Alchemist Bar & Lounge, San Francisco

This is a popular spot with my coworkers.   The sign outside.   Before I walk in I can already tell I'll like it.   Cool steampunk vibe.   Shuffleboard.   My favorite aspect about this place are its odd projections.  The last time I went it was silhouette movie night. Alchemist Bar & Lounge, 679 3rd St, … Continue reading Alchemist Bar & Lounge, San Francisco


Lord George, San Francisco

Stopped by here one evening with some friends. Seems easy to miss; coming down the sidewalk, I only noticed a small sign on the sidewalk.  The droop in the handwriting makes me smile.   Oddly, behind that copper bowl they chip their own ice.  Seems unnecessary.   We sat near oyster guy!   So, of course we … Continue reading Lord George, San Francisco

Salt House, San Francisco

Went here with coworkers after a long day at the office.  From a previous visit, I remember liking the gnocchi here.   At first, I did not realize the 545 sign was for its street address.   Pain Epi from Acme Bread, I think.   I decided to try the Bruce Adams refresher.  I recommend it. … Continue reading Salt House, San Francisco


South Park Cafe, San Francisco

I must have walked past this place dozens of times while walking through South Park.  I decided to stop by.     If you go before noon, the line is short.   Clean, well-kept interior.   A friend got the Croque-Madame.  When I saw it I wished we shared.   Grilled salmon with mixed greens and … Continue reading South Park Cafe, San Francisco


Darwin Cafe, San Francisco

Darwin is pretty awesome, which is why there's always a line during lunch time.  During my last visit, I went before lunch on a Saturday morning and was delighted to have no wait!  Definitely doing this again, next time with the fiancee.   In a quiet alley, the curbside seats are nice when the weather … Continue reading Darwin Cafe, San Francisco