Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

San Francisco continues to confound us… On one hand the city is trying to take all the happy out of Happy Meals; on the other hand, it’s the same place you can now order up a plate of fried chicken coated in a red velvet cake batter. [More]

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

While the Center for Science in the Public Interest hasn’t yet made good on its threat to sue McDonald’s for continuing to put toys in their Happy Meals, the city of San Francisco is considering a law that could have your children asking “where’s my toy?” the next time you head to the Golden Arches and other fast food joints. [More]

San Fran Launches Parking Meters With Supply And Demand Based Pricing

San Fran Launches Parking Meters With Supply And Demand Based Pricing

That little love bubble known as San Francisco is at it again, introducing new “smart” parking meters that, among their many innovations, change their prices based on supply and demand. [More]

'Other Guys' Poster Disarmed In San Francisco

'Other Guys' Poster Disarmed In San Francisco

Police officers carry guns. And, at least in ads for movies like The Other Guys, they brandish those guns while performing high-flying kicks. But not in San Francisco, where many posters for the movie feature deadly pepper spray in place of firearms. [More]

To Catch A Ponzi Schemer

To Catch A Ponzi Schemer

There’s a cool article over at Bay Citizen that gives a play-by-play account of a private investigator’s efforts to tail a suspected Bay Area ponzi scheme master. What makes it all the more interesting is that the target, an ex-con and fugitive, had developed an arsenal of tactics he used used to try to evade anyone who might be tracking him. [More]

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald’s has lost at least two customers in the San Francisco area. The fast food Goliath has threatened to sue a pair of hopeful restaurateurs if they go ahead with the plan to name their plan to name their small macaroni and cheese-themed restaurant “Little Mac.” [More]

Apartment Scammer Wants To Give My $1500 Back – What's The Catch?

Pat tells Consumerist that her son fell for an apartment scam. Looking for a sublet in San Francisco from his home in Massachusetts, he settled on a place and met up with the landlord’s brother, who–what luck!–happened to live in the same area as Pat’s son! Of course, once he moved there, he discovered that his keys didn’t work, since someone else entirely lived in and owned the apartment. [More]

Earn $200/hr Teaching Angry Man To Use Apple Products

Earn $200/hr Teaching Angry Man To Use Apple Products

I guess Apple products aren’t idiot-proof after all. We have found your idiot nonpareil. There is a man in San Fran who needs help using Apple products. He is wiling to pay $200 an hour. This is his NSFW Craigsist ad/rant about how he is too busy to figure out how to get his credit card number from auto-populating when his kids buy stuff on iTunes, but has enough time for you to come over to his house and teach him how to use his devices. [More]

Demon Dogs Enjoy Coffee Mate, Owners Too

Demon Dogs Enjoy Coffee Mate, Owners Too

Someone San Franciscan decided to interpret this Coffee Mate ad’s suggestion of “add your style/flavor” as an invitation to do just that to the billboard itself. Unfortunately for the powdered liquid non-dairy creamer, this person’s personal style seems to be something involving the forces of Satan. Our headline is a little misleading, though. To be more accurate, the depiction is of a demonic pet “guardian.” [More]

Baseball Park Food Is So Overpriced, Do I Still Have To Tip?

Baseball Park Food Is So Overpriced, Do I Still Have To Tip?

Reader J was at the Giants game the other day and bought a seriously overpriced ballpark item from a vendor and was wondering if an additional tip was appropriate for a $6 hot chocolate. [More]

Faux-Hawked Wells Fargo Manager Allegedly Embezzled
$900,000+ From Elderly

Faux-Hawked Wells Fargo Manager Allegedly Embezzled $900,000+ From Elderly

An ex-Wells Fargo bank manager is accused of embezzling more than $900,000 from customers, most of whom were frail and elderly. [More]

Zipcar Launches iPhone App With Magical Car Unlocking Powers

Zipcar Launches iPhone App With Magical Car Unlocking Powers

The San Fran/NY-servicing Zipcar car sharing service has finally launched their iPhone app. Besides the expected seamless reservation system, it has a pretty sweet extra feature: It turns your iPhone into a keyfob capable of locking and unlocking your car, and honking its horn. Not owning a car just got awesomer.

Pizzeria Employees Wear T-Shirts With Quotes From Nasty Yelp Reviews

Pizzeria Employees Wear T-Shirts With Quotes From Nasty Yelp Reviews

Here’s a little bit of brilliance — a pizzeria in San Francisco has taken quotes from nasty 1 star reviews on Yelp! and make them into t-shirts for their employees to wear. We love this.

Chiropractor Sues Patient Over Negative Yelp Review

Chiropractor Sues Patient Over Negative Yelp Review

Chris Norberg left a negative review on Yelp after he got into a billing dispute with chiropractor Steven Biegel. Instead of quietly fuming like most people who get bad reviews on Yelp do, Biegel sued Norberg for defamation. Can you really sue someone for a negative online review?

How "Serial Evictees" Game A System Meant To Protect Renters From Abuse

How "Serial Evictees" Game A System Meant To Protect Renters From Abuse

There’s nothing we dislike more than people who scam a system put in place to protect vulnerable consumers from abuse, but the sad fact is that they do exist. SF Weekly has an article that tracks the exploits of a serial evictee, a “renter” who leases apartments with no intention of paying rent, and then games the system in order to stay rent free for as long as possible.

Despite What Their Website Says, Taking Pictures In San Francisco's Museum Of Modern Art Is Cause For Ejection

Despite What Their Website Says, Taking Pictures In San Francisco's Museum Of Modern Art Is Cause For Ejection

Thomas Hawk was “forcibly thrown out” of San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art for taking photos in an area where photography is expressly allowed. Hawk had recently purchased a family membership to MOMA in no small part because of a policy change that permitted photography. When he arrived and started snapping away, he was approached by the director of visitor relations, Simon Blint…

Tony Roma Corporate Responds To Shrinking Beer Complaint

Tony Roma Corporate Responds To Shrinking Beer Complaint

Tony Roma corporate sent Alex the following response to his complaint over being sold a 16 oz beer and getting a 14 oz beer instead:

Tony Roma's, Where 16oz = 14oz

Tony Roma's, Where 16oz = 14oz

UPDATE: Tony Roma Corporate Responds To Shrinking Beer Complaint