If you’re looking for an Election Day open bar and free snacks, Mayor-for-life Willie Brown has invited the entire city to John’s Grill tomorrow, where lunch, drinks, and joie de vivre are on him.
We’ll have Ellis Street blocked off from noon to 2 p.m. The food and the drinks are on us and the restaurant. No speeches, no campaigning and no fights.
Who will be there? Political writers, political consultants who overcharge for their mailers, ad buyers, ex-officeholders, current officeholders and officeholder wannabes.
A lot of them will be a bit on the nervous side, waiting for what the Elections Department has to say starting at around 8:45 p.m. For those of us on the sidelines, we’ll enjoy the full two hours.
If yesterday's column is any indication, the District 3 showdown between Aaron Peskin and Supervisor Julie Christensen is on Brown's mind these days, as is allegations of voter fraud in Chinatown.
“It used to be that the public housing projects were where suspicions of voting shenanigans were focused. It’s where all the black folk lived, and of course you know how easy it is to take advantage of them,” Brown wrote.
Head to John's Grill tomorrow for more sharp Willie wit and wisdom.