Tag Archives: San Francisco

I’m back…

I know, I know…it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. What do I have to say for myself? Well, I wish it was just that life got busy or that the obligation of keeping up a blog was just … Continue reading

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Aw Shucks.

Everyone from New York knows where oysters come from: Blue Ribbon, Jacks Oyster Bar, Aqua Grill or one of another dozen-or-so delicious (and well lit) Manhattan restaurants. Imagine my surprise then when I discovered incredibly delicious, creamy and succulent oysters … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Streetcars

While most of the civilized world may have abandoned streetcars about 100 years ago, trolleys are still proudly clanking away on the roadways of Ye Olde San Francisco! Sure there are plenty of other “more convenient,” “easier,” and “faster” ways … Continue reading

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Don’t Cross (Inappropriately)!

Every foreign village has it’s own strange and incomprehensible customs, and San Francisco is no exception. One of the oddest, and most troubling for visiting New Yorkers are the rituals surrounding crossing the streets. Notably, that everyone here: A) Waits … Continue reading

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The Fog.

The third day of August, two-thousand-and-nine in the year of our lord. Five-hundred-and-forty-six-days since I have been deposited on this strange land. While I have been documenting my encounters with the local inhabitants and their odd customs since my arrival, … Continue reading

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Coffee Shoppes: The Mission

Earlier this week I documented the San Francisco Coffee Paradox, an insight into the New Yorker’s impossible quest for a good cup of joe in this foggy “city.” Since then SFIW has been inundated with requests (OK, two) for a … Continue reading

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Irregular Coffee

A curious paradox exists here for visiting and transplanted New York coffee lovers. There are dozens (dozens!) of  fantastic coffee shops scattered throughout San Francisco. Most every neighborhood boasts a handful of establishments that approach the art of coffee brewing … Continue reading

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Squirrel!

OK, all kidding aside, how can you trust a “city” with no squirrels? I mean, I’m willing to forgive the 2:1 ratio of seagulls to pigeons and even accept the harbor is infested with barking sea lions (true story), but … Continue reading

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The Panhandle

As everyone in New York (and, um, the rest of the world???) knows, if approached by a panhandler you simply avoid eye contact, ignore the request and keep moving. Simple. Hell, it doesn’t even need to be someone asking for … Continue reading

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Two Great Tastes…

This doesn’t quite qualify for my Weird Restaurant Category (great food, good lighting, $12 – $14 entrees), but there’s still something oh, so San Francisco about it! Plus seriously, after you’ve had an order of chow meain (or a burger), … Continue reading

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No Judgments?

There’s a pervasive vibe that resonates throughout San Francisco: “people should be able to do whatever they want” (which is fine), “and without judgment” (which is ridiculous). Sure, you can be a topless grown man who chooses to wear purple … Continue reading

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Weird Fish (Weird Restaurant)

People eat out more in New York. Sure, there are many people that eat out a good amount in San Francisco too, but due to busier lives and smaller apartments, more people eat out more often in (and around) NYC. … Continue reading

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