Let's Get Historical: SF's Legacy Establishments


Mitchell’s Ice Cream, back in the day. Photo courtesy Mitchell’s via Facebook.

~SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE~ has announced the addition of five new San Francisco establishments to their San Francisco Legacy Bars and Restaurants Guide. Earlier this year, they announced 25 establishments had been featured in the guide, and then accepted submissions via social media to name the second round of additions. The newest establishments to earn the distinction are Gino & Carlo (1942), Mitchell’s Ice Cream (1953), Philosophers Club (1960), Pier 23 Café (1937), and Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant (1965). On Saturday June 15th they’ll be throwing their inaugural Community Summit: Sustaining San Francisco’s Living History at the Bayanihan Community Center. The event, which runs from 10am-3:30pm, is free, with a suggested $15 donation to cover the cost of lunch, and will include demonstrations, food, music, and discussions on the future of San Francisco’s cultural heritage and living history; register here. 1010 Mission St. at 6th St., 415-441-3000 ext. 22.

The tablehopper is a lover of San Francisco’s culinary heritage, and I’ve been collecting antique and vintage restaurant and bar ephemera for years. Showcase your love of San Francisco’s culinary past with a tablehopper t-shirt featuring a logo from one of San Francisco’s many bars and restaurants that have come and gone. Perhaps the Players Club is your style, or maybe your a little more of a Blue Fox (also available as a hoodie). All of them are printed on super-soft, super-flattering cotton t-shirts. Check ‘em out, and show some vintage pride for old-school San Francisco hot spots.