Climb the Filbert Steps
Running down the east slope of Telegraph Hill on the old trail of dock workers, the Filbert Steps is the same seemingly endless staircase Humphrey Bogart stumbles up in the noir classic Dark Passage. The stairs rise in three sections from Sansome Street to Coit Tower, past art deco buildings, such as Lauren Bacall’s pad from the same movie at 1360 Montgomery Street. Many of the homes along the route can only be reach from the stairs. Besides city views, the steps have a garden, known as the Grace Marchant Garden, that is home to a flock of emerald parrots.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.