Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some history with your food?

If you're looking for a place to eat downtown, check out Tinker's Main Seafood & Grill, at 489 Main Street. It occupies the space of the late, great Municipal Cafeteria and has old photographs of downtown on the walls, including some of the "Muni." All of the photos are large and sharp, revealing lots of detail. You'll find more in the Subway restaurant next-door.

Patrons of the Muni will recognize the bar in Tinker's, which was salvaged from the old restaurant. Those of us who've always bemoaned the city's lack of venues for bands playing original music will remember the Muni's valiant stab at remedying the situation in the '90s, when it doubled as a sort of nightclub. My favorite show: Jonathan Richman, with just his drummer.

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