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The British Food Invasion Hits San Francisco

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 3, 2007

British food is making a comeback in America, especially in San Francisco. There is a huge British population here in SF and they love their tea, crumpets, Toad in the Hole and sugar sandwiches. There is a wonderful store in San Francisco's Portero District that sells British food and other items from England. Established by Evelyn Alexander in 1969, the British Grocery offers everything British -- from frozen food to pharmaceuticals to chinaware, serving items, imports and collectibles. Patrick Alexander and his daughter Simone run the place, and are both very helpful and informed on everything... (more)

Tags: san francisco

Tiny Terrorist Thwarted by Secret Service

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 2, 2007

A 14-year-old girl in Sacramento put an anti-Bush message on her myspace.com page. I guess it showed a picture of our president with a dagger stuck in his outstretched hand, with the words, "Kill Bush" scrawled beneath it. The girl was pissed off by the war in Iraq. She removed the message from her myspace page as soon as she learned that it's a no-no to post such material, but by then it was apparently too late. The Secret Service came by the girl's classroom a week later and aggressively questioned her. They must believe that she's a legitimate terrorist threat. Maybe they suspect that... (more)

Tags: politics, anti bush, cia, secret service

A Culinary Conquest: Kuleto's in San Francisco

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 29, 2007

San Francisco is a food lover’s paradise. You can pretty much throw a stone from any point in this city (unless, of course, you’re on the Golden Gate Bridge or in the deepest darkest regions of Golden Gate Park) and you’ll hit a good place to have a meal. I love exploring new places and trying out unique and different things to eat, and invariably a good or possibly great experience is the end result. Kuleto’s in San Francisco’s Union Square really wasn’t one of those instances – from what I had heard from friends and had seen on the Internet, I knew ahead of time that an evening... (more)

Tags: san francisco

San Francisco is Anti-Dog and It's Time To Admit It!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 27, 2007

San Francisco doesn't welcome dogs. The seagulls and sea lions down at Fisherman's Wharf have more rights. To be honest, the citizens and politicians in this area do everything they can to discourage people from owning dogs in SF. This latest story is just another example that illustrates how anti-pooch this city really is. The Animal Control and Welfare Commission is currently urging the SF Board of Supervisors to adopt legislation that will allow landlords to raise a tenant's rent 5 percent per pet as an incentive for property owners to be more open to welcoming animals into their apartments... (more)

Tags: san francisco, politics, pets san francisco, dogs in san francisco

Capers in Campbell is a Must-Eat!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 26, 2007

Some restaurants just make you feel good. Whenever you go into the kind of place that makes you feel this way, you leave happy and content in the knowledge that you’ve had a great meal at a reasonable price and that the people who run the place have treated you well. There are a lot of pitfalls and obstacles that human beings can run into when dining out. Maybe the chef is having a bad day. Maybe the bartender just lost a big bet. Or maybe the waitress who is serving you is nursing a hangover from the night before. A lot can go wrong when you eat out. And a lot can go right. I have eaten... (more)

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Over Two Decades Later, Spinal Tap Still Goes to 11

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 25, 2007

One of my all-time favorite films is This is Spinal Tap. The movie is more than twenty years old, but still stands up to the test of time. This is Spinal Tap (1984) is the hilarious rock / mockumentary about the trials and tribulations of a semi-fictional heavy metal band. Michael McKean (as David St. Hubbins, named after the patron saint of quality footwear), Christopher Guest (as Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer (as Derek Smalls) first appeared together in a 1978 ABC comedy special, The TV Show. The band is fictional, because these guys are comic actors, but by doing concerts and releasing... (more)

Tags: this is spinal tap the movie, spinal tap trivia

Cameron Diaz is Beautifully Ugly

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 24, 2007

Actress Cameron Diaz is what they call "scary pretty." She is a living, breathing testament to the plain and simple fact that there's a paper-thin line between gorgeous and hideous. With her high cheekbones, prominent mouth and a nose that must have once belonged to a prizefighter in another life, this woman can walk with her chin held high in both universes -- the one for ugly people and the one for the beautiful members of the species. I think she's a fairly good actress - “ I especially liked her in "There's Something About Mary" and "Gangs of New York" and I'm sure she's a ton of fun... (more)

Tags: what makes a woman beautiful, ugly people

San Francisco Busboys Want Fair Treatment

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 23, 2007

Gino Arguello, a 54-year old busboy in San Francisco, is aggressively organizing a busboy’s labor union and is quickly gathering support from local busboys as well as waiters and chefs unions and trade groups throughout Northern California. “Bus persons have been pushed around too long,” Arguello announced at a meeting of over 40 Bay Area busboys on Tuesday. “People treat us like crap and it stops now! Busboys are people too and should not have to feel like second-class citizens. Just because I got like a 350 on my SAT doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I just don’t test well.” Arguello... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california

Zagora has Moroccan that's Mo Rockin'

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 22, 2007

They say variety is the spice of life. And when it comes to eating out, I couldn’t agree more. There are so many restaurants out there that serve the same exact stuff that it gets really old. Certain entrees become popular, and all of a sudden every joint in town jumps on the bandwagon. If I see one more Chicken Caesar Salad, Panini Sandwich or Veggie Lasagna on a menu, I will scream. I go out to eat because I want to try new and exciting flavors, not for things I can make at home or get to go from my local Pasta Pomodoro or Applebee’s. That’s why the idea of Moroccan food made by real... (more)

Tags: restaurant

8th Grade Tigger Lover Catches Heat

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 21, 2007

Some schools prohibit kids from wearing gang colors. Others ban short skirts. Bandanas, beanies, sunglasses, baseball hats, wristbands and even certain jewelry have been prohibited from certain schools throughout the country. But 14-year-old Toni Kay Scott's parents say they were completely taken by surprise when told that their daughter's school outlawed Tigger on a pair of socks. For attending class at a Napa middle school wearing socks displaying the Winnie the Pooh character -- in violation of the school's solid-colors-only, no-pictures, no-logos dress code -- the seventh-grader was... (more)

Tags: school education, napa valley unified school district, uniform dress code

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