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Articles by Mary Polizzotti

San Francisco’s Gardens of Eden – Clandestine Public Spaces

San Francisco’s Gardens of Eden – Clandestine Public Spaces July 25, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Look out for the POPOs - we’re not talking SFPD, we’re talking Privately Owned Public Open Spaces. There are dozens scattered across downtown San Francisco in the Financial District and SOMA. Photo courtesy of SF Streetsblog It may be a rooftop, or it may be a small park, but usually it’s...

20,000 Leagues Under the Bay

20,000 Leagues Under the Bay July 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Pier 39 attracts tourists like Dolores Park attracts hipsters. Most locals couldn’t even tell you what’s there. Sea Lions? Crowds in shorts? Hard Rock Cafe? Apparently, Pier 39 was ranked the #1 most visited attraction in San Francisco in 2010 (really?!). What is unknown to most tourists and locals...

Commonwealth – A Worthy Splurge

Commonwealth – A Worthy Splurge July 18, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
“I want to lick this bowl.” “I want to eat this for breakfast every day,” I responded. “This is probably what rich people eat for breakfast every day.” Let it be noted that my friend and I were not actually eating breakfast. It was about 10 p.m. on a Friday night and we had both been staring...

They Had Us at Bacon

They Had Us at Bacon July 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
First comes love, then comes bacon. Or is it the other way around? It’s about time a mobile bacon machine cruised around this fine, fog-filled, veggie-loving city of ours. Let’s face it, it’s cold this week, and we could all slap a little more fatty, pork belly onto our sinewy, Lululemon-clad thighs...

San Francisco’s City Beaches

San Francisco’s City Beaches June 30, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You don’t have to travel far and wide to experience a fantastic beach day in the Bay Area. Jump on public transit or a bike and you can reach any of these beautiful beaches; all are located within San Francisco’s city limits. Photo courtesy of Eric F Savage/Flickr Baker Beach – Cocoa-colored Baker...

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco June 29, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Fourth of July weekend in San Francisco is the peak of scarf and hat weather here. We’re not talking wool by any means, but layers are a definite necessity in July… at… all… times. While the rest of the nation’s eyes are warmly fixated upon explosions illuminating clear summer nights, San...

A Tour of San Francisco’s Microbreweries

A Tour of San Francisco’s Microbreweries June 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’ve been a beer snob forever. While my counterparts were doing keg stands of Coors Light in college, I assertively turned my nose up and said “pint of Sam Adams please.” It didn’t have to do with the fact that I babysat the Sam Adams’ founder’s ex-wife’s kid to help pay my way through...

What to Do on Father’s Day in the Bay

What to Do on Father’s Day in the Bay June 16, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Gifts are fleeting. Dad really doesn’t need another necktie, does he? Quality time is really what your pop wants. Here’s a round-up of some fun things to do this Father’s Day in San Francisco. For All-American Dads – Giants Vs. A’s The Giants are “away” this weekend, but never fear, they’re...

Deep-Fried Alligator, Now Served in Hayes Valley

Deep-Fried Alligator, Now Served in Hayes Valley June 15, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
San Francisco is not known for its Cajun cuisine, but that may change once Boxing Room opens its doors on June 16th in Hayes Valley. ‘Gator not only appears on the menu, but on the barstools next to the snaking zinc countertop (don’t worry, it’s fake). Choose from a dazzling 20 brews (and...

San Francisco Pride – How Can You Join in the Celebration?

San Francisco Pride – How Can You Join in the Celebration? June 13, 2011 | Events | Read More
It’s difficult to imagine that San Francisco Pride began 41 years ago as a small gathering of 30 people in Golden Gate Park. Today, the world’s largest gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their supporters draws over 1.2 million attendees for two days of parades, performances,...
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