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Alisa Scerrato

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Booksellers, dies at 101

Legendary North Beach poet, publisher, and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died. He was 101 years of age. The beloved literary icon died peacefully in his San Francisco home surrounded by loved ones, "holding the hands of his son and his son’s girlfriend, 'as he took his last breath,'" his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti said on Tuesday. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Dogpatch Embarcadero Financial District Lower Pac Heights Marina Mid-Market Russian Hill SoMa

Nine Super Bowl-themed takeout and delivery options for you to enjoy at home this Sunday

The 55th Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs aiming to defend their title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Looking for some food and libation options to enjoy while watching the game at home? From hearty brisket slider kits to Spanish-influenced snack packages, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Outer Sunset

Gus's Community Market to debut in the Outer Sunset

As Hoodline first reported in November of 2019, Noriega Produce will open as a fully-fledged Gus’s Community Market. The Outer Sunset grocery store, owned by the team behind local chain Gus's Community Market, will open on Tuesday, February 2 at 3701 Noriega St. (at 44th Ave.). Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Upper Haight

Two arrests made in fatal Haight-Ashbury attack on private investigator Jack Palladino

Private investigator Jack Palladino, who worked on high-profile cases including celebrity and political scandals involving Bill Clinton and Kurt Cobain, among others, has died after suffering from a violent attack and attempted robbery in the Haight-Ashbury. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

New craft beer and wine bar, Barley, opens in the Tenderloin

Fans of craft beer in the Tenderloin have something to celebrate: a brand-new beer and wine bar, Barley, is now open at 1038 Polk Street. Read More

Jan 28, 2021
San Francisco Marina

Jaranita SF to debut charcoal-grilled Peruvian restaurant in the Marina District

Jaranita SF, owned by the team behind Peruvian restaurant La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, to debut a new eatery in the Marina District, focusing on wood-fired rotisserie chicken, tapas, empanadas, and infused-sake cocktails (until the liquor license comes through). Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Zeitgeist to host stand-up comedy night in its beer garden

Popular dive bar Zeitgeist will soon be bringing some much needed comic relief to the city. Starting this Sunday, November 15, the bar will host a live, recurring stand-up comedy night in its beer garden with performers from local comedy group House People. Read More

Aug 06, 2019
San Francisco North Beach

As Tony's Pizza Napoletana turns 10, owner reflects on changing North Beach

Tony Gemignani now owns 5 businesses in his beloved "city within a city," but he's concerned about an ongoing vacancy crisis. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Bender's to reopen after seven month closure

After a seven-month closure, beloved Mission dive bar Bender’s Bar and Grill is coming back to life. Its doors will swing open on Wednesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. for business, along with some notable changes to its set-up. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco Fillmore Western Addition

Despite graffiti, Tommy's Joynt owner says closure rumors are 'fake news' [Updated]

After the historic restaurant was vandalized, closure rumors spread. But its owner says they're untrue. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen to close for good after 14 years in the Mission

Known for its Venezuelan arepas, the popular eatery made an appearance on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Embarcadero Mission Bay Noe Valley SoMa

SF Eats: Lightbox Café opens in SoMa; Douglas closes in Noe Valley; Happy Lemon makes SF debut

A new cafe opens in SoMa, a Noe Valley market says farewell for now, and a global bubble tea chain opens two San Francisco locations. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight

New owner aims to restore Nickie's as 'neighborhood living room' for Lower Haight

A Lower Haight fixture since the 1940s, Nickie's has revamped its menu and added a huge parklet. Read More

Aug 17, 2020
San Francisco Outer Richmond

Decades-old Richmond District dim sum staple Ton Kiang to close permanently

The neighborhood favorite will serve its last plate of dim sum on Sunday, August 30. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Remembering Ruth Weiss, North Beach poet and provocateur

Weiss, who passed away on July 31, was dubbed the "goddess of the Beat Generation" by Herb Caen. Read More

Aug 07, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Tenderloin

Mission's acclaimed Farmhouse Thai expands to Lower Haight

The new outpost is currently just a takeout window, but may eventually have sit-down dining as well. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Cow Hollow Marina

Luke's Local to open second grocery store in Cow Hollow

With its delivery service taking off during the pandemic, the Cole Valley-based grocer is eager to expand to the city's northside. Read More

Aug 05, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina Tenderloin

Cow Hollow's Baker Street Bistro to close for good after nearly 30 years

The French eatery, popular for brunch, had been closed since the start of shelter-in-place. Read More