T-shirts poking fun at Yelp and worn by servers at Delfina’s, the stalwart Mission restaurant, earned attention from none other than The New York Times today. The shirts bear snippets from the review site’s one-star reviews. Our favorite: “This place sucks.”
Anne Stoll, who owns Delfina with her husband, Craig Stoll, explains:
“We were just having fun with Yelp. It kind of takes the seriousness out of it and pokes fun at it a little bit …We really have no recourse. Anyone can write anything they want on Yelp. There are no checks and balances, so this is our way of being able to have a voice.”
La Taqueria made it onto SFGate’s list of the city’s 10 best longstanding restaurants, citing its “great meat cooked to order, excellent beans and salsa—and no rice to dilute the flavors.” A newer but no less impressive business is RVCA, a surf- and skate-inspired clothing company started by a guy who spent his humble youth in “a poverty-stricken area of the Mission District in San Francisco.” Check out the story.
Lastly, hordes of Mission Loc@lers headed out to local businesses and community centers today to hand out copies of our first-ever print edition. It’s a tradition we hope to continue a couple times a year. You should be able to find us in your favorite local haunts on Mission and Valencia, plus 16th, 18th and 24th streets. Send us an email [staff at missionlocal dot org] or leave a comment to let us know what you think.