Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clams and Steam Beer Since 1861

In December of 1861, the Old Clam House (originally called the Oakdale Bar and Clam House) opened for business in San Francisco. One hundred and fifty years later, it's still serving up platters of clams, oysters, mussels, crab, shrimp, calamari, and other tasty items. Indeed, it's the oldest restaurant in San Francisco still operating out of its original location (the Tadich Grill predates it by 12 years or so, but it has relocated).

I scanned President Lincoln's December 1861 State of the Union address for mention of the state of fine dining on the Left Coast, but there was nothing.

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