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...

January 14, 2017

First opened in 1935, It’s Tops Coffee Shop sits at 1801 Market Street overlooking Octavia Boulevard, right next door to Grooves, the vinyl record shop, a fellow time-lost treasure trove tucked away in an unobtrusive nook near the I-80 freeway, untouched by the relentl...

January 4, 2017

Where can you order chicken vindaloo while your friend eats a lobster roll just a few feet away with no need to worry that the food has been sitting under heat lamps in a food court? Off the Grid offers folks with universal palates the chance to try an array of differe...

November 4, 2016

There has been a small eatery on San Francisco’s waterfront at Pier 30 since the 1930s. Since the 1950s, the small eatery at Pier 30 has been called Red’s Java House. Not to be confused with the Java House further down the Embarcadero, Red’s Java House is an unassuming...

October 15, 2016

Dinner and a movie may be a typical way to kill an evening almost anywhere, but in San Francisco you can turn this traditional activity into a one-stop experience at venerated local bar and restaurant Foreign Cinema.  In addition to an onsite art gallery, the venue als...

September 19, 2016

Opaque is a unique restaurant located near Civic Center Plaza on Macallister. As you approach the front of the restaurant, the sign declares: “Opaque - dining in the dark.” As its tagline suggests, Opaque provides an unconventional dining experience. The entire dining...

August 30, 2016

Cowgirl Creamery is a cheese lover’s dream come true. Founded in 1997 in scenic Point Reyes,  Cowgirl Creamery has additional locations in Petaluma and in the Ferry Building in San Francisco, right off of Market Street in SOMA. This unique cheesemakers’ storefront feat...

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