It’s Real – Al’s Place

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the progress at the bar formerly known as Toad’s. And it is real! While a bit lighter and brighter than Toad’s – Al is planning to open the first week of Feb. ¬†The plan is veggie focused with meats “sides”. Should be a great edition to the uHood!

Read the details here:


Good-bye to the bar formerly known as Toads?

Just an early and unconfirmed rumor – but according to EaterSF the liquor license of South End Bar and Grill (or is it Grill And Bar? the bar formerly known as Toads!) is transferring to Aaron London from Unbuntu. That seems like a huge upgrade for the uHood.

While they say some in the neighborhood may miss the macaroni and cheese bar – we all know it is the chicken Milanese that will be missed the most!

south end

La Lengua: A Dive Bar Conservation Zone


SFGate recently posted an article about the decline of the dive bar in San Francisco.

With the loss of such favorites as Pops and The Attic, the numbers of our beloved dive bars dwindle. Luckily, we still have the Dovre Club and Clooney’s, which gets a fantastic photo spread in the article:

Note the addition of a fancy new window facing Valencia – performance upgrade!

Goodbye El Zocalo, Hello New Emmy’s…

Big news posted on Bernalwood blog: El Zocalo is closing, and Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack will be moving into the space.

In a similar situation to the Naps/Virgil’s transfer, the current owner of El Zocalo is retiring and sold the space to Emmy’s.

We’ll miss the shack, but excited for (perhaps?) shorter wait times!


Heads up: you may want to take Mission to get your next (fabulous) Taqueria Cancun burrito. While you may have thought you had until next Lent to walk by the Planned Parenthood without seeing aggressive protesters and massive photos of dead babies, you would be wrong.

Emboldened by the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding protest buffer zones, the protesters of our local PP branch are out in full force. Apparently they are now completely ignoring the SF 25-foot buffer zone and are not only verbally harassing patients and staff, but filming them as well.

As the situation is happening in the La Lengua autonomous region, Bernalwood has also covered the story: