A night in old SF

April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Tadich Grill is San Francisco’s oldest restaurant — open since 1849 — and critics sniff that some of the waiters have been there since day one.

It’s not true. Anton Weidlinger, the main man at the counter, has been at Tadich only 21 years, as of today. His wife Connie threw a big bash in the back booth and invited a few of his fans to celebrate.

After Manhattans and martinis came the usual excellent dinner of pan-fried sand dabs, petrale sole and a Hangtown fry. Then the big moment: the unveiling of a new painting of Anton at the counter by the artist Ken Auster. Auster too is a fan of Tadich and has made it the subject of many paintings in recent years in his quest to capture the essence of Ess Eff.

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