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The Stinking Rose

A Garlic Restaurant

 

—1991 —

 
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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.

 
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.
 
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 in a direct line); Lupo’s Restaurant ( about 600 feet away); San Francisco Brewing Company ( about 700 feet away); American Zoetrope
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
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Chile ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Alleyways in Chinatown ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Garlic, the stinking rose - Olivesgarlic.com. For over 4,000 years, garlic has had many important roles in human life. It is considered by most that Central Asia to be its place of origin. It was believed to be used as food flavoring and seasoning. (Submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 48 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 30, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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