Who's hungry for a 'Shrimp Dufty'? UPDATED

|
(30)
Feeling fishy, Bevan?

I'm not really sure what the connection is between "homeless czar" and former Castro district supe Bevan Dufty embracing pescetarianism on his 58th birthday and raising money for an LGBT-friendly homeless shelter, but Sliderbar is certainly making it.

Tonight, Tue/26, 6-10:30pm, the Castro burger joint is hosting a fundraiser celebrating Dufty's birthday and creating a "shrimp sandwich" especially for him. (In case you're not up on such things, every successful restaurant opening in the Castro lately has been burger-based -- not sure if it's something to do with mainstreaming of gay culture or what but it's sizzling red meat everywhere -- so a seafood option is certainly welcomed. No horsemeat, please! j/k, Sliderbar, j/k)

Accidental equestrivorianismy aside, this is a great cause -- many queer homeless people have reported harassment at shelters due to their sexual orientation, and the creation of an LGBT-friendly shelter would be a relief -- especially as, well, evictions are rising in the Castro (and everywhere else). Dolores Street Community Services is on it, and 50% of the proceeds from food and drink tonight go to the cause (plus $1 from every pescatarian slider throughout March).

UPDATE: The sandwich is actually called a Pickled Pink.

So grab a slidey piece of our Director of Housing Opportunities, Partnerships and Engagement tonight, it promises to be a bit of a scene. Shrimp sliders, ahoy! I am not going to tell you what shrimping means.  

 

Comments

And how much does he make being our "DHOPE"? Well in excess of 6 digits I'm sure. The DHOPE is no fool. He served his masters well, and now he's being rewarded for his years of service. Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by Greg on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:45 am

Are you trying to suggest that a "Hung like a Horse Burger" would not sell in the Castro?

Posted by marcos on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:51 am

no such thing. And I am very disappointed in myself for not fitting a "Don't have a cow, man" joke into the above post as well. 

Posted by marke on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:54 am

while the DHOPE collects his nice fat sinecure, the rest of us get to eat a shit sandwich as usual.

Posted by Greg on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:02 am

And he got to spend, what, $1.5m in public financing to not run for mayor and instead run for homeless czar?

Posted by marcos on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:11 am

Dolores Street Community Services' record is not without its own history of homophobia. DSCS came across the Cohen homes on Dolores at 15th Street through a bequest or a merger. Their main cause is homeless poor Latinos. Cohen homes is deeded to house PWA's.

DSCS used to arrange for those PWA's meds to be picked up at a pharmacy out by Ocean Beach. That sounds lovely, doesn't it, taking a day excursion out on Muni, fighting HIV and med side effects, to get your meds when there are myriad pharmacies within spitting distance of Cohen homes.

When one client complained about this, staff conspired to harass him.

When the late Joe Lynn was ombudsperson for the HIV Planning Council that oversees public financing of HIV/AIDS services, the late Eric Quezada could not be bothered to respond to the allegations after Joe tried for at least 18 months and Eric was adamant in his refusal to cooperate.

Combined with the low grade homophobic posture of the Latino poverty nonprofits to gentrification in the Mission, there is no place for queers in their vision of the Mission, I'd imagine that there were better, queer run nonprofits that might better represent the needs of at risk queer youth.

Posted by marcos on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:18 am

He was the last SF supervisor who worried about the pension train-wreck.

The 11 we have now (like all polls) are focused squarely on climbing to the next rung (mayor, assembly) on the poll ladder and hence continue kicking the pension can down the road.

Posted by Troll the XIV on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 11:09 am

FYI: Sliderbar doesn't get very good overall reviews on Yelp. They have a 3 star out of 5. The same for the original Palo Alto location.

You wrote:

"every successful restaurant opening in the Castro lately has been burger-based -- not sure if it's something to do with mainstreaming of gay culture or what but it's sizzling red meat everywhere -- so a seafood option is certainly welcomed. No horsemeat, please! "

I'm glad you've noticed that. The Castro has become very bland with sheeple and I sense people no longer care what they eat. That used to not be the case. Also related: My partner says business is way down at his gym, in other words fewer and fewer people are working out or getting exercise. That also used to not be the case.

