Where to Take a Date in Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and the Tenderloin

We give advice on a lot of subjects. Should I conceal the wiring for my wall-mounted flat screen in a rental? Can my ceiling support a ceiling fan? How can I eliminate drafts in my Victorian apartment?

But when it comes to where to take a date on Russian Hill, we defer to the experts over at Eater.

The best date spots in the neighborhood

Source: Where to Take a Date in Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and the Tenderloin

Where to Eat and Drink in Russian Hill

Hey, we’re always trying to keep our dining & entertainment dollars right here where we’ve earned them, and – to that end – we want you to “spend local” as well.

Have a look at all of the places to eat and drink on Russian Hill, and let us know if you run into us while we’re out!

A curated guide to the best of the neighborhood’s dining and drinking

Source: Where to Eat and Drink in Russian Hill

#AnchoredInSF | Russian Hill Spotlight

From the site:


Is about sharing our love for the city by celebrating neighborhood pride with local artists and San Francisco’s original beer, Anchor Steam®.

Like Russian Hill Handyman Co., the Anchor Brewery got its start in Russian Hill, too. 

01-pourPaying homage to neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Anchor is leading off the initiative with its tribute to Russian Hill and some custom artwork and apparel. Again from the Anchored in SF site:

We’ve partnered with SF local artist, Amos Goldbaum, to create custom artwork for #AnchoredInSF. During this celebration, you can collect limited edition posters and merchandise that represent the heart and soul of each neighborhood.

Loving Russian Hill as we do, we hope you’ll join us at this neighborhood celebration when it comes around on the calendar.

Range Hood Vent Alternatives – Window Fan Review | Kitchn

We’re not eager to knock ourselves out of the business of installing range hoods in rental apartments – a key piece of our workload – but there are often situations where a renter can’t get permission to knock out a vent line from the kitchen to an exterior wall. For that, we offer some good insight from our friends over at Apartment Therapy, who are usually full of good ideas.

A while ago, I wrote a post about how to ventilate a kitchen when you don’t have a range hood or vent. A number of Kitchn readers recommended installing a reversible window fan which, when put on the exhaust setting, can effectively draw smells, steam, and smoke out of your kitchen.

I don’t have a hood in my rental kitchen, and for a long time I just ran the ceiling fans in other rooms when I cooked something particularly smelly or smoky. It worked okay, but wasn’t ideal. So I decided to put a window fan in one of my kitchen windows, and now I’m so glad I did.

via Range Hood Vent Alternatives – Window Fan Review | Kitchn

IKEA Gratulera Anniversary Collection – Best New Pieces | Apartment Therapy

In honor of its 75th anniversary—yep, IKEA has been hawking on-trend home pieces since 1944—the company is bringing back some of its most famous furnishing from decades past as part of the limited edition GRATULERA collection.

The nostalgic collection will roll out as three separate launches, each one focusing on a different decade: the ’50s-’60s, ’70s-’80s and the ’90s-’00s, launching at different times throughout the year. The launches will include beloved pieces that were available at IKEA during those decades.


via IKEA Gratulera Anniversary Collection – Best New Pieces | Apartment Therapy

The Tiny Upgrade for a More Stylish Rental Kitchen | Kitchn

via The Tiny Upgrade for a More Stylish Rental Kitchen | Kitchn


Lots of great ideas in here for upgrading the kitchen in your San Francisco Rental. From Kitchn:

The one thing my rental apartment kitchen has going for it is that it’s new. When the old tenants moved out, a team of contractors came and removed the ugly floors, cabinets, and countertops and replaced them with new versions — but new in no way equates to modern or cool. My kitchen looks, I imagine, about the same as many rental kitchens out there: beige and bland.

8 Cheap, Landlord-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Rental – The New York Times

via 8 Cheap, Landlord-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Rental – The New York Times

When you rent your house or apartment, your home renovation options are limited. You probably don’t want to spend thousands upgrading your kitchen, for example, only to move out in a few years — and risk losing your deposit. Your landlord might not want you tearing out that bathroom tile, even if it is terribly outdated.

However, there are inexpensive cosmetic changes you can make to any rental that don’t require as much effort as you’d think, and are easily reversible when you move out, if your landlord requires it. We’ve shared a few in the past, but here are some more ways to upgrade your rental without spending too much of your time or money.

Read more at the New York Times Magazine Website …