I just read that the Tonga Room, in the beautiful Fairmont Hotel (where I spotted my first Rolls Royce), is in danger of being shut down. My one and only memory of the room is for Junior or Senior Prom (I forget which one), we ate dinner there. It was beautiful. And kitschy. And the rainstorm. And the band in the middle of a pool. Who can forget?
It will be interesting to see if this is something San Franciscans can save.