Local blogger injured in food cart brawl

Update: A clarification.

Late last night I got a text from Andrew saying he was in the hospital and in need of a ride home. I was like, “Dude, I’m in NYC, you know I’m in NYC, are you okay?” I waited hours for a reply.

Apparently, Andrew went to hit up that Vietnamese pop-up street food spot he wrote up so delightedly yesterday. He showed up a little late though, and they were nearly out of the snail pho he was so excited over. Somehow — and this I do not condone, so it’s all kind of his own fault — he managed to use his blogger cred to cut the line.

Somebody recognized him, the crowd figured out what was going on, and a little brawl ensued. Somebody grabbed his pho, there was pushing and shoving and shouting. And then he found himself falling backward over one of the restaurant’s little red stools, and onto another, at just right (wrong) angle. Hence, one severely dislocated shoulder.

The mob relented and apologized profusely and got him a ride to the hospital. He heard at least one person say, “I don’t know what came over me.” Somebody even tried to give him back his pho, but he’d lost his appetite — probably because of the epic pain.

The worst part is, we were counting on Andrew to come up with this year’s Mission Mission April Fool’s prank, but this morning he was all, “I’m not feeling very funny.” So I don’t know what we’re gonna do.

39 Responses to “Local blogger injured in food cart brawl”

  1. Cutters says:

    Serves the Fool right for cutting in line. Suckah!

  2. RandomUrchin says:

    just deserts.

  3. Corpus Nerd says:

    I’ve dislocated my shoulder five times. The best part is the drugs you can get from the doctor, but everything else about it sucks. There is an element of humor here considering it resulted from an argument over snail soup. April Fools! Andrew will need some physical therapy because the dislocation stretches the tendons and makes the joint more susceptible to future dislocations. Get well soon internet friend!

  4. cliff notes says:

    This was class warfare, and happily the privileged blogger class lost.

  5. McButchster says:

    Yeah, it’s kinda his own fault for getting there late and thinking he is better than those who waited. Punishment is a tad severe tho. Speedy recovery, and lesson learned, I hope…

  6. Bill Portanova says:

    Super surprised to see anonymous trolls shitting on Andrew immediately… Thanks for ruining the internet, tough guys. Get better, Andrew.

    • Allan Hough says:

      Seriously, you tools.

      Andrew spent a good hour of his valuable time yesterday drafting an informative and enthusiastic post — without which most of the brawlers wouldn’t have even known to get in line in the first place. So if the owners of the pop-up want to hook a boy up as a thank-you, what’s the prob?

      Furthermore, he was running late because he’d stopped to save a busload of orphans from an escaped panther. Andrew’s a saint, and like Bill P. said, you’re a troll.

      • Sally says:

        If anyone has doubts about any of this, I can at least verify that when I was riding my tricycle up Market Street, I witness Andrew fighting a panther with one hand while he held an infant toddler with the other.

        People need to be more respectful.

      • olu says:

        I call bullshit. there is no way that post took an hour.

    • sf_Jef says:

      In the words of Myq Kaplan, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, type it anonymously onto an Internet forum.”
      Get well, Andrew.

  7. Corpus Nerd says:

    Class warfare over snail pho?

  8. GIL says:

    The pronouncement “Im a blogger” should get you your rightful place at the end of the line.

  9. I Am Cutters says:

    way to be a douche, andrew!

  10. Etch says:

    A total douche move. What did you expect when you cut between SF foodies and their food cart meals? Be happy the snail soup didn’t spill on you on top of it all.

  11. thuglifecrunk187 says:

    ha, i do appreciate missionmission’s hard hitting reporting on this one guys. thug life!

  12. james garber says:

    …too bad for him, ’cause the snail pho wasn’t that good.

  13. SCUM says:

    Andrew, you are a little small to be getting yourself into situations like that. Nice meeting you at The 500.

  14. LH says:

    I hope this is your April Fools joke, because nobody needs to fight over Pho.

    • Tanya says:

      The only proper fight over phở is if people say it so it rhymes with hoe or ha instead of huh.

  15. Alissa says:

    Insulting someone for getting beat up is really small and petty. You guys are not that clever. Speedy recovery, Andrew.

  16. T-Bone says:

    Wow, I am kind of blown away by the heartless posters on here. Antonymous internet tough guys are really shining today.

    Does using your “status” and cutting in line suck, absolutely. But, the fact that a bunch of you think it justifies a dislocated shoulder, a trip to the hospital and the insane medical bills that goes along with going to the hospital is just sad and pathetic.

    I don’t know Andrew but I know dislocating a shoulder sucks, so get well soon.

  17. Katie Conry says:

    I’m getting the feeling that this is an April Fools joke, but if it isn’t, feel better Andrew! Let me know if you want me to bring you some pho.

  18. Henri! says:

    Awesome post. I thought the Snail Pho was the April Fools part.

  19. Hypocrites says:

    yeah, cutting in line isn’t that cool, but how many people don’t go straight to the front of the line if they’re friends with the door guy at the club or friends with the band or whatever. haterz gonna hate.

  20. truth says:

    Everyone lost. Andrew shouldn’t have gotten hurt. Foodies shouldn’t be mobbing. No one should be cutting and now we have to hear more stupid yuppie bullshit on Mission Mission (food carts, not Andrew’s injury).

  21. eric says:

    Hope you got some good drugs from “the Doctor.” What did I give, you, percocet? Get well soon dude.

  22. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Yeah, cutting in line is totally lame, but I don’t think that he deserved to be injured for life because of it.


  24. Lisa Mani says:

    Wow, that sucks…I guess it just shows how much people take their food seriously here.

  25. moe says:

    douchebag hipster gets what he deserved for even admitting to being a food blogger. moron. karma!

  26. really? says:

    Seriously?! You’re condoning violence for something as small as cutting in line? Sad.

  27. dwaynejohnson says:

    justice served with a side of pho

  28. SFT says:

    Too bad the guy got hurt, not worth it over soup, but he WAS being a jackass by cutting the line. And if he’s lived here for any length of time, he should know better than to expect people to be OK with it. An internet food blog does not give you the right to come between people and their dinner, which they have been waiting for.

  29. sidewinder says:

    don’t phuc w/ ppl’s pho!

    also, sounds like just a shove, not a beatdown. yupster needs to shake it off.