It was a military prison back then, and this was a dinner for officers.
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He and his partner in crime, hotelier César Ritz, once stole a bunch of expensive wine from the Savoy Hotel, and took kickbacks from vendors.
The proprietor of El Faro at 20th and Folsom is credited with creating the super burrito, and introducing the world to the Mission-style burrito.
A quote from 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac.
The esteemed French chef invented the molten chocolate cake, and influenced most of the Spanish vanguard, who in turn have influenced everyone else.
The menu was saved by the wife of a prominent San Francisco banker.
As the 'Journal' notes today, mining historical cookbooks is all the rage.
On the occasion of the centennial of the Hotel Mac in Richmond, we fill out a list of the oldest eateries.
Bauer formalizes his roundup of influential S.F. restaurants of yore in a Sunday feature.
See a vintage menu, courtesy of Nancy Oakes.
"Suddenly you can’t walk down the street without bumping into cheese stores that stock eight kinds of blue cheese and ten varieties of chèvre."
Also, we have a 1917 menu from the place when dinner cost a dollar.
Back in Brooklyn, she was the cashier at Choy's Orient.
See our slideshow, culled from the Chron, with photos from a new exhibit on restaurants at the public library.
We're loving the nostalgia, and the anachronisms, on these early episodes of Julia Child.