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June 28, 2017

McTeague’s Saloon, located at 1237 Polk Street on the block running between Bush and Pine Streets, is a literary landmark of sorts, situated perpendicular to Frank Norris Street, a block-long alleyway running between the next block of Polk and Larkin Street and named f...

June 17, 2017

A long-time San Francisco institution, Pier 23 Cafe was already a popular spot for drinks and live music with a colorful history when current owner Flicka McGurrin and her former business partner Peggy Knickerbocker took it over in 1984.  Its notoriety soon increased,...

April 25, 2017

Having celebrated its centennial in 2007, Cafe du Nord is a San Francisco institution, a subterranean haven for food, drink, and music located in the historic Swedish American Hall on upper Market Street a block above Church Street, its principal focus having bounced b...

April 16, 2017

Now, common sense most likely, and any reputable camping guide certainly will tell you that a thirsty bear—never mind a hungry one—is something to be avoided when spending time in the great outdoors.  Ah, but here in the wilds of San Francisco the rules are quite a bit...

April 8, 2017

On San Francisco’s Embarcadero, opposite the foot of Bryant Street and adjacent to Pier 28 (the official address is Pier 28 1/2), there’s a little place that so completely embraces its status as a classic waterfront dive bar that it actually incorporates the word dive...

April 8, 2017

While many so-called dive bars in San Francisco of more recent vintage evolved in much the same way as pre-torn denim jeans, in other words because they’re trendy but not terribly authentic, Lucky 13 has been on the scene long enough to qualify as the real deal. Situat...

March 23, 2017

San Francisco is a city of immigrants representing a staggeringly diverse array of creeds and cultures from across the country and around the world, perhaps none so singularly unique, so unchanging as the group that has maintained just a single residence since they fir...

March 23, 2017

The rather humdrum exterior of this space-age diner belies the whimsical atmosphere within, with its menu full of colorfully named dishes and its tabletop comic-book style collages.  From the horizontal display cases filled with toys and ephemera that serve as dining r...

February 22, 2017

Just a quick walk from the heavily tourist-trafficked Embarcadero, in the nebulous zone where the Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach districts bump uglies, Sweetie’s Art Bar is that rarest of finds -- a neighborhood bar popular with locals in a neighborhood overwhelming...

February 8, 2017

Amidst the flurry of commuters coming and going in the crowded marketplace within the Ferry Building, on their way from and to the ferry boats, it might be very easy for passersby to take no notice of a lone individual sitting unobtrusively at a wooden folding table st...

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