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>> awesome. >> thank you very much. i will never be young again. or any younger than i am today. i will never be faster or more flexible. i will never win competitions against 22-year-old wrestlers in my weight class. i will never be a black belt. none of those things will happen. but none of that matters anymore. ♪ i took a walk through this beautiful world ♪
>> my grandparents are from something. my dad's side came after the gold rush. >> john grew up in this town and he's a close observer of the changes happening here. when i first came out to san francisco, i was making all the same sort of tired jokes that everybody from new york makes. in fact, that's really nothing could be further from the truth. san francisco is like a righteously dirty town. it's grimy. you guys have actual street hookers in the center of town. it's a two-fisted, hand drinking, big steaks, heavy smoking, old school, '20s mentality. >> but it's managing. google is not too far from here. >> according to many locals, the
whole character of the city is being leached out by an invasion of tech people, a flood of tech money. it's the triumph of the nerds. out with the old, in with the new. no place epitomizes that better perhaps than where we are right now. >> yeah. i tell anyone to come and meet me here and they sort of laugh at me. but it's this thing that doesn't really -- it's not self-conscious, it has this faded memory, kind of worn out. it smells kind of sour. >> sinbad's, lost in time, living out its last stand on san francisco's pier two, just south of the hordes of neck beards buying drip coffee a few hundred yards away. >> my mom used to come here and be like a secretary. so it was a place that catered to office workers. those are rarer and rarer.
>> it's the relentless wheel of history, will it roll over this place. >> eventually it will roll over this place. >> a last drink or two before the grinding wheels of the apocalypse churn through, leaving what in their wake? they want to put a ferry terminal here? >> yeah. the people coming here in the tech industry are sort of insulated from the culture of san francisco. since the end of the second world war, people came to san francisco in their 20s to do a very specific thing. san francisco is a place where you can sort of see that all the stuff you thought about your stuff is kind of bull. you know, even though culture is changing and even though it's horrifyingly expensive, there's still something like that, that
exists in san francisco. we'll always have that. san francisco will always make that impression. ♪ >> san francisco was built on toughness. it's a boozy town, a saloon town, red meat, sex, and dirt. every morning, every morning, 7:00 a.m., i'm here. and for the next hour or two hours or sometimes more, i'm just getting crushed. humility, jujitsu gives you that in spades. in 1914, the master of judo and prizefighter emigrated to brazil. he befriended gracie and ended up teaching his sons.
and brazilian jujitsu and the ufc, it all goes back to the gracies. my home academy is in manhattan. i'm telling you this because the whole reason i'm doing another show in san francisco is actually to train here, one of the toughest and most notorious and most admired, to a great extent to the great relationship between the terrifying hawk and this man, a beloved figure who the jujitsu community because of his honest videos. >> so he gets stuck in a side control here, and he gave the guy an underhook. it's so bad now that you're going to have to work really hard.
>> when you see an mma fight, when they strike, it's usually boxing or in mui thai or karate. when they throw or trip an opponent, it's judo or wrestling. but when it hits the ground, you better know brazilian jujitsu. object, to choke your opponent or lock one of his extremities in such a way to make them submit. i do not want this getting my guard broken. that's bad. it sucks. there's full mount. arm bar. ezekiel choke. rear naked choke. bow and arrow. then, as they say, my choice become very limited. it's tap, snap, or nap. >> start to rotate and extend your arm. put your head this way.
extend this arm. yes. hands are a little tight, so you can always adjust it. ♪ >> in case you haven't noticed, i'm an old school guy. i'm sentimental about things. nautical theme restaurants, puppies, and places like this. i'm fully aware of the fact that, and i can hear it already, it's like every show you've ever done in san francisco you come here. yes, that's correct. true love cannot be denied. i need to counter with some familiar faces on the other side. >> good morning. >> what am i having? the crab back, of course. >> i'll get you one. >> i need a cold draft beer. i deserve this beer. i've been eating healthy.
i drink only vodka, because it's low in carbs. and i need shellfish. >> look at the size of that one. >> oh, dude. i guess somebody throws this away. they tear the legs off and eat them and throw this out. stupid people. all that good stuff, the brains and fat and magic. looks like unicorn juice. mmm. swan oyster depot, a touchstone in my worldwide wanderings, a happy zone. if i read about myself dying at this counter, i say to myself, that was one lucky guy. >> nice little plate of crab legs. maybe a little louie on the side? >> oh, i guess. so good.
