recently discovered this bargain Chinese/American restaurant during one
of my strolls through Gay Mecca. Looking for a truly scrumptious
cheeseburger with crispy fries and soda, all for less than $4.75? Then
come to Ho King Grill! Cheaper than Burger King, MacDonald's, Jack in
the Box, etc....and fresher quality.
The cook is a grill
meister! (Not to mention the very hospitable lady who'll take your
order. She is extremely kind and patient to all the homeless,
downtrodden, and poor who frequent this establishment. What an angel!)
All their dishes--both Chinese and American style--are finger lickin' good with a lot of bang for the buck. Here are just some of their bargain delicious meals:
Hamburger: $2.95 Cheesburger: $3.15 Patty Melt: $3.95 Won Ton Soup (large): $2.50 Vegetable Egg Fu Young (lunch): $3.95 Shrump Egg Fu Young (lunch): $4.95 Mongolian Beef (lunch): $3.95 Kung Pao Chicken (lunch): $3.95 Sweet & Sour Pork (lunch): $3.95 Vegetable Fried Rice (lunch): $3.95 Shrimp Fried Rice (lunch): $3.95
They also serve 16 different breakfast platters for just $3.25 each (only 50 cents more with tea or coffee). Two examples:
King Grill is located at #18 Seventh Street, right off Market. They're
open 7 days/week, and also do catering for bargain prices. They're open
Monday through Friday from 7am-6:30pm, Saturday from 8am-6:30pm, and
Sunday from 8am-2:30pm.
So if you live in San Francisco (or just
visiting), and have a hankering for great home style cooking at bargain
prices, why not sail on over there pronto?
Just another hetero skank flooding the streets of "Gay Mecca" (location, Fisherman's Wharf). One of the many revolting tourist attractions
that betrays San Francisco's reputation as "world class". Notice the
wood post like a dark cloud of gloom raining over his shoulder. How
apropos! Love my new digital camera with powerful 32x zoom! (The fag basher hasn't a clue.)
was at my local post office here in The Castro, filling out a form to
mail a certified letter; when a frail and elderly Asian woman gently
asked me if this is the line. I said "I'm still filling out papers; by
all means cut ahead of me." She was so polite, she replied, "Oh, I
don't mind waiting after you". To which I said: "It is no problem, I
Then she spoke a truth that she wanted someone to
hear. Apparently, I stood in for that someone, at that moment. She
looked up at me in her nubby tweed autumn jacket that reached down to
her knees, and calmly, softly spoke the following words:
"I'm afraid I'd be very slow ahead of you, as I wobble and am somewhat crippled."
that's fine with me dear, take all the time you want. I'm honored to
give you a place ahead of me," I kindly smiled. "I'm sorry you have an
injury, and I hope you make a swift recovery."
She then told me how a nasty neighbor allowed his rottweiler to attack her, three weeks ago:
"I was just standing in my garden, when the neighbor's dog was freed from its leash and came right up to me, and attacked."
"How awful," I exclaimed. "It's all over the news,
these maulings out of control...and children and the elderly are the
main targets. Yet our city still drags its feet on this issue that has
become an inexcusable travesty."
A very young woman who just
joined our line, added her own two cents: "Oh, yes, I agree. I just
don't understand why people are so mean, using animals to create
The Asian woman then retrieved a small package from her
purse: two thin cookies spotted with white sugar frosting and wrapped
in cellophane. She offered them up to me: "Do you like Japanese rice
"Oh, yes!" I gladly accepted without hesitation, as I
knew it was a mutual gesture of good will between strangers: "two ships
passing in the night," goes that ancient saying.
So tonight in
the wee, quiet hours, I'll brew a cup of tea, and sip it by a lit
candle while munching upon the most delicious cookies in the world. And
from the very first bite to the last, I will pray for this humble
woman's complete and happy recovery. I will also pray for justice to be
served upon the hideous person who committed this egregious act of
violence upon such a sweet and indefensible human being.
wonder what the Japanese label says on the wrapper. I like to think it
means "Good Fortune"; but no matter. The intent is there, just the same.