Ernie Beyl and John Briscoe will read from their newest books Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. on the patio of Sam’s Grill at 374 Bush Street in San Francisco. Appetizers will be complimentary and drinks abundant (though not complimentary). The books will be available for purchase.
Globe-trotting Ernie Beyl, a fixture in the San Francisco writing scene for sixty years, always returns to sink back in the comfort of his 49-square-mile home that is San Francisco, and tell in the bars and write in his columns of his travels. But his best stories are always of San Francisco. A verb should be formed from raconteur, because only such a verb could convey how Ernie affectionately writes of his town and its people. San Francisco Appetites and Afterthoughts, recently published by Grizzly Peak Press, is the finest walking tour of San Francisco there is. It’s all here-the jazz, comedy, the poetry scene, the restaurants and all the bars and celebrities famous and infamous. You’ll find yourself reading it more and more slowly, lest it end.