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Peter Macchiarini

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Lo, Emperor Norton Has Returned to San Francisco

    Hail Norton! Norton I, the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, has returned. The former industrialist -- who lost everything, went bananas, and wandered the streets of 19th-century San Francisco in quasi-military garb, paying for goods with his own currency and issuing edicts -- di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Checking In with the Comstock Saloon, Emperor Norton Fetish and All

    Comstock Saloon might not open for another three or four weeks, but thanks to the miracle of YouTube, you can cop a peek at the bar and small-plates eatery emerging at Columbus and Kearny. Owners Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger (both of Absinthe) have a special devotion for Emperor Norton, the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    An Early Peek at Comstock Saloon, a Barbary Coast Homage in North Beach

    J. EskenaziThe 1907 space originally housed a bar.​Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe did a walk-through yesterday of Comstock Saloon, their emerging homage to Barbary Coast boozing at the North Beach site of the shuttered San Francisco Brewing Company (155 Columbus at Kearny). J. Esk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Emperor Norton Returns to San Francisco

    It took nearly 75 years for Peter Macchiarini -- and now his son, Danny -- to get this Emperor Norton sculpture built in San Francisco‚Äč"...There have been other Emperors in the history of this world of ours who have been out of their minds, their reigns were marked by violence and atrocity ... but ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Gypsy caravans, heavily shellacked starlets, and eccentric emperors

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