San Francisco Blogs

Things to Do in North Beach

San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is a rarefied collision of good things. Ethnic turn-of-the-century roots, Italian heritage, and beatnik history blend in a freewheeling happy-go-lucky place reminiscent of New York’s Greenwich Village and Little Italy. It’s easy to see why North Beach was voted one of the top 10 neighborhoods...

Emperor Norton of San Francisco

We Americans pride ourselves in democracy, freedom and equality. But 100 years ago, one man thought he knew better and proclaimed himself Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton the First of these United States and Protectorate of Mexico. You didn’t get the memo? Norton didn’t stop there. He laid down a sort-of...

Things to Do in the Mission District

One night we wanted to go out in our San Francisco neighborhood but not spend a lot. “How much is a lot?” asked Rachel. “Just the money in this small change-purse,” I excalimed. “That’s the laundry money,” protested Rachel, but…it was already too late: the gauntlet had been laid down:...

Burmese Space Lights ARE REAL!

It started out like any other food blog. By the end, I would never be the same. I was heading out to eat in San Francisco’s Mission District, but the organic vegan Japanese restaurant I intended to try out was closed (#firstworldproblems). I consulted my WWJD bracelet. Jesus suggested I...