Andrew Mariani's City Guide

Tennessee Valley Beach

Trail through Tennessee Valley. / Photo: Courtesy of National Park Service/ Photographed by Kirke Wrench

“Luckily, for most of the year in the Bay area, there isn’t too much reason to stay inside. One of my favorite acitivites is to hike down to Tennessee Valley Beach—a secluded offshoot of the Marin Headlands.” -Andrew Mariani

Address
Tennessee Valley Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Contact

http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/tennessee_valley.htm

What To Wear To Tennessee Valley Beach


Starline Social Club

“Right now, my favorite East Bay bar is the Starline—simple, beautiful, unpredictable—a hub of spontaneous activity and strange encounters.” -Andrew Mariani

Address
645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Contact
510.593.2109
http://www.starlinesocialclub.com/

Creative Growth

“The seminal institution of its kind and my favorite place to buy original artwork. Their annual spring fundraiser is one of the best tickets of the year.” -Andrew Mariani

Address
355 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Contact
510.836.2340
http://creativegrowth.org/

Manka’s Inverness Lodge

“A perfect little coastal getaway—less than an hour’s drive from SF but feels like the edge of the universe. Their house restaurant, Sir and Star, serves delicious, seasonal menus inspired by California.”

Address
30 Callendar Way, Inverness, CA 94937
Contact
415.669.1034
http://www.barneys.com

Scribe Winery

Photographed by Amanda Marsalis

“Come visit and have some wine. Exciting things are happening in the year ahead here on the farm.” -Andrew Mariani

Address
2300 Napa Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476
Contact
707.939.1858
http://www.scribewinery.com/

The Mill

“Josey Baker’s brick-and-mortar love song to bread and coffee. Listen to the This American Life episode about toast before you patronize. And if you can’t make it in person, order his bread online from my friends at Good Eggs.” -Andrew Mariani

Address
736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Contact
415.345.1953
http://www.themillsf.com/