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The Stinking Rose

A Garlic Restaurant

 

— 1991 —

 
The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
1. The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker
Inscription.  
San Francisco’s first restaurant to celebrate the
euphoria of garlic.

Ancient Roman soldiers dubbed the pungent herb garlic “the stinking rose”. They believed garlic made them extremely strong and extra virile and rubbed their bodies with garlic oil before going into battle.

The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant is known for seasoning its garlic with food.

North Beach, Little Italy of the West.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 47.898′ N, 122° 24.434′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Columbus Avenue south of Vallejo Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Condor (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis of Assisi Church (about 300 feet away, measured
The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
2. The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker
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in a direct line); Italian American Bank (about 300 feet away); The Old Broadway Jail (about 300 feet away); Finnochio's (about 400 feet away); Peter Macchiarini Steps (about 500 feet away); The Lusty Lady (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
The Stinking Rose image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
3. The Stinking Rose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 18 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 30, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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