Another Piece of Paper Confirms Nopa Serves Good Food [Awards Season]

by Andrew Dalton on June 23, 2010

Not content to let alt-weeklies have all the fun, Yuppie Glossy San Francisco (the magazine) has published their Reader’s Poll of the Best of the Bay Area 2010 and hey, guess what? Nopa (the restaurant) got a couple nods for Best Late-night bites and Best Place to Dine with a Crowd, which isn’t really all [...]


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Golden Gate Park Getting a Waffle Truck

by Andrew Dalton on June 23, 2010

EaterSF reports that Waffle Mania Waffle Truck-turned-Kiosk has been approved to set up another location in Golden Gate Park. Caroburger over at Eater is a little thin on the details, but apparently they’re going to operate out of a truck set up “near the museums”. So, at JFK Drive and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, then? [...]


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New Sidewalk Cafe at Fell & Divis

by Andrew Dalton on June 18, 2010

I’ve noticed this dirt-cheap hot dog offer in the past (which may or may not be related to the hot dog cart guy that hangs out in front of the Independent), but now they’ve got a table and chairs out in front of the convenience store at the 76 Station. Because if there’s one thing [...]


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Neighborhood Comings and Goings: Nooworks Out, El Rancho Grande In

by Andrew Dalton on May 30, 2010

First up, Nooworks – that adorable little shop of screenprinted tees and totes and such attached at the hip to Workshop announced in a blog post that they’re packing up and heading down to the Mission. While it’s always sad to see someone leave the neighborhood for the delusional glamor of Valencia Street, we have [...]


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Haight Street’s Smelliest Grocer Expanding

by Andrew Dalton on May 21, 2010

From EaterSF comes word that the Haight Street Market, that more-than-a-bodega-but-not-quite-a-grocery store establishment in the heart of Upper Sit/Lie Territory is expanding into Massawa next door. If that place wasn’t crunchy before, we can’t wait to see what becomes of it with double the square footage. Perhaps people will Sit/Lie amongst the vegetables? Park their [...]


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On the Corner’s Replacement Sneaks in a Soft Open, Still Needs a Name

by Andrew Dalton on May 21, 2010

Our man on the street Ben sent word this morning that the new coffee-and-sandwiches replacement for On the Corner opened it’s doors without much notice. The ABC license in the window is calling it Panini, and while the very excited woman I spoke to insisted they would be serving paninis, she did say they’re still [...]


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Popeye’s on Divis Catches Fire, $0.99 Two-Piece Tuesdays Canceled.

by Andrew Dalton on May 18, 2010

So this just happened. About seven fire trucks and various squad cars showed up on Divis while smoke poured out the doors of Popeye’s. Seemed a bit excessive since there were no massive grease-fueled towers of fire involved, but I imagine places like that are equipped to keep that shit contained to the kitchen. SFFD [...]


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Papalote & Poleng Bring Back Chicken Adobo Burritos for One Afternoon Only

by Andrew Dalton on April 26, 2010

Remember way back in October of ‘09 when Papalote joined forces with Poleng to bring you Chicken Adobo MexiPino (Mexican + Filipino, duh) Burritos? Well, they’re back on a TwitterOnlySecretSpecial this Saturday from 11 – 3pm* says one-half of the Escobedo brothers in a tweet today. No details on if you’ll need a super secret [...]


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Expanding Divisadero’s Pizza Horizons

by Andrew Dalton on April 13, 2010

Yesterday, homegirl Tablehopper got so excited that a new pizza place was opening in the former home of Metro Kathmandu that she could hardly wait to get out a proper internet email blog about it. But she did tweet some hints and EaterSF filled in the rest of the details. Some lady who makes [...]


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Actual Street Food Makes it to the Neighborhood

by Andrew Dalton on April 6, 2010

This guy with a hot dog cart keeps popping up in front of The Independent on busy nights, presumably to sell foot-longs to Umphreys McGee/STS9 Bros. Last night he was out slinging tube steaks to all the people who rolled in to catch the NCAA Championship/Fantastic Mr. Fox. (Sidenote: Yes, please, on more sporting events [...]


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