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Swoon-worthy Date Ideas

Arts and Entertainment
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Are you feeling the pressure of planning the perfect date???  Instead of doing dinner and drinks, get out and do something with your special someone! If you must do dinner take a fresh approach.  Give your eyes a break and rely on your other senses. Guests at Opaque indulge in […]

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A History of Meat

Places
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  Dining at the House of Prime Rib (Or The HOPR as my friends and I affectionately call it) is an annual tradition. I love the HOPR for many reasons- the silver, rolling meat carts, the artful way they dress the house salad, and the delicious, yet unfussy homestyle menu of meat and potatoes. Dining […]

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Stargazers Delight

Outdoor Activities
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The combination of bright city lights and thick fog make stargazing in the Bay Area a challenge.  The Perseids Meteor Shower hits its peak on August 12th and 13th so set your alarm and grab your coffee to enjoy one of the best annual meteor showers. The Earthgrazer meteor is a long, slow, colorful meteor, […]

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Warehouse Wine Tasting

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Sutton Cellars is an urban winery in the Dogpatch. Large jugs of wine visible from the open warehouse door beckon you inside. Once inside, the winery offers $10 tastings of their small-batch, locally produced wines and vermouth. Carl Sutton, the man behind the winery, usually staffs the tasting bar. He has a no nonsense approach […]

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Ice Cream Gone Retro

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Walking through the doors of Cole Valley’s Ice Cream Bar automatically transports you back in time. The small shop features a variety of home made ice cream treats, lunch-time eats, and fine adult beverages that will make you feel like a kid again. The owners purchased the all-original 1930s-era soda fountain on eBay and shipped […]

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The Wave Organ

Hidden SF
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Getting to the Wave Organ can be an adventure. During high tide, the waves often lap up and over the jetty wall, splashing those who choose to walk on the left-side of the road. With your ear to the pipes at low tide you can hear water rushing into the pipes and sounds similar to […]

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San Francisco’s Sweet History

Walking Tours
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San Franciscan’s like to indulge: coffee, infused spirits, bacon, and chocolate are just a few favorites. San Francisco is home to many fine chocolate shops and chocolatiers, but few can say that their chocolate is actually made in San Francisco. This 4-mile self-guided walk focuses on some of San Francisco’s contemporary artisan chocolate-makers and the […]

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The Odyssey on Angel Island

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“Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.” The Odyssey, written by Homer in 800 B.C.E. is an epic poem about adventure on land and the high seas. Most people read a small portion of the poem in their high school […]

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Cobblestone Peek-A-Boo

History
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I noticed this spot of cobblestone peeking out from under the asphalt on Liberty Street, near Noe Street. I started to imagine this Victorian-lined street with a quaint cobblestone road and I had to snap a picture before this piece of history was paved over once again. After a little research I discovered that the […]

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Getting Away From It All: Twin Peaks and Mt. Sutro

Walking Tours
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The walk begins at the Castro MUNI Station at Castro and Market Streets. This walk can be customized depending on the trails you decide to take in the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve area.  Following my path below the walk is a little over 4 miles. In addition to exploring San Francisco’s forested areas, this […]

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