Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Kevin Cline grew up in Florida, but he got out just about as soon as he could.
In Part 1, Kevin, who co-owns Front Porch restaurant in Bernal Heights, shares stories of journeys that led him to San Francisco. First was a trip from Boston to Los Angeles, then from LA to San Francisco on bicycle. Then, based on what a good time he had in The City during that first visit, he decided to ride his motorcycle across the country to move here.
In Part 2, Kevin talks about various bars he worked in all around San Francisco. He and his wife loved Emmy's Spaghetti Shack in Bernal Heights, and got to know Josey (host) and Sarah (chef). A few years later, Josey and Sarah asked Kevin to open a restaurant with them, and that's the story of how The Front Porch got started.
Kevin shares the history of the Front Porch location, tells us how they came to open Rock Bar across 29th Street, and talks about running a restaurant during the coronavirus shelter-in-place.
We recorded this podcast during quarantine in San Francisco in May 2020.