least once. It’s highly amusing.  


Photos of the food, yes food porn, after the jump.