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started in oakland, one of a waive of tiki theme polynesian themed bars and nightclubs that, for a time, spread across america. i definitely need the drinks. i've been beaten like a chicken fried steak. >> you were doing some sort of martial arts. >> yeah, i want the mai thai wave. >> what is that? >> it's like a surfboard with three different mai tais. >> not many places left that do this. very few do it without irony. >> this is not the first time you've been here? >> no, i apparently grew up in this place. my parents used to take me from like age 3. >> author shawn wilzy grew up in san francisco. his parents were regulars at the original downtown vick's. this kind of thing is a taste of my childhood, too. >> oh, yeah. >> i got sent to boarding school when i was a teenager, an east
coast boarding school where everybody was like you're from the gay bay. and it was difficult to negotiate being from san francisco. i would lie and say i was from napa, because i was embarrassed. >> really? >> yeah, i was like at a hockey school in massachusetts. and i was going to get hazed for being from san francisco. >> so san francisco for you was -- >> i just remember all sorts of factions, like all these skinheads and skaters, because that was like for the teenagers' point of view. then there was the older hippies and beatnicks. i don't think san francisco became an expensive rental town until like maybe the last ten years. they have those kind of weird japanese, chinese ovens. >> right. ♪
>> it's really good. >> do you want that rib? >> no, no, go ahead. >> i'm taking it. >> i mean, the narrative, you're hearing from a lot of people here now is the evil techies are coming, driving up rent, pushing out the mom and pop restaurants. >> that's kind of a true thing. >> so google and twitter. >> yeah. of course, outside of san francisco, it's like they're heroes. they changed the world. >> yeah, we like them fine. >> yeah, google things. >> i google things. >> i do, too. it happens. >> but look, it's apparently a bone of contention for people. apparently like if you work at google or twitter, lunch is freshly made fratatas.
>> i don't have a problem with that stuff at all. i think the only point about like the way a city is changing is you don't want to screw up what's cool about it. a city has a personality. it feels like a seedy, old-school american city. do you want to be the same everywhere you go? i think the san francisco we're in right now is a pretty nice city. ♪ >> it took me six months to be able to handle the warmups back at my home academy. and for a long time after, i just pray that somebody would be more out of shape than me.
the warmups in house are legendarily tough. they're proud of it. lasting in some classes they say a half hour and beyond of ferocious and unrelenting training. ♪ >> a block over you're in alamo square. that's why the "full house" houses are. that's super high end real estate. this 4505 meets, and they start it off. ryan would be outside of a street of a bar with a weber grill, grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. he built up a reputation, then
he opened this place. it's really good. ♪ >> wow. >> this is our presidential platter. >> oh, that's wrong. i want it, i want it. >> ribs. brisket. chicken. this is the whole hog we were cooking early. beans, potato salad, coleslaw. >> life is suddenly very, very good. thanks, man. how long have you been in the restaurant business total? >> 17 years now. >> you have become the poster boy for the person victimized by the techies. >> there's good guys and bad guys and there's lots of people that haven't paid any dues and
can open something right away by dropping $4 million into it. >> over self-years, he built his restaurant into a beloved local favorite. then came expectations, and only four months in, the -- hit the fan. >> that's when the trouble started. >> who makes money in a year? >> 30 days in, and we were facing those sorts of things. >> the money wanted to make some changes. ritchie did not. so he left. and the restaurant he created vaporized with him. >> at the old space we operated out of, they're doing a vegan brunch there now. >> no, way. it is the perfect story of evil triumphs over good.
