North Beach

12 Nov 2015

SF Burlesque Stars Recall Their Best Carol Doda Stories

With top-heavy hearts we remember trailblazing SF stripper Carol Doda in the wake of her passing, as San Francisco’s striptease stars of today share their stories, anecdotes and foul mouthed run-ins with the enigmatic Ms. Doda

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02 Jul 2015

The Organ Trail of San Francisco: The Best Offal in Chinatown & North Beach

The quest for the finest offal in the city. A Multi-Colored Brick Road (ahem) strewn with Brains and Heart for the Courageous.

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17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

The bar in question is officially called Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, but everyone just calls it Specs’. I don’t recall exactly when I first discovered the joint but I’ve been a regular ever since. To the uninitiated, visiting Specs’ is like walking into a Tom Waits song.

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15 Jun 2015

Golden Boy Pizza: Quite Possibly the Best Slice in San Francisco

Golden Boy Pizza has been feeding working people, drunk people, and working drunk people since 1978. It’s also hands down one of the best slices in San Francisco.

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12 Jun 2015

The Beatnik Shindig will be the largest gathering of Beat characters in 20 years

Through sprawls of twisting novels, jolting poetry, and a touch of drugs, a clique of artists belonging to the late ‘50s crafted the Beat legacy. At the peak of their activity, general America viewed them as destructive, wicked, and super gay. Naturally, bookstores and classrooms now showcase their work around

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07 May 2015

Topless Dancing Was Legalized 50 Years Ago Today in San Francisco

50 years ago on this very date, famed exotic dancer Carol Doda was found not guilty on charges of indecency and lewd conduct for the act of dancing topless at the Condor Club in North Beach. On May 7, 1965, a jury of 8 men and 4 women submitted their

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09 Oct 2014

The City That Was: When North Beach Was Italian

In The City That Was, Bohemian Archivist P Segal tells a weekly story of what you all missed: the days when artists, writers, musicians, and unemployed visionaries were playing hard in the city’s streets and paying the rent working part time. Tourist brochures tell visitors that North beach is the Italian district of

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