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Around 10,000 years ago, before the Pacific waters had breached the span now covered by the Golden Gate Bridge, the history of the Ohlone people native to San Francisco had already begun. Complex chiefdoms arose and fell, the scarce remnants of which are the infamous “shellmounds,” large heaps of piled shells and other artifacts on the Bay Area’s shores. San Francisco history continued untouched by Europeans until 1579 when Sir Francis Drake, the decorated English looter of Spanish galleons sailed past the entrance to the San Francisco Bay (locals now know how damp and dense the fog can be on Ocean Beach in June), dubbed a stretch of Marin “Nova Albion” and sailed away. San Francisco history remained devoid of Europeans until 1775, when the Spanish, long having a stronghold in Southern California, ventured north on a “Sacred Expedition” led by Gaspar de Portola. In 1776, the Spanish founded the Presidio Army Base and the Catholic Church commenced capturing and enslaving the San Francisco Ohlone population. Later, ranchers grazed San Francisco’s green hills with cattle and continued until an upstart nation to the east, the United Stated of America, set her sights westward to the Pacific’s shining seas. Just before the San Francisco 49ers history began, the United Stated made one of its luckiest aqcuisistions. On July 9, 1846, a small outpost of wood shacks, Yerba Buena, founded by an eager Mormon priest, Samuel Brannan, became an official part of the United States. Three years later in 1849, James Marshall discovered gold dust in a Sierra saw mill and San Francisco became the entrance port to the famed “El Dorado,” the


legendary land of gold in the West. Brannan publicized the new gold discovery and soon San Francisco (later renamed San Francisco after the Bay) was overrun with “Gold Fever.” In less than a year, over 50,000 people came to San Francisco looking for fortune. An outlandish circus of discovery and building, San Francisco grew up lawless and exuberant. Goods and investment poured in from the East; the history of San Francisco 49ers is the beginning of San Francisco’s modern history.


Just as the Gold boom busted, San Francisco history, in true San Francisco form, provided a new fire to fuel the world’s dreamers—silver. The Comstock Lode was discovered in 1858 and San Francisco continued to reap the benefits of California’s ore wealth.

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Today, San Francisco Victorian houses are beloved as treasures, but when they were originally built as San Francisco began to move from chaos to order after the Gold Rush, San Francisco Victorians were the late1800s version of suburban sprawl. Today, these historical San Francisco homes are painted in every shade of the rainbow and stand as testaments to San Francisco’s unique history. San Francisco grew and beautified. San Francisco’s cable cars changed San Francisco history, displacing the many poorer inhabitants of Russian Hill and the Finan-


State California

7.15 million

Population Density 1023.76/sq. mi. 395.29/km²

Area 6,984 sq. mi. 18,088 km²

Elevation 4,360 feet (1,329 m) -10 feet (-3 m)

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William Ralston, the Samuel Brannan of his age, envisioned an elite building worthy of San Francisco’s new status and built the opulent Palace Hotel, the country’s biggest hotel in 1875.

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Food & Drink

With nearly 3,500 places to eat, more per capita than any other major city in the United States

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You cant come to the Bay Area and not have...

Chicken & Waffles (with gravy & maple syrup) from 900 Grayson. A Super Burger (Add bacon and cheese) from Super Duper Burger. A Lincecum Sandwhich SF BA’13

(Avocado, Bacon, Ham, Havarti, Turkey) from Ikes Place.

A Danger Dog (with all the trimings) from Xolo La Taqueria Glossary of terms Cilantro — Coriander. Egg Plant — Aubergine. Beets — Beetroot. Blancmange — Vanilla Pudding Chips — French Fries Crisps — Potato Chips


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The best eateries this side of the bay (San Francisco) Red Door Cafe 1608 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 441 1564

Super Duper Burger 2304 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 558 8123

O Izakaya Lounge 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 614 5431

Bar Tartine 561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 487 1600

Sons & Daughter 708 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 391 8311

State Bird Provisions 1529 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 795 1272

Piccino Cafe 1001 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 824 4224

Press Club 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 744 5000

Outerlands 4001 Judha Street, San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 661 6410

