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Archive for February, 2010

I’ve Been M.I.A.

Sorry! I’ll be back in the saddle soon!

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Pedestrian crashes on Van Ness Ave’s double fine zone from Golden Gate up to Lombard quadrupled inexplicably (up to 16) last year compared to 2008. Look both ways!

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Today’s deal on FreshGuide is $5 for $10 worth of sweetness at rice pudding and frozen yogurt shop Loving Cup (2356 Polk at Union). The creamery of sorts takes a creative twist on dessert staples with flavors like rum raisin, pistachio, pumpkin pie, almond butter, English toffee, and chai-infused pudding, and also has a full coffee bar and other sweets like cupcakes and rice krispie treats. Go ahead. You deserve it.

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Go to Golo

I took a break from my beloved Polker’s this weekend and had brunch at Cafe Golo over on Lombard St. (at Gough). I tried my first breakfast burrito (First! I know!) there and was pleased, and my date had an omelette that was yummy — and both very affordable. But I must admit this is my new favorite spot because the customer service is downright delightful. The spot is family-owned, and to say our servers were sweet would be an understatement. I left with a serious case of “Will you be my mother?” after our adorable waitress said “thank you for your business” to every soul who walked out of the door.

They also treated us with some complimentary pieces of delicious banana bread, and I couldn’t help but buy a loaf to take away. Yum! Turns out the owner also owns a bakery, and sells his breads at local farm markets, where is also where they pick up all of their fresh-as-can-be produce. They tossed a few extra veggies-of-the-day into my date’s omelette, which was a pleasant surprise. Get over to Cafe Golo (1602 Lombard) as soon as you can.

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In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Leah Garchik of the Chronicle compiled a fun collection of “Overheard in SF” statements related to love, dating, and, uh . . . sleeping around. Here’s one that was heard on Polk:

He’s not my boyfriend. He was just a one-night stand for the three past nights. — (Woman on her way to dinner on Polk Street)

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Black Magic!

is brimming with crazy Saints fans!

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RIP Spring : (

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