« Safeway - Part 72 Public Garden Open | Main | Has the sun set on Sunrise Living? »

June 21, 2012

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e553e178e988340177429ad79c970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Restaurant S.F. Migration Speeds Up:

Comments

Anon

Where are Delfina and The Plant going to be located?

fred

Curious, why do you write it like that? Ess eff?

Abby Schwarz

That's exciting news! Excited to have some other great eateries in the 'hood!

Joe

@Fred...because I still miss Herb Caen...think of it as an homage.

Homage ( /ˈhɒmɨdʒ/ or /ˈɒmɨdʒ/) is a show or demonstration of respect or dedication to someone or something, sometimes by simple declaration but often by some more oblique reference, artistic or poetic.

http://www.sfgate.com/templates/types/columns/pages/caen/tribute/


Thanks for asking.

fred

Ohh Kay

con·de·scen·sion (knd-snshn) n.
1. The act of condescending or an instance of it.
2. Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude.

alittlebird

Now why would you call that condescension? Paying homage to Herb Caen is condescending? I don't get it.

hillsider

Fred didn't even have to look that up. It's his middle name.

I'm looking forward to more choices on the avenue. I'm just not sure about so much pizza.

fred

The condescension is providing a definition for the word homage. Delfina and Little Star make pizza an art.

jennifer

Perfect segue into my pet peeve:

Burlingame downtown, prior to 1990s--referred to as:

A. Burlingame Avenue
B. Downtown (or Uptown, depending on one's locale)
C. Town

Usage: "I'm going to Burlingame Avenue." or "I'm going to town."
_________
Burlingame downtown, after circa 2000-- referred to as:

A. Burlingame AVE
B. The AVE
C. The Avenew (sorry, Joe)

Usage: "Let's go to the AVE" or "Dude, (or is it 'Dawg') I'm on the AVE" (said with the ultimate coolness into one's latest model I-Phone.)

Am I the only one annoyed with these 'new' colloquials? Burlingame? Give me a break!

Yes, we are a very nice patch on the planet, but let's get over ourselves....

(Maybe all the pizza will help.)

Joe

Let's not be too hard on Fred, you guys. I only included the excerpt from the Wikipedia entry on "homage" because of the "oblique reference" part. Many people would not consider something an homage unless the target of the homage was identified. That's part of why there is even a Wikipedia entry on the word.

But I can see how Fred might think it condescending. Let me just say that was not my intent.

Having stubbed my toe once already on this post, I'll not get into the Ave, Avenue, Avenew dispute. Nor will I include a definition of "suum cuique pulchrum est."

Joe

And now, back on topic: I have heard that Delfina is headed for the old Tribeca/Haven space. I'm not sure about The Plant and the server did not know.

Herb Lover

I really miss Herb Caen too. Heck at this rate I even miss John Horgan. where is he these days?

Here is a great bit of Herb's column that some in Burlingame can relate to

Driving around town daily, I see half a dozen red-light runners but never a speed cop . . . Uh- oh, guess who's roaring up my tailpipe . . . The newish Ess Eff Pee Dee police cars that are all black except for white front doors look like saddle shoes on wheels. And guess which vehicle in front of you is least likely to signal a turn. Right! One of those vehicles with all the lights on the roof. Have a nice day.

hungryi

Can't wait to dig in. Not so sure about the grilled cheese thing but everything else sounds delish

fred

Had the deep dish pizza at Blue Line this week. It's very good. Got to try the thin crust next.

Joe

And The Plant's liquor license application is in too. They are apparently doing it first before heading to Planning.

Joe

Hey Bloggers-
One of the local restaurants that has an SF sister restaurant is Roti on Park Ave. Our very own Roti got a nice 10-15 minute feature on KQED's Check, Please! show tonight. Local celebs like Raj Mathai and Thuy Vu went there and commented on it.

It will play again tomorrow (Friday) at 8:30pm on KQED and again sometime on Sat (TiVo it). Fun. Congrats to Sonny on a nice local review!

Joe

Oh, and by the way--the Plant's application has been approved as well. Welcome to B'game, Plant.

Veronica

When will The Plant actually open?

Holyroller

Lets start taking bets on how long "The Melt"' and Davids Tea shop last...
I am saying April 2013 for both..
Any takers?
I do not want them to fail.
They will.

Anne

Ouch, Holy! What is wrong with you? Another cranky Republican (like Joe?)? Can't we ALL hope for the best for our beloved town?
I wish all the best for all of our new businesses, and will do my best to shop locally.

jennifer

Kudos to both of these businesses, that are really doing a classy job of fixing up these structures (with a nod to their past). For the first time in about 50 years or so, the former Towles structure has transom windows exposed, and some of the original stucco relief. The Smoke Shop structure has refurbished windows that follow the original patterns and a nice inset door. I have no idea if they will be successful, I sure hope so. Fine tea is very expensive, but I still haven't figured out if there will be tables (or food of some sort) available there. Seems a pity, if not. I tried The Melt in PA, and the jalapeno grilled cheese was fab. Good luck to both- and I'm also thrilled about "The Plant"- I'd expect that one to do very well.

Cranky Joe

I guess I just need more java....must get to Starbucks or Peets immediately! Tea just never has enough kick to keep me from getting cranky.

jennifer

Tea is for meaningful conversation, Cranky Joe, forget the "kick" part. Coffee is for getting through the day.

Holyroller

I went into "Melt" today with my grandkids..Everybody loved it,me too!

hillsider

I found the deep dish pizza at Blue Line a bit gritty, like grits from Alabama or something. I recommend you stick with the thin crust,

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

About the Voice

  • The Burlingame Voice is dedicated to informing and empowering the Burlingame community. Our blog is a public forum for the discussion of issues that relate to Burlingame, California. On it you can read and comment on important city issues.

    Note: Opinions posted on the Burlingame Voice Blog are those of the poster and not necessarily the opinion of the editorial board of the Burlingame Voice. See Terms of Use

Contributing to the Voice

  • If you would like to create new items on the Burlingame Voice, send an email to editor@burlingamevoice.com and tell us a little about yourself. We may set you up as an author on the blog.

    Authors may login here.

    For help posting to the Voice, see our tutorial.