Eat + Drink
As much as I dream about eating McDonald’s french fries or Taco Bell bean burritos, I am just as often waylaid with guilt for doing so. My metabolism ain’t what it used to be, after all. Not one to prescribe to fad diets (everyone I know on Atkins has really bad breath), I’ve taken a more wholesome approach to eating, one that’s quintessentially of-the-region.
Upon returning to San Francisco from a jaunt to the East Coast, the distinct lack of Caribbean cuisine may have you down, mon. Compared with New York, SF’s island offerings have been historically scant, a notable paucity in our gastro-nomically rich and diverse city.
Editor Schuyler Bailey, who mows her way around town for the sake of the Eat + Drink section, is hungry. Here's what she's hankering for this month.
After several rounds of voting and intense competition, Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR emerged as the clear winner of this year's Your City, Your Chef Contest, presented by Trumer Pils. To celebrate Accarrino's culinary accomplishments, Trumer Pils and 7x7 invited a select list of honored guests to SPQR for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Locals have long admired the beef brisket enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips dredged in cotija and chile de arbol sauce at Mamacita and Nopalito. And, yes, every Saturday, lines twist outside for fried rock cod tacos and chilaquiles at Mijita and the Primavera. But now several new Mexican spots are serving up more elegant fare. Check them out the next time you need a taqueria break.
Fire it up, South Bay — this week's openings are all about the grill, and the delicious meaty (and vegetarian!) goodness that comes with it. Plus, authentic Thai food and all-you-can-eat sushi, for good measure.
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