S.F. Buzz: Forbes Island Fire, East Bay Eccentrics, & More!

Whether you're looking to get out of dodge or want to hightail it to Bottle Rock, don't make moves this weekend until you get the low-down on all the exciting happenings that went down this week. (C'mon, we wouldn’t leave you hanging!) So, grab a seat and devour the most wow-worthy headlines from the last five days, right here.
Mira Mira owner Mira Pickett glammed it up for the eBay cameras. Not only are we dying over her Clover Canyon top, we also learned quite a bit about this style-savvy lady, including her love for handmade soba noodles. Yum! (eBay)
Fans of the Forbes Island houseboat-slash-restaurant — we feel for you. It seems the San Francisco staple was damaged in a fire early Friday morning, leaving lovers of the quirky, historic spot in a state of shock. First Chez Panisse, now this? (Eater SF)
Okay, silver lining on the above bit of sad news: If you’re fond of Brenda’s French Soul Food (who isn’t?) then this might make your day (or, let’s get real — your year!). The folks over at the eatery are opening up a café dubbed Libby’s Café on Polk Street. Get those stretchy pants ready! (Tablehopper)
Before techie clothing company Betabrand could even settle into its new Valencia Street home, the locals are already raising a stink. Immediately following its grand opening, the Zuck-loving brand’s storefront was trashed, with the words "evict yuppies" scrawled in total distaste. Sheesh, not exactly the warmest welcome, eh? (Uptown Almanac)
They don’t call it Berzerkley for nothing, right? With a wide range of infamous characters that are oh-so-memorable, The Bold Italic cherry-picked some of the city’s most “loveable weirdos” and broke down their M.O. for us. (The Bold Italic)
Photo: Via eBay

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