We have arranged for San Francisco City Guides to lead a special, SFSFF-only edition of its “Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco” guided walking tour, beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 15. This two-hour tour begins atop Nob Hill and explores locations from three of the master’s films shot in the city:Vertigo, The Birds, andFamily Plot. It promises to be a great way to start your day – and you’ll have plenty of time to make your way from the tour’s end at Union Square to the Castro Theatre in time for the 1:00 pm screening of Champagne.
San Francisco City Guides is a non-profit organization affiliated with the San Francisco Public Library and has been leading guided walking tours around the city since 1978. We’re very excited to be able to offer this special Hitchcock tour, and thanks to San Francisco City Guides for making it possible!
event slideshow and in the collectible program book.
Oh, Reidinger, Reidinger. How we do look forward to your reviews, if only to see you use phrases like “the menu is immaculately, if grandly, Mexican,” as you do in this week’s review of Jocelyn Bulow’s Potrero taqueria, Papito. You’re quick to mention the duck confit quesadilla, which isn’t quite so Mexican, and the “serious, heavyweight, mealworthy” chorizo quesadilla, which is. You’re not so hot for frijoles negros, but you return to your preferred hyperbole calling the grilled corn on the cob “a revelation.” Thank you again, Mr. Reidinger. Until next week, when hopefully you flirt with a server again. [SFBG]
Meanwhile, over at the Weekly, Jonathan Kauffman does one of his multi-reviews, hitting up the new crop of “micro-patisseries” around town like Pinkie’s Bakery, Goody Goodie (1246 Folsom), and Knead Patisserie (in back of Local: Mission Eatery). He recommends Pinkie’s caramelized onion and gruyère brioche, he calls the scones and croissants at Sandbox Bakery “pitch perfect,” and at Knead he notes the pomme d’amour, which he describes (“a custard-filled pastry circle with a caramelized-sugar top”) rather than names. [SF Weekly]
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