>> there's a lot of people that have the means to open a restaurant and they open a formula restaurant, safe. the interesting foods are going to be forced out and it's going to be a town full of chipoltes. ♪ just might be the one. to clean the oceans, to start a movement, or lead a country. it may not be obvious yet, but one of these kids is going to change the world.
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♪ extend your arms. >> now, when you're a white belt, especially a 59-year-old white belt facing younger, stronger, far better competitors, you don't go out there looking to win. you go out there to learn how to survive. if i can hold on, give them something, anything to think about before they choke me out and i have to tap. ♪ the changes are not just happening in san francisco. across the bay in oakland, gentrification is met with resistance. this, after all, is where the
black panthers was formed. bobby seal was a founder, and here we get a taste. >> the black panthers, if you keep pushing an animal, sooner or later it's going to come out of the corner. i said that's like the black people. we came up with the black panther party. i said we're going to take a position on self-defense. >> the panthers were viewed by the fbi as pretty much public enemy number one. they saw the panthers as the enemy using your own imagery of strong black men holding weapons. but the real threat was -- >> the popular city, with the killing of martin luther king, my organization spread across
the country. it went beyond the black panther party. >> the panthers' aims were equality, education, housing, employment and basic civil rights. but the image of black men with guns with too much for the america of 1966. >> nixon is sworn in, i've got the watergate tapes. j. edgar, you've got to get rid of these black panthers for me. what you have been doing? i want you to move and get rid of the black panthers. the man has just been sworn. he's the president of the united states. >> raids are launched on panther strong points across the country. the arrests are many. >> the fbi did everything they could to eradicate them. >> the panthers said the police have broken in and killed one man as he slept. >> the dismantling of the panthers was brutal. everybody agrees illegal. it was basically an assassination campaign coupled with murder, unwarranted
arrests. >> we had no charges, nothing. and they created through their counterintelligence program everything that happened to us. >> are you happy with the level of black activism in the country now? >> i would like the level of activism, and black lives matter movement is very, very important, because there's a bunch of young, intelligent youth running this operation. >> do you think the good guys are winning? >> what? >> you think the good guys are winning? >> no, the bad guys, the koch brothers, the tea party and all
these right wing idiots are winning. young people have got to go out this and be progressive enough. not only to end police brutality, but to create frameworks and to demand that these are the kind of things that has to happen. ♪ >> it's basically like general's chicken made with vegetables. it's one of the most popular dishes. >> an unassuming but delicious new addition started by this woman, pretty mystery. >> oh, so good, so good. >> thank you. i know you've been to india a bunch of times, maybe you had curry. >> yes, yes. >> we serve it in a ball jar here in oakland. tamran, pickled cabbage, pickled
onions, fresh green barbanzo beans and the chickpea noodles. >> oakland now in terms of artists and chefs has been priced out of san francisco. it's still possible for a place like this, which is basically funded by pretty and her wife, to open up. in san francisco, i don't think it's possible to do that anymore. you need lots of money. >> the food is familiar and uniquely her own. >> this is one of my favorites. this has choi, arugula. >> mmm. does authenticity have any meaning or relevance anymore at all? >> i mean, i would say our food is not traditional. is it authentic? hell, yeah. it 100% authentic. saying it's not authentic is saying that my experience is not
authentic. i grew up eating indian food and pizza and hamburgers at the same time. >> mmm. so tasty. something we struggle with in new york, how do you value indian food? the expectation is that you will get delicious, authentic indian food super cheap. >> our food is not cheap. the biggest thing is we're overpriced. $19 for a curry, do we even -- do you know how to make a curry? ♪ >> yogurt marinated chicken simmered in a curry. >> all right. this is our chicken curry braised on the bone, butter, fresh red peppers in there. >> that's totally delicious. >> and then this guy right here,
