Monthly Archives: July 2015

Laurie’s five favorite things in North Beach

North Beach, the land of gelato, pasta and darn good pizza. There are a few old establishments like The Saloon, City Lights and Caffe Trieste  that are institutions in North Beach but a few beloved places have disappeared in my little hood. … Continue reading

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How do you like your steak?

“I don’t have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. Ernest Hemingway Bonjour and Happy Bastille … Continue reading

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Wine Bar of the Month–The Barrel Room

Wine bars just might be my favorite place to hang out–if you know me, that is not a big surprise.  Added bonus if it is the kind of atmosphere where I can read a book and relax, no pretentious wine … Continue reading

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