Alan Richman has an article about the Ferry Building in the May 2007 issue of GQ magazine entitled "Food Central U.S.A.". The first two paragraphs:
"On the west coast, a few yards from San Francisco Bay, looms a monolith destined to become a sacred site for those who prefer that food not reach its destination shrink-wrapped."
"The locals revere it. The rest of America has nothing like it."