Category Archives: Cortland

Chuck’s Grocery Closes, But Neighborly Gratitude Remains

Chuck’s Grocery on the corner of Cortland and Bocana has been an institution since just about forever. Yesterday was Chuck’s last day of operation, though, and Neighbor Michael Nolan shared this lovely appreciation: Chuck’s Grocery Store, also known as Reliable Grocery, is scheduled to … Continue reading

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Cool Old Sign on Cortland Is Actually New, But Still Way Cool

On a recent evening, your Bernalwood editor was strolling in downtown Cortlandia, near the glamorous northeast corner of Cortland and Ellsworth. I looked up as I passed the corner store, and noticed a rather beautiful, retrolicious neon sign that  declared “Pay Little.” “Words to … Continue reading

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Revealed: Miss Darcy’s Not-So Secret Summer Stroll Macaroon Cookie Recipe

Last week’s Summer Stroll on Cortland was totally glamtacular. The sidewalks were crowded with stylish Bernalese of all ages, seeing and being seen. There was lots of terrific art to find and enjoy. There was music in the streets. And over … Continue reading

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Thursday: New Attractions, New Restaurants at the 2014 Cortland Summer Stroll and Art Walk

Continuing a tradition that dates back many thousands of years, to the Age of the Ancient Bernal Druids, the 2014 Summer Stroll happens on Cortland Avenue tomorrow, Thursday, June 19. Solstice-style. Sponsored by your local merchants from the Bernal Business Alliance, … Continue reading

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Stuff the Online Ballot Box to Help Suite Foods Grow Sweeter

Sivan Wilensky, founder of the dangerously tasty Suite Foods Belgian wafflery in 331 Cortland, invites all of Bernal to help stuff the online ballot box [like, now], because Suite Foods Baking is a finalist to receive a business development grant from the … Continue reading

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Liberty Cafe Will Close, Morph Into Something New and Mysterious

Get ready to say goodbye to the venerable Liberty Cafe. Neighbor Juliana noticed this rather dramatic bit of news that was just posted on the Liberty Cafe Facebook page: Last Hoorah – Liberty will be closing it’s doors on Monday, 6/16 … Continue reading

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Mae Krua Kiosk Coming Soon to 331 Cortland, for Thai Food Like Grandma Used to Make

This is Anucha Kongthavorn, and he preparing to set up shop in the fabulous 331 Cortland marketplace. His business will be called Mae Krua, and he will serve up Thai food like grandma used to make. Anucha tells Bernalwood: My name is Anucha Kongthavorn … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 28 Comments

3rd Cousin, Formerly Kinfolk, Launches Restaurant Kickstarter Campaign

There’s yet another Kickstarter campaign underway for a new Cortland restaurant going in to the old Pizza Express space. Formerly known as Kinfolk, the new restaurant will be called 3rd Cousin, and chef (and founder) Greg Lutes brings the details: Since you … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff, Uncategorized | 27 Comments

Bizarre Concrete Creatures Emerge from Cortland Sidewalks

Neighbor Ned observed a bizarre invasion by concrete-based life forms on Cortland: They’re bubbling up out of the sidewalk! Just noticed this cute 3D sidewalk graffiti while walking Cortland yesterday… Keep your eyes peeled & watch your step! Here are … Continue reading

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New Andi’s Market Opens in Old Storefront on Cortland

Neighbor Andrea Cohen lives on Elsie, and she recently took over the former JC Market at 820 Cortland. Now renamed Andi’s Market, Neighbor Andrea tells us more about her plans for the business: I took over 3 months ago. We … Continue reading

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New Creamery on Cortland Has a Name, but No Opening Date (Yet)

Since its existence was first revealed here almost one year ago, there hasn’t been much news about the new market and eatery at 800 Cortland that’s going in to the old Bernal Heights Produce store at the corner of Ellsworth. As you recall, … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Cortland, Food and Drink, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

UPDATED: Paulie’s Pickling on KQED’s “Check Please, Bay Area” Tonight

It’s showtime! Cortland’s Paulie’s Pickling, which may be Best Jewish Deli in San Francisco, will be the focus of tonight’s exciting episode of KQED’s Check Please, Bay Area. Neighbors Paul and Liz, the soft-spoken proprietors of Paulie’s Pickling, didn’t give us the heads-up … Continue reading

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New Red Hill Station Seafood Restaurant Coming to Cortland

Alongside the planned perma-Kinfolk, EaterSF brings the news that Bernal Neighbors Taylor Pederson and Amy Reticker plan to open a new seafood restaurant at 803 Cortland, in the soon-to-be-former Blue Star Elephant space: The new restaurant will be taking over from Thai spot … Continue reading

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