Wednesday, January 13, 2010
From Fisherman's Wharf.
Did you tour the restored WWII vintage submarine? That was fascinating.
Best street musicians outside of Memphis.
I've heard some pretty awesome street musicians in New Orleans, too.
I grew up in San Francisco. I left so long ago that calling it "Frisco" was considered offensive.
Now I don't care.
Scomas is a venerable seafood house that in it's heyday had a second restaurant across the bay in Sausalito, now closed. Is it still worth a visit?
I think artists and journalists still call it Frisco.
Until that WOrld Series Earthquake hit.
What an adventure!!!
Only tourists call it Frisco.
"Don't Call It Frisco" is the title of a 1953 book by the late, great Herb Caen.
I lived in the Bay Area for 3 years. People there called San Francisco "San Fran" or the "City" (so much so that the logo of the Golden State Warriors had a likeness of the Golden Gate Bridge with "The City" written underneath it), but never Frisco. It does make you look like a tourist, but no more so than eating at a restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. It's a great food city, so how did you end up there?
Re "Frisco" - I knew that, but I like alliteration and the next word was "Photos."
Oh, and I am a tourist.
"Is it still worth a visit?"
I live in the Bay Area and went there a couple of years ago with some relatives visiting from out of town. Still good but a bit on the tourist-pricey side.
Also, while I don't have direct evidence not having visited Sausalito in years, Scoma's is apparently still thriving there (www.scomassausalito.com and search engine reviews).
TH: "Oh, and I am a tourist."
That's so provincial, TH. You should consider every major business center -- from New York and London to Tokyo and San Francisco -- your home.