Happy Holidays!

Christmas Miracle: Big Lantern Becomes the Mission's Hottest Restaurant

There was a sense of hungered panic on Valencia Street Christmas night.  Cabs barreling into the neighborhood from the Metreon, full of lightly starved folks looking to cap off their Jewish Christmas, only to find the entire Mission shuttered.  Even Mission Chinese Food took the night off.  Oy vey.

With the scene looking grim, Mission Chinese's normal “fuck this shit” line migrated the brightly lit oasis that was Big Lantern. And we here at Uptown Almanac are happy to see Big Lantern finally get their due respect, with their deliciously perfect mid-tier vegan meats and overly-salted-yet-absolutely-divine dim sum, even if it was a Christmas fluke.

(Hope you had a great holiday, everyone!)

Watch Some Noted Restaurateurs Waste Multiple Dollars Worth of Perfectly Good PBR

How do the folks from Delfina celebrate the holidays?  By hanging out in Dolores Park not drinking PBR and smashing eggs in each other's faces, apparently.  It's food fight pornography at its finest, but its park cultural accuracy is suspect.  I mean, white wine served in stemware and cream pies?  And where is the weird lady in the jester hat sucking nitrous out of a Cheez Whiz can?  This isn't the Dolores Park I know and love.

Anyway, I'm sure there's like a million stoked dogs savagely gnawing on sauce-soaked grass right now.  Hopefully someone films that.

[via Grub Street]