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The Secret Sauce of North Beach

Celbrate Italia – The Italian Heritage Parade is a buffet of beauty — and it’s been a celebration of wine, song, chefs and fraternal organizations for going on 150 years (back when the average lunch was 25 cents).  What other parade would you catch a pepperoni roll flying through the air in lieu of bubble gum?…

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On any given Sunday

San Francisco is always a celebration — and this is just a taste of what one weekend day can bring.  Blues, kazoos, artful dance, rising musicians, even an event that brings out 400,000 to showcase leather-clad accessories — it’s all a brilliant blend of all that makes the city shine.  This day brought me to…

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Argentine Tango – Outside in the Open Air

The Bay Area Argentine Tango Association encourages everyone to grab a partner and learn to dance.  And they’ll teach you for free in the open air – whether it’s near the ocean or in the heart of Union Square!  They’re hoofing it everywhere and bringing in incredibly talented performers to boot.  I had the privilege…