The history of San Francisco, reduced to its essence, is a long succession of settlers arriving on the premises, looking around for the end of the rainbow, shrugging their collective shoulders, and opening a restaurant. The first Vietnamese eateries to hit the city 30 years ago are among the more recent examples. They were simple affairs that served up imperial rolls, hot skewered pork, and other exotica out of tiny Tenderloin storefronts not unlike the street stalls... More >>>