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Amanda Ngo, owner of Duc Loi supermarket.

VIDEO: SF Mission District’s Duc Loi Invites 1,000 to Lunch

Duc Loi’s Thanksgiving Day lunch will start at noon on Thursday. Amanda Ngo is still looking for volunteers – community members who are interested in helping out are asked to come by the market, located at 2200 Mission st., today.  
Duc Loi owner Amanda Ngo (second from left) and her team of volunteers had a busy week preparing for the supermarket's 7th annual Thanksgiving feast.  She expects to feed a thousand people in need this year. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Mission Grocery Serves Up Free Community Feast

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, customers walking through the grocery on 18th and Mission streets may have taken note of a pleasantly unusual smell emanating from Duc Loi’s deli counter. The sweet, warm aroma certainly isn’t coming from the market’s usual Banh Mi sandwiches. “We are baking our famous apple cake that we make every year for Thanksgiving,” said...
Member of Direct Action Everywhere, a grassroots animal rights activism group, accused Whole Foods of consumer and moral fraud. Photo by Laura Waxmann

“Humanely Raised” Turkeys Treated Cruelly, Animal Rights Activists Say

Whole Foods shoppers can expect to see animal rights activists in stores across the country accusing the grocery chain of perpetuating animal cruelty and consumer fraud in the coming week, with protests expected to stretch far beyond Thanksgiving.  This was the announcement made by Direct Action Everywhere, or DxE, in front of Whole Foods’ 2001 Market St. location on November 23. The international, grassroots...

Family of Grocers Adds New Market in SF Mission

On its second day, Gus’s Market on the corner of 17th and Harrison was already bustling. The amply proportioned warehouse, the third market in the Vardakastanis family, is stocked with the usual rows of colorful produce, meats, dairy and other staples as well as craft beers and a whole corner full of wines. It opened last Thursday. Lou Gonzalez, a...
At the BFF.fm station. File photo.

Listen Local: Thanksgiving Story Hour

Happy Holidays! The Mission Local crew is (mostly) out of the office, and we hope you’re catching some vacation time as well. For our Thanksgiving edition, we decided we would share some stories that our neighbors have written in the past.  They’re not necessarily Thanksgiving stories (though some may inspire gratitude for the things many of us take for granted)...
The San Francisco Giants donated enough money to the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank to supply 1,000 turkeys to those in need this Thanksgiving. From left: actor Benjamin Bratt, sports radio announcer Jon Miller, Giants CEO Larry Baer, Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash and Giants Manager Bruce Bochy.

The Giants Help Bay Area Food Pantries Close Turkey Gap

A novelty check worth $10,000 was hoisted above the heads of four men on stage Tuesday night at the Castro Theater. The seats in front of them were full of Giants fans who had come to watch a film highlighting the victorious 2012 baseball season. But the check and cheering from the audience at this moment had nothing to do...
A bartender at Luna Park serves patrons.

Thanksgiving Options if You Can’t Cook or Travel

Can’t go home for the holiday and have no kitchen of your own? Your Thanksgiving doesn’t have to suck. There are places in the Mission serving traditional Thanksgiving dinners — and maybe even something extra-special to help you enjoy the holiday with or without your family. One is Luna Park, 694 Valencia St., which has enough space for a large...
Photo by Laurie Buenafe Krsmanovic.

Holiday Shows, Dirt, Bubbles, y Más!

It’s official, holiday season is in full swing! The city is teeming with bubbles, baubles, bunnies and elves.  Check out the events listing below, as well as SFKids’ copious holiday events flyer and best bets of this week. Kids re-enact the first Thanksgiving on video, in a more accurate portrayal of race relations, warm fuzzies and all. Nancy López reports...