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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

San Francisco is, and has been, home to inquisitive authors, brilliant inventors, and — as we'll explore this week — architectural mavericks.  While we know that San Francisco is home to famous buildings and homes, we have one edifice…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Pre-Quake Structure

Up on Russian Hill there are several buildings that for various reasons escaped the sweeping destruction of the 1906 earthquake and fire. 1652-56 Taylor, near the Vallejo steps, survived under a barrage of seltzer water and wet sand. Another survivor,…
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Dining, Eat

Surf's Up

The far end of Golden Gate Park is an unlikely spot for a restaurant, let alone one with a microbrewery. Yet the Beach Chalet's remote locale -- between the ruined windmills, overlooking Ocean Beach -- has yet to make a…
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