Tech Search Party, the Third, is in the bag. Thanks for everyone who participated and I hope you had as much fun playing as I did in putting this together.
Without further ado, here are the answers. Don’t hate me.
Question 1: Mac, Carbo
Answer: Why, famous Bernie’s, of course. Game Six, baby!
Location: Bernie’s Coffee Shop. 3966 24th Street (between Sanchez & Noe)
Question 2: Moto, Apoy, Feuer
Answer: All of these words mean ‘fire’
Location: They are on the outside wall of the SF Fire Department Station 24, at 100 Hoffman Avenue.
Question 3: Ray met her in a Soho club
Answer: Ray Davies, that is. Singer and lyricist for The Kink’s song “Lola”
Location: LOLA of San Francisco. 1303 Castro (between 24th & Jersey)
Question 4: Noe Valley Meets Mendeleev
Answer: Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev created the Periodic Table of Elements, which includes the element Zinc.
Location: Le Zinc French Bistro, 4063 24th Street
Question 5: Between Royal and Regent
Answer: The halfway point between Royal Cleaners (1461 Church) and Regent Thai (1700 Church)
Location: It is .027 miles and 508 steps between Royal and Regal. The point equidistant is 1580 Church Street, at Lehr’s German Specialties. I burned 21.7 calories taking this measurement.
Question 6: Site of original Noé home
Answer: No less an authority than Wikipedia claims that José de Jesús Noé, the last Mexican alcalde (mayor) of Yerba Buena (present day San Francisco), had an adobe house located in the vicinity of the present day intersection of 23rd Street and Douglass Street.
Location: The answer was posted at Sunshine Market
Question 7: Grant vs. Pemberton @ the beginning
Answer: Lt. General John C. Pemberton met Maj. General Ulysses S. Grant at The Seige of Vicksburg in 1863. The siege took place near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Confederate surrender following the siege at Vicksburg is sometimes considered, when combined with Gen. Robert E. Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg the previous day, the turning point of the war. “The Beginning” refers to the first house on the block.
Location: 1 Vicksburg Street
Answer: What? You don’t know what a QR code is? Now you do.
Location: Pixie Hall Studio, 649 Diamond Street
Question 9: Most bears are these, with the exception of polar bears and pandas
Answer: Did you know bears are omnivores? Are humans? Discuss amongst yourselves.
Location: Omnivore. 3885a Cesar Chavez Street
Question 10: The crucial hint to this crossword puzzle was tweeted, to 2 Down and 3 Across
Answer: The two combine to spell ‘Comerford”
Location: Comerford Street, named for Joseph Comerford who was one of the builders who constructed homes in Noe Valley when it was still called Horner’s Addition. Comerford is between 27th and Duncan Streets, and between Sanchez and Church Streets.