Burma Star, Cafe Jaqueline, Cafe Tosca, Caffe Trieste, Finnegans Wake, Francis Ford Coppola, Kent Nagano, Marlon Brando, Mission District, Molinari's, North Beach, San Francisco, Tadich Grill, The Godfather, Tommaso's, Vesuvio Bar, Women's Building on 18th St
I’ve been pulled back in my memory to my Aunt Lorraine today. With the news of the passing of Mickey Rooney, I’ve day dreamed of old stories she told me of her waitress years in Hollywood. She’d worked at Armstrong Schroeder’s on Wilshire Boulevard. It was THE all night haunt of Golden Era Hollywood.
She enjoyed telling me that Mickey and Judy Garland would flip an order of mashed potatoes onto the ceiling using long teaspoons at 3 AM. But she loved him as a customer and he was a generous tipper (yes, Jack Benny was cheap).
So I’ve been dreaming of restaurant memories with her and my parents. Which brings me to the Old School places of San Francisco.