You could be forgiven for not noticing the lamps adorning SOMA watering hole Eddie Rickenbacker's. One's attention might have been more naturally drawn to the scores of vintage motorcycles dangling from the ceiling. Or since-departed bar owner Henry Africa (né Norman Jay Hobday) in a bathrobe wi ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Grub Street notes the reopening of the newly christened Tres. Founding partners Eric Rubin and Barry Augus may have moved on to work on their tequila brand, Tres Agaves (hence the name change), ... More >>
Bart Madson, Motorcycle USA.comHenry Africa, seen here with Mr. Higgins, has left the buildingIn late February, patrons at Eddie Rickenbacker's in SOMA had the experience everyone who entered that bar feared they would: The establishment's ever-present patron, Henry Africa, died on the spot. Afri ... More >>
Scott Beale/laughingsquid.comWe miss the Doggie Diner doggies.1. The prep cook doggies at Doggie Diner (R.I.P.)These pups from the defunct local chain were and are so beloved that they've had a great afterlife, including a historical Web site, a storied road trip slash documentary, and even landmark ... More >>
Mr. HigginsWhen the lunchtime crowd filters into SoMa's Eddie Rickenbacker's, the establishment's de-facto maître d', Mr. Higgins, makes sure to walk around to every table and socialize. Then he falls asleep on the couch. Snoozing during work hours is usually a firing offense, but Mr. Higgins' job ... More >>
"Stairway to Heaven" now playing at the piano bar.