In an obvious attempt to gin up their alt cred, the New York Times recently swung through the Mission during an otherwise “old news” San Francisco bar crawl. (Unless you haven't heard of Vesuvio and Tosca, in which case it is most definitely new news.) The result? Rite Spot, a beloved but thankfully sparsely trafficked bar, made their favorites list. And their enthusiasm jumped off the page:
Rite Spot Cafe looks like a white tablecloth Italian restaurant about to breathe its last.
Normally I'd criticize them for this sorry observation, but if anyone knows anything about having one foot in the grave, it's The Times.
Does this mean fancy, borderline-discerning Times readers will start flocking to an our favorite Italian restaurant that serves $4 whiskey shots? Is Rite Spot over? (Also, did I really just link to a clip from Portlandia? Can someone start a Change.org petition to have me banned from life?) We can only hope not.