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SEARCHING HILL & CO.

If you’re looking for a home but you don’t feel like dragging yourself all the way over to Hill & Co’s 1880 Lombard office, or to its 2107 Union Street office in Cow Hollow, you might be interested to learn that the real estate firm has teamed up with Mountain View’s RealScout to make it more productive to search on the hill-co.com website. The RealScout-powered search feature on the website now allows you to search for specific criteria such as “gourmet kitchens” or “near Google shuttle stop.”

Then again, if you were interested in that $7.99 million Presidio Heights listing, why not just send your butler over to Lombard to get the info for you?

A TASTE OF BERLIN AT FORT MASON

A friend of ours was out of places to take an aunt visiting from Germany. With half a day to spare before a plane flight home and practically out of desperation, she suggested they visit the farmers’ market at Fort Mason. The farmers’ market shows up there every Sunday. While there, they discovered a taste of home: Currywurst. It’s a fast food popular in Germany that features pork sausage and curry-infused ketchup. (German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of millions of fans of this food.)

The aunt was thrilled, and she returned to the Fatherland with a smile on her face.

OVERHEARD AT HONG KONG LOUNGE 2 ON GEARY

Busy Sunday brunch.

Woman: I was the first one outside before they opened. Then people started asking me if I was in line. I’m the Pied Piper of dim sum.

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