2017—The Buena Vista
On the day before Thanksgiving, my friend Jesse and I drove to San Francisco to pick up crabs I’d ordered from the Alioto-Lazio Fish Co. on the Hyde St. Pier for Thanksgiving dinner. Before facing the two plus hour drive home we decided to stop in at a San Francisco landmark a block away, The Buena Vista, to enjoy a hot Irish Coffee. The Buena Vista is famous for its Irish Coffee which was introduced there in 1952 by the bar’s owner and Stanton Delaplane, a SF Chronicle newspaper columnist. As we waited to cross the street, a Segway tour group passed by as an uncharacteristically empty Powell-Hyde Cable Car inched up Hyde Street.