chinatown

21 Aug 2019

Chinatown Rose Pak Station: A Rose by Any Other Name

Who knew that seven little letters could incite such emotional response? The name Rose Pak means different things to different people. To some, she was a tireless activist, a power broker with a cause, an inspiration. To others, she was a divisive, foul-mouthed bully. In reality, she was probably both.

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06 Mar 2019

Last SF Fortune Cookie Factory Needs More Than Good Fortune to Stay Open

Kevin Chan will be awake at 3 a.m. writing fortunes for those sweet folded cookies we devour at the end of our dim sum feasts. Secretly, we all love those little strips of paper with messages of encouragement or prophecy. Hands slap at each other as friends and family fight

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17 Jan 2018

A Transplant’s Take on Oakland Cuisine

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Guest writer: Amanda McDowell Growing up in the South, life revolves around eating. Between backyard barbecues and rainy days watching the Food Network, there has been no shortage of southern cuisine in my life. Because

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17 Oct 2017

SFCentric History: Marie Seise, the First Chinese Woman in San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new 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. Chinese culture is an

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25 May 2017

A Broke-Ass Tour of Movies Shot in San Francisco

It’s summer time in San Francisco. That means bitching about the weather, summer time visitors, and summertime visitors bitching about the weather. To help keep you from killing your friends and kin and keep them amused, we’ve got the answer for you – the ultimate cheapo tour. No matter if

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27 Jan 2017

Year of the Cock Is Set To Come Upon Us

Gong hay fat choy! This Saturday is the official Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Cock is entering on Jan. 28 according to the Chinese Zodiac. Peckers will be proudly on display at celebrations worldwide, and Chinese New Year parades and parties will pull out the cock floats,

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08 Apr 2016

5 Essential San Francisco Chinatown Bars

Somebody told me to go see Mama the bartender at the Bow Bow in Chinatown, which were the most enticing words I had heard all week. That Friday I was downing shots of Patron with Mama amongst a sea of pistachio shells as beautifully terrible karaoke blared in the background.

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27 Jan 2016

10+ Days of Creative Activist Mayhem Coming to San Francisco

The media’s buzzing with the old news of artists’ displacement in San Francisco. Every month the remaining members of the city’s arts community mourn the loss of yet another place where creative people lived or worked together for years. The cause celebre of artist David Brenkus ‘s eviction from his

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