Maiden Lane – A Nearly Hidden Treasure.

Directly across the street from Union Square (on the East side), there’s a little gated alley called Maiden Lane. You’ll find a great little restaurant, Mocca, but it’s a little expensive and they only take cash, but it’s a great spot for a seafood and greens salad and a glass of wine. After your lunch, you can wander into the Dyptique store – the only other store in the US outside of Paris. It’s reputation is for the really delightful candles they sell. They’re truly amazing and price, but they last a looooong time. $50 for a candle seems like a stretch, but go in and tell then I sent you and you just want to smell a few.

After that, walk across the street and you’ll see a gold brick building with an archway doorway. It’s a gallery that’s open to the public, but the surprise is it’s one of the few Frank Lloyd-Wright building in the city. It’s the Xanadu Gallery and the inside is reminiscent of the Guggenheim in NYC.

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About Randy

Aw shucks. What can I say? I'm a guy who loves San Francisco, but not the same old crap that people usually flock to see. I'm hoping to turn people on to some of the unique, fun things to do here in our fabulous city. My goal is to help people find things they otherwise would not have found on their own - at least no all in one place.
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