Posts Tagged ‘whole foods’

Haight Street Whole Foods Offers Tiny “Charlie Brown-Ass” Christmas Trees for Sale – “Elf Trees” They’re Called

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

I believe the quote proffered by a passerby / loiterer was “sorry Charlie Brown-ass Christmas trees.”

At first I thought they were $30, but now I see that they’re just $20, which is fair enough, I suppose.*

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They sell bigger Christmas trees as well.

Hey, will WF’s tree sale cut down on sales at longstanding tree lots?

Oh yes.

Anyway, Merry Christmas!

*Maybe I’ll buy one, we’ll see.

Upper Market Boomtown – This is a Fairly Large Building for the Area, Non? The Former S&C Ford Goes Condo

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The view at Dolores and Market these days:

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ZOMG, the Sumo Fruit are Here Again! – Called Dekopon in Japan, Hallabong in Korea – Sweetest Citrus in the World

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The sweetest citrus in the world, Sumo aka Dekopon デコポン aka Hallabong 한라봉, has just hit town, and for just the second time in history.

Get all the deets from last year’s Los Angeles Times. Check it:

“I’ve tasted more than 1,000 varieties of citrus, and to me the Dekopon is the most delicious.”

And now in 2012, they even have these special mandarin oranges in New York City.

Respect! These things could turn into a bigger seasonal food fad than those fictitious Mackinaw peaches. The Mackinaw peaches, Jerry! The Mackinaw peaches!

Dekapons as seen at the new Whole Foods Haight Ashbury last year – they’re back at WF this year but without the cardboard flats:

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It’s the biggest mandarin you’ll ever see, per the Berkeley Bowl.

Yes they’re big, yes they’re ugly, yes they’re pricey, but they’re super sweet

Its like having a circus in your mouth.

But get ‘em fast, cause they’ll be all gone by next month.

Enjoy.

Don’t Mess With Texas: That New Whole Foods at Haight and Stanyan Appears to be Doing Remarkably Well

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Let’s see here, Texas-based Whole Foods came to town a while back and (finally) managed to buy off the local NIMBY-types, then got on with construction last year, and then withstood the peanut gallery and then opened up in February and then withstood the curious crowds and then got in on the sumo fruit craze.

But still, some carp.

Anyway, check out the cleanest, graffiti-free wall in the Haight – this is the south side of the building. It’s amazingly free of tagging. Perhaps area youth have respekt for the WF? Perhaps the wall is coated with Teflon?

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Now, speaking of carp, this graffiti fish on a neighboring property remains, the last I saw:

But that’s OK.

So, as stated, That New Whole Foods at Haight and Stanyan Appears to be Doing Remarkably Well.

(Why did we have to have this property sit empty for all those years?)

OMG, the McDonalds “Dollar Menu” Has Returned to Haight Ashbury – McDoubles for All, Hurray!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Remember back in the day, back last year in 2010 when the Hippie Hill McDonalds at the West End of Haight Ashbury on Stanyan got rid of its Dollar Menu, per Will “Big Daddy” Kane and Eric Thomas of KGO-TV?*

Well, the Tea Partiers nationwide had a field day with that one. And the “homeless veterans” and runaway teens, well they didn’t appreciate that price increase one bit.

But it’s all different now.

I first noticed when I was acting as a lookout for my friends who were shoplifting at the new Whole Foods Upper Haight – I could see a sign on the Micky D’s across the street that’s all “4 MEALS UNDER $3.**” See?

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And I thought, well, that’s sounds like a pretty good deal, wonder if they brought back the Dollar Menu. Well, check it:

So, as of June 2011 anyway, you can enjoy the Great Recession Dollar Menu at McDonalds.

That means that they’ll add a patty to your $1.09 Cheeseburger and then lower the price to boot – that’s the Miracle of the McDouble.

Hurray!

Let’s hope they’ll still have the Dollar Menu running at the next Haight Ashbury Street Fair:

Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11 am until 5:30 pm

*Per KGO, this store is located at Haight and “Canyon.”

