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December 19, 2004

Twenty eight pictures from the Anime Costume judging and 2004 Cherry Blossom Parade in San Francisco's Japantown were added today.

December 16, 2004

I've just added a page on New York's Rockefeller Center a historic multi-use complex with world famous ice skating rink, an annual Christmas tree widely recognized as New York's official tree, shopping and restaurants, Radio City Music Hall and NBC Studios, prestigious offices and unmatched public art collection.

December 15, 2004

Louis Madison reviews Gary Danko, his favorite "Big Splurge" restaurant for special occasions.

December 11, 2004

A couple of pages have been added to the New York City section of Historic South Street Seaport with its maritime museum and many restaurants and shops is right next to the Brooklyn Bridge and includes a couple of panoramas along with other pictures and historical information. The Flatiron District with the historic Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park and the MetLife Building are the subject of the second page.

December 1, 2004

Louis Madison's latest restaurant review is Naan N' Chutney, reasonably priced Indian and Pakistani food on Haight Street.

November 30, 2004

The first of my New York City Tours and Vacation Guide pages were added to the site this evening. Plenty of fascinating historical information and pictures of New York including Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Empire State Building and the lights of Broadway at Times Square. There will be lots more to come in the months ahead.

November 28, 2004

Today I added a number of new photos to the site; a panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge shot at sunset, the wave organ on the jetty that extends from the St. Francis Yacht Club in the Marina and on the Golden Gate Park page Stow Lake and two photos showing the fall colors in the Japanese Tea Garden.

November 15, 2004

Prix-Fixe Update, by Louis Madison, reviews several upscale prix-fixe restaurants, mostly French, that still qualify in the “splurge” category for his “affordable” readers.

November 1, 2004

Louis Madison updates his review of Indian Buffets, including 3 that have added affordable Dinner Buffets.

October 21, 2004

Louis Madison reviews Samila Thai, featuring good food, a huge menu and modest prices.

September 1, 2004

Town's End Restaurant and Bakery, more affordable than ever, is the subject of Louis Madison's latest restaurant review.

August 15, 2004

Louis Madison's latest restaurant review is Pete's Deli & Café, a Small Deli Café with a Big Menu on Divisadero Street.

August 9, 2004

I've added a San Diego Map and a page about Little Italy San Diego in addition to some additional pictures taken in San Francisco's Little Italy — North Beach Neighborhood.

August 1, 2004

Louis Madison's new restaurant review is Memphis Minnie's, featuring classic southern-style BBQ and large portions on lower Haight Street.

uly 15, 2004

Louis Madison updates his previous review of Pacific Café, a great seafood restaurant with moderate prices on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District.

July 1, 2004

Claypool's BBQ, opened by country musician Philip Claypool, is the subject of Louis Madison's latest restaurant review. Finally, there is BBQ in the Marina!

June 15, 2004

Louis Madison's latest restaurant review is Din'os, featuring good pizzas and hearty Italian food on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights.

June 12, 2004

Today I added a new section to's expanding coverage of exciting cities. Now you can tour San Diego on-line.
You'll want to view my pictures and panoramas and read all the information about this historic area. Old Town San Diego, Heritage Park, Point Loma, Balboa Park and Mission Valley history is covered along with the Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Plaza downtown. Check out SeaWorld San Diego, Mission Beach and Belmont Park, La Jolla beaches and Mount Soledad, Torrey Pines Glider Port and the famous Hotel Del Coronado and more.
In addition to the new San Diego section I've added a page about a unique experience in the wine country just an hour from San Francisco. The closest thing to a real African Safari is Safari West between Santa Rosa and Calistoga.
Steak prices are going through the roof, so Louis Madison has updated his previous review of San Francisco Steakhouses. Lou also added a few new restaurants in the lower price range.

May 15, 2004

French-inspired California Cuisine by the chef-owner who cooked at Masa's, The Ritz Carlton, and La Folie before opening his own restaurant on Steiner in the Marina is the subject of Louis Madison's latest 'Affordable Dining in San Francisco' restaurant review.
Episode seven of Bay Time Detective saw Mikki and Pete puzzle things in this could-be future fortress high atop Mt. Tam. It’s post the next really Big One. Bad boy author Ambrose Bierce, missing for over one hundred and thirty years, is, along with Brigid O’Shaughnessy, yet another elixir of life victim. Our duo peer at three aforementioned wildlife figurines, and at the medallion obtained in 1906 from Abe Reuf. While Pete ponders Sharky’s absence.

May 1, 2004

Louis Madison's latest restaurant review is Divis Fancy, an ambitious Middle Eastern venture on Divisadero.

April 15, 2004

Louis Madison's latest restaurant review is Watercress, a French-Asian bistro with the best prix-fixe dinner in town.

April 1, 2004

Asqew Grill, with two San Francisco locations, is the subject of Louis Madison's latest review. See why he says it's both "good and cheap."

March 21, 2004

Read our exclusive on-line serial story Bay Time Detective each Wednesday.
The tale of three typically offbeat San Franciscans who come unglued in time. Bay Time Detective Mikki Bingo moonlights at Lusty Lady and volunteer cooks at Glide. Mikki's sole employee is Pete Bingo, her inventively incompetent grandfather. Their client, Sharky Bate, is a gazillion year old hip-hop bottom fish who flip-flops from petrified to putrefied. Stumbling through epic timequakes, our titanic trio pits wits with nefarious foes in their unending quest for truth, “justice” and a truly affordable apartment.

February 1, 2004

A new restaurant in San Francisco's Pacific Heights that's popular with young people is the subject of Louis Madison's latest restaurant review — The Grove Filmore.
Could money be better spent?
Read about Annemarie Madison's contribution to the humanism of AIDS care in San Francisco and around the world and what she's now doing for children in Nepal — then decide for yourself.

January 23, 2004

I just added some pictures and information about Marketplace in the beautifully renovated Ferry Building on the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

January 2, 2004

An old favorite under new management with added German and Mexican specialties" is how Louis Madison describes the Rendezvous Café in his updated review of this San Francisco restaurant.
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