The $1 oyster has become something of a San Francisco happy hour staple (lucky us). It’s hard to beat a platter of oysters and a chilled glass of something, like bubbly, beer, or some chablis. If you want to enjoy a little luxury without shelling out the big bucks, here are some of the best spots around town offering $1 oysters.
The Tablehopper column for the September Fashion issue discusses some of the very complicated plating we’re currently spotting in San Francisco restaurants (some insiders are describing it as “tweezer cuisine”). While many dishes may look beautiful—composed oh-so-carefully with blossoms and flavored crumbles—the flavors can be a little all over the map, or the protein may be served lukewarm.
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.
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:
Everyone has their hangover cures: Some folks need iced coffee, or eggs, or pancakes, while others just need a mountain of melted cheese. Below are five of my favorite hangover cures for when you’ve moved past sipping ginger ale (or in my case, a Coke over ice). May the force be with you.
Even if you don’t live in the Dogpatch neighborhood, here are five oh-so-delicious and easy-on-the-wallet options that will hopefully inspire you to embark on a lunch (or dinner) adventure.
Ah yes, summertime in San Francisco. Our foggy days and windy afternoons make it a perfect time to enjoy a big bowl of soup (while the rest of the country cools off with gazpacho, watermelon, and iced coffees).
For being such a hardcore food town, SF’s late-night dining scene is one of our most embarrassing traits. “We’re almost like a real city,” says Nopa chef-partner Laurence Jossel. “We call ourselves a metropolis, but really, we roll up the carpets at 9:30 p.m.”
Thad Vogler, co-owner of Bar Agricole, chimes in: “The inevitable comparison of San Francisco to New York is a bummer. It’s not even relevant. With the state of late-night dining here, we are more like Portland or Seattle.”
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