How San Francisco's middle-class dive bar Zeitgeist has survived for 4 decades

January 3, 2023

This Mission mainstay's notoriously grumpy bar staff smile more these days.

Faxon Garage

Faxon Garage Keeps Customers Coming Back With Quality Care

January 3, 2023

The staff take pride in every repair made.

The Condor

The Condor becomes San Francisco's first legacy strip club business

December 20, 2022

Since 1958, the North Beach club has pushed entertainment boundaries.

House of Nanking

San Francisco's House of Nanking family gets Food Network series

December 20, 2022

“My parents came here with less than $40 in their pocket and the first place they...

Biordi Art Imports

San Francisco store sees surge in interest for 'White Lotus' ceramic heads

December 15, 2022

The beautiful, haunting noggins feature heavily in the second season.

Gino and Carlo

Gino & Carlo packs them in for its 80th anniversary in S.F.’s North Beach

November 6, 2022

The 80th anniversary didn’t officially start until noon, which seems early for a bar...

Latin Bridal

People We Meet: Silvia Ferrusquia

October 23, 2022

Silvia Ferrusquia, owner of Latin Bridal. Photo by Anna-Luisa Brakman. Nestled between 22nd and 23rd streets on Mission Street, Latin Bridal is a

Li Po Lounge

This 85-year-old dive bar in San Francisco's Chinatown is perfect

October 17, 2022

"I’d seen a lot of wild things at bars before, but never like what happened at Li Po."

PO Plus

Castro's 'Gay Post Office' P.O. Plus named SF Legacy Business

October 3, 2022

Last month, the San Francisco Small Business Commission added Castro mailbox and shipping store P.O. Plus (584 Castro St.) to the city's Legacy Business Registry, which recognizes "longstanding, community-serving businesses" that have established themselves in area neighborhoods for at least three decades.

Clarion Performing Arts Center

Clarion fundraiser will serve up delicious food and dazzling fashions in Chinatown

September 29, 2022

Clara Hsu, owner and executive director of the Clarion Performing Arts Center in Chinatown, wears many hats, and on October 8, she'll be helping to host a fundraiser for the arts center that will double as a fashion show for local designers.

Dog Eared Books

How This Beloved San Francisco Bookstore Is Still Winning in the Age of Amazon

September 15, 2022

Dog Eared Books fosters customer loyalty via old-school charm.

Pop's Bar

Pop's Bar Officially Gets Legacy Business Status

September 12, 2022

I just got word that legendary Mission dive bar, Pop’s, has officially received Legacy Business Status. Besides the fact that it’s quite an honor, it’s fantastic news because it means Pop’s will most likely be here for many years to come. This is because one of the perks of being

St. Francis Fountain

Why This 104-Year-Old Mission District Diner Is for Sale

September 1, 2022

Plus, hit up Birdbox’s soft opening this weekend and more food news

San Francisco Microscopical Society

The San Francisco Microscopical Society Is the Legacy Business Run By a Laser-Firing Antarctic Explorer

August 26, 2022

You’ve probably never heard of the 150-year-old Microscopical Society.

Mechanics' Institute

This weekly chess tournament is bringing people back to downtown S.F. Could it be a model for the area’s recovery?

August 21, 2022

The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Room’s tournaments are bringing people back to...

FTC Skateboarding

Haight Legacy Business Spotlight: FTC Skateboarding

August 11, 2022

FTC Skateboarding is San Francisco's longest running skate shop and has been at the center of the city's skate scene for the better part of three decades. The shop was founded in 1994 by Kent Uyehara, just as skateboarding was evolving beyond its surf-inspired roots and exploding into a new style of city street skating. According to Kent, street skating really originated in San Francisco in the 1980s, and it was dubbed the Mecca of skateboarding in the 1990s.