what to say about a love-hate relationship
a lover not of my own devising nor accord?
Perhaps one day I'll share my guide with others,
for now I'll share others'
from a video to a blog post,
from a film to a book.
May others come to see your hidden beauty
like I've begun to
even though the darkness lurks.
36 Hours in San Francisco
The New York Times
Highlights a few restaurants to try and ways to enjoy the culture at large
The eating joints feature Californian food (defined as 'vegetable driven cuisine' influenced with 'Italian and French' flair) with things to see involving the famous De Young museum and enjoying whiskey on the Embarcadero, looking out at the Bay. The narrator claims that while things are changing, it 'still offers the same beauty'.
The Classic San Francisco Guide
Offers a collection of decent to good restaurants and beloved ones (like Zazie's, Hog Island Oyster Bar, and Slanted Door) as well as a curated list of bars, activities, etc.
On the food note, goop recently came out with a 'Foodie' guide, which for Bird & Babe, seems to be a bit more spot on with the local favorites. However, surprisingly, the best pizza place in town (and possibly America) has yet to be discovered by them: Una Pizza Napoletana.
San Francisco 2.0
a film by Alexandra Pelosi
Reveals the dark side to the city that is changing and that even has the cabbies up in arms
One told me once, "San Francisco is becoming the very kind of city that originally created San Francisco in the first place. Everybody moved here to get away from that kind of town." It'll be interesting to see Pelosi's take on the change and what she feels are the sources behind it.
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Poignantly shares the history--both ancient and contemporary--of this area and the city we've all come to know as San Francisco
The city is a 7x7 mile square and each chapter introduces a rough square mile (couched perhaps in a description of a neighborhood or landmark or an understated, abandoned cabin on the edge of town). Beautifully written, Kamiya's wit and style are bound to keep anyone engaged from cover-to-cover with tales and details also included from his own salty journey (from Yale dropout to SF taxi driver to SF Chronicle writer to published author). I love this SF Chronicle bestseller, and it's been the perfect companion to appreciate this city more.