• Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 3 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks.
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • Parrots!

    Parrots!

    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

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Castro Courier

It’s Our Right and Duty To Petition

Doug Comstock

From the Castro Courier/ Westside Observer

As Californians we all have the power to make law. The initiative process gives us that power. It was adopted at the turn of the last century and it served to break the railroads’ monopoly at a time when elected politicians were firmly in the railroads’ pockets. Recent “citizen initiatives” — petitions by regular folks who have hit the streets to get signatures for various causes including saving our cable cars, raising the minimum wage, protecting neighborhood firehouses, limiting campaign contributions, bringing Sunshine to the backrooms of City Hall and stopping the growing height limits on the waterfront.

Now Supervisor Scott Wiener, another politician firmly placed among the powers that swing the purse, has taken it upon himself to “improve” the citizen initiative process. We’re not sure if he’s sore that his pet projects, like 8 Washington went down to ignominious defeat or that height limits on the waterfront were adopted — both via citizen initiative. Whatever it is, Supervisor Wiener wants to water down the process and make the signature gathering so difficult that only his wealthy special interests can participate, and ordinary citizens will have to go before the Board of Supervisors, hat in hand, to beg for the right to exercise their civic duty.

The City is changing fast, and monied interests are at the front of the line. The sway that highly capitalized campaigns have to persuade voters was very apparent in the last several elections. With local politicians dancing to the tunes that high-priced lobbyists and contributors play, it has never been more valuable to have the citizen initiative process available to solve the problems that elected officials refuse to confront.

As Quentin Kopp put it in last month’s Westside Observer column: “Wiener will undoubtedly persuade power-loving colleagues to present his anti-democratic measure to November 2015 voters; I invite all readers to join efforts to stop the silencing of voters by voting ‘No’ on Wiener’s sly scheme this November.” This is important.

Doug Comstock is the editor of Westside Observer in the city.

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Explore SF Guide Dan Chew on American Canvas Premier

On March 11th at 10:00PM on the Ovation Network, watch the premier of American Canvas.

Our very own Dan Chew, will be taking the host around Chinatown introducing him to a few of his favorites spots from Dan’s Chinatown food tour.

 

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Explore San Francisco: The Magic of the Food Tour

Explore San Francisco Food Tours

 

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The magic of the food tour…Breaking bread with strangers, who have quickly become friends…

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Seeing new neighborhoods, finding hidden gems that would otherwise be missed…

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It’s shopping and eating, laughing and sightseeing, having dessert and laughing some more…

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Trying  foods from all over the globe…

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While meeting people from all over the globe…

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It’s the magic of the Food Tour…

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Come experience the magic for yourself…

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Explore San Francisco Food Tours…

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After you’ve seen the tourist attractions, come and explore the city with us…

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An Early Thanks

Thanksgiving is upon us and we have had a great year… Here are some things we are grateful for. We are grateful that we get to live here and blessed that we get to do this for a living. We are grateful that we have such incredible customers. Thanks. We couldn’t be more thankful that more Read the full article…


Little Saigon Food Tour

 From San Francisco Locals Guide by Donna Riley Explore SF – Little Saigon DONNA RILEY on August 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm Explore SF does the most varied tours of any San Francisco tour company that I’ve seen. When their Living Social special offer came up, I jumped at the opportunity to take their Explore Read the full article…


Why does San Francisco have such fog?

The what’s and why’s of San Francisco’s most famous weather phenomenon.


SAN FRANCISCO’S HIDDEN GEMS: PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS

Hidden Gems of San Francisco (Published in the Westside Observer) PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS By Michael Moran San Francisco is home to an extensive park system which contains a surprising number of public tennis courts in varied settings. Many are surrounded by stunning panoramic vistas that only San Francisco could serve up. Many of these courts Read the full article…


Food Delivery, Food Courts, The New Black

  The Next Big Thing and an Unsuspecting yet Dubious Populace Regardless of what developers, realtors, or those that they have purchased on the Board Of Supervisors will tell you, what makes San Francisco such a great place is it’s historic resistance to change, particularly change for greed’s sake. People come from all over the Read the full article…


The Story of Oofty-Goofty & Big Bertha

Big Bertha and Oofty-Goofty, San Francisco, CA Looking towards Washington Street from early Portsmouth Square, Kearney would be to the right. Still not landscaped, Portsmouth Plaza in the foreground and Telegraph Hill in the background. Doesn’t appear to be any rock quarrying yet on Telegraph Hill, or Signal Hill as it was likely to be called then. Read the full article…


Alexander Alioto Opening Italian Restaurant on Valencia St

Another Monkey Becomes Another Alioto Italian Restaurant Michael Moran Into the gorgeous space that used to be Another Monkey, a new restaurant has opened: Plin, from none-other than Alexander Alioto.  Alexander Alioto, who is of course the former chef and partner behind the Seven Hills on Russian Hill, home of the Raviolo Al Uovo- a  giant pasta Read the full article…