St. Francis Hotel

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Number 25: Cobb Louis Salad at Nettie's Crab Shack

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​"Arrange lettuce leaves around the inside of a salad bowl, with a few sliced leaves on the bottom," writes Victor Hirtzler, chef of the St. Francis Hotel, in his 1910 recipe for Crab Louis. "Put crab meat on top of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Today Is Billy Sipple Day: Honoring Gay Ex-Marine Who Saved Gerald Ford's Life

    Sipple in action​Today is Oliver W. Sipple Day in San Francisco, which honors the man who in 1975 lunged to grab the arm of Sarah Jane Moore when he saw her aiming a 38-caliber pistol at Gerald Ford outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.No, S.F. is not gaga over the half-term president. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Obama in San Francisco -- Nightmare Town For Many Presidents

    President Warren Harding left his heart in San Francisco -- and everything else​President Barack Obama's agenda in San Francisco today: Get in, raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer, safeguard the Senate's Democratic majority, and get out. But just because Muni will stop for him doesn't necessarily m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2009
  • News

    June 18, 2008

    He's No Angel

    They once called him a savior who helped people in need. Today, Edwin Parada is accused of taking money from Latinos unfamiliar with real estate laws.

  • News

    August 30, 2006


    How an eccentric architect with a penchant for pre-Columbian relics rocked the antiquities world and became the de Young Museum's most mysterious donor

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005
  • Calendar

    July 7, 2004

    Bill Thrills

    A week of Murray mania

  • Listen Up

    March 17, 2004
  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Toothless Wonder

    Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that

  • Holiday

    March 12, 2003
  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Spade Work

    Putting the lessons of Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco life and art to practical use

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Rolling in His Grave

    At least one San Francisco lawyer had a sense of humor

  • Dining

    August 18, 1999
  • Dining

    January 6, 1999
  • News

    May 13, 1998

    Sex on Wheels

    Playboy magazine throws a sexual revolution party, and nobody comes

  • News

    June 18, 1997

    Murder at the Pink Tarantula

    Carmel Sanger's death -- a walk-in shooting at a SOMA hair salon called the Pink Tarantula -- was professionally brutal. Her life was a wondrous combination of the drag queens and musicians and druggies and gays and bikers and lesbians and tattooists and

  • Music

    June 4, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 11, 1996
  • News

    March 13, 1996

    Willie Brown's Beau Brummell

    Can taste-maker Stanlee Gatti put his stamp on the Art Commission?

  • Calendar

    November 8, 1995
  • News

    July 5, 1995

    City Slackers

    A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future

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