Multiple First Looks at Ragazza

by Andrew Dalton on September 20, 2010

Obviously the most exciting thing about finding out a new restaurant opened in your neighborhood is being the first person to check in there on Foursquare. After that, the second most exciting thing is probably being the first to review it on Yelp. But definitely more exciting than actually eating somewhere is seeing pictures of [...]


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Dispatches from PARK(ing) Day Parklet on Fell Street.

by Andrew Dalton on September 17, 2010

As we mentioned yesterday today is PARK(ing) Day, where a bunch of people around the city will be occupying parking spaces in the name of reclaiming public green space, etc, etc. We could sit around and declare this a Bike People vs. Car People thing or whatever, but at the end of the day, it [...]


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“Sustainable Brewpub” Coming to 1785 Fulton; Ragazza Finally Opening This Week.

by Andrew Dalton on September 17, 2010

Some useful information actually came out of last night’s NOPNA meeting, namely a couple of updates on some of the vacant restaurant spaces around the neighborhood:
First, was the announcement from Ivan Hopkinson – formerly of the Beach Chalet – has broken out on his own to create Fulton Street Brewpub, which he described as a [...]


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Minutes from a Neighborhood Association Meeting

by Andrew Dalton on September 17, 2010

Last night, Aggressive Panhandler inadvertently attended a North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association meeting when the group swarmed in to Oasis Cafe where I happened to be taking advantage of their $2 happy hour. (I guess they’re no longer feeling their usual method of communicating via mass Facebook messages, because no one alerted me.)
Anyway, in the [...]


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Nopa Sends Their Servers to the Farm with “Completing the Circle” Program

by Andrew Dalton on September 16, 2010

Add this one to the long list of things that makes San Francisco SUPER COOL and AWESOMELY PRETENTIOUS at the same time. Paolo over on Inside Scoop points us to an article on the front cover of today’s Datebook about our favorite place to eat locally-sourced rabbit legs and wait for Sean Penn to grace [...]


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Actual Parklet (Temporarily) Coming to Fell Street for PARK(ing) Day Tomorrow.

by Andrew Dalton on September 16, 2010

Remember that time some people tried to create a park at the Arco station at Fell and Divisadero? The fact that I still had to dodge motorists in the bike lane on Fell yesterday tells me that those Fix Fell folks haven’t made a whole lot of progress (although not for lack of trying – [...]


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Who Eats at El Rancho Grande?

by Andrew Dalton on September 6, 2010

El Rancho Grande moved in to 855 Divis a couple months back to (finally) fill the void left by B’s BBQ almost a year ago, but we’ve been too busy getting high on Papalote Salsa to wander in to the brightly-lit taco joint with the cartoonish signage. It’s been getting decent reviews on Yelp, and [...]


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The New York Times Thinks You Dress Like a Gardener

by Andrew Dalton on September 3, 2010

From yesterday’s Fashion Diary article on The Tribes of San Francisco (emphasis ours):
“It’s not like New York, where people are ripping style and look so-put-together or so even great not-so-put-together,” said Chris Deegan, the sommelier at the chef Laurence Jossel’s much-ballyhooed restaurant Nopa. And it is true that on a Friday night at Nopa the [...]


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Senn Penn Hiding Out in NYC, Dressed as Robert Smith

by Andrew Dalton on September 1, 2010

Vulture Reports that the elusive Sean Penn is in New York and our first reaction was: he must be evading that Ike Turner he’s got on the board at Madrone. Why else would he be dressed as Robert Smith?
Turns out, copping The Cure frontman’s signature look is part of his character for an upcoming movie [...]


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BREAKING SALSA NEWS: Papalote’s Salsa to Hit Shelves in 2010

by Andrew Dalton on August 31, 2010

What you’re looking at right there is 60 gallons of Papalote’s famous salsa. The recipe that launched a thousand Yelp reviews, if you will. The very same recipe that sent Bobby Flay and his bullshit green burrito packing on that episode of Throwdown.
The sheer quantity of salsa is so great that the Escobedo Brothers had [...]


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