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August 16, 2006
From journal Fun in the sun in 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
March 27, 2005
In 1977 or 1978 (unsure), Harvey Milk waved, sitting backwards on the rooftop of his car, with my sister and me sitting on the back of the trunk, holding up a sign that said "Gay Asian." It was interesting to experience as the crowd applauded and cheered, recognizing Harvey Milk, and as they saw the sign, the crowd's mood changed to silence as the expression on their faces changed with mouths dropped open. The Chinese community wasn't ready or accepting of the "Gay Asian."The parade is live broadcast on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26.Tel: (415) 391-9680, Fax (415) 986-1933email email@example.comBART Montgomery or Powell StTransit Trip Planner
From journal SFO
April 8, 2005
Being a fan of fortune cookies (don't ask), I was happy to stop by Golden Gate Company, home of fortune cookies. You get to see how they are made and can taste a few for a small fee ($0.25). It's all good here.
From journal Four Days in San Francisco
January 27, 2005
October 18, 2001
From journal California: San Francisco
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
December 17, 2011
From journal More things to see in San Francisco
March 11, 2004
From journal San Fran!
May 18, 2006
From journal Fresh & Fishy San Francisco!
June 28, 2005
From journal Short Break in SF