We haven't done our official "Why San Francisco Sucks" issue yet (we're trying to cull the mountains of material), but the New Yorker's Calvin Trillin provides one more reason: no delivery. As we've pointed out on prior occasions, you can get anything delivered in Manhattan. Trillin, in San Fran visiting the grandchildren and the newly arrived great-grandchildren, observes that all the restaurants offer take-out, but not delivery. "Take-out," he notes, involves the annoying inconvenience of having to get in a car and drive. Manhattanites who "have expensive apartments with no kitchens" (or in some cases, use the stove to store fashion magazines,) have created a commercial environment where restaurants have an incentive to deliver, and nearly everyone does.
Local bounty [The New Yorker]