Friday, February 25, 2011

9th annual Crab Festival & Celebrity Crab Cracking Contest in Union Square

Ready, Set, Crack!

For the 9th year, the Chancellor Hotel and Luques Restaurant & Bar Will Be Participating in the Crab Festival at Union Square - A Fundraiser for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation.

The San Francisco 49ers and Other Local Celebrities Team Up With Local Chefs for a Crab Cracking Contest With Food, Beer and Wine Tastings Saturday, February 26, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m. There will be a crab cracking demonstration that will be followed by a contest to see who can crack the most crab. For a nominal sampling fee, local restaurants will provide tastes of the city's beloved Dungeness Crab and patrons can enjoy Wine & Beer. Music and family entertainment including a children's booth and activities for the entire family are included in the event. Again this year, the Crab Festival will be a "zero waste" event. In partnership with Recology Golden Gate and the San Francisco Department of the Environment, all materials used at the event will be compostable and/or recyclable.

Admission is FREE. Tickets for food, beer and wine tastings are $5 each or 6 for $25. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at a designated ticket booth - cash only.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chinese New Year Parade San Francisco


The 2011 Chinese New Year Parade is on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm.
The Chinese New Year Parade will be on Saturday, February 19th starting on Market Street at 5:15pm

You can see the route and once again it will come to the corner of our block at Post and Powell - about 100 feet from our front doors.

It is the largest celebration of its kind in the world according to their website

They are expecting one million spectators along the parade route and another 2 million watching on KTVU channel 2.

We are expecting some rain this year, but that won't dampen the event at all. It is really a great parade and a lot of fun.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Central Subway Construction has begun

Central Subway Construction has begun at the southeast corner of Geary and Stockton. The Central Subway will be the new line connecting Chinatown, Union Square, Moscone Convention Center, the Ball Park and the south east sector of the City together. The construction will move a block at a time along the east side of Stockton street down to Market. The construction crew will then cross the street and continue up the west side from Market to Geary. When that work is done, construction will continue on the east side of Stockton between Geary and Post Street where Maiden Lane starts. It is expected that the work will take 2-3 months on each block.

ABOVE: Looking down Stockton from Post Street. The right lane allows a right turn on Geary to enter the Union Square Garage.

One lane down Stockton for buses, taxis and delivery vehicles

Construction will proceed 7 days/week, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open to buses, taxis, tour buses and delivery vehicles only.

There are two detours around the work.

Drivers will also be allowed to turn right off of Post Street onto Stockton to get to the Union Square Garage Entrance. But, others coming down Stockton from the tunnel and Chinatown will be directed down Post Street.