Let’s start with the big picture. Perhaps this would belong in our What Have You Done For Me Lately? column, but Dianne Feinstein probably wishes she had nothing to do with former media consultant Hank Morris right about now. Calbuzz reports that Morris was indicted on (count ’em) 123 counts in a pay-to-play scheme in New York. The charges include enterprise corruption, grand larceny, bribery, money laundering and securities fraud.
Though customers had to deal with record (read: two or three hour) waits, by nearly all reports Beer & Nosh night at Mission Street Food was a great success. I wish I’d gotten a table in time to have a shot at the brisket, but the grilled stilton with broccoli rabe on IPA bread was most excellent. See the link for more, including pictures!
Eater SF has picked up a story from the Chron on a restaurant owner calling out the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, which has brought a lawsuit over the Healthy San Francisco health care mandate all the way to the Supreme Court. Instead of adding a four or five percent surcharge to customers’ bills, French bistro Zazie adds just $1 to the tab, and seems to do just fine. For more on Healthy San Francisco, be sure to check out Mission Loc@l’s own coverage by reporter Anrica Deb.
Oh, and remember this kid? Discussion on Mission Mission (52 comments!) has turned to the Grand Arbiter’s actual identity, and whether he was or was not the person who blew a girl’s hand off at the Fourth of July. Yeah, and he probably stole Mr. Pickle too.
This is mostly unrelated to the Mission, but SF Streetsblog has a really cool historic look at Market Street.