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Author talk at Green Apple Books
September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denise Clifton discusses her book, Tables From The Rubble, and shares historic photos and stories of San Francisco restaurants that trace their history to the recovery years after the 1906 earthquake. After the quake and amid the ruins, restaurants rose to feed the hungry and lead the recovery. Today, a handful of the restaurants that opened in those boom years remain – some still serving customers in the same spaces where they first opened, offering food and drinks with a direct link to a century-old past. Tables From The Rubble tells the stories of restaurants like Swan Oyster Depot, Liguria Bakery, Comstock Saloon, the Palace Hotel, the House of Shields, John’s Grill and Schroeder’s. And it follows the journey of Chinatown’s Sam Wo, which was saved by the hard work of one family and an entire community committed to the historic restaurant’s legacy.