August 31, 2011

Northbeach and Chinatown - a short walkaround


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photo by Donald Kinney

San Francisco's Northbeach was Mecca for the Beat Generation in the 1950's, just as Haight-Ashbury was Mecca for the Hippies in the 1960's. And although I was jut a bit too young to get in on the Beat Generation, my brother, four years my senior, got a taste of the Northbeach "scene", back in the day.



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Most any Sunday morning, very early, you're probably going to find me outside the window display of Graffeo Coffee on Columbus Avenue, shooting, once again, their delightfully oversized and tilted display table. No, that's not a real cup of jo, nor would I recommend taking a bite of the lacquered biscotti.



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Or you might find me down the street at The Stinking Rose--it's closed at 7AM also. If you didn't know, The Stinking Rose is famous for serving all dishes with enough garlic to raise the dead.



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The Moon Festival is coming to Chinatown. Stay tuned...



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2 comments:

Dina said...

I'd eat there! I love garlic! I love the picture of the store front!

Tomate Farcie said...

I love the shot with the expresso cup. It's practically 3-Dimensional!

 
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