Did someone park a trailer loaded with three figureheads from the Bay Area’s iconic Doggie Diner Restaurant chain outside The Blue Macaw on Mission Street Saturday night? Or rather, yes, someone did. But who? The restaurant chain, founded in 1949, met its demise in 1986.
Though he lives in Russian Hill, Gregory Thomas feeds in the Mission. As a cub reporter, he happily avoids the doldrums of debt by subsisting on one $6 burrito per day. For fun, Thomas rides a multi-gear bicycle and plays pick-up basketball in Dolores Park.