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About adamahata

On February 5, 2008, after 15 amazing years in New York City, I got married, changed careers, and moved out to San Francisco. All within a three-week period, and with very little preparation. This blog is for those of you who follow me out to San Francisco (or have been here for a while and are still trying to figure this place out). You're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.

My Gift to SF Restaurants: The Dimmer

People here are very proud of their restaurants – it’s a point of “city” pride. And to be fair, there are a number of very good restaurants in San Francisco, especially when compared to most of the rest of the … Continue reading

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Utrecht Conspiracy?

Relax, while there is a good probability that you have at least a small contact-high from all of the marijuana floating through the San Francisco atmosphere, chances are you’re not hallucinating. It’s a well publicized fact here in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Back in the day (i.e. five years ago) before there was such a thing as Whole Foods, most New Yorkers conducted the majority of their food shopping at corner bodegas that smelled faintly (or not so faintly) of cat pee. … Continue reading

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You Dirty Cat

Occasionally grownups disagree. If one of these grownups happens to be a member of a union, and they happen to make their livelihood in New York City, then one of the grownups will often illustrate their frustration by inflating a … Continue reading

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A Time for Change

A few months ago I posted a couple of primer about the SF transportation system (part I and part II). While I had hoped my previous posts would adequately cover all of its oddities, a recent trip on the BART … Continue reading

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Warning: People are Really Friendly Here!

One thing that will take time for any new San Franciscan to get used to is that people here are actually, earnestly and genuinely nice. No, I’m serious. Most people are super incredibly friendly. It’s really weird and a highly … Continue reading

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Apples and Thursday

If you are planning on moving to San Francisco, just moved here, are visiting, or  even have a loved-one here, this is probably the single most import post to read. It’s taken me almost a year to have this realization, … Continue reading

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2009, The Year of Fog

First, Happy New Year!!! Second, I know, I know…I’ve been terribly remiss and keeping San Francisco is Weird updated. Horrible actually. But with the changing of our calendars I have the same opportunity as billions people around the globe (and … Continue reading

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What, exactly, is this supposed to be?

I’ve heard some people refer to San Francisco “bagels” as “rolls with holes,” but that’s not quite accurate. I honestly don’t know the technical specifications about how bagels are constructed, but in San Francisco it tastes like something went horribly … Continue reading

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The Three Hour Pumpkin

Last weekend my wife and I drove down the coast 45 miles to check-out the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. There is evidently such excitement about the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival that over 200 million people descend on … Continue reading

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Taxi! Taxi! Taxi?

OK, so you couldn’t figure out the Muni schedule and you were tired of the incessant delays – time to throw in the towel (environmentalism be damned) and hail a taxi! San Francisco sure looks like a city, and there … Continue reading

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First a quick disclosure: I love my bike. I ride to work almost everyday, and I did it when I lived in New York too. I happen to think it’s a great way to get around. In most other city … Continue reading

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