Emmys Spaghetti Shack Funky Vibe Pasta and More

first_img 0% Holy Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Luigi! Red sauce and three giant meatballs – a family of four could easily live in- I mean-feast on -this mountain. With the BF’s help, I made it through two of the meatballs but made only a dent in this mass of carby goodness.The BF ordered steak – that’s who he is, that’s what he does.Emmy’s flatiron steak.Flatiron – slightly overcooked, slightly tough, but good flavor, accompanied by a sage compound butter, sautéed greens, mashed potatoes. It was too bad about the overcooking, but the meat tasted beefy, lemony, and nicely rich with the butter.   Really, not too shabby for a $20 steak .Desserts appear to be premade, just tarted up at the restaurant – they don’t have a pastry chef, so sue them. We were too full for dessert, as always, anyway.On our second visit, we sat at a table, and I ordered a beautiful little rosé, like a lady.Emmy’s Deux Punx rose.But here at Emmy’s, it’s gotta have a little punk feel to it – so it was a dry, unfiltered rosé by Deux Punx from Lake County. Went perfectly with my meal.We thought we’d over-ordered again, but the plates this time weren’t as massive as my spag and meatballs. We split a salad of grilled pear, goat cheese, pepitas, pomegranate seeds, endive and arugula…Emmy’s grilled pear salad.Lots of crunchy things going on, delish with the creamy goat cheese. Even better than the Caesar.Next came Bocconcini balls – fried mozzarella, basically, but really light instead of heavy and dense as I’ve usually found that appetizer in other places. These were served with a homemade ranch dressing and their own marinara on the side.Emmy’s BocconciniOnly five to an order, so you really can’t overindulge too much. Really tasty, and I’d get them again.For his main, the BF got the pulled pork pappardelle. It looked great, but it turned out to be pretty bland, unfortunately. Poor guy, he always seems to get the wrong thing!Emmy’s Pork ragu pappardelle.It’s a shame to waste good pulled pork that way, and I hope it was just an off-night for this dish.For my dinner, I queried our server: “Linguine with mussels & clams, or the Mayan shrimp risotto?” Without hesitation, she responded “The linguine.”Emmy’s linguini with mussels & clams.It had just come back on the menu, she said, so I was in luck. It came in a white wine garlic sauce with slices of smoky Spanish chorizo, and was out of his world! Garlicky but not overly so, the dish smelled heavenly when they sat it in front of me, and I kept stirring the pasta into the smoky oils and juices at the bottom of the plate to envelope it in all the goodness. I’m not really a huge pasta person, but I could eat this dish happily once a week. And I did end up having enough pasta leftover for lunch the next day.The menu also boasts a veggie/gluten friendly zoodles dish (that’s “pasta” made of spiralized zucchini), as well as baked portabella mushrooms, prawn ceviche, a meatball sandwich, mashed potatoes, orecchieti with pancetta and asparagus, and that Mayan risotto that still has me wondering…. A real neighborhood place, friendly, with kick-ass servers (not a man-bun in sight!) and a Latino kitchen. If that isn’t the (old-school) Mission, I don’t know what is. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack3230 Mission St.San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 206-2086http://www.emmysspaghettishack.com/ center_img Interestingly, there’s a TV inside the kitchen, that only the kitchen staff can see, but they were so busy I never saw anyone even so much as glance up to check the fùtbol score. These people were machines!I was curious about their cocktails….Emmy’s soboloff martini.They have beer and wine, but also something I’d never heard of before – a half-proof vodka, Soboloff – apparently not available for retail. It’s fermented rather than distilled, with a lower alcohol content. The bartender made me a “martini” with it, and pomegranate and hibiscus juices. Tasty, nice and light, with just a tad of a bite. They also make margaritas with an agave wine-type thing. I get that it’s a way to offer your customers a “cocktail” without having to buy a liquor license, and it was rather nice to be able to have three drinks (2 refills in the shaker) AND a glass of wine, and not feel totally blotto (although, please, not that there’s anything wrong with that.)Then, our salad:Emmy’s caesar salad.Emmy’s Caesar salad is long crispy spears of romaine with a creamy dressing. A sprinkle of shredded parm and a few grinds of black pepper – not fancy, just cool and crunchy and garlicky and all that you need in a Caesar (ok, anchovies wouldn’t hurt.)Thank god we didn’t order the garlic bread because everyone gets a plate of focaccia with a little bowl of olive oil and balsamic. But I did have to try their signature dish – Spaghetti and Meatballs! As I told the bartender on our first night at Emmy’s, we lived in Bernal for a while but never made it here. What a waste! After 13 years in its old spot, it moved in 2014 into the Mission – well, just barely; they’re still holding on to their Bernal cred – and far be it for me to take away anyone’s right to self-identify.   Blue Plate, however, two doors down, calls itself a Mission District restaurant. So, ok, let’s call it OUTER Mission. Or, just do like we did and say hell with it – it’s food, let’s eat.Much beloved in the neighborhood, it’s a family friendly spot in the early evening (with an unbelievable Kids-eat-free Monday and Tuesday nights from 5-7pm policy on their menu!) But there’s a punk feel to Emmy’s, from the servers with their chopped off bangs and tats to the Pixies playing in the background. The décor is biker bar/whimsical, with menus that look like they were designed by 3rd graders, and a back play room featuring a pinball machine, a Centipede video game, and a photo both. There’s also a sweet little patio out back. So homey. And its “new” digs are bigger, so it’s easier to get into. Emmy’s is hip without the hipsters.Our first night was on a Saturday and the place was jam-packed, but we were soon seated at the bar, where you can watch the kitchen goings-on and order a full dinner off the menu.last_img read more

