North Beach

09 Oct 2011

Italian Heritage Festival Sunday October 9th

After you spend all day Saturday saluting planes and hanging out in the marina you might just need to find a calmer way to celebrate our fair city on Sunday.  The 143rd Italian Heritage Parade on Sunday October 9th should prove to be a great way to spend your fleet

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21 Jul 2011

Giordano Bros – All in One Sandwiches

A good friend first brought me to Giordano Bros on St. Patrick’s Day and since then I seem to have forgotten that any other restaurants in North Beach exist. For the uninitiated, Giordano Bros serves “All in one sandwiches” which essentially means they throw a healthy handful of French fries

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19 Jun 2011

57th Annual North Beach Festival

As a few prior posts have mentioned, the season of the festival is upon us here in San Francisco. One of those is the 57th annual North Beach Festival. Today is the final day of this two day event. Come check out Washington Square Park and the surrounding area come

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16 Jun 2011

Broke-Ass of the Week – Dave Heventhal

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. Our featured broke-ass this

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01 Jun 2011

Benefit for the Ladies (Formerly) of 508 Capp Street Tomorrow!

So usually when you think about Friday the 13th, you might be all, “Uh-oh, maybe I’ll see a black cat today or randomly switch bodies with my mom and learn a valuable lesson,” you know, fun stuff, but you probably AREN’T thinking, “My house is going to burn down.”  I

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08 Mar 2011

$2 Drinks: Bring Plenty of Singles

Full disclosure: I have never been to a strip club. I have heard reviews ranging from “the most depressing experience of my life” to “sort of okay.” I want to believe that Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club embodies the latter — because it’s offering $2 drinks every Tuesday and Wednesday in

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28 Jan 2011

Snag a Spot on a FREE Walking Tour of North Beach (Bonus: Pizza Tasting)

North Beach is a tricky neighborhood – enter the wrong bar and you could be accosted by commuting clubbers or hungry tourists looking to carbo-load on massive pasta dishes. But once you know the ins-and-outs of the neighborhood and have scoped out the best dive bars or pizza joints, you

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