Category Archives: Food and Drink

Tonight: “Gay Pasta Night” at Precita Park Cafe

Need a tasty dinner option tonight? Miss Dana from the Precita Park Cafe invites you to “Gay Pasta Night”: We are hosting a “Gay Pasta Night” at the cafe on Tuesday, October 8. We’ll serve homemade pasta, and portions of … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Once Had Its Very Own Doggie Diner, and It Looked Fabulous

Doggie Diner was a chain of fast food restaurants scattered around the Bay Area. The franchise enjoyed its heyday during a mid-1960s expansion, during which it installed rotating doggie-head mascots above each of its 30 or so restaurants. The doggie-heads … Continue reading

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The Bauer Swoons for The Palace (and We Should Quickly Make Reservations)

The Palace is the name of the steak restaurant at the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez that was briefly known as The Palace Steak & Pizza after it spent several decades as The Palace Family Steak House. Yet the … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Tasty Alemany Night Market Returns to Benefit La Cocina

Last year’s Night Market street food festival at the Alemany Farmer’s Market site was a lot of fun — so much so that at the time we declared we really should do things like that more often. Well, it’s one … Continue reading

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Little Bee Bake Shop Seeks Crowdsourced Funds for September Opening

Neighbor Stacie is on target to open her Little Bee Bake Shop in the location of the former Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland, with a September launch date on the calendar and a crowdsourced fund drive underway via Indiegogo: … Continue reading

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Neighbor David Praises New Cafe St. Jorge on Mission Street

Neighbor David has been spending a lot of time lately at the the new Cafe St. Jorge on Mission Street near Cortland. Cafe St. Jorge has been open for just a month, but Neighbor David writes to tell us why … Continue reading

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Friday: A Special Wine and Food Pairing at 903 Cortland

Attention oenophiles! And foodies! And oenophiles who are also foodies! Or vice-versa! Neighbor Alder Yarrow is the founder and editor of the glamorous Vinography wine blog, and he’s underground-famous in Bernal Heights for the enthusiasm he brings to organizing neighborhood events … Continue reading

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Revealed: The Future of the Former Stray Bar on Cortland

Bernalwood has received lots and lots and lots of questions about the former home of the (much-loved) Stray Bar on Cortland. The interior of the bar was gutted a few weeks back, and a peek through the window reveals a … Continue reading

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Chez Panisse Alum Opening Little Bee Bake Shop on Cortland

There was sadness in Bernal Heights when we learned that Miss Heather had to sell the Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland so she could spend more time caring for her mother. But  we are very happy to report that … Continue reading

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Tierra Mia Coffee Shop Opens on Mission at Valencia

Tierra Mia Coffee is a new coffee shop on Mission Street along the Bernalwood/La Lengua Liminal Zone, and owner Ulysses Romero writes to tell us about it: Tierra Mia Coffee has opened a store in San Francisco. We have taken over … Continue reading

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What Kind of Beer Pairs Best with the View from Bernal Hill?

On the Broke-Ass Stewart blog, writer Stephen Jackson likes to pair scenic hilltop vistas around San Francisco with contextually appropriate beers for in situ enjoyment. In his most recent installment — and just in time for July 4th! — Stephen selected an ideal beer … Continue reading

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Have Fruit, Will Can It: Bernal Neighbor Will Transform Your Surplus Produce Into Tasty Treats

This is so great. If you have fruit trees on your Bernal Heights property, Neighbor Deborah from Montcalm Street is prepared to make an offer that’s hard to refuse: She will turn surplus produce from your fruit trees into tasty … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Nature and Wildlife, Plants and Gardening | 16 Comments

Bomb Scare Shuts Down Mission Street, Confounds Bernalwood Editor’s Clever Dinner Plan

Business is booming at Ichi Sushi on Mission Street. The critical accolades keep coming, and there’s always a crowd at the door waiting to get in. That’s great news for Chef Tim Archuleta and his wife Erin, and Bernalwood couldn’t be … Continue reading

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