On Wednesday night, I made my way to State Bird Provisions, the quirky restaurant opened by married-couple Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski. The sliver of a space is located on the part of Fillmore Street not far from Yoshi's—the one the city is trying so hard to spruce up. Hapa Ramen is set to come in along here too. Still, gentrification alarmists can celebrate the fact that this stretch of town still offers plenty of funk. The first time I dined here, on the way out, some drunk guy tossed a beer bottle at me—gently, I might add—and missed.
If you are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner, it is best not to show up empty-handed. Wine is good, but pie—which spares the host from juggling oven space—is best. Here, the best place to pick one up. Mind the pre-order dates.
Bike Basket Pies will be offering a dizzying variety: pumpkin, pumpkin-pecan, pumpkin-chocolate chip, sweet potato-maple pecan, apple, apple-cheddar, apple-cranberry, pear-apple and pear-ginger. You can get large pies or opt for the individual handheld version (more variety that way!). Order by November 20 for pick-up in the Mission on November 24.