So Giuseppe Bazzuro, as the story goes, had a restaurant that he built in an abandoned fishing boat. When the city of San Francisco filled in the bay, he built a restaurant and a house where the boat was, both of which burned in the fire after the great earthquake. I really, really, really wanted to draw Giuseppe’s abandoned fishing boat restaurant, but I couldn’t find more than a sentence or two about him here and there, I couldn’t find any photo reference at all for him or the boat. Niles thinks I could have just drawn Mario with a “G” on his cap, but that seems like more than a little bit of a disservice to the man who by many accounts popularized cioppino.

Anyway! Stay tuned, part two of cioppino will be a recipe!