I recently met Stephen Pocock of the San Francisco salumeria Boccalone when we were co-judges of a butchering contest. “I make everything,” he told me. Fair enough: he is the shop's salumiere, responsible for its catalog of classic Italian cured meats and fresh sausages. Continue...
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Chinatown’s Yuet Lee has remained one of San Francisco’s favorite secrets for over 30 years. Open until 3 a.m., cash only, and gloriously un-remodeled save for a lick of new paint, this Cantonese restaurant feels like a place where Steve McQueen might be sucking on clay pot short ribs at the next table. Continue...
I have a pretty serious taco truck addiction, and also love eating authentic Mexican delights made from local, sustainable ingredients. Nopalito in the Lower Haight is making my dreams come true. Continue...
One of my favorite San Francisco restaurants is not really a restaurant at all. Every Thursday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m., Mission Street Food, a non-profit organization, takes over the unassuming Lung Shan Chinese Restaurant and hosts a guest chef who prepares affordable, small-plate dishes that have foodies and hipsters lined up around the block. Continue...
This popular taco joint sells what might be San Francisco's best carne asada burrito.
This one-man barbecue stand at Lozano Car Wash is a Bay Area tradition in the making.
The latest culinary experiment: local chef hosts roving dinners in borrowed restaurants.
One of the city's premier dining experiences.
This Presidio Heights gem has its own private farm, Christofle cutlery, and chef Mark Sullivan.
South American super chef Gastón Acurio makes his U.S. debut.
A recounting of the opening of the Cosmo Place in San Francisco.
The veteran cooks of San Francisco’s famed Italian quarter always deliver a savory meal.
A refined vegetarian restaurant harmoniously shares a Napa Valley venue with a yoga studio (upstairs).
A San Francisco restaurant family has truly arrived.