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  • Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach Featuring Little Italy's Most Delicious Treats: In San Francisco, California

    Joseph Amster

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    Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach Featuring Little Italy's Most Delicious Treats

    Eat your way through San Francisco in this gourmet experience led by lovable local eccentric and historian, Joseph Amster.

    San Francisco, California

    2-10 people

    2-10 people

    2.5 hours

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    US$148/person Total US$295

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      Embark on a two-and-a-half hour tour of North Beach, scouting its best delis, coffee houses, bakeries and butchers, while learning about the neighborhood’s Beatnik history. Many spots in this historically bohemian and Italian neighborhood were frequented by writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg. Stops include Mara's famous Italian cannolis, SF's best Sicilian sausage, the oldest pastry shop in the city, Molinari's legendary deli sandwiches, Cafe Trieste (home to the Beat generation) and Liguira's focaccia— so good, it's worth the line waiting outside. Although most people know Joseph Amster as the local tour guide in character as "Emperor Norton," he has an alter ego as Chef Joseph. You're in good hands; Joseph has worked for San Francisco's legendary Salmagundi Restaurant, making 1,500 gallons of soup a day from scratch, has owned a catering company for a number of years and has taught cooking classes. Be prepared for a tasty expedition that will leave you happy, stuffed and with a greater appreciation of San Francisco's neighborhoods.

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      • Private walking tour of San Francisco’s North Beach/Little Italy neighborhood led by Joseph Amster
      • Per person price includes food and beverages along the tour
      • Stops include Mara's Italian Pastries, Molinari Deli, Cafe Trieste, and Liguira Bakery
      • This experience departs from Washington Square Park
      • Guests are asked to wear comfortable shoes for a two mile walk
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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