We’ll see you at Hoodline tomorrow!

Tmw the Castro Biscuit becomes part of @HoodlineSF. Join us for Castro neighborhood news on Hoodline starting tmw!

Hello, loyal Biscuit readers! Tomorrow is the big day!

As I announced last week, the Castro Biscuit is merging with the San Francisco neighborhood blog collective Hoodlinetomorrow! This means better coverage of the Castro and expanded coverage to neighborhoods nearby like Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, and Hayes Valley (in addition to other neighborhoods throughout the city). It also means when…

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A name change for Bandidos?

Castro’s newest restaurant is less than two weeks old, but controversy re the name Bandidos may spark a name change

Bandidos (2200 Market Street), the Castro’s newest Mexican restaurant, has been open for less than two weeks and controversy surrounding the restaurant’s name has erupted into a firestorm of comments on the restaurants Facebook page. Some of the comments have been taken down, but the blog, Latino Rebels posteda story with screen captures of many of the comments before they were removed.…

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Hearth Coffee Roasters cafe set for October in the Castro

Hearth Coffee Roasters cafe set for October in the Castro

We reported back in February that Hearth Coffee Roasters was opening a cafe in the old Sun Days Tanning spot (3985 17th Street) near Jane Warner Plaza at 17th and Castro. It looks like we’ll be seeing them open up at the beginning of October, according to owners Amelia Akbar and James Kafader.

According to Amelia, the new locally-owned sit-down cafe will set itself apart from other coffee houses…

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Help keep the Castro safe: CCOP Patroller class tomorrow

Have 3-4 hours to spare each month? Join the Castro Community on Patrol. Training session tmw for new patrollers!

If you’ve been reading some of the crime posts we’ve made lately and have been wondering what you could do to help keep the Castro safe, consider joining the Castro Community on Patrol(CCOP). The CCOP is an all volunteer group of community members that make the Castro a safer place to live, work, and play through their regular patrols of the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods. Whether that…

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Castro streetscape project will miss deadline

Castro streetscape project will miss deadline

The Bay Area Reporter’s Matthew Bajko reported back from the Castro Merchants meeting yesterday that due to manufacturer delays in some parts needed to complete the streetscape improvement project by the Castro Street Fair, the project completion date will be delayed until mid-October.

Not to worry, however, the bulk of the project including the sidewalks, the street repaving, the rainbow…

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Misspelled Rainbow Honor Walk plaque to be sold at auction

It looks like the Rainbow Honor Walk will be able to recoup some of the money it will cost to replace the plaques that had misspellings and grammatical errors. The Castro Bubble reported yesterday afternoon that the Rainbow Honor Walk would be auctioning off the err’d plaque dedicated to Oscar Wilde which referenced his “bitting” wit.

In a photo that writer Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City)…

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Community meeting for future of Pink Saturday next Wednesday

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are holding a community meeting on the future of Pink Saturday next Wednesday

We reported in July that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were debating on whether or not they would continue to organize and host Pink Saturday festivities in the Castro or if they would turn the event back over to the City to run, with a possible recommendation to cancel the event all together. The future of the event came into question after one of the Sisters was attackedin broad day light…

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Big Changes at the Castro Biscuit: Meet Hoodline.com

The @Castro_Biscuit joins forces with San Francisco neighborhood news site @HoodlineSF

Hey everyone. Your editor, Roy McKenzie, here. Starting the Castro Biscuit and sharing it with the neighborhood has been an amazing, humbling, and challenging experience. I started this blog to give a voice to the Castro and to share news and happenings that I thought were interesting. It has morphed into what it is today, covering a variety of Castro-related news including business, politics,…

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Rainbow Honor Walk dedicated. Photos and a map!

Rainbow Honor Walk dedicated. Photos and a map!

The first leg of the Rainbow Honor Walk was dedicated earlier today with reps from KTVU and the usual politicos including Supervisor Scott Wiener, Mark Leno, and Bevan Dufty.

These 20 plaques honoring LGBT heroes are the first set of plaques in a series that will eventually extend all the way down Market Street from the Castro to the SF LGBT Center.

We couldn’t make it down there today…

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OPENING: Bandidos restaurant debuts Tuesday

OPENING: Bandidos restaurant debuts Tuesday

Bandidos, the newest Mexican fine-dining restaurant and bar in the Castro Upper Market area is opening its big wooden doors wide this coming Tuesday, September 2nd. A posting for restaurant staff last month detailed that Bandidos will “offer patrons exquisite food presented with fine dining manners, but in a casual environment.”

As SFist reported, Bandidos owners Dana Gleim and Jesse Woodward…

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