Quartz reports on the transformation of a Japanese floppy disk assembly line into… wait for a it… a hydroponic greenhouse! Lettuce is grown in vats in a clean room, never to see the light of day.
If you are a satisfied with Big Lettuce, so be it. But we here in San Francisco like to kill two birds with one stone. The founders of Mission Street Food are doing an aquaponic Kickstarter. Not satisfied with merely serving delicious food from a a truck then popping up in a Chinese restaurant and then making delicious hamburgers in a Vietnamese grocery store and then a bowling alley and then opening another restaurant in a former taqueria that was previously a donut shop open 25 hours a day, and then transcending waffles, Anthony and Karen and crew have taken it to another level — they want to employ fish to grow lettuce that will be served in their new restaurant, Perennial.
WAIT WHAT FISH THAT FARM
Yes you read that correctly. Each day, fish will come in to work, swim around, eat food scraps from the restaurant, and “nutrify” the water in which the lettuce enthusiastically grows. (Just don’t tell the fish that they are on the menu too.)
Anyway, the Kickstarter is in its last week and they’re almost there, so hop on over and help them out!
Also, I’ll be talking to Anthony and Karen on Burrito Justice Radio over at BFF.fm this Wednesday from 12-2. So tune in to hear a bit of San Francisco’s restaurant history along with some of its future.
I often get asked if something is actually a burrito. This usually involves things with -rrito or -rito as a suffix. To clarify:
@daviottenheimer was kind enough to summarize my Twitter overview.
And just because it’s shiny and delicious doesn’t make it a burrito.
IMPORTANT NOT A BURRITO UPDATE:
@shamptonian informs us you can play at home!
Ad for a mortuary at 777 Valencia St, from the 1948 city directory:
A photo from 1964, via SFPL
In case you need a hint:
I wonder if the Chapel ever considered calling themselves The Morgue.
Just discovered JunkThief’s post on it, including pictures when it was a rather jaunty lime green:
I never noticed detail in the windows before:
Zoom and enhance:
I have a plan for improving Muni: Rename the routes after Giants players, and let them drive during the off-season.
Here’s the list — I had to add some historical routes to fill the gaps. Please add your route jokes in the comments.
|6-Parnassus||6||Ehire Adrianza DL60||2B|
|8X-Bayshore Express||8||Hunter Pence||RF|
|9-San Bruno||9||Brandon Belt||1B|
|13 Ellsworth||13||Joaquin Arias||3B|
|16X-Noriega Express||16||Angel Pagan||CF|
|18-46th Avenue||18||Matt Cain DL60||SP|
|19-Polk||19||Marco Scutaro DL60||2B|
|28-19th Avenue||28||Buster Posey||C|
|29-Sunset||29||Hector Sanchez DL60||C|
|40-San Mateo Interurban||40||Madison Bumgarner||SP|
|47-Van Ness||47||Jarrett Parker||RF|
|48-Quintara/24th Street||48||Pablo Sandoval||3B|
|49-Mission/Van Ness||49||Javier Lopez||RP|
|53 Southern Heights||53||Chris Heston||SP|
Hey that’s weird, the players are already on the new Muni map.
The Mission will see dramatically improved service:
If you are downtown near Mission and 3rd between 11 and 5 before January, you should go stop by the SPUR Urban Center at 654 Mission St. where you can see a few maps made by me and my friends.
SPUR was kind enough to display the 200′ Sea Level Rise map that I made with Brian Stokle.
LOOK UPON MY WORKS YE MIGHTY AND DESPAIR
So stop by SPUR during your lunch break!
Remotely related song:
Long time readers will remember the proto-Burrito Justice report on burritos in Berlin. @cappstreetcrap continues this noble tradition – she and her husband were on vacation in Thailand and discovered some surprisingly good burritos in a mall in Bangkok. Most importantly she took the time to notify me immediately via the EBINT (Emergency Burrito International Notification Twitter):
The verdict? Not cheap, but surprisingly good!
Alas, chip technology has yet to make the jump across the Pacific.
This got me to wondering what would happen if California were destroyed in the earthquake and the only burritos remaining on Earth were these culinary outposts.