North Beach

16 Aug 2021

North Beach Bar Refuses Mask And Vaccine Mandates, Just Plain Closes

A curious marquee went up in North Beach last week that does not seem consistent with most San Francisco bars’ overwhelming support for mask and  vaccine mandates. As seen below, a sign at Grant & Green Saloon went up saying “Save small biz. We are not in this together. End

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30 Jul 2021

A Love Letter to North Beach

I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but I’ve teamed up with the folks at Here/Say Media to make something really special. It’s a new series called When the Light Come Up in the City and it’s a celebration of the people, places, and businesses that have helped us

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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29 Apr 2021

‘Dago Bagel’ to Open in North Beach. No Big Deal.

The Fremont born darling of San Francisco pizza is now opening a bakery and bagel shop in North Beach.  But you might not want to say the name out loud, because you’ll sound like a bigot from the 1920s. ‘Dago Bagel’ is the new North Beach bagel brand, started by

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26 Apr 2021

Specs’ Bar Is Reopening in Mid-May!

Today is the 53rd birthday of North Beach watering hole institution Specs’ Bar, whose full, proper name is Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, and it is declared by this website that Specs’ “might be the best bar in the world.” Specs’ has been closed throughout the pandemic, but they posted

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03 Mar 2021

‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ Venue Club Fugazi Is Getting A New Show

The quintessential San Francisco musical Beach Blanket Babylon ran for 45 years, most of them at the North Beach venue Club Fugazi. That club has since sat empty since Beach Blanket Babylon closed for good on December 31, 2019. But BrokeAssStuart.com has learned that a new show is in the

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23 Feb 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Restless Revolutionary of Prose, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti — the poet, the publisher, the painter, the activist, the man who propelled the Beat Movement and brought City Lights to San Francisco — has died at the age of 101. According to his daughter, Julie Sasser, the lifelong provocateur lost his battle Monday with interstitial lung disease.

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04 Sep 2020

North Beach First Friday Art Walk Relaunches Tonight w/Safety Precautions

Here’s something to be excited about: an outdoor, socially distanced, art walk is going down in North Beach tonight (9/4)! Working with the City, the folks from North Beach First Fridays have secured permits to partially close Grant Avenue and Green Street for tonight’s event from 5pm-9pm. As Romalyn Schmaltz, one of

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01 May 2020

All That Glitters: North Beach Hipster Protest, 1957

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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