SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

For generations, attending the International Auto Show has been a family tradition for San Franciscans. It’s always held Thanksgiving week, and it’s Northern California’s largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. The event features more than 600 vehicles representing the work of 35 major manufacturers, and it takes place in the  Moscone Center, which has been newly remodeled this year with over one million square feet of exhibit space.

Autos on display include cars from: Acura; Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; BMW; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; KIA; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Lotus; Mazda; Mercedes-Benz; Ram; Nissan; Rolls Royce; Smart; Scion; Subaru; Porsche;

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In San Francisco the crab season arrives just in time for the holiday season. In fact, many people serve crab as part of their Thanksgiving tradition.

If you’d rather leave the prep to someone else, sf.eater.com just published the perfect guide to 22 restaurants serving up crab in San Francisco. It includes links, addresses  and descriptions, along with a handy interactive map.

There are a bunch of different ways to serve crab, and the side dishes can become almost as important as the crab itself. To see the entire feature, click here.

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Thanksgiving is Thursday, and the holidays officially begin the next day. Some venues of course have already gotten a head start on the season. Nevertheless, leave it to FunCheapSF.com to publish a comprehensive guide to tree lighting ceremonies and events taking place this week and throughout the holidays.

From tonight’s “Snowflakes on Market” lighting ceremony to the grand finale lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square on December 19, the guide is incredibly comprehensive and yet easy to navigate. For details, click here.

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Starting tomorrow, and running successive weekends (and one Friday) through December 17, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party will be taking place at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The immersive event, now in its 35th season, transforms the venue into Victorian London with the help of 800 performers dressed in period costume. Also this weekend, on Sunday Pier 39 offers an afternoon of activities and entertainment culminating with a tree lighting celebration at 6PM.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 11/12/17 – 11/18/17

It’s Price Reduction Season

Very expensive San Francisco homes tend to sell in greater numbers in October, according to a recent SFGate.com real estate

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Time is running short. Thanksgiving is a week from today. If you haven’t made plans yet, it’s probably time you should! We’ve got some options for you courtesy of 7X7.com that will make this Thanksgiving manageable, whether you prefer to dine in, dine out, or take out.

Dine-In You’re doing the cooking; Here’s where to get your turkeys:

  • Belcampo Meat Co. 998 Polk Street
  • Bi Rite Market 3639 18th Street and 550 Divisadero Street
  • Local Mission Market 2670 Harrison Street
  • Luke’s Local 1750 Cesar Chavez Street Unit E (delivery is also available)
  • Olivier’s Butchery 1074 Illinois Street

To see the entire 7X7.com list with full descriptions, click here.

Dine-Out You’re going to a restaurant; These places are serving

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Beginning this Saturday, and running successive weekends (and one Friday) through December 17, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party will be taking place at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The immersive event is now in its 35th season.

Here you’ll find over three acres of lamp lit streets, boisterous pubs, theaters, music halls, dance parties, tearooms, and shops offering one-of-a-kind treasures. It’s a dazzling interactive experience, and you’ll have the chance to mingle with more than 800 performers.

To begin to appreciate the attention to detail and the scale of this event, you’ll want to check out this “Cow Palace as Victorian London” map by clicking here.

The Dickens Fair takes place on November 18, 19, 24, 25,

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Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s highly anticipated new barbecue restaurant, International Smoke, officially opened yesterday in a space once occupied by RN74.

We’re guessing you know that Ayesha Curry is Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry’s wife, and that she has already made a name for herself in the culinary world by hosting a very popular cooking show on Food Network. This is her first foray into the world of brick-and-mortar restaurants.

According to a Yelp fan, the menu features grilled and smoked meat recipes with sensational seasonings that leverage Chinese, Jamaican, African-American and Polish influences.  Physically, the remodel of the space has been extensive, and includes a handsome bar and atrium.

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Thanksgiving is still a week and a half away, and most tree lighting ceremonies have not yet taken place. Nevertheless, San Francisco’s ice rinks are already open and ready for your visit.

The City’s outdoor rinks have become very much a part of San Francisco’s holiday tradition. We’d just like to remind you there’s also an indoor option (in case it’s raining), and that rink is open every day of the year.

  • Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center (Open Nov. 3, 2017 — Jan. 7, 2018)
  • Holiday Ice Rink In Union Square (Open Nov. 1, 2017 — Jan. 15, 2018)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center (open year-round)

There’s no better time than now to lace up some skates and start carving up the ice.

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The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s already so much going on. For starters, the Renegade Craft Fair takes place all weekend long at Fort Mason. On Saturday at Ocean Beach you’ll find the 35th Annual Sandcastle Classic from 11AM to 3:30PM — the biggest competition of its kind in Northern California. Then on Sunday, at 11AM in Fisherman’s Wharf, the 97th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade takes place. Finally, also on Sunday, you can enjoy a free concert at Herbst Theatre. From 3PM to 5PM The San Francisco Civic Music Association presents Mozart to Mendelssohn. Seating is limited, so if you’re interested in attending visit their Eventbrite page today!

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week,

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