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Description of Pictures: I didn't get into this local institution. The line was already an hour long at 9am on a Sunday.
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Wikipedia Description: Mama's (restaurant)
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Mama's on Washington Square is a family-owned restaurant in San Francisco, California, located in the Italian district North Beach on the corner of Stockton Street and Filbert Street, across from Washington Square (San Francisco). Founded in 1964, Mama's serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and its own baked goods and gift baskets. The restaurant specializes in omelettes, salads, and sandwiches, and sells homemade jam, fresh baked bread, and pastries.
Herbert Sherbet Shop 1951 - 1964
Michael Joseph Sanchez Sr. and Frances Muriel Lent married in San Francisco in 1946. With four children underfoot by 1951, they leased a small business location at 1701 Stockton Street in North Beach where they opened an ice cream and confectionery shop called Herbert's Sherbet. Frances helped run the ice cream and candy shop while Michael sold life insurance policies for Occidental Life from a back office. Earlier, as a young man, Sanchez had a small produce company with two of his brothers, they imported lime from Mexico, their native country before immigrating with their family to San Francisco in 1927. The Sanchez's became a vital part of the tight-knit North Beach community among its mostly native Italian shopkeepers, bakers, coffee roaster's, and bar and restaurant owners of the early 20th Century.
Thirteen years later the Sanchez' decided to try their hand at the restaurant business. They took the wall down between the back office and the ice cream store, and in 1964 the location was remodeled into a cozy, 14 table restaurant that Michael Sanchez Sr. named "Mama's on Washington Square" placing a heart instead of an apostrophe in the word Mama's to honor Frances, who by then was "Mama" to their eight children. The fresh inspiration of Mama's unique American Cuisine-style breakfast menu, fresh seafood, vegetable, and fruit salads, and Italian baguette sandwiches attracted long lines that grew outside ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.