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Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Joseph Amster on "Lost Restaurants of San Francisco"

Meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)



The Old Poodle Dog, Ernie’s, The Iron Horse, Zim’s, Hippo Burger: San Francisco, famous for its culinary scene, has seen many classic restaurants come and go over the decades. Join us for our March program when we welcome back Chef Joseph, who will regale us with tales from some of San Francisco’s most beloved departed eateries. Because of time constraints, he will present just a few stories, but there are obviously many more.

This slideshow and talk will mark History Association Board member Joseph's fourth presentation for our group. His others include Emperor Norton, "Created in San Francisco: Dishes and Drinks Invented in the Golden Gate City," and last year’s "Stunning Survivors: Buildings That Survived the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire." Joseph is also working on a book about food and drinks invented in California. He is a former cook, writer, historian, and tour guide, best known for his Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine and San Francisco Food Safari walking tours.


Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24. 


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