It appears that the latest casualty of the declining economy is the Suriya Thai restaurant on Valencia Street, as reported by Burrito Justice. While I’ve never eaten there before (my hunger frequently succumbing to the gauntlet of Cancun and Farolito), pumpkin curry sounds pretty awesome. According to our map of vacancies on Valencia Street, Suriya, which appears to have lost their lease, is on one of the most troubled blocks of the corridor, along with the former Window Shop and Groger’s Western Store.
Now for some equally startling but better news, SFist reports that McSweeney’s is having a huge sale at its online store, with everything going for either $1, $5 or $15. Act quickly, because the sale ends Thursday. There are a lot of to-reads and great reads to be picked up.
Also, the Chronicle reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop at St. Anthony’s Church over the weekend, demanding an end to immigration raids under the former Bush administration’s Operation Return to Sender.
Out of clothes and out of money? Consider swapping for some new duds. While most of the swaps mentioned in the piece are only once- or twice-yearly offerings, the Chronicle also offers helpful tips on how to start your own!
While we’re on the topic of the Chronicle, the SF Appeal is reporting on the buyout and labor concessions of the California Media Workers Guild, and the high hopes of some union workers who are offering the concessions. Perhaps the first time in a long while anyone’s said the words “buy in” at a newspaper.