Category: San Francisco

Armistead Maupin and His Tales: San Francisco’s Original Travel Sage

Armistead Maupin and His Tales: San Francisco’s Original Travel Sage

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

, The man I went to see read live at the Book Passage in the Embarcadero Ferry Building truly changed my life. Before my eyes, I was finally seeing Armistead Maupin, one of San Francisco’s most revered literary figures, for his decades-long series of San Francisco residents within Tales of the City. As this series of […]

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The Truth About Fitting In in San Francisco

The Truth About Fitting In in San Francisco

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014 |

When visiting or moving to a new city, it’s easy to feel like you don’t belong—especially when that city is associated with uber-liberal free-loving hippies who throw fetish festivals, gay pride parades, and generally outrageous/clothing-optional events that would drop most of the country’s jaws to the red-faced floor. And for the most part, it’s all […]

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Popscene is Your Alternative Night on the Town

Popscene is Your Alternative Night on the Town

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014 |

Most night clubs have that hedonistic, music video in-the-moment- atmosphere that you want when stepping out. But since the music itself sets that scene, what happens if the DJ’s dealing out unfamiliar or irritating tunes? When you dance, you should dance to what really moves you, and if Miley Cyrus and Rihanna or LMFAO aren’t doing the trick, […]

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Holiday Cocktails and Sweets: Just Add a Dash of San Fran

Holiday Cocktails and Sweets: Just Add a Dash of San Fran

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013 |

The sweetest time of the year is here, and the City has no shortage of decadent holiday cheer. Here are a few of San Francisco’s must-eat holiday sweets and their homemade counterparts to inspire those near and far. If you’re in the area, make sure to grab the featured local ingredients at a nearby farmer’s […]

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SF Reindeer Rompalooza

SF Reindeer Rompalooza

[ 0 ] December 13, 2013 |

T’was the month before Christmas and all through the zoo, not a creature was stirring…until the arrival of Peppermint and crew! If anyone has ever told you that Santa’s magical reindeer-led sleigh is a farce, march them straight to the San Francisco Zoo‘s ninth annual Reindeer Romp before January 1st and cry humbug. There, you’ll find Peppermint, Holly, Velvet, […]

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Cent’Anni: To a Hundred Years in North Beach

Cent’Anni: To a Hundred Years in North Beach

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

I first heard the old Italian toast Cent’anni spoken in The Godfather, a heartfelt wish for living a hundred years with luck and health. This phrase is almost a reality in the Bay area,  immortalized by the hilly streets that come together as San Francisco’s North Beach, the city’s Little Italy neighborhood. Whenever you’re here,  it’s […]

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San Francisco: Public Transit 101

San Francisco: Public Transit 101

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

Westbound travelers rejoice: San Francisco has an extensive and inexpensive public transportation network that makes getting around without a burdensome car the preferred method of sightseeing. The star intra-city player? San Francisco Municipal Railway, locally known as “Muni.” Muni operates all buses, streetcars, and cable lines within city limits and can deliver you just about […]

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Off the Beaten Tour Bus to Alamo Square

Off the Beaten Tour Bus to Alamo Square

[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

It’s given that being in San Francisco means being constantly seeing its iconic places, and to no exception are the elegant Victorian houses they call the Painted Ladies. They are humbly structured along Steiner Street across from the green of Alamo Square. I’m even guilty of going there to sit on a wooden bench opposite the […]

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A Happy Place and Happy Hour with the Original Irish Coffee

A Happy Place and Happy Hour with the Original Irish Coffee

[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

It started with a casual text message to a college friend who worked down at the Embarcadero. Drinks? Sure, most would kill for one after a 9 to 5, but we wanted something immortal, the San Franciscan “nectar of the gods:” the Irish Coffee over at The Buena Vista. Proudly established as the birthplace of […]

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Over The Golden Gate Bridge and Through Muir Woods

Over The Golden Gate Bridge and Through Muir Woods

[ 0 ] November 21, 2013 |

  Last Sunday was one of those days that I needed to escape the steel boundaries of the city to the serenity provided by Mother Nature.  Though driving in San Francisco is ill-advised, having a car does help when I want to explore the surrounding areas.  With our bags packed with jerky and water, we […]

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