Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>
Rosencruz SumeraHello again ... The amber tile motif in the bathroom of Louis' Restaurant was the 1970s, every bit as much as the five-note theme of Close Encounters, Oscar Gamble's 'fro, or all the places Dirty Harry shot people that aren't there anymore. Well, the tile is gone. In o ... More >>
Rosencruz SumeraLouis' Restaurant on Point Lobos Ave. reopened today with some menu changes that were more or less mandated by the U.S. government.
The restaurant on federal land, run by the Hontalas family since 1937, was closed by the feds for eight months while the family had to rebid for ... More >>
Feds threatening to board up your 73-year-old restaurant? We got a non-binding resolution for that! We've written a bit about the plight of Louis' Restaurant, the 73-year-old city institution perched over the remains of Sutro Baths. The restaurant has lasted this long despite the arbitrary decisi ... More >>
Rosencruz SumeraGetting yanked around by landlords is longstanding tradition at Louis'Tom Hontalas began washing dishes in his dad's restaurant in 1968 for 50 cents an hour. Now, along with his brother, Bill, he owns Louis' Restaurant and cooks the meals. It's the only job he's ever had. A ... More >>
easywriterguy/FlickrThe long-term lease for the diner space near the Cliff House is going out for bid.Today at our sister news blog, The Snitch, Joe Eskenazi grabs a phone with Tom Hontalas, one of the owners of Louis', the Sutro Heights diner whose landlord is putting the place out for bid f ... More >>