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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ice Cream Truck Robbery, Farmer Brown Watches COPS, and $3 Million for Delaney's

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM


The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Crime in the food scene continues: Robbing an ice cream truck is pretty low, but proved to be an easy pick for three Marin City men. Maybe they heard it coming? Inside Scoop shares via SFGate's Crime Scene, a Good Humor Man was held up at gunpoint for $160 before the robbers took off towards a public housing complex. Everyone keep an eye on the lemonade stands.

In the Tenderloin, Farmer Brown (25 Mason at Turk) recounts its daily dealing with the live version of COPS. Grub Street shares co-owner Deanna Foster's response to the report from Bay City News that the first block of Turk, conveniently located just around the corner from Farmer Brown, sees 35 times more crime than other areas of San Francisco. Foster's COPS is sans the Bad Boys theme song and, oh well, the police.

A few blocks away from the notorious stretch of Turk, Inside Scoop shares via SFist, a comic depicting the fallout between an artist and Café Royale. Artist Emelia Loomis curated shows for the cafe earlier this year and states she was underpaid and one of her paintings was stolen. Cafe owner Les Cowan states artists display work at their own risk. We wonder how her piece, a 3x4 painting would disappear, but then again.

Sold! The Marina bar Delaney's has been auctioned off for an even $3 million. Inside Scoop reports Luisa Hanson's bar went to Telegraph Hill Associates, LLC, where the name behind the company is Rick Howard, co-owner of Harry's Bar and Bruno's. No word yet on the plans for property and liquor license, but for now, Delaney's remains open.

It's makeover time at Harry Denton's Starlight Room. Eater SF shares it will close its doors on July 18, and plans to reopen in early September. Until then, Sunday's Drag brunch will be in the Franciscan Room.

Also, a temporary shutter, Prime Rib Shabu House (308 Fifth Ave) is closed for ADA renovations until August.

And the wait is almost over: Eater SF shares a list of pending openers. Amberjack Sushi will still be serving raw fish as C27 Sushi Lounge, the Chick N Coop is slated to become Hot Pot Garden, Jasper's Corner Tap should be open before August, and in Hayes Valley Cafe Altano is taking over the former Little Joe's location.

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