Writer Terrence Henry, retired early only to go on an eating tour for three months—from Argentina to Italy—and write about it for The Atlantic. Upon his return to the US, he discovered that, "Hidden restaurants, innovative farmers, culinary craftsmen—our nation's love affair with food was continuing to grow and evolve, in spite of a financial crisis thinning the country's pockets and a food system that seems determined to exchange quality and safety for efficiency and profit."
He's looking for suggestions, but these are the San Francisco places he's got mapped out to visit so far:
Mission Street Food
Out the Door
I'm thinking he should check out our Big Eat SF. But then again, I'm a little biased about that list.