SF elections in the Bay Area always fall somewhere between a sporting event and politics. This occasion frequently couples with huge annual functions at local bars accompanied by customers eating or drinking in commemoration or misery. However, this year differs from the previous ones. A Bay Area reporter has revealed that officers in the usual election hot spots such as San Francisco’s Castro District encourage people to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus by staying at home. The SF Business Times disclosed proprietors building up storefronts at bars, restaurants, and businesses in the city. These are attempts made to prevent any damages that may occur from any public disruptions that come after.
The best election day specials are available on November 3, 2020. These menu specials are the ones you can pick during the daytime or enjoy during a chilling night at home. Listed below are some of the customers’ deemed supreme offerings, along with additional freebies and deals that these shops have in store.
Address: 587 St. Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
The special PRESS Happy Meal is back for diners to savor after casting your votes on election day. For just $25, chef Philip Tessier puts forward a “happy meal” consisting of black truffle fries, a fried chicken sandwich, a chocolate chip cookie, and a soda all included in one combo. Pre-orders are either in person or online. This meal is only available on Tuesday, and the pick-up time is between 5-8:30 p.m.
2. 1951 Coffee Company
Address: 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Hotline: (510) 280-6171
The 1951 Coffee Company’s chief branch is giving away drip coffee free of charge. It is only obtainable all day on November 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3. Balboa Cafe
Address: 3199 Filmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hotline: (415) 921-3944
Balboa Cafe and sister restaurant White Rabbit both offer taco deals on election day Tuesday. For only $5, Balboa Cafe will give buyers who order at their walk-up window two carnitas tacos with Pineapple Salsa. White Rabbit, meanwhile, is presenting barbacoa tacos with tomatillo salsa for only $2 each. People who have “I voted” stickers will get an additional $2 discount.
4. Shake Shack
Address: 3060 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hotline: (415) 405-4618
Website: https://www.shakeshack.com/location/cow-hollow-san-francisco-ca/ utm_source=G&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=google-local
Shake Shack gives any badged voting poll worker a free burger to honor the poll staff’s hard work during election day.
5. Palm House
Address: 2032 Unison St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hotline: (415) 400-4355
Palm House and sister restaurant The Dorian offer Instagram-savvy voters one cent drinks. A 1 cent slushy is earned by those who tag @palmhousesf in an “I voted” post on Instagram (typically priced as $9.95 that includes two types of rum and a fruit of your choosing). Meanwhile, people who tag @thedoriansf are qualified for a 1 cent Frosé. Offers for both stores are only available until November 3, 2020.
6. Super Duper Burgers
Address: 346 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotline: (415) 677-9936
All Super Duper Burger chains give away a free order of fries to any shopper who goes in with an “I voted” sticker. The free offer is only accessible on November 3, 2020, and is limited to only one fries order per person. Additionally, walk-up or drive-through customers are more likely to try this one-day treat.
7. Santino’s Vino
Address: 2101 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hotline: (415) 922-4700
Those with “I voted” stickers get to have a free-dessert add-on if they decide to visit the classic Pac Heights red sauce and pizza junction on election day Tuesday. Voters who purchase dinner at Santino’s Vino can get a free order of loukoumades, a type of Greek fried dough dish served with cinnamon, walnuts, gelato, and raw honey.
8. Canelo Bistro and Wine Bar
Address: 2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Hotline: (415) 552-3000
Canela is providing an election night to-go menu for two for $99. The special includes two bottles of wine of your choosing, a selection of Spanish cheeses, veggies and labneh dip, Catalan coca with vegetables, fried chicken drumettes, an apple tart, and freshly-made bread. They will also add an election-themed book titled “Mad Libs” while stocks last. Orders are only accessible from November 3 until 5 p.m.