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North Beach's Brand New Carol Doda MuralNorth Beach’s Brand New Carol Doda Mural
By - posted 1/24/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Local Icons, San Francisco

Thanks to our friend Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing that San Francisco has a brand new mural honoring local icon Carol Doda. You’ll find the new mural in North Beach at Bodega SF, at the corner of Filbert and Columbus. If you walk by, you might remember there was another iconic more...

SF's Iconic Ferry Building is Getting a Big MakeoverSF’s Iconic Ferry Building is Getting a Big Makeover
By - posted 1/23/2023
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, San Francisco

The Ferry Building is planning a series of enhancements to benefit the public, protect its status as a historic landmark and support the Ferry Building Marketplace’s beloved local, farm-driven and ethnically diverse merchants by improving the infrastructure and visitor circulation they need to be successful. The proposed enhancement plan will create more...

SF Bay Lighthouse Seeks New Innkeepers for $140k SalarySF Bay Lighthouse Seeks New Innkeepers for $140k Salary
By - posted 1/13/2023
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The charming East Brother Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, located on an island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal, is seeking a new pair of innkeepers for a two-year commitment. The beautifully restored Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Inn is perched atop more...

SF's 117-year-old Bar "Savoy Tivoli" Finally Set to ReopenSF’s 117-year-old Bar “Savoy Tivoli” Finally Set to Reopen
By - posted 11/15/2022
Bars, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that North Beach’s historic restaurant, Savoy Tivoli, which opened in 1906 at 1434 Grant Avenue, is finally reopening. Originally closed for a seismic retrofit, followed by the pandemic, the 117-year old bar and restaurant is set to reopen its doors pending approval from more...

BART's Ugly Holiday Sweater is Back for 2022BART’s Ugly Holiday Sweater is Back for 2022
By - posted 11/9/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Local Icons, Transportation

BART is bringing back its cult-favorite holiday sweater; its limited edition ugly holiday sweater returns after its wildly successful debut last year in 2021. BART joined the ever-fun ugly sweater phenomenon and produced their own version featuring the BART logo, colors and a Fleet of the Future train in 2021. After a video was shared more...

SF's Iconic 'Hot Cookie' Rolls Back Prices to 1997SF’s Iconic ‘Hot Cookie’ Rolls Back Prices to 1997
By - posted 11/1/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to our friend Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that San Francisco’s famous Hot Cookie in the Castro, 407 Castro St., is celebrating 25 years. Established in 1997, Hot Cookie is a Castro icon – famous for its large selection of freshly-baked, chewy cookies, its notorious Penis and Vagina Cookies, more...

Brand New Bi-Rite Market Coming to Russian HillBrand New Bi-Rite Market Coming to Russian Hill
By - posted 11/1/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, San Francisco

Thanks to Eater San Francisco for sharing the news that cult favorite Bi-Rite Market is opening its third shop in San Francisco. Bi-Rite has been a San Francisco institution for more than 80 years, and now they’re expanding with a new location in Russian Hill, which joins locations in Divisadero Street and more...

SF Closer to Preserving 100-Year-Old Castro Theatre's InteriorSF Closer to Preserving 100-Year-Old Castro Theatre’s Interior
By - posted 10/27/2022
Bay Area Favorites, LGBTQ+, Local Icons, San Francisco

Recently, San Francisco Heritage joined other community stakeholders at the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission hearing in support of expanding the historic landmark designation for the Castro Theatre to include interior elements. SF Heritage also recognized the importance of the seating and LGBTQ+ and film programming in the theatre’s significance. The 100-year-old more...

SF's Cult Fav "Bob's Donuts" Plans New LocationsSF’s Cult Fav “Bob’s Donuts” Plans New Locations
By - posted 10/25/2022
Brand New, Local Icons

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco’s popular 24-hour donut shop Bob’s Donuts, 1621 Polk St, is planning not one, but two new locations outside The City for the first time in its 62-year history.  The first location outside San Francisco is already set to open at the more...

SF Hosts "Tamale Lady" Celebration in Dolores ParkSF Hosts “Tamale Lady” Celebration in Dolores Park
By - posted 6/26/2022
Local Icons, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thanks to the SF Gate for letting us know about the 4th Annual “Tamale Lady Day” celebration at Dolores Park on June 26, 2022. We are gathering to celebrate the life of Virginia Ramos The Tamale Lady at 4pm on Sunday June 26, 2022 at Dolores Park near the playground. Music and more...