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Friday, June 19, 2009

In North Beach, Street Food Plus Tourists Equals Cable Car Kitsch

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:36 PM

click to enlarge DARIO HADJIAN VIA MENUPAGES
  • Dario Hadjian via MenuPages
When will this whole street-food thing jump the shark? Maybe when it fuses with tourist kitsch. In North Beach, MenuPages spotted the soon-to-drop Café Pellegrini near Piazza Pellegrini (659 Columbus at Filbert). The cable car replica has been rejiggered as a takeout food joint: espresso and pastries in the morning, porchetta panini for lunch. Expect an opening date next week; read quotes from owner Dario Hadjian at MenuPages. We admit we've seen faux-cable cars ferry hella bacholerette beer crawls around the city. But we never imagined one as the locus of panino-chomping tourists.

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