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Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

New Chinatown photo book explores neighborhood’s journey ‘from shame to celebration’

America’s oldest Chinatown shares secret sights never before seen publicly in the just-released coffee table book and deep-dive community profile ‘San Francisco’s Chinatown.’ Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

House of Nanking offers takeout for the first time in 32 years, outdoor seating on the way

This week, as some restaurants are beginning to bring diners indoors, House of Nanking is just now reopening for takeout and delivery — for the first time in its history. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

Remembering Coby Yee, burlesque star of a bygone Chinatown

Yee, who died earlier this month, was known for her daring performances, handmade costumes and trailblazing status as one of Chinatown's first female nightclub owners. 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

Apr 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Chinatown Fisherman's Wharf North Beach

SF's small museums fight to survive in a world without patrons

Big museums are likely to survive the crisis, but smaller ones without endowments are staring down a collapse in tourism. Read More

Feb 14, 2020
Feb 10, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Union Square

Scenes from the 2020 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

The celebration was slightly quieter this year due to fears over the coronavirus, but thousands still turned out. Read More

Feb 07, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Union Square

Despite coronavirus fears, SF's Chinese New Year parade, community fair forge on

Other California cities have cancelled their Lunar New Year festivities over the virus, but in SF, the parade will go on as planned. Read More

Jan 03, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Nob Hill North Beach Tenderloin

SF Eats: Meraki Market closes, Lush Gelato shutters its Polk St. location, & Matcha Cafe Maiko opens

A specialty foods market closes in the Tenderloin, a gelato spot closes in Nob Hill and a matcha soft serve eatery opens in Chinatown. Read More

Dec 06, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Washington Square Park returns to North Beach earlier than expected, with new features

SF Rec & Park gave North Beach neighbors an early holiday surprise, completing work a few weeks ahead of schedule. Read More

Dec 06, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown

The most affordable apartments for rent in Chinatown, San Francisco

Need a budget-friendly new spot? Apartment hunting can be hard, but there are deals. So what does the low-end rental price in Chinatown look like these days? Read More

Nov 19, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown Excelsior Mission North Beach Potrero Hill

SF Eats: Roxie Food Center will stay open, Anchor Brewing releases beer to support nonprofit, more

A long-standing sandwich shop says they'll remain open despite rumors that they're closing, a local brewery releases a special-edition canned beer to support a local nonprofit, and more. Read More

Oct 18, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown Financial District

SF Eats: Señor Sisig sets Mission opening date, long-vacant Empress of China space gets taker, more

The historic Empress of China is coming back under a new owner, while a longtime FiDi deli is calling it quits. Read More

Oct 09, 2019
Oct 02, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Barbary Coast Taproom in North Beach to close, will reopen as French Bistro Le Petit Paris 75

After 4 years of business in North Beach, Barbary Coast Taproom, spinoff of Lower Haight stalwart Noc Noc, will close and reopen as a French bistro. Read More

Sep 11, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown

Remembering Betty Ann Ong, Chinatown native and heroine in the 9/11 attacks

On the anniversary of 9/11, Chinatown remembers the heroine who first alerted the nation to the plane hijackings. Read More