The North Beach Diet
It’s already that time of year again: the annual North Beach Festival will take place this weekend from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday in Washington Square Park, 1200-1500 blocks of Grant Avenue and adjacent streets in North Beach.
Billed as the oldest urban street fair in the country, the North Beach Festival features artists, eats, entertainment, and hopefully nice weather in one of San Francisco’s prettiest and most colorful neighborhoods.
Musical acts this year include Tainted Love on Sunday afternoon – a rockin’ 80s cover band that never disappoints. And make sure to bring Fido and Fifi for a blessing on either day at 2pm at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi (Vallejo at Columbus).
Oh and while you’re at Vallejo and Columbus . . .
Why haven’t you been to Cinqueterre yet? As my grandmother would say while I pushed green beans around my plate: “you don’t know what you’re missing.”
I’m betting this is going to be a bang-up weekend for the business-wise, so if I were you, I’d call today for reservations: 415-402-0895. Say hi to Santo and Mossimo and enjoy one of the best meals you’ll ever find in North Beach or anywhere else in the city. Forget those mad-houses on Columbus – this jewel is a few steps from the beaten path – and worth the trip! Go, eat, then come back and tell us how right we are about this place . . . .
Cinqueterre Ristorante – 641 Vallejo Street (at Columbus), 415-402-0895, entrees range from $10-$20, wines by the glass and bottle from $6 (glass)- $25 (average, bottle).