Congratulations to ESC Grand Prize Winner Alex Novoa

South San Francisco, CA       June 23, 2015

Alex Novoa of South San Francisco has been randomly chosen as the Grand Prize Winner in the GAME ON Contest we created as a way to celebrate reaching 10K Likes on our Facebook page this past month. The Staycay prize includes two nights accommodations at South San Francisco’s Embassy Suites, dinner for two at our local favorite Italian eatery Buon Gusto Ristorante on Grand Avenue, and a picnic lunch offered by the newest deli in our City, King’s Sandwich Company located on Baden Avenue. From his surprised response we know we have a true and deserving winner!

“I’m soooo excited to have won this amazing prize! It’s my wife & I’s ten year wedding anniversary this Sept 10th & unfortunately I had to have surgery so I’ve been off work & we thought we wouldn’t be doing anything due to finances BUT looks like we can celebrate now!!!We are sooo looking forward to making amazing memories!! We’ll send you some pics from our staycation too.” Alex tells us “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! And thank you sooooo much for your great page & always keeping us informed of what’s going on in our city!”

Our runner up winners included Chauntel Gregor Oseguera who won admission for four to the San Mateo County Fair offered by Everything South City, Monica Burke won $20 gift certificate to DiNapoli Ristorante & Pizzeria  and Mertun Chun won a $20 gift certificate to Antigua’s Coffee Shop on Grand Avenue. We thank our sponsors greatly for their participation in our community and encourage our neighbors to visit them.

And we thank all of our online neighbors for helping to make Everything South City South San Francisco’s #1 go to for local news & views!


More on our local sponsors:


Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – South San Francisco is conveniently located 3 miles from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 10 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Enjoy spacious, contemporary accommodations in this all-suite hotel, where a separate living area and bedroom are standard. Relax or work in a flexible space that has WiFi and convenient, delicious dining options at your fingertips. Our daily cooked-to-order breakfast and the Evening Reception* with drinks are included in all reservations.

This San Francisco Airport hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the airport, and a complimentary motor coach to downtown San Francisco on Fridays and Saturdays, so it’s an easy ride to San Francisco sights, such as Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Embarcadero.

Enjoy a refreshing swim in our on-site swimming pool, or stay active in the fitness center. The tropical atrium has a beautiful koi fish pond and water fountain – perfect for relaxing after work or a day out. Indulge in the finest California cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Two-Fifty.

Host a conference or other large event in the hotel’s 3,672 sq. ft. ballroom, which accommodates up to 500 guests in a variety of seating arrangements, or hold private meetings in the hotel’s smaller boardrooms.

* Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.


  • Complimentary motor coach to downtown San Francisco on Fridays and Saturdays
  • This SFO Airport hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus service to and from SFO Airport
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception*
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi in our Lobby and Atrium
  • Premium Suites with complimentary WiFi and refreshments available
What to do around here

The Embassy Suites hotel in South San Francisco is set in an ideal hotel location for exploring the Bay Area. Ride the complimentary motor coach to downtown San Francisco to see the city sights. Get tickets to a Giants game at the AT&T Park, take a bike ride across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, and enjoy a walk in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park where you will find the De Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Visit the Exlporatorium on Pier 15 and grab lunch at the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf for great seafood and a wonderful atmosphere.



Located at 224 Grand Avenue  Telephone: 650/742.9776

Located at Ristorante Buon Gusto is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in South San Francisco. We offer  traditional Southern Italian cuisine, an excellent wine menu, and a full bar, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere reminiscent of  the best North Beach & Little Italy’s decades; the Fifties and Sixties.  Ristorante Buon Gusto welcomes you to come and  be  transported  to another time, when Italian Cuisine was traditional and true.

Our restaurant is open for lunch on week days, and for dinner every day. Do you have a special occasion coming up? Ask about our special banquet menu. Let us work with you to plan a memorable event featuring superb food and wine, and hosted in one of our private meeting rooms—ideal for business or family gatherings of any kind.

Ristorante Buon Gusto is easy to find: just two minutes off highway 101 on Grand Avenue in South San Francisco.

Our Experienced staff is professional, friendly and accommodating.  Join us to experience timeless traditional Italian dining at its best.

For information or questions, please call 650.742.9776.We offer takeout, too!


DiNapoli Ristorante & Pizzeria

Located at 202 Grand Avenue Telephone: 650/873.5252

DiNapoli’s is located in the heart of South San Francisco’s downtown and is one of the local favorites offering  in restaurant dining and delivery as well as catering. They offer everything from amazing pizza’s to panini’s and calzones, to delicious home made pasta dishes.


Antigua Coffee Shop

Located at 437A Grand Avenue Telephone: 650/742.6261

We bring passion, experience and love for coffee to our customers, which results in coffee excellence! We’re passionate about sourcing and blending only the finest coffee beans and roasting them to perfection.

We invite you to our friendly, neighborhood coffee shops to experience an exquisite cup of coffee and while here, try our homemade daily bagels, burritos and sandwiches.

Coffee can have bundles of exciting flavour and character, and our shops are about brewing and offering the most desirable, and simply stunning coffees that we can find. We’re passionate about sourcing and blending only the finest coffee beans and roasting them with great care. Our passion for coffee is only matched by our love of sharing it.

In San Francisco, we are located in the heart of Sunset district with plenty of street and metered parking. Stop by at our South San Francisco location to not only enjoy our freshly brewed coffee but to try our variety of beer selection on tap as well. This location is right across from the City Hall.


King’s Sandwich Co

Located at 331 Baden Avenue Telephone: 650/273.1559

King’s Sandwich Co was founded in 2015 by partners Randy, Mario, and Miguel. The three have had a long history in catering, restaurants, gourmet food, and knowledge of local and organic produce. King’s was influenced by Chef Fitness, a local catering company, which has personally cooked for the San Francisco 49ers. The three partners brought all their experience together, and collaborated to change the perception of handcrafted sandwiches in South San Francisco, CA by incorperating housemade sauce and locally sourced meats as well as creating a menu that is sure to satisfy everyone’s pallet.


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