Bernie Sanders

August 28, 2019

According to a tidbit in Politico, Vermont senator ~Bernie Sanders~ dined at John’s Grill with his team (he was in town for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting) and ended up acting like a total crankypants.

According to a follow-up post on SFGATE, restaurant owner John Konstin said Bernie “declined to shake hands and take photos and ‘was rude’ to staff.” The article also mentions: “He was just rude, not friendly,” Konstin said. “I think he was just hungry and didn’t want to be a politician. He lost my vote.” Mr. Hangry ordered lobster bisque, an heirloom tomato salad, and a Diet Coke. No word if his mood improved, but his wife reportedly apologized at their departure. I say it would have been a perfect time to check out a San Francisco dispensary and burn something else, chill out, and order a pizza, Bernie.

May 31, 2016

Chef Amy Murray of Venus Restaurant in Berkeley had a special guest for dinner: ~Bernie Sanders~! Here’s her sweet post about it: “OMG. That moment when the phone rings, followed by the hullabaloo of the Secret Service motorcade, followed by the honor of cooking dinner for the honorable, courageous, noble, and deeply compassionate Bernie Sanders!”

May 24, 2016

Another ~Bernie Sanders~ sighting, this time for a late-night meal at Albany’s China Village. According to this post on Chowhound, “The owner sighed that Bernie didn’t know much about Chinese food, and didn’t like spiciness. Among other things, they had fried rice, those great lamb dumplings, and Mongolian beef…I forgot that they also ordered beer-braised duck, so that’s a +.” Pics and more here.

May 17, 2016

The team at Sightglass Coffee in SoMa was pretty stoked to be visited by ~Bernie Sanders~ last week, who dropped in for a coffee with his wife Jane.