North Beach books may be taking the place of the famous City Lights bookstore and publishing house founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. It was a frequent hangout for any beat writer that was passing through San Francisco. It's located right next to Vesuvio Café and is famous for publishing the infamous poetry book "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg. The book was almost immediately condemned as obscene and decried by the public. In 1957 police raided City Lights and charged them offering the explicit book for sale. Ferlinghetti tirelessly defended Ginsberg's work and after a lengthy legal battle the obscenity charges got dropped.
Muesli was introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. It was inspired by a similar "strange dish" that he and his wife had been served on a hike in the Swiss Alps. Bircher-Benner himself referred to the dish simply as "d'Spys" (Swiss German for "the dish", in German "die Speise"). Muesli in its modern form became popular in Western countries starting in the 1960s as part of increased interest in health food and vegetarian diets. The original Bircher muesli was soaked overnight with water and lemon juice, and then eaten with yogurt.