When she wasn’t calling to break up big tech via San Francisco billboards or packing an Oakland soccer field with thousands of supporters for a town hall meeting this weekend, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren was eating out on the town in Union Square. The democratic candidate for president, who was mostly in the city for the California Democratic Party convention at Moscone Center, also ate at downtown restaurant Ayala, led by executive chef Melissa Perfit. According to the restaurant, which opened last December, she loved the baby artichokes, and also dined on oysters, English Pea Ravioli, and whole Red Snapper.
Also in San Francisco, Warren spoke at a MoveOn event at the Warfield Theater on Market Street, where she was joined by more presidential hopefuls including Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. During Harris’ portion of the event, an animal rights protestor associated with Berkeley’s Direct Action Everywhere stormed the stage to snatch her microphone.
Beto O’Rourke, who was also in town for the convention, appeared at the Mission’s political activism cafe, Manny’s, which is quickly becoming a must-visit political destination.
“I love Manny’s.” said O’Rourke. “Manny’s is a model for the rest of the country.”
Rather than stand on Manny’s counter tops, as has become his campaign-stop custom, it appears that O’Rourke addressed the crowd from a small stage area at the cafe.