To the San Francisco restaurant world, Mayor Ed Lee was just a regular guy. Lee, who died Tuesday, was a familiar face at no-frills Mid-Market diners, mom-and-pop shops in Chinatown and small taquerias in the Mission. Often dining alone, he frequented the kinds of places where menus are laminated, coffee is strong and locals order from memory — notable departures from the upscale power restaurants favored by his predecessors. At Sam’s Diner, not far from City Hall on Market Street, Lee had his own table. It wasn’t actually something he asked for, owner Jeannie Kim said, but he came so often after taking office in 2011 that she felt she needed to make the visits more accommodating. So table number five at Sam’s Diner became Lee’s hangout, she said. He would sometimes host meetings there, ordering coffee and oatmeal. When he was alone and could relax, Kim said Lee would order his favorite dish: the Mahalo Loco Moco, which consists of a beef patty and two … [Read more...] about When it came to restaurants, Ed Lee was a regular guy
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San Francisco 49ers 2019 playoff tickets went on sale Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. PST. San Francisco 49ers 2019 playoff tickets went on sale Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. PST. Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 San Francisco 49ers 2019 playoff tickets went on sale Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. PST. San Francisco 49ers 2019 playoff tickets went on sale Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. PST. Photo: Getty Images 49ers playoff tickets are on sale now 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The San Francisco 49ers are really good at football. Case in point: It's the first week of December and they've already got playoff tickets available. Tickets went on sale Thursday morning. OK, maybe that's not evidence alone, but the team … [Read more...] about 49ers playoff tickets are on sale now
This month, I’ll be putting a special focus on vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the Bay Area. I reviewed the venerable Greens this week and loved it. Looking for notable meat-free restaurants and pop-ups has been a lot of fun, and it has already brought an incredible sandwich into my life. What makes a perfect sandwich? To me, the pinnacle is biting into it and being able to sense distinct textures and layers of flavor collapse into each other, the way that a building’s floors implode during a controlled demolition. I know Japanese-style milk bread sandwiches are all the rage right now, but I can’t abide the ones that are just soft-on-soft textures, like the fruit ones with whipped cream inside: They’re the textural equivalent of just falling through clouds, forever and ever. Dreamy, but uninspiring. I’ve been a hound for textural contrast since I was a kid, when I would layer Doritos into my bagels for extra crunch. So when I first laid eyes on S + M … [Read more...] about The best sandwich in the Bay Area is … vegan!
LANGHORNE, PA — Officials in the Oxford Valley Mall area have announced new details about new restaurants opening in the area. Chipotle opened last Thursday in Lincoln Plaza, right next to Metro Diner, which opened in mid-November. And two new restaurants coming to the plaza are set to be open by the spring. Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Melt Shop are both slated to open next to the Metro Diner in spring 2020, officials said Friday. "We're excited to welcome these specialty dining options for all of our visitors and shoppers to enjoy," said Stephanie Weaver, area director of marketing for Oxford Valley Mall. "Chipotle and Metro Diner have opened just in time for the holiday shopping season, and Melt Shop and Five Guys Burgers and Fries will continue to add variety in the spring, promising something for everyone." Lincoln Plaza is part of Oxford Valley Mall. Metro Diner offers diners contemporary twists on classic dishes. The restaurant delivers options like the classic eggs … [Read more...] about Chipotle Open, 2 New Restaurants Coming In Spring Near Mall
As the FBI agent who ran the investigation into the LAPD’s alleged role in the March 9, 1997, murder of hip-hop legend the Notorious B.I.G. outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Phil Carson knows things no one else knows. He knows what’s hidden in the heavily redacted case files released by the Bureau in 2011; he knows how it happened; and he knows who did it. And he’s never revealed any of it publicly, to anyone—until now. Carson retired from the Bureau in September 2017, almost two decades after Biggie Smalls, born Christopher Wallace, was shot dead. Carson worked on some of the FBI’s most challenging public corruption cases, but keeping quiet about the Biggie case has, in a way, been his most difficult task. “You have no idea,” Carson told The Daily Beast in a series of exclusive interviews. “It didn’t just eat at me a little bit—it tore me apart pretty good.” The LAPD, “all the way up to the … [Read more...] about Former FBI Agent: How the LAPD Derailed My Investigation Into Biggie Smalls’ Murder