New owners, new glassware, new(ish) menu. Same great Alfred’s feel. On my recent visit to one of the oldest restaurants in the city, one that I wrote about with such affection in the book and was devastated when I learned a few months ago it had been sold, my heart felt light again. New owner … Continue reading Alfred’s Steakhouse Redux
The book is out. Discovering Vintage San Francisco is my second book, and seeing it in its finished, touchable form is exhilarating, unbelievable, surreal. And it’s out there, in public, all on its own now, just waiting to be discovered. It’s strange to see one’s book out in the wild. In the wild of the … Continue reading The Book is Out
Last night, I had the honor of participating in an event celebrating local history – and the people who endeavor to preserve it and share it with others. The event’s host was the Mechanics’ Institute Library & Chess Room (an awesome, quirky, historic organization in and of itself – check it out, attend an event, be … Continue reading History Nerds Are Awesome
If you are drawn to the old, historic or simply timeless places that have made the city by the bay what it is today, you will love Discovering Vintage San Francisco, forthcoming in late summer 2015. The second book by Laura Smith Borrman, and showcasing gorgeous photography by her husband, Brandon Borrman, Discovering Vintage San Francisco offers an inside … Continue reading New Book Coming Soon!