North Beach

28 May 2019

Did San Francisco’s Oldest Bar, The Saloon, Actually Burn Down in 1906?

The Saloon, in North Beach, is regularly touted as San Francisco’s oldest bar, dating back to 1861. While other bars were started sooner, their original buildings were destroyed during the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Saloon miraculously survived thanks to the firefighters and sailors that stretched a hose from the

Sam Devine 0
27 Apr 2018

North Beach Fire Businesses Bounce Back in New Pop-Up

All of the businesses shut down by the the tragic St. Patrick’s Day North Beach fire are back, in the form of a new pop-up restaurant that’s a great way to help the displaced businesses and staff get back on their feet. It’s called Doors Open and it literally keeps

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
30 Nov 2017

SFCentric History: The Oldest Surviving Buildings in 7 San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. One of the indicators that

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11 Jul 2017

Lessons Learned at the ‘Cougar Ball’ in San Francisco

  By Lucie Duffort Cougar : /ko͞oɡər/ – Older gal with her shit together who enjoys a younger man (cub). Seeking romances without the need to be swept off her feet or into the drama of ‘Will He Call Me dating’. An attractive lady who knows what she wants and wants

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17 Jun 2015

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

It’s a sad thing that The Bold Italic has shuttered. They did a lot of really great things for many SF artists and writers and it’s a true shame that they are no longer around. The Bold Italic not only gave SF creatives great exposure, it also actually paid them good

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
15 Jun 2015

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

image from Golden Boy’s FB page 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. The clam and garlic pizza is Golden Boy creation that is far better than it sounds. Watch me

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
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 the country,

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