HELLO, I’M KATIE
I live in Alamo Square/Fillmore .
I work in Mission, Civic Center, SoMa.
I hang out in
North Beach, Mission, Japantown , Glen Park , Lower Pac Heights .
I am a teacher, writer, and traveler who is proud to call San Francisco home. I moved to the Bay from Florida seven years ago to work in the wine industry and have explored (and eaten and sipped) my way through the city ever since. My perfect dream day in the city would involve getting up early, taking a run over the Golden Gate Bridge, digging in to a delicious brunch at Beretta or picking up a tasty Bi-Rite sandwich and bringing it to Dolores Park (along with a bottle of bubbly and some friends). It would also include checking out the shelves at Alley Cat bookstore for a new novel and singing karaoke at Festa Wine Bar with a glass of Pinot Noir in hand. My favorite neighborhoods are the Mission, Japantown, and North Beach, where you'll find me at my favorite thrift shops, book stores, and cafes. I also consider myself an authority on the city's best wine and dive bars, and can steer you toward the best slices, ramen joints, and Asian fusion cuisine you'll ever have.