Great patios are few and far between in chilly San Francisco, but we still host a few restaurants whose outside spaces double as secret oases (Foreign Cinema, Saison). Now Central Kitchen—the second venture from Flour + Water partners David Steele, David White, and chef Thomas McNaughton—joins the posse with an indoor/outdoor spot down the street from their original restaurant.
The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our first installment, we begin with Downtown, Uptown, and Jack London Square.
The designer behind the Mission's Zoe Bikini grew up in Santa Barbara, but she now resides in Marin with a sun deck and a bounty of bikinis. Zoe recently relaunched her website boasting her customizable swim styles as the Bay Area enters Indian Summer—the best time of year to wear a bikini locally (fingers crossed for beach days soon!). Here, the seasoned beach goer offers up her favorite sandy spots to show them off at.
In the July/August issue, we took a closer look at San Francisco’s challenging late-night dining scene with an article that sparked plenty of interest, comments, and controversy. While our city definitely shuts down early, good news: there are still plenty of places that serve food past 10 p.m., from the grubby to the greasy to the gourmet.
Excerpted from the new Tablehopper's Top Late-Night Eats in SF app, here are 50 of our favorites:
For Lindsay and Doug, the most important part of their wedding was keeping it intimate, inviting only family and very close friends. Knowing San Francisco summer weather always consists of fog and biting wind, they opted for a fall wedding, hoping the typical Indian Summer would prevail.
My boyfriend, who lives in Hong Kong, just visited me here in SF. A few days into his stay he confronted me with his iPad, with which he had been tracking the location of my cell phone from Hong Kong. I was shocked. He even showed me a map from a few weeks before when I was in Palo Alto with a friend. The map clearly showed a little icon with my name on it, right at my friend’s address. My BF wanted to know who the friend was and why I hadn’t mentioned it to him. I, in turn, told him to leave immediately and lose my number. Later, my techie friend told me it’s because I had turned on the “Find My iPhone” setting. Apparently, all he needed was my Apple ID to track me—which he of course knew, since I used it all the time to download from iTunes. Did I overreact?
1. Mission Rock Resort Opens: The newest spot from the owners of MoMo's and Pete's Tavern, located in the former Kelly's Mission Rock Cafe off 3rd Street in the Dogpatch, has plenty to offer: Sizable decks, gorgeous bay views, regular sunshine, and pre- or post-Giants game convenience. The cocktail menu includes approachable concoctions like the Pearry Francois (pear vodka, ginger liqueur, St. Germain, sauvignon blanc, housemade ginger beer; $11) and the Kappa's Fire Island (pisco, pineapple, cilantro, serrano chile; $11), and for weekend brunch, they're offering $16 bottomless mimosas (with your choice of orange, grapefruit, cranberry, or pineapple juice). Play ball. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 817 Terry A. Francois Blvd., Dogpatch.
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