His name is Noah Tyler, age 55, but everyone calls him Dave. Heâ€™s one of the last street musicians still left in San Francisco. I first encountered him when I was walking my dogs down by Fishermanâ€™s Wharf on the weekends. Itâ€™s a nice stroll down through Aquatic Park, if you can stay clear of all the clueless tourists on bikes who seem to think people on foot are simply in the way.
So, I go down to where the cable cars turn around, and I started to notice this street musician entertaining the tourists while they waited in line for a cable car to board. I was immediately impressed with Dave... Read More
What do you get when you take Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton, and throw in a casual, hip location, accessible prices, not too much fluff, and just enough soul? One of the hottest tables in town.
Mozza is like no other pizza joint this city, or this reviewer, has enjoyed to this point. I can only speculate, having never been to Italy, but this is how I would expect true Italian pizza was intended to be: an incredibly thin and crispy wood-fired crust with an imaginative variety of bold (yet simple) combinations of toppings. The flavors are intensely satisfying and the texture is superb.... Read More
I'm in love with Poutine. Sounds almost pornographic, huh? But damn, I really am in love, in lust, in everything that is downright delectable about the food known as Poutine.
So you may be asking, what has me so hot and bothered? Simply, poutine is a French-Canadian food that consists of brown gravy poured over French fries and white cheddar cheese curds. No processed cheese or cheese sauce here!
Your senses already come alive as soon you see the waitress walking your way with your Poutine basket. Listen in anticipation to the basket as it softly lands on the tabletop before you. Feast... Read More
As disturbing footage of a rat infested Taco Bell hits the airwaves tonight, we are reminded that looks can be deceiving. The combined KFC and Taco Bell restaurant, located in the West Village, was closed early this morning after a pedestrian glanced in the window and saw dozens of rats roaming the floors and counters. If the Department of Health had not stepped in, the restaurant would have opened for business today. From this we can only infer that other restaurants with similar problems are open to customers every day.
This disgusting news blurb is enough to make an avid restaurant goers... Read More
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If you have wandered around the Venice Boardwalk of late, you will have noticed a new addition to the riotous landscape. Crammed between a couple of tattoo parlors on the boardwalk between Horizon & Wave Crest, lurks a heavy curtained, narrow doorway emblazoned with, â€˜Venice Freak Show.â€™
Although the Spruiker, who stands at his podium out the front, endeavors to lure you behind the curious curtain for a peek at the freaks, one could argue that a freak show is going on gratis, right there on the pavement. But for a measly $3, who wouldnâ€™t want to satisfy their curiosity?
I had pedaled... Read More
In my humble opinion, New York City is one of the top places in the world where you can feel completely alone in a crowd full of people. I bet it ranks pretty high on the list too- right up there with junior proms, temp jobs, and Church.
Thanks to our dependant use of mass transit, we lose the anonymity of waking up, heading to our cars, and driving alone to work everyday. If we're feeling sad, we don't get to burst out into tears without anyone noticing us. If we hear a song we like on our ipods, we don't get to sing off-key at the top of our lungs. Taking the subway, busses, or just walking... Read More