**Apparently, that sign has been up there for the duration, since last year at least, To me, a $2.99 meal deal and the Dollar Menu go hand-in-hand, but I guess I was mistaken about that. (Your McDonald’s manager/ownerfeels that s/he should get about $7 per customer on average so can you imagine how offensive your order for three McDoubles to go is? It’s highly, highly offensive…)

Grand Opening of Haight Street Market on May 6th a Huge Success – And There’s the Whole Foods Right Up the Street, Too

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The highly-rated Haight Street Market‘s recent expansion into a neighboring parcel was celebrated with a Grand Opening on Friday. Check it:

“PARTY TIME PEOPLE!!!!! Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday May 6th at 9am. Yea i know we have been open for a while but we always need a excuse to party. Try to come out and see whats new in the Haight. We will be serving samples from the cafe and deli. All day event but the ribbon cutting will be at 9am. Low prices on many items, YES that includes beer & wine!!!!!!”

Not sure about the low prices – I’ll have to investigate some time.

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Anyway, Bon Courage, Un Plus Grand Marché de Haight Street!

ZOMG, the Sumo Fruit are Here! – Called Dekopon in Japan, Hallabong in Korea – The Sweetest Citrus in the World!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The sweetest citrus in the world, Sumo aka Dekopon デコポン aka Hallabong 한라봉, has just hit town, and for the first time in history.

Get all the deets from last week’s Los Angeles Times. Check it:

“I’ve tasted more than 1,000 varieties of citrus, and to me the Dekopon is the most delicious.”

Respect! These things could turn into the bigger seasonal food fad than those Mackinaw peaches.

Dekaopons as seen at the new Whole Foods Haight Ashbury:

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It’s the biggest mandarin you’ll ever see, per the Berkeley Bowl.

Yes they’re sweet, yes they’re big, yes they’re ugly, yes they’re pricey.

But get them fast, cause they’ll be all gone by next month.

Enjoy.

That New Whole Foods in Haight Ashbury is Actually Working Pretty Good Already

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Well, looks as if Whole Foods is doing fine in the 94117 these days since opening last week. Everybody seems happy and the long-promised free samples are flowing like what you’d see at Costco on a Saturday afternoon. Take a peek, why not?
 
But what’s this, the everyday price for a can of black beans is less than a dollar? Quelle surprise!
 
Now, here’s a scene you’ll just have to get used to: an aging, go-to-hell Volvo blocking a new Toyota Prius on Stanyan while waiting to get into the lot:

But three parking lot attendants (seems a bit overstaffed but whatever) and a uniformed security guard seemed to have things under control when I dropped by. 
 
(Shoplifters will have a tougher time practicing their craft at this super as compared to the predecessor, one might guess)
 
Bon Courage Whole Foods Haight Ashbury!

Wake and Bake, Frisco Style – Hippie Season Starts Early in Golden Gate Park

Friday, February 18th, 2011

A communal smoke cloud is just what the millionaire NIMBYs of the NoPA and SoPA don’t want to see every AM in the Panhandle, but this is the scene these days.

To get revenge for this kind of thing, the NIMBYs complain to their fellow millionaire RPD Boardmembers and that’s how we lost the harmless Panhandle Bandshell.

Oh well.

Hippie Jam Fest 2005 II:

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And BTW, The Nevius, Supermarket Does Not Signal a New Day in the Haight.

Haight Ashbury Whole Foods’ Good Food Celebration a Huge Success – Graffiti All Cleaned Up – Opening Feb 16th

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

La Cocina’s Global to Local Food Festival went off today without a hitch at the Stanyan Street parking lot of our soon-to-open Whole Foods Upper Haight.

Check it. No millionaire NIMBYs in this particular shot, but they were out in force today. (They’s everywhere.)

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Sadly, beer imbibers were walled off from the rest of the crowd:

But look! Almost all of the graffiti is gone:

Wet paint, indeed.

All’s that’s left to do is count the days until the Feb. 16th Grand Opening.

Bon Courage, WFHA!