you're going to want to cut it open. >> all right. get the camera in over right here. prepare the incision. whoa. >> some people say oh, it's an indian scotch egg. what we've done is took a duck egg, cooked it, wrapped it in lamb, and then the sauce also has braised leg of lamb in it. >> wow. really extraordinarily delicious. so this is a positive thing? >> yeah, i think this is a positive thing. >> change we like? >> this is the kind of change we like. >> i believe that any place that serves delicious food is on the side of the angels. >> absolutely. letting them use any atm nationwide for free. and, because every dollar matters, didn't nickel-and-dime
>> it was a chinese community first? >> right. 1890 is when some of the first japanese arrived in this area. >> south bay, san jose. not much going on out here, other than rural domination by a small group of tech companies. but on a happier, less paranoid note, san jose has one of the last three remaining japan towns in the country. who were the first japanese to come over? >> students, laborers looking for a better life. in traditional families, the first son inherited everything. so generally it was the second son who would get nothing and would come over. when the first japanese came hre, one of the places they would stay at would be chinatown, because you would have an asian community and be able to find food similar to japanese food and there could be
kind of a camaraderie. >> oh, thank you. curt fakuda grew up in the family. his family, like thousands of others, were interred in camps during world war ii. >> there was a lot of anti-asian prejudice. some of them are buying our land. >> things got really bad for the japanese after pearl harbor. it was an internment program. >> they have a list of all the names. >> kids, too? >> yes, they all had to go walking to the train station in downtown san jose. my mother did say that at the beginning, before they were put in the camps, they were brought to assembly centers while the camps were being built. and their assembly center was the racetrack, so she said they were actually sleeping in horse stalls. >> what happened to their
property? >> some of the people found caucasian friends to hook over the property while they were gone. some of the japanese actually dug holes and buries the possessions, hoping that if they come back -- >> they could dig it up? >> yes. >> oh, wow. that brown gravy. it's sort of a hybrid of american dishes, but with japanese ingredients. >> yes. this is your typical japan town restaurant food. >> i think some of the heartbreak of the internment is that this is really pure americana. okay, the faces were asian. >> and this was a japanese-american community. an emphasis on american. the japanese are actually a minority in this community now. >> how japanese will it be in 30 years? >> that is the question. i don't think it's good for anything to remain frozen in time. 30 years from now, japan town will look very different.
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♪ ♪ you've been in the restaurant business now in the san francisco area how many years? >> 26. >> basically, you've been feeding well-healed people for much of that time. daniel patterson is the chef of one of the great bay area restaurants. top of the fine dining world. in 2014, he, the chef of l.a.'s koegy empire, decided to embark on an entirely selfless enterprise.
what are you up to now? >> we're starting a fast food restaurant. >> why? >> it's unbelievable, that in our country, so much of it we've just decided it's okay for people to eat garbage basically, processed food. the tender loin, the area we're going into, is traditionally the worst area of the city. the most vulnerable populations are being fed the worst food, consistently. >> he intends to address all those problems, creating a fast, casual food business that's actually good for the world. >> so this is what we call awesome sauce. tomato, garlic, a lot of olive oil, scallion relish. a veggie burger. >> "veggie burger" makes me violent. >> this will make you happy.
>> wow. i'd totally eat that if you didn't call it a veggie burger. i would be all over this. so fast, healthy, and affordable. >> so $2 to $6. >> so you're not going to get rich off this venture? >> we'll make money. just because something hasn't been done doesn't mean it can't be done. ♪ >> saving the world is one thing. making sure that my san francisco mentor gets something to eat is another priority. >> this happened from -- i grabbed this guy's collar and he broke my grip. >> i'm pretty sure curt hasn't eaten at qua before. >> not everybody likes to get punched in the face really hard. >> no.
