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Manny’s Presents Election Night Outside Socially Distant Dining Experience

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Manny’s Presents
Election Night Outside Socially Distant Dining Experience
Beginning 5pm Tuesday, November 3

50% of All Ticket Sales to Local Small Businesses

28 October 2020 – San Francisco, CA:  Buoyed by last week’s first-ever-Drive-In Presidential Debate Watching Party at Fort Mason – an experience which garnered international front-page press, Manny Yekutiel and Manny’s ( poised for another first and sign-of-the-times: An outdoor Election Night Socially Distant Dining Experience. On Tuesday, November 3 (beginning at 5pm PST) Valencia Street will be closed to traffic between 15th & 16th Streets.  Tickets are $18 per person but must be purchased as part of a table of people within the same household or “pod” and available only in advance via online order at the following link: People will not be allowed to visit other tables. In order to ensure all patrons have an enjoyable experience, attendees are asked to arrive between 5pm  – 6pm. Half of each ticket price will benefit local small businesses. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable. Mask wearing and all COVID-19 Protocols will be strictly enforced. Special guest speakers will be announced shortly. 

“We opened Manny’s two years ago on Election Night 2018.” said Manny Yekutiel, 31, who founded and runs the eponymous Mission District community engagement space and café dubbed “the New Hampshire of California” (KCBS Radio) for its hosting of myriad political events including hosting 17 Democratic presidential candidates. “There is no way we were going to let a pandemic get in the way of coming together safely to dine and watch as the country finally defeats Donald Trump, flips the Senate blue, and keeps our strong majority in the House of Representatives! November 3rd will be the culmination of a four-year journey for so many of us and an historic night for all. We’re going to do this the Manny’s way by also raising funds to support local small businesses in need during this economic crisis.”

Since opening its doors on Election Night 2018, Manny’s has become an epicenter of community involvement, dialogue and civic engagement having served over 50,000 people, staged over 500 events, donated space to more than 150 area nonprofits and charities, and hosted 17 presidential candidates in his first year alone. Also, in addition to receiving much media and public attention, Manny’s was recognized for his above-and-beyond achievements by the California State Senate as “Small Business of the Year.” 

Manny’s is a people powered, community focused meeting and learning place in the heart of San Francisco that combines a restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space. Manny’s goal: to create a central and affordable place to become a better informed and more involved citizen. Manny’s offers its events space to nonprofits, activists and civic organizations to spread their message and do their work as well as hosting its own civic and arts related programming. Manny’s kitchen is run by the non-profit, Farming Hope, which hires formerly homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and trains them in the food skills needed to work in the restaurant industry.