Google Maps, Double True
Shop local at a San Francisco farmers’ market. Now there’s a Google map showcasing all the farmers’ markets, color-coded by the day of the week. Sure, you’ve been to the Saturday Ferry Plaza market. But did you know that the Sunday morning market at Fort Mason Center now hosts their market year-round?
Still searching for that quaint, neighborhood pub “where everybody knows your name?”
Say “Cheers” at a couple clandestine spots in the City: the Elizabeth Street Brewery and Clara Street Brewery. Limited to under 200 gallons of craft beer each year, these underground speakeasies are a celebration of homebrewing… the adventure of concocting both traditional and exotic brews. There are no rude bouncers or posted hours. Instead, there’s an ethos that if the door is open, walk on in. You’ll enjoy a serendipitous afternoon drinking beers and sharing laughs amongst friends.
Elizabeth Street Brewery, nested in a renovated storage room, is a “pub for the people, by the people.” Homebrewing since 2003, Richard’s dream is to open a full-scale family brewpub in Noe Valley. He is currently brewing out of the ultimate man cave…
A Toast to the Barbary Coast
Long day at the office? Instead of simply punching out, now you can hang up the spurs and mosey on over to the Comstock Saloon, opening tomorrow in North Beach.
This throwback cantina is a tip of the hat to the days when gunslingers took swigs of tarantula juice and dined on hearty pot pies. Comstock retained the century-old single plank, mahogany bar along with…
True virtuosos name their businesses after themselves. Gary Danko’s, Ike’s Place, Philz Coffee, Mitchell’s (ice cream… although the O’Farrell Theater also had its day). After all, when your name is on the door, you tend to work a little harder.
Enter John Campbell.
John Campbell’s Irish Bakery just set up their second shop in San Francisco. Their freshly baked goods blossoming from cloth-lined baskets evokes the warm memories of grandma’s freshly baked pie cooling on the window sill.
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