But "more meat, more meat."

There are plenty of burger places and nail salons in the Castro.

I suspect most will dismiss this, but so be it:

google: Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests
Red meat is associated with a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and any other cause, the researchers reported.

or

google: More support for passing on the red meat

(The system would not accept any type of link).

Posted by Guest on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

if - I don't know - the author thinks that gays are effeminate or something?

Posted by Guest on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

I just think we're more creative.

Posted by marke on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

Now if Bevan Dufty really wanted to do something special for his birthday and for the homeless, he would walk over to Jane Warner Plaza and walk down Castro and tell all of the homeless and street people that he's going to offer them a warm shower and give them new clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and then they can come join him at Sliders for dinner later on with ample time remaining for them to take their time and eat.

If he couldn't do that, he could at least take them all generous amounts of "take out" orders from Sliders, rather than sitting in this restaurant luxuriating and watching its wall of flat-screens. It comes off as a bit elitist to separate oneself from the people you're supposedly trying to help...the GLBT Queer homeless and street people.

Wouldn't that be a birthday he would remember forever?....in a positive way. But that would truly be an usually special and a true liberal politician.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

Does Tim or Marcos or Lilli or Eddie or Greg or Hestor or Welch EVER open up their own home to the homeless, or feed the poor on their own dime?

Of course not. In fact, they don't really even want to help the poor who they feel little affinity with anyway. They just want to keep the non-profit gravy train going or, in Tim's case, the SFBG paycheck.

These white liberals may hate the rich, but they sure as hell don't love the poor.

Posted by anon on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

"Does Tim or Marcos or Lilli or Eddie or Greg or Hestor or Welch EVER open up their own home to the homeless, or feed the poor on their own dime?"

You don't know what they do on "their own dime" and neither do I, so let's not make baseless assumptions about people, shall we?

And if you despise the SFBG as much as you do, you are welcome to leave.

"These white liberals may hate the rich, but they sure as hell don't love the poor."

It's best not to assume the ethnicity of anyone on here (i.e. "white liberals). I don't assume anyone's ethnicity and neither should you, impotent right-wing troll.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

anon and the others degrading this site with personal attacks is failing.

For me, it is a waste of time to read comments here.

So long.

Posted by Eddie on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

The revolution has been deferred.

Posted by anon on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

I agree with you Eddie. Take care.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

Hopefully Vogt will do something about this.

Posted by marcos on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:11 pm
Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

We want to see evidence of some palliative measures.

Posted by lillipublicans on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:26 pm
Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

It was the communist nations that had to have a huge internal police force to suppress dissent, and of course sealed borders to rpevent the silenced masses from leaving.

Some would wish for the same type of regime ehre, evidently.

Posted by anon on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 2:49 am

lillipublicans,

There is little that any forum "administrator" can do other than to delete comments (and give warnings to people). The Disqus comment system is more widely used by sites these days for comments and some people rave about that system, while others have used it and ended up turning comments off entirely. That's why as I wrote the other day, many sites have already closed comments. They don't allow any comments any longer. That's fine with me. They tried everything imaginable and nothing worked, even requiring registration. That didn't work either. They found that "spammers" and trolls still managed to get through the system because spambots are getting very sophisticated in their methods. Some sites I go on occasionally seem to be embarrassed by their comments so much so that they make them hard to find. You have to search all over the page for the word "Comments" in this small font and then click on that because the Comments' page is hidden.

I don't know why it is so difficult for some people to completely ignore the trolls. They're just idiots. Ignore them! And we're not talking about just a difference of opinion here. Why do some people feel the need to respond to ("I must educate") stupidity, ignorance, disinformation, childish baiting and the most hateful of comments? The internet is full of all of that. Nobody has the time to go around responding to all of that and will anyone's mind be changed if they do? NO. Because most people have already made up their mind about one topic or the other. And if they haven't: Tough luck.

I've noticed that Marke (the administrator here) does delete some comments although some of the real hateful ones such as from that Snapples' bitch he leaves on for some reason (maybe he didn't see them). I would have deleted those.

Just ignore the trolls. Don't feed them, as the saying goes. Why is that so difficult for some people to do that? Unless.... one really does enjoy wasting one's time arguing with idiots and what exactly does that accomplish?

