Category archives: San Francisco

5 Things To Do in San Francisco

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San Francisco is many different things to many different people. And some of those people have been there for a long time, baking bread since the late 19th century, opening clubs in Depression era 1930's, erm, fighting battles and such. As I had a whirlwind 48 hours to spend in San Francisco, I knew I would only be scratching the surface of what the city has[...]

Dear San Francisco

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When I moved to San Francisco from Germany several years ago, I was fulfilling a fantasy that had grown out of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Maybe it was because my aunt had given me the first book in the series to read when I was at the impressionable age of 18, but the idea of a young woman having adventures in a foreign city lodged itself deep in [...]

SantaCon is coming to town! (fa la la la la la la la la)

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Ready yourselves for Christmas folly, fa la la la la, la la la la! 'Tis the season to get drunk and jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la! Don we now our Santa apparel, fa la la la la, la la la la! Drinking ale by the barrel, fa la la la la, la la la la! See the blurry street before us, fa la la la la, la la la la! Ring your bells and join the chorus, fa[...]

A Taste of Germany in San Francisco

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Knowing how obsessed I am with German cuisine, my friend invited me to come out to a place in a swanky part of San Francisco this weekend. Suppenküche is not your typical sausage-serving lederhosen-sporting German style American restaurant. It  combines some of the traditional elements such as shared tables, dark bread, and 2 liter glasses of beer with the r[...]