Posts Tagged ‘wharf’

“PRANCE – SATURDAY, MAY 26, 222 Hyde” – Wow, a Great Flyer Spotted in the Western Addition on Divisadero

Friday, May 18th, 2012

It’s arresting is what it is.

Let’s hope The Artist Formerly Known doesn’t find out about this:

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The Coked-Up Cruise Ships of San Francisco’s Pier 35 South – A Recent Bust for Cocaine Up in Fishermans Wharf

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The P&O* Cruises Aurora was just in town up near Fishermans Wharf at Pier 35 South for part of her 2012 World Cruise.

But three of the passengers on this ship got busted for blow, deets here.

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*Peninsular and Oriental

That Hulking Cruise Ship at the End of the Street – MV Aurora Graces San Francisco, Briefly – Next Stop: Hilo, Hawaii

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The P&O* Cruises Aurora was just in town up near Fishermans Wharf at Pier 35 South for part of her 2012 World Cruise.

(Man, it must be tough running a cruise ship, with all the passengers having nothing to do on around-the-world trips except colluding on class-action lawsuits.)

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Anyway, Bon Voyage, Aurora!

*Peninsular and Oriental

Family Fun for the Holidays: Going Crabbing at Torpedo Wharf Under the Golden Gate Bridge for Free – No Permits Required

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Why, this bucolic scene almost looks like Mayberry, R.F.D., excepting for the famous bridge up high.

Check it:

You can legally fish or crab without a license at Torpedo Wharf at the west end of Crissy Field. Look for posted regulations.”

Them’s crabbers down there, that’s what they are, those West End girls and boys

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It’s easy to get started.

All the deets.

“This Is Going On YouTube, Baby!” – Two South African Tourists are Delighted by the Shoplifters of Fishermans Wharf

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Via Bluoz, here it is.

“These people are thieves…”

OMG, You Gotta Go See Teatro Zinzanni Before It Leaves Us to Make Way for that Money-Losing America’s Cup 2013

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Here’s how you know when a relationship over, when your supposed beau says something like:

“I’d be happy to introduce you to other men not in this immediate area, or facilitate a conversation with men in the City, or perhaps a matchmaking service. I’ll email you their phone number or something.”

That’s it, it’s over, baby. HJNTIY.

So imagine how the hard-working people at highly-rated Teatro Zinzanni feel about their coming eviction to make way for the NASCAR-esque, tradition-be-damned America’s Cup 2013, aka Larry Ellison’s boat race.

Here’s what the Port of San Francisco is saying about the sitch:

We’d be happy to show them locations that are not in this immediate area, or facilitate a conversation with other city departments or commercial real estate agents.”

Or, in other words, GO TO HELL.

Anyway, put Teatro Zinzanni at the top of your Bucket List right now, before it goes away.

Ooh, backstage:

Ooh, bobbles!

To sum up:

Boo, America’s Cup Eurotrash

Yay, Teatro Zinzanni


Decorative Rocks Sure Make It Tough to Ride a Bike Down the Middle of the Embarcadero

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Man, these rocks sure make for a bumpy ride.

Whoever put them it ought to get fired.

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In the middle of the road,
Is my private cul de sac.
I can’t get from the cab to the curb,
Without some little jerk on my back,
Don’t harass me kid,
Can’t you tell I’m going home, I’m tired as hell,
I’m not the cat I used to be,
I’ve got a kid, I’m thirty-three baby.
Get in the road.
Come on now,
In the middle of the road.

15th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival a Huge Success Under the Pouring Sun

Monday, September 13th, 2010

If you’re into chocolate and free swag, then the 15th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival would have been for you.

The line for a Kara’s Cupcakes mini-cupcake from their iconic truck was just insane on both days. Kara’s was the first exhibitor to run out of goods and it happened fairly quickly. Oh well.

Anyway, see the photos, and take a look at this full trip report from Garky Eats and/or Ewok1993

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The wait for Kara’s might have gotten up to 15 minutes for a while there on Sunday. They had a sign denoting the flavors on the truck for part of the time anyway…

Liquid choco with Bailey’s:

And wouldn’t you just love a bangle full of mini-macaroons? Of course the macaroon is The New Cupcake, don’t you know.

See you next year!

15th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Continues Today, Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Our 15th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival continues today until 5:00 PM.

Get all the deets about this year’s effort at Chowhound, where you’ll learn how Kara’s Cupcakes, The Cheesecake Guy, Tea-Infused Chocolates and GudFud marshmallows performed yesterday.

So, get on up there to Beach and Larkin where they’ll soon be selling tickets. The SF Romance Travel Examiner(!) hasn’t steered you wrong yet, am I right?

Imagine this says “15th Annual” and it’ll save us both some trouble:

“YOU MAY PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE EVENT AT THE CORNER OF BEACH & LARKIN STREETS BEGINNING AT NOON ON SUNDAY”

See you there.

Ana Mandara
Be A Gourmet
Biscotti Di Suzy
Bo’s Best Pancakes
The Bread Project
Café-Razzi
Carolyn Tillie Designs
CC Made
Ciao Bella Gelato
Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon
Delise Dessert Café
Desserts On Us, Inc.
Earth Friendly Distilling Co.
Eat My Love For You
The Frosting Queens
Funky Monkey
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Gingerbread House Estate
Goodytwos Toffee Company
Granola Gourmet Energy Bars
GUDFUD
Infinite SF
Kara’s Cupcakes
Leadbetter’s Bake Shop
Leonidas Fresh Belgian Chocolate
Lori’s Diner
McCormick & Kuleto’s
Organic Pastures Dairy Company
Project Open Hand
Plumeria Flours
Reuschelle’s Cheesecakes
Skinny Water
Sterling Confections
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Sweet
The Tea Room
Youngs Brewery

A Huge Success: San Francisco Sunday Streets 2010 Debuts on the Embarcadero

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Sunday Streets 2010 kicked off yesterday – it’s maturing as an event, so now it seems more organic and “natural,” similar to something like Critical Masswhich just sort of happens without a whole bunch of organization. Of course, shutting down the Embarcadero northbound involves a lot of people and organization ‘n stuff, but you didn’t see volunteers and the SFPD all over the place yesterday the way you did at Sunday Streets in the past.

Here‘s what it looked like.

These people from Ing Er Land were busking away like champs at the Northern Terminus of SS in Fisherperson’s Wharf. For a little while, they appeared to be the main attraction, but it was hard to tell if they were an official part of the festivities. Walking on a rubber ball with your sister Sporty Spice on your back:

But let’s start at the beginning of the day, when the combination of Sunday Streets and St. Patrick’s Day festivities totally pwned our pathetic, slow-on-the-uptake MUNI bus service, once again. MUNI Denial, stage four, Acceptance:  

But now we’re back on the Embarc, where shutterbugs can always get a friendly tow:

And where kids can ride a carousel contraption…

…powered by cyclists:

And here’s local reactionary and sensational writer Matt Smith at the helm:

TCHO Chocolate gave out free samples to the throngs:

Cheers for this tyke who made the best of his defective parasitic bike:

And it wouldn’t be a Sunday Streets without seeing RollerSoccer’s Kizzle and ZachDaddy putting on a display:

and seeing the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s Dan Tan-Nguyen ‘s 7-seat bike rolling along:

The next SS will be in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway near Ocean Beach – it’ll be on April 11 and in conjunction with 1000 Cities, 1000 Lives.

See you there!