Posted by Guest on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 4:20 am

what is a free speech forum. You might care to ask yourself why that is. and why different opinions bother you so much.

While I disagree with many here, I respect their right to speak freely here, and would never seek to deny them that right, nor censor their content.

Intolerance of differences is ugly, whoever is doing it and to whom.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 7:14 am

do not constitute what Enlightenment philosophers would have held up as the exercise of "free speech."

The *intent* behind the trollery is to *stifle* free speech by interupting and polluting the communication between others.

This is also done through such ethically bankrupt techniques such as impostering, misattribution, and -- yes -- concern trollery.

marcos, Eddie, Greg, and many others who frequent this site are perfectly willing to discuss and dispute contrary and erroneous perspectives, but the trolls' incessant recourse to these sorts of ploys makes this impractical.

The trolls lard the board with the sort of vile and provenly-false invective that we typically seek to avoid by -- say -- not listening to KSFO radio.

We aren't trolling on your rightwing pablum forums to disturb the constant pus sucking anti-American depravity which stands for free speech there -- and we aren't jamming your radio station(s); and yet you are here day after day, hour after hour smothering intelligent discourse with your rotten offal.

Posted by lillipublicans on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 8:20 am

that you had been banned from SFGATE comments.

Although only you would think the chron is right-wing.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 9:51 am

are not what Enlightenment philosophers would have held up as the exercise of "free speech."

The *intent* behind the trollery is to *stifle* free speech by interupting and polluting the communication between others.

This is also done through such ethically bankrupt techniques such as impostering, misattribution, and -- yes -- concern trollery.

marcos, Eddie, Greg, and many others who frequent this site are perfectly willing to discuss and dispute contrary and erroneous perspectives, but the trolls' incessant recourse to these sorts of ploys makes this impractical.

The trolls lard the board with the sort of vile and provenly-false invective that we typically seek to avoid by -- say -- not listening to KSFO radio.

We aren't trolling on your rightwing pablum forums to disturb the constant pus sucking anti-American depravity which stands for free speech there; we aren't jamming your radio station(s) -- and yet you are here day after day, hour after hour smothering intelligent discourse with your rotten offal.

Posted by lillipublicans on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 8:26 am
Posted by Guest on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 10:21 am

weekly. Fuck you very much.

Posted by Eddie on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 6:52 pm
Posted by anon on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

Whomever is writing your posts for you needs better comprehension skills, pleb. I would suggest you find someone else there in your ward who can read and comprehend better than the insipid person doing it for you now, pleb, because your most remedial amateurish troll posts read like bad scripts.

The reason I'm suggesting you find someone else, pleb, is because you asked Eddie for "Frequency" and Eddie had clearly already stated "twice weekly." What about that doesn't sink in your thick skull, pleb? Do you not understand the term "twice weekly?" Dense. Thick. Google "twice weekly." (Google is a well-known search engine, pleb. Surely it's on your lap top next to you there in your bed in the ward).

Secondly, pleb, no one here needs to prove anything to you. So get off your throne and deglaze and wash off that pretentious veneer you like to strut around in, and finally get someone else to help you write your ubiquitous and perfunctory troll posts, pleb, because you an embarrassment to trolls at the dismal rate you're going.

Oh, and I meant to ask: Did you have a good service at Westboro this past Sunday, pleb? How was the weather in Topeka?

International Troll Society Member #12360969212

Posted by International Troll Society Member #12360969212 on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

Related articles

  • Cash backwards

    Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

  • Plan would renovate vacant public housing units for homeless people

  • Inside the Homeless Outreach Team

  • Also from this author

  • Get read

    SUPER EGO: Great new books on nightlife and music, plus Green Velvet, Cajmere, Fog Rugby, Friends With Benefits, MOM on Mars, more parties

  • Lean in

    Go out already, why don't you? Magda, Glenn Jackson, Just Be, Julio Bashmore, Outpost, Made in SF, more parties

  • Track record

    A marathon weekend with Sunset Campout and Up Your Alley Fair. Plus: J.Phlip, Braza!, Too $hort, more parties