Bay Area food lover Andy Samwick shares why Popi’s Oysterette — the Marina’s go-to for oysters and crab and so much more — is divine.
San Francisco is 49 square miles of unique neighborhoods and beautiful natural environments, each with their own histories, personalities and characteristics.
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It was intense. I needed some water. I needed to get some air. I stood up and went outside, but the bubble of awareness was still around me. The world was different.
*Warning. This post is satire. It lampoons the past behavior of idiots who’ve disrespected our city by destroying things in times of celebration. It also acknowledges the fact that the SF Giants have been the absolute best team in baseball in the last decade. Go Giants! And now back to the list of things
It’s Saturday night. I’m cruising through Hayes Valley, keeping a watchful eye for street hails outside the Jazz Center. On Franklin, a hand goes up, though somewhat feebly. I pull over anyway. A young guy approaches my window. “Can you take me to Safeway?” I look in my rearview at
As the Marina-esque gentrification gradually extends south from Lombard to Valencia, the usual watering holes of the service industry professional have been polluted by the bridge and tunnel crowd that now, more then ever, frequent the Mission. Many of the safe havens and bolt-holes with no line to the bathrooms/bar/venue
Ten years ago, when I was just a slightly younger bartender, I was working at Kimo’s up in the Polk and had just recently been hired on as a floater at El Rio, when I was invited to a citywide gay bar mixer held at some guys’ house in the
It’s been about 166 years since Californios marked today as Independence Day, but today the juggernaut of pyrotechnics, tri-coloured faces, epic spreads and booze, booze, and more booze has already started for six countries in the Americas (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, 15th; México, 16th). Although México’s