♪ patterson's signature dish at qua. oh, that's beautiful. thank you. >> well, it's pretty. >> oh, it's going to be good, man. >> mmm. this is great. >> watch the barbarian eat really fancy food. ♪ >> oh, that looks good. >> yeah, yeah. >> california sturgeon caviar. >> beautiful thing, thank you. i'm going to love this. >> oh, yeah. >> man, really good. >> born and bred in san francisco?
>> yes. >> jujitsu for how long if >> since '93. since before the first ufc. >> what was the pre-eminent martial art? >> karate. chuck norris was really big at the time. so kick people in the head kind of thing. ♪ >> a lot of herbs and flowers on top. and everything i grew myself in my house. >> that is killer. >> yes. excellent. >> do you eat carbs? i mean generally speaking? you eat whatever? >> i can eat whatever. my guys are all trying the bacon, and all bacon all of the time. >> yes, that cannot be good for you. >> no.
miss, so sorry. >> that is okay. >> i'm not even buzzed. >> wild king salmon wrapped in uba with charred cabbage and ginger sauce, and seared fish with onion. this is awesome. beef encrusted with mushrooms and bordelaise. this is so good. >> it is a taco. >> yes. >> so, black sesame, mochiba and strawberry and kumquat and orange.
>> thank you so much. that is great. most of the people we talk to on the show are complaining that san franciscoans are so clean the real people of san francisco can't afford to live here anymore, and that they're being sup planted by rich techies who are crushing the original heart and soul of what made san francisco -- you're not seeing that? >> i think that the pushing out of the trash, sorry, is good. >> that is good for the jujitsu business for sure. >> well, i'm 95% white collar. my tech guys, they are dangerous and especially my lawyers. i have got lawyers. meaner than anything. >> yes, they would be. >> yes, exactly. ♪
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♪ here's the thing about jujitsu and despite the fact that people are trying to choke you unconscious on the mats that you are scrambling for your life in a sea of sweat, it is a remarkably and rerefreshingly testosterone free zone. high fiving for instance is not done. one would not celebrate or brag about a submission and a fist pump and a yes! would with be inappropriate. win or lose, you thank your partner and shake his hand. it is a douche-free environment. ♪ >> this has been a very crazy
week, dad. last night in a restaurant they gave you really small food. it was good. but then as soon as i got home, i made a sandwich because i was so hungry. >> curt is having a barbeque. >> yes! chicken tartar, and this is why i end up on mondays smelling like barbeque in the gi, and as long as my hair does not start on fire. >> he spent a fair amount of training in brazil, and he is making a big pot of the country's national dish. >> dude. >> oh, man. look at that. oh, yeah. a slow cooked stew of beans and pig parts. >> and i grew up eating every piece of the animal there is because if you are starving, you will eat whatever there is is at the table. >> plus grilled chicken hearts
and tripe and sausages. got to have sausages. >> you like it like that, raw-ish? >> love it. >> i don't like overcooked meat. >> you can't have that. that's just wrong. >> the food is ready. there you go, bro. >> oh, wow. >> you want to open that up tomorrow? >> no. i have class tomorrow. >> and i will have that tomorrow and still train with you tomorrow. >> you are the guy that still trains. >> as soon as i started doing jujitsu, it hit a part of my psyche that it is more challenging and more than brute force and you have to think. >> right, you see, i was always like the guy if you were the old lady that hired me to shovel the walk, i would do half of it and realize that it is too hard and just disappear. i cannot think of another thing in my life that i attacked with such regularity and with such --
i mean, i've been steadfast. >> it's not a matter of, if you're good enough. sometimes it has to deal with maturity. ♪ >> old tends to get run over by the new. that is how it works. whether it is san francisco invaded by a new generation of people with different priorities or a 59-year-old man grappling with a bunch of younger and tougher and hungrier bastards. i don't know. i like to think that there is a hope, at a least hope that every once in a while, the old guys will have a good day. ♪ ♪