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Passing It Down: On Lois the Pie Queen and Soul Food Generations

Lois the Pie Queen just might be the oldest Black-owned restaurant in California. These days, it’s run by Lois’ son,…

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How Caring About the Little Things Makes Zuni Café Special

One of my most vivid memories of working at Zuni Café was during Pride weekend. The energy within the walls…

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Blessed Be Tommy’s Joynt, the Last San Francisco Hof Brau

One late evening in 2005, my roommate and her situationship picked me up outside Greyhound at the old Transbay Terminal…

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An Ode to California’s Landmark Drive-Ins

Some of my earliest restaurant memories come from Vicky’s Burritos. Vicky’s is a Mexican-American eatery in my hometown of Sacramento…

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At Places Like Brazen Head, It’s All About the People

Well, the moment has come for me to write about Brazen Head. And now, I’m realizing that I’m quite conflicted.…

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Long Live Zuni Cafe, San Francisco’s Dining Room Table

Zuni Cafe, since its birth in 1979, has grown into the blueprint for a timeless California restaurant. It has outlived…

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What’s Next for House of Prime Rib, the City’s Ultimate Celebratory Restaurant?

House of Prime Rib is a unique restaurant that holds a special place in the hearts of San Franciscans. But…

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Hang Ah Remains Entwined in the Roots of Chinatown

On a morning in September 2020, the streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown are empty of the usual throngs. Anyone outside…

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