Carrying bread in an open basket through the streets
"It shall be unlawful for any person, company, or corporation to carry, transport, or convey through the public streets in open baskets or exposed containers any bread, cakes, or pastry intended for human consumption." This law has been around for more than 110 years and if you're busted transporting a baguette, you can be fined $500 or go to jail for up to six months. This is likely why more French people don't live in SF.
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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and, if anyone asks, she will totally deny that she jumped 10ft in the air and immediately hid her beer upon hearing police sirens zooming up the street where she and Grant were drinking. She is happy to report that she's never been arrested... yet. Follow her on Twitter @daisy.