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2009_07_johnsg.jpgSydna Konstin, the famed matriarch of John's Grill, passed away over the weekend. Mrs. Konstin took over the San Francisco institution—and Maltese Falcon haunt—in the 1960s with her husband, at which point they created a "haven for celebrity visitors" and a local landmark. These days, her son John runs the operations at the restaurant; she was 73 years old. [SFE]

63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA

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