Sunday, December 20, 2020

This is What They Made Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Do After He Ordered a Fried Chicken Sandwich

It doesn't sound as though former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is too happy with the lockdown orders dished out by the Fench Laundry dining duo of California Governor Gavin Newsom and SF Mayor London Breed.

He writes in his latest San Francisco Chronicle weekly column:

 I stopped by one of my favorite restaurants along the Embarcadero to pick up a fried chicken sandwich to go the other evening.

“Would you like a glass of wine while you wait?” the host said.


And with glass in hand, I walked over to the bench outside the front door and did my best to ward off the cold while the sandwich was being prepared.

It wasn’t long before the server stepped out and handed me a bag.

“Here you go, but you can’t eat it here,” she said.

Why not? I asked.

“We can only serve ‘to go,’ so you can’t eat it on the property,” she said.

Then she pointed to a second bench a few feet away.

“But that’s a public bench, and you can eat over there,” she said.

That is part of the insanity brought on by the “no outdoor dining” rule.

And you have to love San Francisco officials for imposing a quarantine for people coming into the city from outside the region, while there’s no rule against traveling 100 miles from one end of the Bay Area to the other.

As one guy said to me, “Guess they wanted to make sure they could still get up to the French Laundry in Napa.”



  1. Willie Brown is a anachronistic liberal, belonging to a past when I understood, but disagreed with, liberals. Those days are now long gone.

    1. My thoughts exactly.
      Old joke: A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.
      OTOH, The media sure buried his cozy relationship with "The People's Temple" and Jim Jones.