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Dining, Eat You've Aged Well

You've Aged Well

"I have seen purer liquors, better seegars, finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier cortezans, here in San Francisco than in any place I have ever visited." The correspondent was one Hinton Helper and…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Hike for History Buffs

This 3.8-mile hike is perfect for those who want to learn something about the city while burning calories. The circuitous route, marked by 150 bronze medallions and arrows set in the sidewalk by the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rite of Night

Rite of Night

As the tedium of daily life -- bills, chores, traffic -- permeates our existence, important truths can sometimes disappear, like all those parking spaces and high-paying jobs. The fact remains that we live in San Francisco, one of the planet's…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Hangtown Fry

Legend has it that back during the Gold Rush, in the boomtown of Placerville (also known as Hangtown, for its frequent rough-justice necktie parties), a prospector grimy with the mud and dirt of the Sierra foothills yet nouveau riche staggered…
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News, Night Crawler Return to Chinatown

Return to Chinatown

The air is mild and cool, the sun is pale and warm, and the birds are singing as if it were spring. As I enter Portsmouth Square, a young woman in a light silk shirt hands me a pinwheel of…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Historical Street Corner

Grant Avenue is not only the city's oldest street, but its sand, mud, and asphalt have hosted a good chunk of San Francisco's livelier moments, particularly on the block around Clay Street. Half a block north from Clay, near 827…
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Dining, Eat

Evening at the Oasis

YaYa Cuisine 663 Clay (at Montgomery), 434-3567. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for dinner nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations accepted. The restaurant has wheelchair access via the grill-room door. Street parking unlikely;…
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Night Crawler

It's Saturday afternoon and North Beach locals sit drinking vino inside Caffe Trieste. GianFranco Giotta, a Sinatra-like singer with brown-tinted sunglasses and a side-part, belts out a selection of heartfelt love songs, while younger patrons smoke cigarettes on the sidewalk…
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