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North Beach in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Stinking Rose

A Garlic Restaurant

— 1991 —

 
 
The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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° 47.941′ N, 122° 24.489′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. It is in North Beach. Marker is on Columbus Avenue north of Vallejo Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 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. Unione Sportiva (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis of Assisi Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saloon (about
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Condor (about 600 feet away); The Old Broadway Jail (about 700 feet away); Italian American Bank (about 700 feet away); Finnochio's (about 800 feet away); On Lok House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Marker Has Moved
The marker and restaurant have moved from their former home at 325 Columbus Street, across the street and one block north, to their new home at 430 Columbus Street.
    — Submitted June 13, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.
 
The Stinking Rose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 3, 2023
2. The Stinking Rose Marker
New Location
Marker is on the wall at the rear of the black SUV
The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
3. The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant Marker
Former Location
The Stinking Rose image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
4. The Stinking Rose
Former Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 33 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 30, 2012. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on June 13, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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