Tour Through S.F. Restaurant History, Via Vintage Matchbooks

The original Original Joe's.

Check out this amazing collection of some 500 matchbook covers, compiled by Flickr user and Bay Area native Frank Kelsey, who's a collector ashtrays and other memorabilia too. It's a great survey of bars and restaurants, many of them long gone, but some still going strong, like Alioto's, Fior d'Italia, the Cliff House, and Original Joe's (albeit in a new location). [Flickr via Uptown Almanac]