North Beach

08 Oct 2009

Any Port In A Storm: Cruising Fleet Week and the Italian Heritage Parade

It’s that time of year kids!  Time for two of the more contentious festivals in the city:  The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade (aka Columbus Day Parade) and Fleet Week! Military grandstanding and attending celebrations named after an ambitious sailor who initiated mass genocide may not rank high in a

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17 Sep 2009

That’s a Spicy Meatball – Festa Coloniale Italiana and the 7th Annual North Beach Bar Run This Saturday

North Beach can be a conflict of interests.  You got all this cool history, the center of the city’s Italian culture, aaaand…douche bags.  Even after you live in the city for years, you still make the occasional excursion over to this venerable hood hoping for the best, and usually getting

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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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08 Sep 2009

An Ode To Golden Boy Pizza

I’ve never had a bad night in North Beach. There have been horrible nights in the Mission, the Richmond, SOMA, the Castro, Nob Hill; but never in North Beach. Maybe that’s because you know it’s a night that will end in gluttony and debauchery. Between Tosca and Vesuvio, the two

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25 Aug 2009

FREE Fernet plus San Franpsycho on Thursday

Fernet-Branca is a weird thing.  It’s wildly popular here in San Francisco, and more or less the national drink of Argentina.  Plus I’m pretty sure they drink it in Italy…but that’s it.  I’ve never seen it anywhere else.  In fact, my buddies were at the Lone Palm a few years

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07 Aug 2009

15 Romolo – The Best New-ish Bar in North Beach

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with the nightlife in North Beach.  On weeknights it’s a great place to go out, hang with some friends and have a tipple with 75 year old poets.  It’s also got the Holy Trinity of bars: Spec’s, Tosca, and Vesuvio. But weekend nights in North

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26 Jul 2009

North Beach Poetry Crawl and Being Tired of Trash in Dolores Park

I was walking through Dolores Park yesterday and truthfully I was quite appalled at the total mess left behind by people.  Seriously, get it together people!  I don’t know what you think is going on in the park but we are SO FUCKING LUCKY to have it and I’m tired

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21 May 2009

The Church Key

I have the unfortunate distinction of having known Jason King for many, many years.  I knew him when he was a long haired metal head who wore nothing but Pantera and Cannibal Corpse t-shirts.  I was around for his brief and, dare I say, mediocre foray into motorcycle maintenance.  Hell,

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24 Jan 2009

Spec’s Might Be the Best Bar in the World

I honestly believe that Spec’s might be the best bar in the world.  I know it’s pretty heavy thing to say, but I’ve been drunk in a lot of places, and if Spec’s isn’t the best bar in the world, it certainly is in the running.  I got drunk there

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