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Rocco's Neighborhood Newsletter
In this August 19th 2010 Issue:
A Note from Chef Don ~ $2 OFF
Rocco's Weekly Specials
SOMA History
Upcoming Events
Rocco's Catering
Dear Patrick,
Welcome to another edition of Rocco's Neighborhood Newsletter. Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter and we look forward to seeing you in the restaurant soon!

~ A Note from Chef Don ~

To REWARD YOU for your loyalty and patronage (and READING this newsletter) this next WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 25th mention or bring this newsletter to Rocco's and I WILL TAKE $2.00 OFF ANY DINNER PASTA DISH!  (limit one discount per valid email subscriber). YOU CAN MAKE RESERVATIONS HERE.  
Rocco's values your input and opinion so WE'RE MAKING THIS NEWSLETTER MORE INTERACTIVE starting with this question: What area (recipes, specials, local food, etc) would you like Rocco's to cover? Please let me know by replying to this email.  I promise to read and reply to every response!

TUESDAY NIGHTS 4pm - 10pm ~ KIDS NOW EAT FREE!! (under 12, from the Kids' Menu)



Appetizer Specials just $5.50-$6.95    Domestic Beers just $2.50 
Even if you're a Friend of mine (Don Dial) on Facebook, please become a  FAN of Rocco's Cafe San Francisco (or "like" my page as it's called now). This way you'll be sure to have access to SPECIALS, EVENTS, photos, etc. as well as interact with all the other friends and fans of Rocco's Cafe. 

~ Rocco's Weekly Specials ~

"Everything is Special, or it wouldn't be on the Menu" ~ Chef Don
Thursday, August 19th ~ Start with our Soup of the Day Lentil Soup; Chicken Saltimbocca w/ Sauteed Spinach; Pumpkin filled Ravioli in a Creamy Marinara Sauce topped w/ Shaved Parmesan Cheese & Fresh Basil. Pecan Pie topped w/ Whipped Cream or Triple Chocolate Cake a la mode for Dessert.
Friday, August 20th ~ Start with our Soup of the Day Seafood Bisque; Veal Parmigiana with Pesto Pasta; Bowtie Pasta in a Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce with Smoked Salmon.
We have Great Dessert Specials including Hot Blackberry Pie, Hot Apple Pie w/ a Hot Homemade Cinnamon Sauce & the Best Homemade Boston Cream Pie you've ever had.  They change daily so please ask your server.
Weekend Brunch Specials
Here are a few of our Weekend Specials:
1)  Rocco's Special Crab Cake Benedict 
2)  French Toast with Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream
3)  Blueberry Pancakes
4)  Prawn, Tomato, Mushroom, Fresh Basil & Provolone Cheese Omelette
5)  Chef Don's Favorite Italian Style Breakfast ~ 3 Eggs Poached in a Sweet Tomato, Basil Marinara Sauce w/ Italian Sausage & Warm Italian French Bread 
Whether you're going to one of the remaining 21 Giants' Home Games, Clubbin' in SOMA, or seeing WICKED at the Orpheum Theatre, remember Rocco's Cafe is close and has plenty of free parking.

  ~ SOMA History ~

Development South of Market and in Block 3703 between Market & Mission

View Assessors Map of Block 3703, showing Jessie, Stevenson, Mission & Market Streets

View Photo of Future Post Office and Court House at Seventh & Mission. ca. 1900

In the jargon of the City's history, the Seventh and Mission area, Block 3703, lay "South of the Slot."  Wrote Jack London: "The Slot was an iron crack that ran along the center of Market Street, and from the Slot arose the burr of the ceaseless, endless cable. North of the Slot were theater, hotels, and shopping districts, banks and respectable houses. South of the Slot were the factories, slums, laundries, machine shops, boiler works, and the abodes of [the] working class [from Cherny 1986:53]."


In 1900, one out of every five people in San Francisco lived between Market and Townsend Streets, from the waterfront to Eleventh Street. Those boundaries, however did not enclose a homogenous work or living place. Closer to the wharves were the boiler factories and foundries, the homes of sailors and waterfront workers, the breweries and multiplicity of saloons. The most desirable sites in the neighborhood were occupied by saloons. San Francisco had more sailors than any other American city, even more than New York. As one looked to areas west and toward the Eleventh Street boundary, despite the many single male "lodgers," there were more women and families proportionately than in other areas of the city. ~To be continued

~ Upcoming Events ~

Bottom of the Hill ~ 1233 17th St. (17th @ Missouri), San Francisco CA
Chosen by Rolling Stone magazine (RS 813) as "the best place to hear live music in San Francisco"
Thursday 9pm ~ Ida; Michael Hurley; Westwood & Willow 
Friday 10pm ~ Weezer Tribute with Pinkerton;The Hot Toddies; As a People 
Saturday 9pm ~ Joe Strummer Tribute w/ The Armagideons; The Hooks; Monk; Sistas in the City; Stigma 13; Interecords.
Website ~ 
Phone ~ 415-621-4455
Great American Music Hall ~ 859 O'Farrell Street San Francisco CA
Voted "Best Place To See Live Music - 2007 & 2008" - SF Weekly
Thursday 9pm ~ Dixieme
Friday 9pm ~ 7 Walkers w/ Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard, & George Potter Jr.; Moonalice.
Saturday 9pm ~ 7 Walkers w/ Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard, & George Potter Jr.; Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Mardi Gras Indians; Tracor
Website ~  
Phone ~ 415-885-0750 
The Fillmore ~ 1805 Geary Blvd. San Francisco CA 
Thursday August 19th 9pm ~ Steel Pulse 
Monday August 23rd 3:30 PM ~ Decapitated 
Website ~  
Phone ~ 415-346-6000
"WICKED"  at The Orpheum Theatre ~ 1192 Market St. San Francisco CA
"Fans are just clamoring for a chance to have some of the most sought after Wicked San Francisco tickets, so they can experience the magic of one of the most talked about musicals to date. Get ready to be transported to a magical world where, surprisingly enough, some of the issues seem to be the same ones we all have to face, during our daily struggle to achieve some semblance of normalcy in our lives. Wicked is still playing in San Francisco for now, but don't wait too long, Wicked San Francisco is sure to fly away soon!" 
When ~ Tuesdays - Sundays ~ Closing September 5th, 2010
Phone ~ 415-551-2000
Before or after any event, drop by for an old-fashioned homemade Italian Dinner at Rocco's!  You can make reservations HERE.
~ Rocco's Catering ~ 
LET ROCCO'S CATERING DO ALL THE WORK .. YOU ENJOY YOUR PARTY!  Whether it's a Holiday Party, Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, or other Special Occasion, Rocco's Catering will help make your event not only SPECIAL but STRESS-FREE!  And remember, you also have these options:

ˇ   Host your party here at Rocco's Café - on Sunday & Monday nights you can have Rocco's all to yourselves!  (Minimum number of people 30, Maximum 50)

ˇ    We prepare the food - you pick up or we deliver

ˇ    We prepare the food - we deliver, set up, and provide service staff

Come visit us at Rocco's Café .. we're a neighborhood institution having the same ownership and many of the same staff today as the day we opened in June of 1990.


Thank you for being a Rocco's Café customer!

Don Dial



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