Terry Zobeck just happened across an article on Hammett and a couple of New Guy writers (new compared to Hammett, at least) in which they eat in John’s Grill, visit Burritt alley — the things one does in Frisco.
For me the most interesting moment was learning that Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone (star turn vehicle for JLaw), was once a resident of Sam Spade’s burg.
Very light on the info, though. No address. No neighborhood. No year dates.
Still, interesting to know. I’ll insert the factoid in my Literary San Francisco file.