Where to eat and drink in San Francisco: Vesuvios Café, Chinatown

Vesuvios Café is located at 255 Columbus Ave, next to Jack Kerouac Alley. It’s an old school saloon with lots of nooks and crannies and even a balcony with a great view for North Beach people-watching. Its many artifacts from the past and its whimsical atmosphere hearken back to the Victorian era as reflected through the Beat Generation. The walls are full of posters, paintings and photographs of Jack Kerouac,…

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Where to eat and drink in San Francisco: Z&Y, Chinatown

The Cuisine here is really outstanding and the menu is really extensive, so there is something for everyone. World-renowned chef Han will rock your taste buds. It goes without saying that everything is very fresh and there are many interesting twists for the discriminating diner. For those who have a sensitive palate, stay away from the super spicy Szechuan dishes that Z&Y is known for. Of course, with their stellar…

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Where to eat and drink in San Francisco: House of Nanking, Chinatown

You won’t be shanghaied here at the House of Nanking, though you might experience the cold shoulder if you linger too long, but the food makes it more than worth it. House of Nanking located at 919 Kearny Street on the outskirts of Chinatown is one of my favorite Chinese eateries in San Francisco. It has a vibrant, casual atmosphere and excellent cuisine. The menu is deceptively simple. The variety…

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Free SF Tour celebrates Pride

This weekend commences the 48th San Francisco Pride Festival. It is a milestone that recognizes the trials of which the LGBTQ community endured for them to be recognized as equals. As we strut the streets and celebrate the progress made, we must remember those that sacrificed to get us to this point. A few who come to mind are Harvey Milk, the first openly gay individual to be elected for…

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Free SF Tour Meets SF Couchcrash

To travel is a chance to no longer live as a prisoner to long-held beliefs and norms. This past weekend I was blindsided and heartbroken on hearing the news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing. He lived a life that constantly sought to push beyond his comfort zone and challenge others to see the world differently. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.…

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So I did not sign up for Bay to Breakers 2018, what else can I do?

In the next week or so, San Francisco will be overrun by a wave of fanatics leaping through hills and running the streets in our annual Bay to Breakers footrace. This is one of the longest consecutive races in the world and was created in response to a spontaneous natural disaster that almost wiped out San Francisco. On April 18th, 1906, a powerful earthquake rattled through the city leaving everything…

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What to do in SF for two hours? North Beach.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in North Beach District, San Francisco? Fisherman's Wharf is swarmed by tourists and you can join the legions. But why not use your time less touristy with our list of…

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What to do in San Francisco for two hours? SOMA.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in SOMA, San Francisco? To make sure you're going in the right direction take the Market Street with the Bay Bridge visible and turn right wherever. But start at Union…

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What to do in San Francisco for two hours? Chinatown.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in Chinatown, San Francisco? Find yourself the Dragon gate, Grant Avenue, or the Great Eastern Restaurant where Obama had dim sum. But you can also choose to start at Union…

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What to do in San Francisco for two hours? FiDi.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in Financial District, San Francisco? You sure won't miss the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid and the cable cars. But start at Union Square and use your time less…

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