Jeff Cianci, KQED
Fast food is moving fast into the Bay Area, including Dairy Queen and Dunkin Donuts.
"Pacifica has some excellent landmarks in full view from the Pacific Coast Highway. Sea Bowl forever! But we’re highlighting the greatest Taco Bell on the planet, in a beautiful wooden building with beach views, a walk-up window for surfers and the same prices as every other Taco Bell." (#23 on a list of tourism-free landmarks in the Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, August 17; note that locals say Highway 1, not Pacific Coast Highway, a Southern California thing)
A Japanese restaurant with the unpronounceable name Uoyakutei has moved into the old Prime Dip/Boston Bill's/KFC site on Highway 1 at Rockaway Beach, where the weeds had grown as high as the roof. We wish them luck, and maybe Alan Wald will have some fun with their name. Grand Opening signs are up on the building now. Please review the food and service, then hit the Comments link below this post to share your review. Keep it friendly but honest.
Oil-fracking chemicals in our oranges and strawberries? Yeah yeah yeah -- we've all heard it: Buy local organic produce. Or grow your own. But how many of us regularly buy California strawberries, mandarin oranges known as Cuties and Halos, and other produce from the Central Valley, without considering that there might be oil production chemicals in the food? Tell Governor Brown you'd like to see this process stopped until it can be reviewed and reported on by independent professionals. Click the link below to take action:
Aptly named the "Seis de Mayo Hangover Remedy," this taco was created by New York's El Original in honor of that inevitable headache millions of Americans are going to experience the morning after Cinco de Mayo. According to a rep for the restaurant, the taco includes a pound of sausage, a pound of potatoes, a pound of bacon, a pound of refried beans, a pound of fajita vegetables, a dozen eggs, 8 ounces of pico de gallo, 4 ounces of queso fresco, and 8 ounces of salsa—all (somehow) stuffed into one 12-inch tortilla. (from First We Feast online)
See more delicious Bavarian beer hall dishes at the HEARTY FARE link on our right sidebar.
Bunny, the Vietnamese sandwich shop on Palmetto, reopened yesterday after being closed for a few months. I picked up one of their banh mi sandwiches yesterday afternoon, and they're as good as ever. They are in the former location of Vy’s Coffee. More info on their Yelp page: Bunny
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers may be a minor league baseball team, but their stadium eats are in the major leagues. This season, the team is embracing the appeal of the over-the-top stunt foods and will give fans the option to pound pizza-wrapped burgers during the game, according to Fox 11. Who needs popcorn and hot dogs when you can just eat a heart attack? While the item is called the Meatlovers Pizza Burger, the name wholly undersells it. The burger features not one, but four beef patties that are wrapped in in a pepperoni, bacon, and sausage DiGiorno pizza. One burger will cost you $22 and likely 5 years of your life; although, it might be worth it considering it gives you the chance to feast on two of greatest junk foods in one sitting. The stadium has a history of offering over-the-top burgers and is bringing back its Big Mother Funnel Burger which features funnel cakes for buns.
Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.