I was inspired today to set a goal for myself, and a new direction for this blog. I saw a blog called Eating Clement Street which is written by a woman who recently moved to the Inner Richmond and has decided to eat at every restaurant on Clement. The Inner Richmond just happens to be my old hood, so I was keen to see what this blog had to say, and quickly found that it clashed with me. Already, after only four restaurants written up. So, as a rebuttal, I’ve decided that I will eat at and blog about every eating establishment in the Tenderloin. I don’t know exactly how that is a rebuttal…one might say I’m just ripping this Clement Street blogger off. Or that I’m ripping off the multitudes that she is ripping off. A real rebuttal would be to eat at the places she goes to and write a blog about that…but I don’t live in the Inner Richmond anymore, I live in Lower Nob Hill. The Tendernob, if you will (and I won’t). So, I’m eating the TL. Now, a few clarifications. This is the Tenderloin neighborhood as defined by Yelp. The borders are Franklin on the west, Powell on the east, Post on the north and about a third of a block south of Market (even with Stevenston Alley) on the south. This is not how I would define the Tenderloin, (I would call it between Post and Market and Taylor and Van Ness) but it makes it easier to just go with Yelp. I will be going to restaurants, bars , cafes, corner stores; any place serving food that is not a grocery store. I am filtering out the more expensive places (I’m not rich) with Yelp’s qualification system, which means I am going to places with one or two dollar signs. Also, I will be going to chain and fast food restaurants, but I won’t be going to Starbucks. That is my one exception. Through my Yelp research I am starting with a list of 251 restaurants. I may find out that some of these restaurants are no longer open. I may come across newly opened restaurants as time goes on. I’ll cross all bridges as they come. I will be visiting these restaurants in no particular order, just whatever strikes my fancy. I hope that that is enough exposition because I can’t think of anything else to say. I hope you are looking forward to some interesting adventures, because things can get pretty interesting in the Tenderloin.