Monday night's early Occupy May Day General Strike brouhaha occurred after a gathering in Dolores Park splintered and then moved down into the Mission. Things got ugly fast. Twitter feed-clogging places like Bar Tartine, Laconda, and Four Barrel Coffee all took a hit. And while the last night's misguided action gave mission blogs a nice boost in traffic and provided local food writers with something other than advertorial, the brief riot did result in thousands of dollars worth of damage. Alas. However, Four Barrel responded to the meltdown with some much-needed humor.

[via Uptown Almanac]