New Asia Supermarket

Long-Stalled Plan to Build Affordable Housing on Top of Chinatown’s New Asia Restaurant Back in the Works

February 21, 2024

A 2017 idea to build a large affordable housing complex on top of New Asia restaurant in Chinatown has just been rebooted, and the plan would convert New Asia back into the banquet hall it used to be.

Cliff's Variety

Cliff’s Variety

February 8, 2024

This issue of the San Francisco Bay Times launches a new page dedicated to small businesses in the Castro and beyond. Holding a place of honor as the first business to be profiled in the series is Cliff’s Variety. A landmark of the Castro, Cliff’s has been in business for 88 years and long predates […]

Heroes Club

Richmond’s Heroes Club Designated a Legacy Business

January 2, 2024

In a shop window on Clement Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, a large blue robot stands guard over the entrance to the Heroes Club, with its fists in the air, ready to battle for right against…

Good Vibrations

Workers at Legendary Bay Area Sex Shop File for Union Election

December 30, 2023

A Covid outbreak at the company helped spark the push for organized labor.

Creativity Explored

8 free holiday wallpapers, illustrated by neurodivergent artists

December 14, 2023

The L.A. Times partnered with Creativity Explored, which supports a neurodiverse community of artists with developmental disabilities, for its annual holiday wallpaper project.

New Delhi Restaurant

How Five San Francisco Restaurants Have Survived Decades of Ups and Downs

November 13, 2023

The chefs and owners behind five long-running San Francisco restaurants share their tips for success and most valuable lessons learned


Unexpected allyship: How a California church became “the midwife of the modern LGBTQ movement”

October 17, 2023

Before the Stonewall Riots, there was the Vanguard Sweep. And it all started at the Glide Memorial Church.

Sam's Burgers

San Francisco Burger Joint Loved by Anthony Bourdain Is Expanding

October 11, 2023

A longtime North Beach eatery is preparing to double down on the neighborhood.

Sai's Restaurant and Bar

This 40-Year-Old, Aaron Peskin-Approved Vietnamese Restaurant Reopens Near San Francisco’s Chinatown

October 3, 2023

Sai's Restaurant found a new home where North Beach and Chinatown meet.

Sam Wo Restaurant

This Family Owns a Century-Old San Francisco Chinese Restaurant. Now They’re Saying Goodbye

September 24, 2023

Sam Wo’s owners hope new investors can revive the Chinatown institution.

Mitchell's Ice Cream

San Francisco’s Señor Sisig and Mitchell’s Ice Cream To Collaborate

September 22, 2023

The new flavor will begin rolling out on Oct. 1.

Café International

Couple marry at San Francisco Cafe International; Landmark site reopens following crime shutdown

September 10, 2023

A Bay Area couple chose the cafe they met at in San Francisco as the site for their wedding, a landmark location that is recovering after shutting down because of crime.

Mitchell's Ice Cream

San Francisco Recognizes Mitchell’s Ice Cream, in Business for Seven Decades

September 8, 2023

The same family still owns the business.

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Café Is Vintage San Francisco at Its Best

September 6, 2023

The city has honored the North Beach business, in operation since 1971, with legacy status.