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December 29, 2003

Today I've added a page with pictures and historical information about New Orleans Mardi Gras just in time for the 2004 Carnival which starts on January 6th.
Also new are two panoramas on my Aquatic Park in San Francisco page — one shot at Hyde Street Pier among the boats and ships and another from a high point at Ghirardelli Square.

December 15, 2003

Louis Madison updates his September 15, 2002 review of Le Metro which he says is an ideal restaurant for a holiday meal. "In my opinion, the Early Dinner at Le Metro is the best French deal in town, in terms of quality and price."

December 1, 2003

Louis Madison says the San Francisco Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant Ananda Fuara is a "Guru-inspired Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant that boasts excellent food at low prices."

November 15, 2003

Interesting Eritrean and Ethiopean cuisine can be found at Sawá Restaurant #2 on Divisadero Street according to Louis Madison's latest Affordable Dining is San Francisco review.

November 10, 2003

Two good size additions to today:
We have added quite a few new sightseeing tours including additional tours in San Francisco and New Orleans as well as several tours each in Las Vegas/Grand Canyon, Boston, Seattle and New York.
The third installment in our series of Wine Trails articles also goes on-line today. Chalk Hill Road and Alexander Valley profiles thirteen wineries and the beautiful country roads where you will find them.

November 1, 2003

Louis Madison suggests you "Try the spectacular family dinner, an artistic delight!" in his latest review of the Eritrean & Ethiopean restaurant Sawá on Divisidaro.

October 15, 2003

Elegant hotel dining at affordable prices in San Francisco. Read Lou's latest review.

October 1, 2003

Louis Madison has identified a new trend in San Francisco — Indian and Pakistani restaurants at a discount. Includes seven restaurant reviews.

September 29, 2003

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has reopened after eight years! Completely repaired and renovated after a devastating wind storm in 1995, the Conservatory is once again open to the public. View my pictures and panoramas from outside and inside the historic Victorian Greenhouse.

September 15, 2003

Eat in or takeout superb Chinese food in upscale surroundings at Andy's. Read Louis Madison's latest San Francisco restaurant review.

July 30, 2003

Today I added the first pages of a new section on New Orleans to Now you can also take a virtual tour of New Orleans including the French Quarter, and the famous French Quarter Balconies, huge homes and Victorian mansions in the Garden District and along the St. Charles Streetcar line, a Mississippi River Cruise and much more.
Also new today: Louis Madison's latest "Affordable Dining in San Francisco" restaurant review. Roosevelt Tamale Parlor — Mexican food at its best, and reasonable in price.

July 15, 2003

Upscale Indian food at astonishingly low prices! New San Francisco restaurant review by Louis Madison — Sheesh Mahal . I've also added a couple of photos and information about the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown.

July 1, 3003

Sam Wo — a unique Chinese restaurant is the subject of Louis Madison's latest review.

June 21, 2003

I just added an additional location to View ten panoramas and several pictures while on your virtual tour of Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Nevada Fall and more are included. Information about, and links to, Yosemite lodging and a map of Yosemite are provided.

June 16, 2003

I hope you have noticed that there are several tours that originate in San Francisco that you can reserve at Today I added information about and pictures of the Yosemite National Park Tour. You can also find a City Tour with Alcatraz Tickets, Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour, Winery Tour and the San Francisco City Pass with 5 attractions and Cable Car and Muni pass.
Louis Madison's latest San Francisco restaurant review is for Thai Spice — Not just another Thai Restaurant.

June 2, 2003

If you like crepes in the tradition of Brittany, the northwest part of France you'll want to check out Louis Madison's latest San Francisco restaurant review — Ti-Couz.

May 20, 2003

All the large panoramas on are now even larger! San Francisco neighborhoods, Wine Country scenery, wineries and even wine caves are now represented with bigger panoramas. The good news is they won't take any longer to download.
So if you have a favorite that you haven't checked out for a while, now is the time. Enjoy.

May 15, 2003

The latest restaurant review by Louis Madison is for an upscale Chinese restaurant with affordable prices — Yet Wah on Clement Street.

May 12, 2003

The latest Wine Trail on-line wine tasting and winery touring guide covers Dry Creek Road near Healdsburg in Sonoma County and includes a map to the wineries, pictures, panoramas and descriptions of the route and wineries.

May 6, 2003

Today I added some information about and a panorama shot at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

May 1, 2003

Louis Madison gives us his review of Buffalo Burgers where, yes, you can get a burger made from buffalo meat and lots more. On Geary Blvd in San Francisco.

April 27. 2003

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is San Francisco's celebration of the start of spring. I've added a page of information and pictures from the 2003 event in Japantown.

April 23, 2003

Peter Forbes Crossman has contributed the second article in his series of Unsung California Heroes about California Wine makers contributions to their communities. This one is about Sam Sebastiani and his restoration of 90 acres of marsh adjacent to his Viansa winery in Carneros.

April 15, 2003

Louis Madison reviews a new seafood restaurant in San Francisco — the Pacific Catch - Fresh Fish Grill — and calls it a gem!

April 14, 2003

I've added information about the Napa Valley Mustard Festival to my Napa Valley page. The festival is an annual series of wine country food, wine and art events spread over two months. The final event was The Mumm Cuvée Napa Photo Finish where my panorama of mustard growing in a Silverado Trail vineyard won the category.

April 1, 2003

Louis Madison's latest review—Cinderella Bakery & Restaurant—ends with his saying he is looking forward to his next visit to this San Francisco Russian restaurant because "Where else can one eat such hearty food at such prices?"
I've added a couple pictures to my Chinatown page.

March 23, 2003

I've recently added several pictures to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Beaches Custom Print Gallery.
Peter Forbes Crossman has contributed an article about Dr. Martin Griffin and his efforts to conserve areas of Marin County and the Wine Country.

March 16, 2003

I've added four panoramas to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Beaches >Custom Print Gallery and a beautiful picture of flowers framing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Louis Madison gives us another great Chinese Restaurant find — Tai Chi.

March 1, 2003

Lou reviews Liverpool Lil's — an English Pub style restaurant that has been in San Francisco since 1973.

February 20, 2003

Custom archive quality photographic prints up to ten feet wide of panoramas can now be purchased from our new gallery pages! You'll be amazed how great these panoramas look as large prints.
Mozzarella Di Bufala is combination pizza and Brazilian speciality restaurant and the subject of Louis Madison's latest review.

January 16, 2003

Lou gives us information about three services that provide home delivery of meals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

January 1, 2003

Louis Madison reviews Bai Som a new Thai gem on Clement Street.
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