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The Tadich Grill, Gene Upshaw, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” the Napa Valley Wine Train, CW Nevius, Yelp, and Willie Brown

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

All right, here’s your background.

And here’s what’s new, via right-of-center columnist CW Nevius. Now you’re up-to-speed.

The new DC location for the Tadich probably won’t make it, sorry, but let’s look at the Frisco joint.

Like literally – can you see the Financh behind a very smoky DC-8 in this shot from 1967, the year the Tadich found its current home? Sure.

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That’s a still from Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, with Sidney Portier. So, this movie was huge back in 1967, back when some(?) of the current(?) owners were what, in their twenties? Wonder what they thought of this flick – they couldn’t have missed all the commotion over it, that’s for sure.

So this is what San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is saying:

“Every tourist should go there. I have been going there for 20-30 years.”

Oh, OK. That’s funny.

And then there’s this:

“In my opinion, they need to clean up their intra-family relationships,” he said. “And do it quickly. If they don’t they are going to be riding the Wine Train.”

I was wondering how this bit from CWNevius could/would turn into a source greaser/beat sweetener and here it is. Willie Brown wants attorney / underling / minion Joaquin McCoy(sp?) to make $4 million(!) off of an out-of-county business and Willie’s doing his best to help that along. OK. (Of course, if the Tadich were in Napa and the wine train were in Frisco, then his positions would be entirely the opposite, but oh well.)

(And I don’t think you can compare the two situations. IMO, this is a serious blow for the Tadich empire – the Wine Train thing is a nothingburger compared to this.*)

Reading down we get to this, where journalist Nevius lets columnist Nevius chirp up:

“And at 23, she was young. Any parent would be concerned.”

Uh NOPE! Actually, some parents would not be so “concerned” IRL. Oh, maybe Nevius wrote an opinion column after all. (Why wouldn’t the Chron use a reporter to report what the daughter is saying? Mmmm…)

I’ll tell you, our Tadich Grill is fully radioactive now. What the half-life will be, well, we’ll see…

*Would I have kicked them off the train? NOPE. Would I have complained about them in the first place? NOPE. Would I myself would have gotten so loud as to disturb others? NOPE. Would I have driven three hours back and forth to Napa for the privilege of riding any sort of wine-related train? NOPE. Such a killjoy am I.

PEOPLE HATE US ON YELP! – How to Track the Tadich Grill “Racism Scandal” via Yelp – A Downward Spiral

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Well, it didn’t take long, after this got published yesterday:

Style, Lonnae O’Neal: Terri Upshaw says she had to choose between family and love

Now I didn’t read the bit myself, but I can see the headline – and it’s not even promising you the full truth of the story. It’s only saying what the daughter says, and that’s enough, in’nt?

So here you go, falling stars – make a wish:

DC Location, Recommended

DC Location, Not Recommended

SF Location, Recommended

SF Location, Not Recommended

(I don’t think you can easily get to this info on a mobile device, just saying. I couldn’t anyway.)

The Tadich Grill Reopened Today for Lunch, As If the Fire Never Occurred

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

See? About a dozen or so early birds were knocking on the door of the Tadich Grill this morning, looking for a meaty lunch despite yesterday’s dramatic flue fire. (For some reason, the MSM has this fire at 11:20 AM, but in fact it was on, manifestly, at 11:00 AM.  This particular mistake is trivial, but typical. Once one MSMer makes an error and that error gets past an editor (and why wouldn’t it, really?), it’s as if it were etched in stone, forever unchangeable, enshrined, perpetual. Oh well.)

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What will they have? Today’s updated menu is already posted: 


They’re still serving, so get on over to 240 Cal and check it out, why not?

San Francisco’s Unsinkable Tadich Grill – Set to Open for Lunch after Yesterday’s Fire

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

This was the scene in the Financial District yesterday as a woodburning stove at the historic Tadich Grill went all haywire and started a smoky fire at 11:00 AM. (Mas o menos, you know it was about a minute either way from 11:00 AM when people started calling 911, certainly not “11:21 AM,” but oh well.)

Check it at news outlet SFist. But, what’s this? The Tadich is re-opening today at 11:00 AM? Well toute le monde will probably show up for lunch based upon the free advertising the fire provided. (Just like at the R&G Lounge after St. Anthony Bourdain’s recent visit. It pays to get free advertising, non?)

It was hard to tell at first how big this fire would get:

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Here’s a close-up through some tinted windows showing the flue fire looking more like a smokeless Olympic Flame:

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And here the interior après le feu. Not bad, huh?

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After a brief closure…

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…the Tadich should be open for business again soon.

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Good luck Tadich Grill!