Park Tavern 1652 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 989 7300

Claudine 8 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 362 1988

Lersros Thai 730 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 931 6917




The best eateries that side of the bay (East Bay) (510) 238 1100

Xolo La Taqueria 1916 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 986 0151

Horatio’s 561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (510) 351 5556

Ippuku 2130 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 665 1969

O Chamé 1830 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 841 8783

Pizzaiolo 5008 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 (510) 652 4888

Rivoli 1539 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707 (510) 526 2542

Adesso 4395 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 601 0305

Trattoria Corso 1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 704-8004

Dopo 4293 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 652-3676

Camino 3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 547-5035

Chez Panisse 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 548-5525


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Mua 2442a Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612


Red Door Cafe 1608 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 441 1564

Great food, funny, very camp owner that makes for an extreme san francisco experience that is not your every day. If he likes you and you’re an open, non homophobic person you will most likely enjoy this immensely. Otherwise it can be seen as a character test that you may lose. Check his rules before entering and try to go on a Monday (before 12.30) or you will have to wait in line for sometimes hours.

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— What a place - yes, it was a long wait, but what fun! The food was delicious and the presentation out of this world. I loved the owner - I would have taken him home with me if I could have! Yes, I will definitely go back again. The portions were VERY ample.

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Xolo La Taqueria 1916 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 986 0151

Xolo deserves 4 stars for food quality, ambiance and location and five stars for service. But the tacos are overpriced at $2.95 as were the black beans. And, they could serve a handful of chips or a tortilla to accompany the beans. With the Ghosttown and all its wonderful (and affordable) ethnic food just a hop skip and a jump away, I will probably not return to Xolo. But that’s OK, because hipsters probably can’t wait to spend their parents’ hard earned money at these over priced eateries. —

If you are considering going to xolo for the first time don’t be swayed by the low score, give this place a try and judge for yourself.

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I really don’t understand all the haters, this is one of the best taquerias in the Bay Area and yes I’ve eaten at most of them. I consider this place reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Their beans and rice are really flavorful and they make a mean camarones taco.

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Best Local Beer

Thirsty Bear 661 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 974 0905

21st Amendment Brewery 563 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 369 0900

Rogue Ales Public House 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 362 7880

Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery 1398 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 864 7468

Social Kitchen & Brewery 1326 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 681 0330

Toronado 547 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 863 2276

Anchor Brewing 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 863-2276

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While standing on Market Street waiting for the SF Giant’s World Series parade to start, I perused Yelp to find a nearby place for lunch. I found Thirsty Bear nearby and recalled that we had been there years before and really enjoyed it. I submitted a reservation request immediately and it was acknowledged, but then I noted that Yelp reported they were closed that day. I tried to call and didn’t get a response. So we headed over there after the parade and found that they were indeed Open. Not sure whether to trust the Open/Closed indicator on Yelp.

It was a perfect way to finish off a fun day of celebrating the Giants win !

Thirsty Bear’s classic pint


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We were seated promptly near the bar with a clear view of the large flat panel TV. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers on tap as well as the menu. We were pleased with our beer choices. We all chose the Thirsty Burger, which is made of ground lamb and pork with a tasty sauce. The fries were fresh and crisp. We ordered a second round of beers since we were enjoying watching the remainder of the World Series ceremony and there was no pressure to turn the tables.

Thirsty Bear 661 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Best Local Wine

Bluxome Street Winery 53 Bluxome Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 543 5353

The Wine Club 953 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 512 9086

Treasure Island Wines 995 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94130 (415) 394-9463

The Winery SF 200 California Ave, San Francisco, CA 94130 (415) 735 8423

I really enjoyed visiting Treasure Island and the Winery. We went there for an event called Wines with Altitude and had an absolute blast.

The Winery SF 200 California Ave, San Francisco, CA 94130

The view from there is unforgettable which is why it’s quite surprising that I forgot it was there after a few years. It’s a new favorite spot, I highly recommend it if you enjoy wine, beauty, and sloths. Although there are no sloths on the island, I just thought if we had that in common you would enjoy it as much as me, cause obviously we have similar interests.

(415) 735 8423

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