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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

King Kobbler Crowdsourcing Funds to Fix Up His Beloved Yellow Cushman

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

The man himself, spotted at Haight and Fillmore. - ANNA ROTH/INSTAGRAM

To denizens of Divisadero and the Lower Haight, King Kobbler is a familiar sight: Usually clad in a royal purple cape and crown, he extolls the virtues of his cobbler to anyone who passes by. One day we got to talking with the garrulous cobbler salesman, also known as local blues musician Big Bones, and found out that he got his recipe from his grandmother, started making it as comfort food after he went through a rough patch in his life, and began selling it to make some extra cash. His classic peach variety is both tart and sweet, the essence of summer packaged in a styrofoam cup and sold for $5.

Anyway, King Kobbler's trusty yellow Cushman (pictured above in its janky glory) has broken down and he's turned to crowdfunding site GoFundMe to get the funds to repair it. More specifically, he is seeking $3,000 to replace the master brakes cylinder and tire, rebuild wheel arm unit bearings, and get a logo, new uniform, and labels for containers.

His request for funds is as garbled as his Twitter feed, but trust us on the cobbler.
Scientist agree Kobblerpithacantrpus inhabited the earth side by side with da Big Bang
Archeologist unearthed da 1st proof that ancient kobblertrons ate Kobbler when wild beast weren't handy2 feast on. since then it has been fused into our DNA along with comfort and joy. It's my job to be @ the vanguard of this titanic battle against the dark "LORD PIE"of piesirvanna join me in my crusade to create an appetite and quench the thirst, reaching the pantheon of the dessert world. This institution must remain vibrant for future generations. I'm bringing it like raw un-cut diamonds, like one of dem president Woodrow Wilson dollar bills. So for the time being king Kobbler is featured in the greatest and only kobblertropolist n da world that's why itsogoodtrustmeKingKobbler
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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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