Neighborhood notes Triple shooting on Treat leaves man dead two victims sent

first_imgRecent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.Mission Pecha KuchaArtists from across the Mission and San Francisco will showcase their art in a unique way by through a display method known as Pecha Kucha. In Pecha Kucha, each artist shows 20 works on slides, and each slide is displayed for 20 seconds. It’s intended to be concise and inclusive of multiple presenters. This time around, the display will be dedicated to the arts across the Mission district — including murals and other street art. It’ll be hosted at Dance Mission SF and will start at 5 p.m. More info here.Unfractured Q&A at the Roxie TheaterThe Roxie will host a viewing of the documentary Unfractured, featuring a question-and-answer session with the film’s director, Chanda Chevannes. The film looks at the lives of activists organizing against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York — and particularly the life of Sandra Steingraber. Tickets are $13.Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St.Free Folk Festival at Everett Middle SchoolHeld in the city since 1977, the Free Folk Festival will be staged at Everett Middle School Saturday. There will two stages, four types of workshops and a dance party. The event starts at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and there are options for the whole family.Queer Women of Color Film FestivalBrava Theater is hosting the 14th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. The festival starts Friday and ends Sunday evening. Films and events are intended to explore issues regarding feminism, patriarchy, romance and indigenous issues. This festival is free and tickets can be obtained by visiting their website. Email Address 0% Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newslettercenter_img One dead, two injured in shooting near Cesar Chavez and Treat StreetThe San Francisco Police Department is investigating a triple shooting that occurred on the 1400 block of Treat Avenue. The shooting occurred at 3:20 p.m. near Cesar Chavez Street. The victims were transported to a San Francisco General Hospital. Jaime Poole, 21, of San Francisco, died of his wounds at the hospital, per the Medical Examiner. Police do not have a suspect in custody and are investigating.A resident in the neighborhood said she heard an argument and three men were in the street before the shots rang out. She said they all knew each other.Another shooting occurred in the Excelsior District on Thursday. Vanessa Palma, 34, of South San Francisco, died after being shot in a car. Tags: arts • crime Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Fridays

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League Super 8s clash with Wakefield Wildcats.Mark Percival returns to the side alongside Jack Ashworth and Oliver Davies in place of Adam Swift, Greg Richards and James Roby.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 26. Oliver Davies, 27. Jack Ashworth 28. Morgan Knowles.Chris Chester will select his Wakefield 17 from:2. Tom Johnstone, 3. Bill Tupou, 7. Liam Finn, 11. Michael Simon, 13. Anthony Tupou, 14. Reece Lyne, 16. Tinirau Arona, 17. Matty Ashurst, 18. Joe Arundel, 19. Jon Molloy, 20. Mikey Sio, 21. Max Jowitt, 22. Jordan Crowther, 25. Craig Hall, 23. Scott Anderson, 28. Andy Yates, 32. James Batchelor, 35. David Fifita, 38. Ben Harrison.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Joe Cobb.Ticket details can be found here.last_img read more

WPD Woman arrested after pulling knife on officer

first_imgJordan Howard arrested for pulling knife on officer (Photo: New Hanover Co. Jail) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a woman was arrested after smoking marijuana downtown and then pulling a knife on an officer.A spokeswoman with the Wilmington Police Department said officers saw Jordan Howard, 23, smoking marijuana near the Port City Java on Front Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday. When officers asked her to leave, they say Howard told them she would. Then, officers said Howard asked to be arrested, because she said it was cold.- Advertisement – When officers tried to arrest Howard, police said she pulled a knife on the officer.Howard was arrested and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer. Police said she was also cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.last_img read more

Restaurant owners thankful for a busy holiday rush

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A lot of restaurants were closed for Thanksgiving, but we found one that said this is their busiest time of the year.Hundreds of people have been coming in and out of Casey’s Buffet in Wilmington all day long.- Advertisement – The owners said Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are their two busiest days of the year.They have been preparing for weeks making enough turkeys and over 20 sides to go on the buffet line.Being open on Thanksgiving, owners say is now a tradition.Related Article: Jimmy Dean offering sausage-scented holiday wrapping paper“To be able to do what we do, we love cooking, I’ve had the restaurant for 13 years now been in the business for a long time, 30 years and it’s just become a tradition and we got a lot of people that come here that don’t have family. They come here and eat and it’s just one big family,” owner Larry Casey said.They are open until 9 p.m. tonight and then owners Larry and Gena Casey said they do their family Thanksgiving meal together.last_img read more

