Lettieri & Co
120 Park Lane
Brisbane, CA 94005
This Italian gourmet food import company supplies specialty stores like Whole Foods and Draeger’s with delicious oils, pastas and more from the old country. But few know they open their showroom to the public. Swing by this hidden, unadvertised spot and stock up on Italian specialty foods.
1655 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Molloy’s Tavern, located just across from Holy Cross cemetery, has been in business for nearly a century. Still family owned, this Irish pub serves up pints of Guinness to mourners, grave-diggers, and anyone passing through Colma, the Bay Area’s cemetery city.
Camelot Fish & Chips
70 West Manor Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
Since 1969, Camelot has offered authentic English fish and chips, serving the finest seafood, made-to-order chips from fresh potatoes, and their trademark batter made from scratch daily. This family-run British pub is a favorite stop in Pacifica. You can also stock up on treat from jolly old England.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a warm, friendly oceanfront restaurant and brew pub situated on Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton-by-the-Sea Calif., a charming beach town just four miles north of Half Moon Bay and 30 miles south of San Francisco. The restaurant, which features live music and dancing with a picturesque ocean view, reflects the area´s unique coastal lifestyle where both locals and visitors interact and take part in the fun. Dig into fresh local seafood, delicious desserts, and of course, some spectacular brews.
Brian’s pick: The beer flight tasting.
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Held at the Douglas Beach House, the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society has been part of the Bay Area music scene since the 60’s. For years folks have felt privileged to have found this unique and special “home for jazz.” The acoustics are exquisite, and no seat is more than 35 feet from the stage. Musicians love to play here, partly because of the intimacy. Food and drinks are for sale, but there’s no pressure to buy. Just hang out, and jam!