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

The original Original Joe's.

The original Original Joe's.Photo: Frank Kelsey/Flickr

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]

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