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These 6 Classic North Beach Cafes Will Transport You to Italy

Quality never goes out of style. That’s why the Italian cafes of North Beach are oases of authenticity, tradition, and culture in a city that reinvents itself faster than the time it takes to download the latest app. Take a break from the rat race and slip into the old world charm and pace of the city’s original café culture.

2015 Hot 20: Jeremy Fish, the Street Artist Shaking up City Hall

The personality of Jeremy Fish might remind Tim Burton fans of Big Fish character Edward Bloom.

City Staycation: La Dolce Vita in North Beach

Why travel over the pond when la dolce vita is only a short bus ride away? The quirky and vivacious North Beach, a.k.a. San Francisco's "Little Italy," will enchant you with snug restaurant patios lined up on the sidewalk, kaleidoscopic Victorians, traditional espresso bars, an abundance of gelato, green parks, steep hills, and an alluring atmosphere that makes this old neighborhood the perfect place to staycation. Here's where to stay, play, and eat when visiting San Francisco’s most European neighborhood.

San Francisco's Best Boutique Inns

Want to experience a new neighborhood in SF? Stay in one of these cozy boutique hotels, then explore your surroundings. 

The Weeknighter: Columbus Cafe

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

The Weeknighter: Tony Nik's Cafe

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Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Passport 2012: Featured Artist Jeremy Fish

For the third year in a row, the San Francisco Arts Commission is presenting one of the city's most unique art events: a DIY art collecting event bringing together celebrated Bay Area artists, and inviting the public to create a limited-edition artist's book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a custom edition Moleskine "passport" notebook.

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles in Union Square

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles, at Union Square

Best friends Anna Wilson (left) and Annie Yu (right) were happy to step out in some post-rain daywear last weekend. I love seeing how different the styles of two best friends can be. Both students at Academy of Art University, Annie wore a trendy layered look with a killer turquoise statement necklace, while Anna's was much more free-spirited with tri-color hair and textured toe-nail polish. 

ACRE/SF Brings Clothing + Coffee to North Beach

Calling all bridge & tunnelers, tourists and yes, even you locals -- there's a new reason to head out to North Beach, and it's not for a night of epic boozing, but rather, for a daytime tryst. That's right, take a little urban hike out to Acrimony's amazing new sister-store, ACRE/SF, a cafe-clothier that recently opened on Telegraph Hill.

For her latest retail endeavor, local fashion darling Jenny Chung chose to open a concept store that incorporates the little pleasures in life: clothing, accessories and a good cup of coffee. Twice the size of Acrimony, the loftly new storefront houses a full boutique and cafe, serving keenly fresly brewed Blue Bottle coffee, an assortment of bottled beverages, daily pastries from House of Bagels, and even some It's-Its ice creams sandwiches. That's right, ladies and gents -- shopping just got a lot sweeter.

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