Posts Tagged ‘vietnamese’

Don’t Ever Change, Costco: SUPERGA Shoes, the “People’s Shoes of Italy,” are Made in, Of Course, Vietnam

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I don’t see how SUPERGA can boast about being the “People’s Shoe’s of Italy” whilst selling old-school kicks actually made in Vietnam.


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Now the Italian brollies at Costco are different – they’re actually made in Italy.

But they kind of suck.

And they cost $100.

Oh well.

Cold Busted: SFPD Arrests Sexual Assault Suspect Just Two Weeks Before Statute of Limitations Bar

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Nine years and something months later, the SFPD makes an arrest:

11-103 Posted Date: 9/27/2011

The San Francisco Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail Cold Case Unit made an arrest in a 10 year old sexual assault case. The incident occurred on November 6, 2001 in San Francisco, CA and the suspect was arrested on September 26, 2011 in San Jose, CA. The victim in this incident was offered a ride from the Mission District to her home. The three suspects then drove with the victim to Golden Gate Park and parked their car in an isolated dark area of the park were they sexually assaulted and robbed her. The victim was then ordered out of the suspect vehicle and had to flag down a passing motorist for assistance.

Due to the diligent work of the Sex Crimes Unit and Violence Reduction Team, in addition to the advent in today’s technology, the San Francisco Police Department was able to identify the suspect as Vinh Q. Chung, Vietnamese, Male, 10/26/1981. Chung was taken into custody at his home by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Violent Reduction Team. He is currently being held at the County Jail in lieu of 5 million dollars bail.” 

How about that?

Huge Vietnamese Website Rips Off San Francisco Photographer David Yu, Again

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Here’s the thing – Vietnam ranks pretty low on the list of places you generally need to worry about. Of course they’ve sent people to California to spy on us, but so has our good buddy Russia and a host of others and I’m sure America has spies over there in Hanoi as well, and S,S,S,S,Saigon too, or whatever they’re calling it these days. Fine.

But here’s a minor beef. Seems that a big .vn website, one with traffic greater than anyway, has no qualms about reposting a bunch of photos from Flickr after stripping copyright info.

Thusly. That’s not fair use, Dan Tri. You know, all that bay arean David Yu wants to do is add color to our lives, so it’s bad form to piss him off, right?

A typical kind of shot from DavidYuWeb:

Used with persimmon.

Should we expect more from huge profitable MSM websites operating out of our sister city?


The Bay Area’s Best Chinese Restaurants, Per the Top100 Awards for 2010

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Via Tim at and, ultimately, Brittney Gilbert, who catalogs interesting bay area-related blog posts for CBS5, comes news of the 2010 Top100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards straight out of Las Vegas, NV.

How did the bay area do? Well, You Make The Call. San Francisco’s Ana Mandara placed highest in our vicinity. (Isn’t this mostly a Vietnamese place? Yes. How does that square? I don’t know.)

No matter, the polarizing Panda Country Kitchen on Geary is also on the list – possibly worth checking out based upon the name alone.  

Pork belly, pork belly, pork belly from AM:

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Your bay area winners:

Top 100 Overall Excellence Winners (USA)

Ana Mandara 891 Beach St. San Francisco CA

Chef Chu’s 喜福居 1067 N San Antonio Rd. Los Altos CA

Cheung Hing Chinese Restaurant 祥兴烧腊小馆 2339 Noriega St. San Francisco CA

Moonstar Restaurant月星宮 383 Gellert Blvd. Daly City CA

New China Delight 百家宴酒家 360 Castro St. Mountain View CA 

Panda Country Kitchen五粮液 4737 Geary Blvd. San Francisco CA

Vip Coffee & Cake Shop 嘉賓閣 671 Broadway San Francisco CA

Full list after the jump.


Recession? San Francisco’s Little Saigon Invites You to Lunch

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

San Francisco’s newest, littlest neighborhood, Little Saigon, would like you to come on over to Larkin Street for lunch, why not? There’s no special promotion going on right now, but you can get good food for not so much money 365 days a year.

See what Yelp has to say and then head out.

The entrance to LS, complete with a greeter:

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Things sure are busy at Lee’s Sandwiches – you can start an argument by talking about this joint, but it certainly is popular at lunchtime.

See you there!

Update, from the people: Wrap Delight, Larkin near Golden Gate, has great banh mi sandwiches.  A lot of people swear by Saigon up the street, but I find Wrap Delight a little better.  And they’re like $2.50. Definitely better than Lee’s.  I went there once.  Doesn’t compare.”

San Francisco’s Little Saigon is Open for Business

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Check it out – a busload of touristas passing through the newly installed “gate” of Little Saigon on Larkin Street. Almost like Chinatown, huh?

Thus spaketh San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly:

“These pillars will attract some attention and foot traffic to Little Saigon”

Looks like that’s all working out, and without the rancor that they’re having down in San Jose.