NHRMC restricts visitation to protect against spread of flu

first_img “The risk of spreading flu among children is high,” said Paul Kamitsuka, MD, Chief Epidemiologist at NHRMC. “Often children can be contagious before flu symptoms appear.  By restricting children during this heightened time, we can help protect them and prevent the spread of flu among vulnerable patients.”Children who come to a NHRMC hospital will be asked to wear a mask.  Masks are also given to those with flu-like symptoms who come seeking care.“We know visits are important to families, but safety needs to be the top concern, said Dr. Kamitsuka. “We appreciate the community’s support in protecting our patients and children.”Related Article: CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?The care teams at NHRMC suggest that if you have flu symptoms please consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients. A patient care area at New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With an increase in flu cases being reported in the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is taking steps to limit its spread within hospital facilities and the community.In addition to restricting those with flu symptoms from visiting patients, NHRMC is asking visitors to refrain from taking children age 12 and under to any NHRMC hospital facility unless it’s for the child’s treatment.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Leland Police ask for help identifying Walmart theft suspect

first_img Police say the suspect was seen leaving in a red/maroon color Volkswagen Passat. A LPD spokesman said no other information was available.Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jonathan Berry at (910) 332-5003. Surveillance images of a larceny suspect at the Leland Walmart on Jan. 13, 2018. (Photos: Leland Police Department) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Police are looking for help identifying a man they say stole from Walmart earlier this month.The police department posted two surveillance photos of the man on its Facebook page. According to the post, the man is wanted in connection with a larceny at Walmart on January 13.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Man will spend at least 26 years in prison for Wilmington murder

first_img On March 20, 2016, just before 6:00 p.m., David Leroy Clark, 55, was attacked and robbed in his home at 513 Alabama Avenue in Wilmington. He was severely beaten and was hospitalized at New Hanover Regional Medical Center due to his life-threatening injuries.Clark survived for some time, but later died to his injuries on April 8, 2016.On March 20, 2016, Donna Beck drove William Fought, Mark Landreth, and Joshua Chavis to the home of her acquaintance, Clark. Two of the men attempted to kick in the door but were unable. Beck drove them back to Clark’s home and knocked on his door.Related Article: NCGOP leader praises media for work on Bladen County election storyWhen Clark opened the door, the men assaulted and robbed the victim of money, prescription medication, and watches. The defendants fled the scene. The victim was ultimately able to call for help and was taken to the hospital.Police quickly identified Beck as a suspect. She told investigators that she had given the men a ride to the victim’s home. Beck believed the men looked as if something aggressive was going to happen. Beck stated that she then left the scene. Prior to driving to the victim’s home, Beck heard the others say that if the victim did not give up his property, they would beat him and take everything he had.Fought also entered pleas of guilty to assaulting two law enforcement officers and spitting on one officer during his time in custody of the New Hanover County Jail. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 26 years and a maximum of 32.25 years in prison. William Matthew Fought (Photo: NHSO) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County man pleaded guilty to murder charges after he attacked and robbed a man, who later died from his injures, in his home in the Sunset Park neighborhood in 2016.William Fought, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in court for second degree murder.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New service dogs celebrated at paws4people graduation ceremony

first_img Each person who receives a service dog from paws4people also spends up to a year learning how to work with the dogs. The ceremony is a milestone for both the dogs and the recipients.“So this is our graduation ceremony that we do each year to represent all the hard work that they have done to graduate with their dog. They have been in training for a minimum of six months. So now, it’s just time to celebrate them and all of the great things that they have done together, and all of the things that they will do together,” said Samantha Cleary, with paws4people.Cleary says the dogs they trained will be placed with children, veterans and special education classrooms.Related Article: Students and police react to attempted abduction“So these dogs are life-saving dogs. A lot of our clients have PTSD, TBI. They have mobility disabilities. They’re hard of hearing or deaf. And we are able to train these dogs to help make their lives better and higher quality,” said Cleary.Cleary says on this day, they also honor the UNCW students who participate in a service training program through the school to help get the dogs ready to graduate. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a proud day for some pets and their owners Saturday. paws4people held its graduation ceremony for new service dog teams in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW.The graduation marks the end of a two-year training process for the dogs. The ceremony welcomed 31 new teams.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times

first_imgAdvertisement The discovery was made by Singapore’s national research institution the Agency for Science Technology and Research, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore and the Data Storage Institute.The agencies have “developed a process that can increase the data recording density of hard disks to 3.3 Terabits per square inch, six times the recording density of current models”, they said in a statement.The addition of sodium chloride to the manufacturing process meant the pattern of bits – units of information – on the surface of each magnetic disk was neater, allowing more to be crammed in. – Advertisement – The salt improved the resolution of the electron beam used to “print” the bits“It can give you a very high contrast. We are now able to see fine lines that would normally be blurred out,” said Dr Joel Yang, the scientist who led the development.“Otherwise you can try your best to pattern these bits very closely but they will all end up being gigantic blurred out blobs.”According Dr Yang, the new process could be commercialized by 2016, “when the current techniques run out of fuel and (hard drive manufacturers) need to find alternate methods” of increasing data storage space.Source: Telegraph Newslast_img read more