It’s 7 a.m. and 48°, heading to 63°. It’s going to be another sunny day in the neighborhood — I hope you have plans to be outside. Details here.
Tacolicious can’t be stopped. After recently announcing plans for a new location in Palo Alto, the owner is now saying he’ll taking on North Beach for his fourth location, according to Tablehopper:
They are starting construction in the beginning of March and hope to open in June. The 49-seater will have a full bar, plus some outdoor tables. They will be opening the space up, adding more light and moving the location of the bar. Of course, the trademark Tacolicious colorful tiles will be making an appearance. 1548 Stockton St. at Columbus.
The Utne Reader pays a visit to the Mission and talks about “Race, Class, and Community”:
Gentrification is turning vulnerable residents into tumbleweed, and it’s gradually transforming the Mission. The change is slow, and mostly invisible, but you can see it in the changing food establishments. Standing at the corner with Christos and his friend Xavier, I looked across the street to see that yet another taqueria had been erased from the Mission, this one by a delicatessen, Wise & Sons, selling $13 pastrami sandwiches, leaving people on $5 budgets to seek burritos downstream. Christos and Xavier, both born and raised in the Mission, watched bemusedly as a line of foodies turned the corner.