The An family lost everything, except each other. Descendants of Vietnamese royalty, they had enjoyed generations of privilege, distinguished positions in government and high society, and unparalleled wealth. Family matriarch and entrepreneur Diana An fell in love with San Francisco’s liberal spirit when visiting in 1971, and on a whim, bought a 20-seat Italian deli in Outer Sunset, before returning to Vietnam.
Coffee may have met its match, or matcha as the case may be, as tea rooms are bubbling up all over Wine Country. Raise a cup at these local hot spots.
There are many things you may not know about the Biggest Little City. For one, the locavore and microfarming philosophies championed in the Bay Area have reached this mountain town, where sushi lunches, food trucks (and bikes!), and curry and basil ice cream are now a thing. Here are the best places to chow down in Reno.
Pizza and beer. You can find this classic combo all over the city. However, Fillmore's Pizza Inferno now carries the largest selection of draft beers on Fillmore and has a VPN certified pizzaiolo. That is, new Chef Ettore Rusciano is a member of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) and hails from Naples, the birthplace of the pizza. Pizza Inferno also has an extended happy hour. Still the same chill spot at the corner of Fillmore and Sutter, Pizza Inferno is hot.
With businesses like sunshiney interiors Room Service and liquid nitrogen Smittens ice cream, Hayes Valley is poised for its heyday. It's time — it's central, small, and adorable. A book exchange/bar/cafe is the perfect new neighbor wouldn't you say?
Come September, a charmer called Two Sisters Bar and Books will open. Conceptualized by Two Sisters, operated by Big Sister, curated by Little Sister, it's currently undergoing construction. Kindle break and read what Big Sister has to share...