Category Archives: San Francisco

San Francisco: Thursday, Friday, and Wrap-up

People have questioned my selection of restaurants in San Francisco. My selections were often a matter of practicality, as I was with an ever-revolving group of people, and I had a conference to attend for six out of the eight … Continue reading

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San Francisco Tuesday and Wednesday

The Educated Palate Amongst all the restaurant talk at the conference, I did pick up one invaluable tip (Thanks Francine!). Across the street from the conference, the city college’s cooking school ran a restaurant called the Educated Palate. I was … Continue reading

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San Francisco Monday

Sears Fine Foods Sears Fine Foods Monday we settled in for our only real breakfast, and we could not have chosen better than Sear’s Fine Foods. The line stretches down the block, but moves fairly quickly. It is short enough … Continue reading

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San Francisco Sunday

BLONDIE’S PIZZA When I was a teenager, there was nothing cooler than going up to San Francisco for the weekend with a friend’s punk band. Everyone always hung out at Blondie’s Pizza. Maybe because it’s by the streetcar lines, but … Continue reading

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Saturday in SF

Tommy’s Joynt Saturday my brother and nephews picked me up for a day of sightseeing and to sample the kind of local dives they know I love. We started out with lunch at a disappearing San Francisco institution, a hofbrau. … Continue reading

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San Francisco 1

As timing would have it, my trip to San Francisco last week came right on the heels of Michael Bauer’s controversial article, The Dish on Los Angeles. Unlike many Angelinos, I did not get the impression that his article was … Continue reading

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