With the ascendance of Nancy Pelosi to the post of speaker of the house and all the coverage of “San Francisco values” in the political arena, it only seems fair that equal time be given to the other kind of values in San Francisco.
San Francisco is as famous for its restaurants and food trends as it is for its Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Among the unique or regionally typical foods to be sampled in San Francisco are abalone, Dungeness crab, sand dabs, bay shrimp and crusty sourdough French bread.
San Francisco refuses to fit a mold. It climbed hills while other cities spread out. It encouraged immigrants to guard their ethnic distinctions while other cities assimilated them. It rejects urban freeways because they’re unsightly and renovates dusty keepsakes (an archaic cable car system, an abandoned factory, an antiquated cannery) with felicitous results.
For a city that’s easy to get around without a car, there’s a lot of driving (and putting) in San Francisco. The city is home to the oldest municipal city golf tournament in the world (1917), the 2009 PGA TOUR Presidents Cup, and some of the best places to play, as cited by Golf Digest.
Summer will officially arrive on June 21, 2010 and through the end of October visitors to San Francisco may listen to the San Francisco Symphony, hum along to a libretto with the San Francisco Opera, watch movies under the stars, or enjoy Shakespeare in the park — all for free.
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau installed Rodney Fong as chair for the 2009/10 fiscal year at the Bureau’s 99th Annual Luncheon meeting, Tuesday, July 7, 2009.
Each year, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network’s (GWCGN) “Best Of” Wine Tourism Awards offers hospitality leaders throughout San Francisco and Napa Valley the unique opportunity to showcase their best practices in a competition with other wine tourism businesses from around the world.