May 10, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Long-delayed Empress of China reboot Empress by Boon to open June 18

More than six years after we lost the kitschy favorite Empress of China, the opening of its potential Michelin star contender Empress by Boon now looks to be just a month away. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

SF Pride’s new ‘Chinatown Pride’ show to highlight LGBTQ culture in Chinatown

An hour-long virtual show next week “showcases the LGBTQ+ culture of Chinatown” with drag shows, cocktail demos, and the neighborhood’s untold queer stories. Read More

Mar 04, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown Nob Hill

Another elderly Asian American beaten and robbed in laundromat attack near Chinatown

The brutal attack on a 67-year-old man was recorded on security video, as another violent incident against an elderly victim continues a worrisome streak. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

100-Year-Old Far East Cafe in SF's Chinatown is saved

One of the last vestiges of a long-gone era in San Francisco's Chinatown, the worn-in Far East Cafe (631 Grant Ave.), is remaining open after all, following an announcement in December that it might have to close. Read More

Feb 24, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Teens create a full, virtual replica of San Francisco's Chinatown in Minecraft

Shelter in place won’t block a youth-led tour group from giving Chinatown tours, as they’ve rebuilt the neighborhood in the virtual world of Minecraft. Read More

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 17, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

SF Chinatown adds more Lunar New Year security measures in wake of attacks

Increased foot patrols, handbills, and police liaison programs aim to beef up security in advance of this weekend’s Year of the Ox celebrations. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

New Chinatown parklet murals ring in Lunar New Year

The temporary COVID-19 mural magic of the Paint the Void project comes to Chinatown in time for the Lunar New Year feasts, as three restaurant parklets get rejuvenating murals. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

$1.9 Million Chinatown relief measure passes Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a relief measure that would pay ailing Chinatown restaurants nearly $2 million to serve up meals for their neighbors in need. Read More

Jan 06, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Bruce Lee-written Chinatown action series ‘Warrior’ arrives on HBO Max

A TV pilot Bruce Lee wrote in 1971 is now a big-budget TV series set in 1870s San Francisco Chinatown, and it’s streaming now on HBO Max. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Mission Mission Bay SoMa

San Francisco seeks developers interested in nine affordable housing sites

The City of San Francisco is seeking interest from qualified developers to build affordable rental housing at nine sites across eastern San Francisco, including an unassigned parcel at Pier 70 and several SoMa locations. Read More

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