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A final, sentimental round for Jeannette Etheredge at Tosca Café

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tosca Cafe Neon Sign, North Beach San FranciscoThe Jeannette Etheredge era at Tosca Café is over. Well-wishers streamed into the landmark North Beach bar through the weekend for one final round with the former owner and legendary bartender before it’s handed over to New York restaurateurs Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield. They’ll close the place for renovations and reopen later this year as a restaurant and bar. A Chronicle piece looks at Tosca’s colorful heritage, including this line:

In Etheredge's prized guest book - described by one regular as a "high school yearbook amongst immortals" - Woody Harrelson compares Tosca to the Paris cafes of the 1920s that attracted the likes of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Picasso.

Wonder how he’d know?

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