Scientifically Proven by FiveThirtyEight — Taqueria Cancun Better Than El Farolito

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Nate Silver and his band of merry nerds over at FiveThirtyEight.com have decided!  Taqueria Cancun’s al pastor super burrito is truly dominant.  Check the press…

Taqueria Cancún is the unassuming neighbor of the more glamorous Mission Street members of the Burrito Bracket. Don’t get me wrong, it has a large, loyal following and has received its share of accolades over the years, but the long lines are never quite out the door, and the peaceful dinginess inside makes you feel more at home than you might at El Farolito or La Taqueria. Paper cutouts dangling from the ceiling, bright yellow walls and stained terra cotta tile also make a daytime visit feel like you’ve stumbled upon the aftermath of a raging party.

Read the rest of the post, but it’s a feather in the cap for a uHood stalwart.  And take that, El Farolito!  Just jokes. The truth is that the uHood loves all of its charming taquerias. 

Glassholes – I Detect a Troll

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I saw this flyer right outside of Clooney’s on my walk to work a couple of weeks ago.  I had to take a photo.

My initial thoughts were, geez, that dude’s opening himself up to whole world of trouble.  Good thing he included a douchey Gmail address and not a phone number.   That inbox will be full of hate faster than the vagrants at 24th & Mission can pop the top on a 40 of Mickey’s.  The flyer wasn’t up for long.  Oddly enough someone tore off one of the contact strips.  Weird.

But as the past couple of weeks have elapsed I’ve come to reconsider this neighborhood anomaly.  I smell a troll.  Maybe it’s the umbrella, orange wedge and cherry-adorned cocktail so delicately balanced in his left hand.  Maybe it’s the come-hither gaze framed by lank, vaguely-greasy-looking hair and the oh-my-god-you-can’t-fucking-ignore-it white plastic and aluminum Google Glasses.  Whatever.  The whole thing screams troll to me now.

Say, it’s nearly 3pm on a Saturday right now.  I wonder if he’s meandering near Zeitgeist this very instant.  I hear they LOVE glassholes at Zeitgeist.

A uHood Birthday – Blue Plate Turns 15

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The almost-official restaurant of the uHood—Blue Plate—is turning 15.

Tablehopper has a brief write-up describing how the team at Blue Plate are planning to celebrate.

The sample birthday menu looks pretty decent; it’s replete with the usual staples of fried chicken, meatloaf and the goat’s cheese mac-n-cheese, but where’s the pork amongst the main course dishes? That’s a pretty major oversight.

The careful observer will note that Tablehopper incorrectly cites Blue Plate as being a Bernal restaurant.

When will they learn? It’s “La Lengua”!

Sad uHood News: Owner of Drewes Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Walk past Drewes today and this is what you’ll see…

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Josh was killed in a motorcycle accident last night. SF Gate has the details.

Josh was the driving force behind Drewes. By all accounts most of the ideas around the upcoming renovations at Drewes came from Josh. The staff are reeling in shock right now but they’re determined to move ahead.

When you next visit Drewes tip heavily. They need the support right now.