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    I lived there from 79 to 85. My workplace was right across from the footings of the Bay Bridge at Embarcaderro and Harrison. It was a converted brick warehouse and my office had huge high ceilings and big windows facing the bay and the bridge. At lunch time I would go the YMCA on Embarcaderro and from there run to Fort Mason and back every day through the throngs on Fisherman's Wharf. What a great time to live there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    What a great time to live there.
    Sure is if one can afford it. SF's popularity is surprising given it's geographic area and population very small compared to other far less known US cities. About the same population as Columbus, Ohio.

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    very entertaining street music festival in Union Square: mostly reggae/jazz mixed with oldies...SF is celebrating the Summer of Love anniversary (1967-2017): lots of Joplin et al. to enjoy everywhere...Dinner at Tratto's (fast becoming our local Italian): arugula salad with fennel and Parmesan dressed with a lemon vinagrette, baked penne in a light tomato/cheesy sauce and Italian donuts dipped in a bourbon/caramel sauce for dessert: yum factor 5/5...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    very entertaining street music festival in Union Square: mostly reggae/jazz mixed with oldies...SF is celebrating the Summer of Love anniversary (1967-2017): lots of Joplin et al. to enjoy everywhere...Dinner at Tratto's (fast becoming our local Italian): arugula salad with fennel and Parmesan dressed with a lemon vinagrette, baked penne in a light tomato/cheesy sauce and Italian donuts dipped in a bourbon/caramel sauce for dessert: yum factor 5/5...
    Where are the photos?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Tom doesn't really "do" pics, so...


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    Dear mods: I have dozens of entertaining SF pics on my hard drive...please enable the transfer to TD Forum ASAP...thanks, TC...

    A relatively light day today: coffee at Peet's, shopping at Banana Republic and lunch at another forgettable Thai noodle place. Tonight: dinner at an Iranian pop-up restaurant...definitely looking forward to meeting the chef and watching him cook. Sunny and bright today: might take a walk around Union Square later...if Johnny doesn't weaken me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Dear mods: I have dozens of entertaining SF pics on my hard drive...please enable the transfer to TD Forum ASAP...thanks, TC...
    Please send your hard drive to

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    Kindly attach full bank details and your photos will be visible very soon indeed. May the Lord bless you.

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    Some nice food mentioned in here.

    Does it come served like this TC?










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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Does it come served like this TC?
    Some of it does, much of it doesn't: SF offers everything...

    Iranian pop-up an unmitigated success: the chef is from northern Iran and so is his culinary inspiration: trout on a coulis of mixed herbs, Iranian rice topped with a beet/radish yogurt, eggplant stuffed with pomegranate molasses/polenta mix and a number of other treats. A wonderful evening out with a group of Americans who lived in Esfahan in the 70s joined by a group of young Iranian women who travel back and forth...very flirty with the coffin codgers...

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    After 2 double JWBs to round off last evening, the morning start was a tad slow. We ubered to the Pier 39 tourist trap where I successfully avoided a trip to Alcatraz and an inspection of the interior of a WWII submarine. I did, however, try a bowl of clam chowder: excellent: succulent clams and creamy soup served in a bread bowl...it's been a while since I've had a chowder. We ubered to an excellent wine store to resupply with another 2 bottles of Silver Oak cabsauv and walked back to the St. Francis with a quick stop for cheese, crackers and fruit at Whole foods...SD plans to spend this afternoon at the nearby Apple store while I check out the Nordstrom discount rack...acoss the bay to Berkeley tomorrow for another get-together with friends...and lining up the museum tours for next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    very entertaining street music festival in Union Square: mostly reggae/jazz mixed with oldies...SF is celebrating the Summer of Love anniversary (1967-2017)







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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Dinner at Tratto's





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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Pier 39 tourist trap







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    St. Francis

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    Cracking me up Hick.

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    I'm here to serve.

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    Yummy. Clam chowder in sour dough bread.

    Guess in Thailand we could do one from a bread loaf and a can of Campbell's.

    A bottle of clam juice is non existent here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    A bottle of clam juice is non existent here.
    Reminds me of my all time favorite hangover cure.


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    ^Oh, so good. Haven't seen a bottle of Pickapeppa in years! Is it still made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Yummy. Clam chowder in sour dough bread.

    Guess in Thailand we could do one from a bread loaf and a can of Campbell's.

    A bottle of clam juice is non existent here.
    Though, I've never had the need for the products myself, Kitty - but I believe that a small variety of tinned clams [in their own juice] are widely available in the larger supermarkets - local and import. The caveat would be depending on locale and demand.

    Try Foodland [Chiang Mai].

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    clam juice is non existent here.
    Ask around for nam hoi. Sure CM has gobs of it.

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    Happy anniversary, tomcat. Wishing you a safe & memorable trip.

    @hick - thnx for the pix, even if they're from the net. Adds pizzazz to the thread. 55

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    Wheres Blue's post gone?

    This thread was just about to get interesting

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    Blue making things interesting?

    Really?

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    The responses would most certainly have been

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Wheres Blue's post gone?

    This thread was just about to get interesting
    About as interesting as a lynching.

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