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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mayor Ed Lee Is Trying to Ruin One of the Best Parts of Super Bowl Sunday: Getting Hammered

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge Prefers a warm glass of milk with his football
  • Prefers a warm glass of milk with his football

Fun and happy (aka drunk) people across San Francisco are learning firsthand what a wet blanket Mayor Ed Lee is -- all the time.

Liquor lovers shot back at the mayor's buzzkill suggestion that venues not serve hard alcohol to football fans on Super Bowl Sunday. His idea is meant to prevent the same kind of Muni-torching insanity we saw after the Giants won the World Series last year. But we'd just like to note that it was never confirmed whether Gregory Ganiss, the accused bus vandal, had been drinking beer, liquor, wine, or a grape juice box before he allegedly decided to smash up Muni.

In any event, barkeeps have responded to the mayor's sobering suggestion with words like "prohibition" and "demonizing."

See Also: Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

Adam DeMezza, co-owner of Giordano Brothers in North Beach, explained to CBS reporters that he truly believes people can consume hard liquor and not turn into wild savages.

But more than that, the real concern now is that the mayor's crackdown on liquor will only hurt local businesses that are already struggling; who the hell wants to go to a restaurant or bar where they can't relax and take back a shot of Jameson, or two?

"As long as we're not feeding people shots of booze and sending them out into the street, we'll be fine," DeMezza noted.

As we understand the mayor is serious about this campaign. He's planning to visit bars this week, urging them to drink the Kool-aid and go liquor-free on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, we're guessing if he had it totally his way, we'd all be sipping his drink of choice: a glass of warm milk, milk mustache included.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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