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Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday Seven: KFC Delivery, Frances' Lumberjack Cake, and Del Popolo Opens

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Surfing on gravy. - INSTAGRAM/AMY SEDARIS
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Plus another Castro coffee destination, a cutesy Xmas ad from the U.K., and beer industry news.
The Colonel Delivers
According to the New York Times, KFC is going to start doing delivery in S.F., L.A., and Houston. While you'll be able to order everything from the menu, it's not free delivery. You'll be paying $4.99-$6.99 for the convenience.

Del Popolo Opens Tomorrow
Del Popolo, the food truck that crushes my dreams at Outside Lands every year because the lines are so insanely long all the time, has a brick-and-mortar location in the Union Square/Nob Hill area that opens tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17. There's pizza arrabiata, and antipasti like Monterey bay squid with chili, fennel, and castelvetrano olives, or pork rillettes with toast and an herb salad.
Del Popolo, 855 Bush, 415-589-7940 or delpopolosf.com

click to enlarge Lumberjack cake. - OCTAVIA
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  • Lumberjack cake.
Frances' "Lumberjack" Cake is Back!
Chef Melissa Perello's take on fruit bread, a "Lumberjack" cake made with pear, coconut, dates and muscovado ice cream, is back. The $40 cake serves eight to 10 people, and cab be picked up on the day before Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas, and it's at Octavia, not Frances. Give it to the lumberjack in your life, with some Brawny paper towels and wipe his man-hands on afterward.
Octavia, 1710 Octavia, 415) 408-7507 or octavia-sf.com.

A New Cafe in the Castro (Technically)
Much has been written about the surfeit of coffee places in the Castro, and now there's one more. Yesterday morning, while walking my dog in a different direction because our usual dog park was muddy, I stumbled upon Neighbors Corner, in what was a defunct bodega. Neighbors has been serving Andytown Coffee, Crumb Shoppe salads, and Dynamo Donuts (on weekends) for a couple months now, and it's the only commercial space for several blocks in any direction. Since the Castro's southwestern border is vague and ill-defined, I'm going to go ahead and say this is still the Castro. (Google Maps agrees.)
Neighbors Corner, 499 Douglass.


Sainsbury's Xmas Ad

Holiday commercials that are way too long for the average American's attention span are a big thing in the U.K., and Sainsbury's, the British equivalent of Safeway, has just released its 2015 spot. At three-and-a-half minutes, this tale of a cat who ruins Christmas might bore you to death, or its treacly cuteness might warm up your heart as if you nuked some spotted dick with treacle on high for 3:30.

Urban Outfitters Buys Pizzeria Vetri
Urban Outfitters, the trend-snorting destination for mall-hipsters, is run by a conservative billionaire who supported Rick Santorum (and who also owns Anthropologie). It's now buying the Vetri Family of restaurants, for extra shopping mall synergy. The dress code will be mandatory platforms and socks.

Beer Industry Shakeup Continues
The proposed AB InBev-SAB Miller merger continues to have trickle-down effects. Not long after Heineken bought half of Lagunitas, Constellation Brands, which makes Corona and Modelo, has bought San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing Company for $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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