My City: An artistically minded tour of San Francisco

Faves and raves by Theron Kabrich, co-founder of San Francisco Art Exchange (


Age: 55
Years in City: Twenty-nine for work, four as a resident
Neighborhood: Works in Union Square
Self Description: Who you are is more important than what you do.


WHERE: 600 Guerrero St. at 18th Street
WHAT: Coffee and pastries
INFO: (415) 487-2600 or
“There’s a real authenticity here, and I enjoy the informality of the place. What you see is what you get.”


Clement Street in the Richmond
WHAT: Dim sum from any of the restaurants
“When my wife and I are driving over the Golden Gate Bridge, we’ll often stop on Clement Street to grab a bag of dim sum to eat along the way.”


Legion of Honor
WHERE: Lincoln Park (34th Avenue and Clement Street)
WHAT: Works by Rodin
INFO: (415) 750-3600 or
“I like the historical depth of the pieces that are displayed. I really enjoy Renaissance painters, so their collection is what draws me.”


Pearl Paint
WHERE: 969 Market St. at Mason Street
WHAT: Depth of selection
INFO: (415) 357-1400 or
“This is where I always recommend people go. They just seem to have everything you might want, and the staff is very knowledgeable.”


Sutro Heights Park
WHERE: 48th Avenue and Point Lobos
WHAT: Watching the ships come into the Bay
INFO: (415) 561-4323 or 
“I used to live near there and would watch the ships while I had my morning cup of coffee.”


WHERE: 450 Post St. between Mason and Powell streets
WHAT: Under-the-sea-themed dining room
INFO: (415) 956-6969 or 
“When they opened this place, they really took the environment as a work of art. It creates a special ambience.”


Asia de Cuba
WHERE: 495 Geary St. at Taylor Street
WHAT: Noshing on seafood in the modern dining room
INFO: (415) 929-2300 or 
“The service there is just great. We’ve always had a good relationship with the Clift Hotel.”


Colibri Mexican Bistro
WHERE: 438 Geary St. at Mason Street
WHAT: Homemade guacamole
INFO: (415) 440-2737 or 
“The guacamole is made tableside and they’ll spice it up to the degree you want. It’s fresh and there’s a life to it in the taste and presentation.”


Frey Norris
WHERE: 456 Geary St. between Mason and Taylor streets
WHAT: Collection of contemporary paintings
INFO: (415) 346-7812 or 
“You mean aside from ours? Frey Norris is actually our neighbor at the SF Art Exchange. They’ve got a unique direction and are very knowledgeable.”

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