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August 17, 2004
From journal San Francisco is gorgeous!!!
March 11, 2004
From journal San Fran!
June 25, 2002
From journal "City by the Bay" for families
October 18, 2001
From journal California: San Francisco
Sea Girt, New Jersey
March 4, 2001
The "entrance" to SF's Chinatown is located at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Bush street, and is marked with a magnificent Dragon Gate. Grant Avenue, which is the "main drag," has street lamps in the style of elegant Chinese lanterns. Grant is loaded with small shops that are crammed with Chinese merchandise -- lace tablecloths, enamel chopsticks, and embroidered silk garments most notably. I bought a beautiful reversible silk jacket and also had a nice afternoon chatting with the ladies who ran the shop. It was a great experience.
The restaurants are also incredible - you really can't go wrong anywhere you stop. There are small noodle shops and large, grand restaurants. Try Gold Mountain for dim sum - yummy!
Unlike in New York, San Francisco's Chinatown holds truer to it's heritage. Even the architecture is reminscent of China. It's definitely worth spending a good part of a day poking around the streets and checking out the shops and restaurants - it's like walking into another world!
Check out the SF Chinatown Website: http://www.sfchinatown.com/Welcome.html
From journal My Favorite American City - San Francisco