greasy spoon

04 Oct 2010

Conquering Mammoth Proportions at Mission’s Kitchen

Mission’s Kitchen is outwardly deceiving because, from the 1940’s blinds in the window to the sign trimmed in incandescent bulbs, the place look’s  like your typical diner that time forgot, not unlike say, Jim’s up the street. The thing is that whereas it does provide all the standards-for-a-song you would

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13 Aug 2010

Sam’s Pizza and Burgers – Keeping it Old School in North Beach

Update for 2016: This originally appeared in my SF book. While North Beach has changed for the better, and my attitude with it, my opinion of Sam’s is still the same. I love that place! I’m posting this today in honor of the passing of Mile “Pops” Shawa, the owner of

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12 Jul 2010

Jim’s Restaurant – The Mission’s Classic Greasy Spoon

Jim’s is one of those places that leaves one wondering how exactly it’s managed to survive in such a pure form.  It’s right in the heart of it all, with the likes of Foreign Cinema and Cha Cha Cha for neighbours and yet it still manages to operate as an

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