San Francisco's first French restaurant. Originally named Le Poulet d'Or, the 49ers changed it to the Poodle Dog because (a) they couldn't pronounce poulet d'Or and (b) a poodle dog sounded kinda Frenchie. Inside: Gold Rush Splendor! Chandeliers! A stage featuring a woman who performed on a trapeeze while playing violin! Gold dust seeping through the cracks in the floor -- and desperate miners crawling under the floorboards panning for gold!
The Galloping Cow and Chalkboard are here.