Why San Francisco sucks
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]