Spuds On the Move
Christee's Spuds, Burgers & More is moving to 8600 Indian School this month (where Sheila's Sweets used to be). Apparently, the property owner for Christee's sold the ground out from under them, but the owners are happier with the new location, anyway. So there.
Is This Real Life?
There have been unconfirmed reports that Amazon plans to make 2,000 food stores in the next 10 years. Like, real stores. Stores you can stand inside of. (Internet is leaking into real life, just like that Chappelle's Show sketch.)
Whatever happened to former Lobos basketball star (and some team called the Kings I've never heard of), Kenny Thomas? Get this: He became part-owner of a restaurant in Sacramento, Calif.
Dough For Dough
WisePies Pizza & Salad is looking for nonprofit beneficiaries for its 2017 WiseInitiative Supporting Community fundraiser. Their mission “is to support organizations that provide food, clothing, shelter and/or services to the youth and their families in our communities.” Non-profits can apply here.
The Far North shopping center at San Mateo and Academy is filling up like my dance card. Last month saw the opening of Aura, a European, Mediterranean and Armenian restaurant, and now there's news of two more eateries on the way: Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe (a full-service bakery) and Aloha Poke (serving those frigging awesome poke bowls).
Foreign Pizza—Don't Trust It!
Arizona-based Sauce Pizza and Wine is trying to move into our territory, people. Next summer, they'll be opening a location in Winrock Town Center. Good luck trying to win us over, though. We're classically-trained, xenophobic Burqueños, and no bubbly, delicious, cheese-bloated pie is going to … change … that … Tell you what: I'll grab a small pizza, just to—you know—see how much I hate it.