A bicycle wheel leaned up against a fire hydrant with a partially used pack of Red Vines on top. Pretty much says it all about San Francisco, doesn’t it?
Remember when I told you that Martin’s Emporium, the skull shop on 16th St between Guerrero and Dolores, was going out of business?
Turns out I lied. Well, okay I didn’t lie so much as that was really their plan at the time. But after two years the For Sale sign is gone from the window. According to their Facebook page, Martin’s is coming back!
I know, it’s been difficult living without a source of skull jewelry and trinkets. I hope you’ve been maintaining a detailed shopping list.
Eat24 is an online restaurant ordering service that bills itself as the OpenTable of delivery. Their website reminds users that no pants are required for delivery, but the unusual approach to public relations doesn’t end there. The above Tweet suggests another use for their service; satisfying munchies brought on by excessive nighttime intoxication.
While some companies might delete such a tweet and find an intern to pin it on after sobering up, Eat24 has left the tweet intact. And I say good for them — nobody wants to read another bland company Twitter feed.
So let me ask: could this be the best company tweet ever?
Hold on here. Unlimited mobile phone service for a tiny fraction of what I’m paying now? That sounds too good to be true.
Let’s take a closer look.
Ah, there’s the rub. That’s the price for seven days of phone service. (Because who needs a phone longer than a week, right?)
$13.99 per week is what us normal people call “$60 per month.” Suddenly that amazing deal doesn’t sound so amazing, does it?
(Spotted at the dollar store at Mission and 17th.)
Has this ever happened to you — you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when you see something out of the corner of your eye. Is it… no, yes? It’s a salsa lid. Stuck into one of those underground PG&E electric box covers.
And now suddenly you realize it’s time for a burrito. Sure you just ate an hour ago, but that salsa lid is calling out to you. It’s planted the suggestion into your mind. You’re already thinking about which kind of salsa to get (tomatillo, FYI.)
PG&E, why are you doing this to us? Every time we walk over one of these things you’re triggering our burrito reflex. You know it, I know it, it’s no secret.
Stop making us fat, PG&E.
Remember, when you pretend that your mega-corporation is my “neighbor,” you might check that the return address is not 2,000 miles away.
Got that, AT&T?
Good. Now go sit in the corner with Ubisoft for your time out.
Mission Public SF, an upcoming gastropub one can only assume is named after a public restroom, has relocated prior to opening.
As you may recall, Om Shan Tea ran into some financial troubles but managed to reopen, only to be shut down by the police because of the owner’s other business ventures.
Hopefully the new restaurant will be a success. And if it doesn’t work out, well hey, they can always turn to selling acid.
Yes folks, Bombay Bazaar is officially out of business.
You may recall Bombay Bazaar was once on Valencia, selling Indian ice cream along with various Indian groceries. Their old building at 550 Valencia had some issues, to put it mildly, and was largely rebuilt before transforming into
Chevy’s West of Pecos.
Bombay Bazaar relocated to a much less pedestrian friendly spot near Rainbow, but alas, it was not to be. From now on, anyone in need of hard to find Indian foods and ingredients will have to make a trek outside the Mission. Scary, I know.
The perpetually vacant storefront in the ODC Theater building at 17th and Shotwell finally has signs of an impending tenant.
As you may recall, this space was briefly home to a coffee cart called Pronto which was run by the Bar Bambino people. They claimed they were going to build it out into a full cafe. Instead they closed it and then closed Bar Bambino.
According to the Melange Market Facebook page, it’s going to be a cafe. A link to an Inside Scoop article claims this cafe is run by the people behind AQ, that fancypants restaurant that’s oddly placed in SOMA’s butthole over at Mission and 7th.
Does the area really need another cafe? Probably not. But who can say no to coffee and pastries?