Never leave the uHood – have it delivered!

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So the options for deliveries to the uHood continue to increase.  I can personally attest to the beauty of Google Shopping Express and the free six month beta.  Free delivery from Target, Walgreens, Lucky, and Nob Hill Foods is pretty sweet.  They have also added Whole Foods, REI, Costco, Blue Bottle, and many more stores.  But they don’t deliver fresh food.  Enter Amazon Fresh!  Which delivers to my house (I confirmed my address) so I assume it will deliver to yours. Besides just groceries – Amazon Fresh seems to have some really awesome local vendors and semi-prepared foods like Delica Japanese, Homeroom Mac & Cheese, and ever raw Rosamunde Sausages!  Check out the initial vendors here:  https://fresh.amazon.com/Category?cat=spotlight&appendmp=true&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_p=1687837342&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=21&pf_rd_r=1TT2WGYC4AQFTFBF0ZHR

They have to have unobstructed access to your front door to deliver.  I am certainly going to give it a try.  Free delivery for orders over $35 but they seem to be pushing people to sign-up for the free Amazon Fresh Prime trail (30 days free but if you don’t canx $299 for the year).

The Eater article also mentions lots of other delivery options:  http://sf.eater.com/archives/2013/12/11/amazonfresh_grocery_delivery_has_arrived_in_the_bay.php

Really why ever leave the uHood?

Review of Clooney’s

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So 7×7 had a hysterical review of drinking at Clooney’s.  You can read the whole thing here:  http://www.7×7.com/music-nightlife/weeknighter-clooneys but my favorite quote, “Local drunks and weirdos sat around the horseshoe-shaped bar staring at the TV . ..”.  So true, so true!

 

Nextdoor.com

no way they will ever top the witty editorials and commentary on the microhoodsf.com blog …  but could be an interesting way to actually communicate with our neighbors?  I just signed up for this and my address is now included.  But sadly – the site arbitrarily determines your uHood and I am in Juri Commons (Guerrero to Mission, Cesar Chavez to 24th St).  

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Sadly I am the only person in Juri Commons from our uHood (though Niall’s old place is in the same uHood).   

The Attic is closing

In majorly sad uHood news …  the rumor is that the beloved Attic is closing and for sale.  How you can’t stay in business with $4 pints of margaritas and all of the neighborhood drunks is beyond me.  I hope somewhere equally cheap and dingy opens in its place.  Don’t gentrify the Attic!  http://uptownalmanac.com/2013/11/attic-chopping-block

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PS – in the greater uHood it is also rumored that Pops is closing as well ….

Food trucks coming to the uHood?

So my Uber driver the other day was the owner of the lot at Valencia and Cesar Chavez where the car detailing place and taco stand are currently.  He told me that he applied to the city for permits to make the lot into a food truck park like the one over by Costco.   So the uHood could become EVEN MORE HIPSTER with our own food trucks!