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Seven Suns Cafe

SEVEN SUNS CAFE. 1011 Mount Shasta Boulevard. Mount Shasta, California. (530) 926-9701. Located about a mile from the freeway and directly off the first Mount Shasta exit (Northbound I-5), Seven … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

South Beach Cafe

SOUTH BEACH CAFE. 800 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Open Daily. Out near Pac Bell Park on the Embarcadero, South Beach Cafe is one of the forgotten jewels in the crown of the … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Caffe Puccini Does It Right

CAFFE PUCCINI. 411 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco. Graziano Lucchesi’s Caffe Puccini (named after the famed composer from Lucca) is a  North Beach institution noted for its aromatic coffees that draw … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Taste of Old North Beach

VOLARE TRATTORIA. 561 Columbus Avenue. San Francisco. (415) 362-2274. There are countless Italian restaurants in San Francisco’s famed North Beach district. Unfortunately, many of them are tourist traps where phonies … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Picaro Remains A San Francisco Landmark

Mixing Tapas with Poetry in the Mission PICARO RESTAURANT. 3120 16th Street, San Francisco. (415) 431-4089. The History For the last 50 years, City Lights Bookstore, smack-dab in the center of San … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crepe O Chocolat

CREPE O CHOCOLAT. 75 O’Farrell Street. San Francisco. It’s hard to believe that Crepe O Chocolat founder Sylvie Krawec was once an analyst in the insurance industry. Bluntly, restaurateurs this good and … Continue reading

January 1, 2008 · Leave a comment

Caesar’s: A San Francisco Institution Since 1956

CAESAR’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. 2299 Powell Street. San Francisco. “From the banker and blue-collar worker to Grandma and Grandpa – we’ve always embraced everybody at Caesar’s…”  – Co-owner Luigi Romani Caesar’s is … Continue reading

January 1, 2008 · Leave a comment

Tai Chi Restaurant

TAI CHI RESTAURANT. 2031 Polk Street. San Francisco. Open Daily. Chinese restaurants are literally a dime a dozen in San Francisco. On most every block in the city they appear like … Continue reading

November 1, 2004 · Leave a comment

The Golden Flower

THE GOLDEN FLOWER (VIETNAMESE). 2428 Clement Street. San Francisco. Serving lunch and dinner. In a city built on the strength of its restaurants, there are plenty of choices for Vietnamese food. … Continue reading

September 1, 2004 · Leave a comment
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