"This is so not Jersey," my Garden State-bred friend often sighs after we pass yet another disappointing deli, bakery, or slice joint while wandering around the city. The food, and the burly men that serve it, are never quite burly enough, or sweet enough, or deliver with enough gruff to satisfy her ... More >>
The final day of July was a busy one for Muni's legal representatives. Not only did the Municipal Transportation Agency receive a demand letter from a lawyer hired by the North Beach Business Association, it was sued by another North Beach group. Save North Beach, formed and led by area man Marc Bru ... More >>
It's almost impossible to pass Washington Square Park without taking note of Park Tavern, the nascent brasserie-style restaurant from Marlowe team Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio. Raw wooden tables and metal bistro chairs line the sidewalk, occupied by diners sipping craft cocktails and nibblin ... More >>
Pineapple Princess plays Saturday at the Hemlock Whether you're into 1960s Southeast Asian pop, free concerts in the park, or flying dancers, San Francisco has got you covered this weekend. Here's our list of 10 things to do for considerably less than a parking ticket: 10 Years of Fecal Face ... More >>
I'm not going to take it anymoreRarely does a letter to City Call carry the tone of justified righteousness displayed in a screed penned by of out-of-work database engineer Paul Nisbett. But rarely has San Francisco seemed to so effectively apply its apparent kick-em-when-they're down policy than ... More >>
Summer dreams ripped at the seams, but oh, those summer nightsIt should be mandatory that nights like last couple in SF be spent outside. Soon enough we're gonna be blasted with fog and wind. Let's just hope summer lasts through the outdoor movie season, though, because there's some real classics ... More >>
The Big Lebowski finaleAre you ready for another summer of movie picnics--that beloved fresh air theater where you Bring Your Own Beer, Food, and Wind-Thwarting Layers? Film Night in the Park, one of a couple hosts of outdoor films in Bay Area, just announced its 2010 schedule. Its San Franc ... More >>
Five favorite bits from the blogs and beyond:T. Palmer1. A couple years ago, a friend and I drove several hundred miles out of our way to stop in Pie Town, New Mexico, for apple and green chile pie. Now all I have to do is walk to Chile Pies. Something about the blog buzz around the new restauran ... More >>
Sunny weather brought the regulars flocking to Washington Square Park in North Beach: hippies strumming guitars, transients smoking bud, young people sunbathing with their noses buried in books. Then we spotted this guy from a distance. It took us a second to realize what we were witnessing: The d ... More >>
Sunny weather brought the regulars flocking to Washington Square Park in North Beach yesterday afternoon: hippies strumming guitars, transients smoking bud, young people sunbathing with their noses buried in books. Then we spotted this guy from a distance. It took us a second to realize what we we ... More >>
Spotted: Strolling in Washington Square ParkVital Statistics: Thom McClusky, retired, lives right by the Transamerica Pyramid.When: May 6 1978, the night before my niece's wedding.What: It's hard to tell now, but if you look at this half, it's a crescent moon. There's the eye, the nose the mouth ... More >>
Liguria Bakery has thrived for almost 90 years by doing one thing well: focaccia.
Words and Photos By Ashley Harrell (Click here for a full Santacon 2008 slideshow.) Saturday was a pretty average day -- if a little cold -- until the chanting started. Listening through an open window in my North Beach apartment, I couldn't quite make out the words. So I head ... More >>
Joey & Eddie's brings the Bronx, and old-fashioned Italian-American cooking, to North Beach.
Around Town: When Nick Fasanella opens a new restaurant, people get excited. After all, he's the man behind one of the best taco joints this side of the border: Nick's Crispy Tacos (1500 Broadway at Polk) in Russian Hill. So when Fasanella recently teamed up with Tony Ching to open Italian deli and ... More >>
Tom McCarthy's preachy liberal guilt dwarfs any good intentions.
Making theater happen
Dog Bites takes a second shot at Beach Blanket Babylon and paid health insurance
Our sudden infatuation with a new Brazilian-Italian place in North Beach
In which three Doggie Diner Dog Heads lead Silke Tudor cross-country, to a place that is not San Francisco but, even so, feels like home
A demonstration that'll make you squirm
Even the average bear knows S.F. has the world's best parks for summer picnicking. Let us show you where to buy first-class, outdoor-friendly food and drink.
Fun in the sun -- with any luck
Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe
You don't have to be crazy to play the Go Game, but it might improve your chances of winning
When you worship St. Stupid, anything is impossible. And verse vice-a.
Whom to root for at the 7th annual Urban Iditarod? Raiders of the Lost Bark, perhaps...
The organizers of the North Beach Jazz Festival take pride in revitalizing their musical neighborhood and in not being like that other local jazz fest