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04/14/2014

Curry Up Now in San Francisco’s Mission District hits the spot!   »

imageI love drinks in mason jars! It feels so Portland, Oregon

One of my last afternoons in San Francisco, I found myself in the Mission District’s Curry Up Now restaurant. I had been meaning to go for a while, and was in the mood for a light snack. Samosas and beer it was! 

I enjoyed my afternoon pit stop. My only regret is that I was not more hungry, because many of their menu items sounded pretty good! Curry Up has a nice beer selection, along with special vegan and gluten-free menus. The prices were fair, dare I say, even on the inexpensive side? Inexpensive for San Francisco, that is. I thought this would be a good place to grab a bite to eat and a drink with co-workers, when everyone is different levels of hungry and spend-happy! It’s also open late (midnight) on Fridays and Saturdays, which is great because I get HUNGRY when I go out. I don’t always want a burrito; I like variety! 

imageI pretended to be enthralled by the decor (which is actually quite nice) while I eavesdropped on the young, hipster girls at the table next to me discuss Taylor Swift at length. It was a little slice of heaven. 

Curry Up Now has three locations in the Bay Area, including 659 Valencia in San Francisco, 321 Hamilton Ave in Palo Alto, and 129 South B Street in San Mateo! 

02/18/2011

News you need: kitty thief!

If you haven’t seen this yet, watch the amazingness! A cat in San Mateo is a total klepto! Are the children not having nightmares yet? I don’t care, I want a cute klepto cat!

10/18/2010

Adopt a Giants-loving kitty for $9!  »

Even though the Giants totally blow and the Phillies have a way better typeface, I am happy to report that the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in exotic San Mateo is having a special adoption rate for kitties with the Giant’s team colors. That RULES! Just like when the Philadelphia Flyers did this four months ago. So even though the Giants are going down, this is an excellent time to get a kitty and show your team pride! Even if your team is a bunch of jerks!*

You have through Sunday, Oct. 31 to adopt your black or orange kitty for $9. Do it and send me pictures!

*Our Megan Rascal is a loyal Philadelphian.

08/19/2010

Peninsula Vegan Bakesale is in San Mateo THIS SATURDAY, August 21st., from 11am to 2pm, and they’re getting ready to rock and roll (read: sell you cookies and other delicious treats) next to the EVO store at 159 S. B Street in San Mateo! 
SEE YOU AWESOME PEOPLE THERE. Oh and if you want to bake, it’s not too late, and they neeeeeed bakers so just shoot Francisco a line DO IT.

Peninsula Vegan Bakesale is in San Mateo THIS SATURDAY, August 21st., from 11am to 2pm, and they’re getting ready to rock and roll (read: sell you cookies and other delicious treats) next to the EVO store at 159 S. B Street in San Mateo!

SEE YOU AWESOME PEOPLE THERE. Oh and if you want to bake, it’s not too late, and they neeeeeed bakers so just shoot Francisco a line DO IT.

08/09/2010

Finally! A South Bay Vegan Bakesale! They need your help!  »

Organizer Francisco writes:

Ready for ANOTHER vegan bakesale??!! You bet! This time it will happen in the city of San Mateo on August 21, 2010!! So we need bakers and we need them fast!! The charities for this bakesale will be The Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco and Pets in Need.
So let’s help the homeless and sweet, adorable cats and dogs with a vegan bakesale! If you want to participate and create some delicious vegan goodies, contact Francisco and LET’S ROCK THIS!!

I also know that Francisco needs tables and other supplies so if you’re in the San Mateo effort and can help a(n adorable charitable) vegan out, holler!

Update: The sale will take place next to the EVO store at 159 S. B Street in San Mateo!

04/01/2009

Amici’s!  »

Amici’s pizza has seriously stepped up the New York-style pizza game in San Francisco. As of this past weekend, they started serving vegan cheese. It’s melty, gooey, tasty Cheezly vegan cheese* and it is marvelous. A little vegan birdie told me that this would be happening months ago and I dared to dream but didn’t think too much about it because if it didn’t happen, I would’ve been all stabby. But then the day came and vegan cheese is on the menu and, my friends, it is a damn good day.

Amici’s is a local chain with two restaurants in San Francisco and the others spread out all over, from San Rafael to VACAVILLE. HOLD THE PHONE. YOU CAN GET VEGAN CHEESE PIZZA DELIVERED TO YOUR HOUSE IN VACAVILLE?! Yes, yes you can. And oh yeah, they have a pretty large delivery area so check their website to see if you can get it delivered right to your mouth. And the variety of toppings is outrageous. We got our pizza with fried eggplant, slow-roasted garlic, carmelized onions, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts. It was about $30 for a large but you know what? It will make two meals for two people. Not bad. Also, I have salad makings from Farm Fresh to You so I GUESS I can/should/won’t eat the delicious yet fatty pizza with a disgusting yet nutritious salad. I GUESS. Ugh, why does FFtY not deliver vegan pizza and chocolate bonbon’s?! I’m turning into some unnatural combination of Peg and Al Bundy over here. Help.

So stop reading this and get on their site and ORDER ONLINE (no talking to another human! Can I get a what-what for the technology!?) and have vegan pizza at your doorstep in 45 minutes. Oh and let them know you’re thankful for the vegan cheese and maybe one day soon, they’ll start offering their four-cheese lasagna vegan-style. Hyperventilating at the thought. They could use Cheezly, Dr. Cow, Sheese and Teeze and make THE MOTHER OF ALL VEGAN LASAGNAS!!! Ugh, now I’m Garfield.

*Cheezly is a hard to find British vegan cheese that they’re now selling at Rainbow! I like the extra melty mozzarella and the bacon flavored best. The bacon-flavored cheese is especially good for mixing into creamy sauces, gives them a carbonara flavor! Ow!

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