For the past few decades, San Francisco cooking has followed the tenets of matriarch Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse. It married some Italians, giving birth to a Cal-Italian style that local diners know and love. Then an affair with a Dane started mixing up our bloodline.
In 2006, when Denmark’s Noma started pocketing accolades for its highly localized, painstakingly plated food (tweezers in full effect), it stoked the fire for restaurants such as Coi and Saison. But today, it’s getting difficult to classify many of the restaurants, pop-ups, and food trucks opening in SF—so much for New American or even Northern Californian cuisine. It seems there is a new movement afoot that is bringing chefs back to their roots. To be clear: This is a very exciting development.
Are you sick and stranded at home? Fridge is bare? Maybe you just can’t stand another night of pasta and butter. Here are five places that deliver some damn good vittles right to your door. It’s like magic.
Okay, so you’ve punched the clock, but want a little nosh to go with your Negroni? Here are five spots where you won’t just have a liquid happy hour—in fact, you can almost call it dinner.
It’s time for San Francisco summer, so grab your favorite coat (and scarf and hat) and try to land a table at these latest spots that feature outdoor dining.
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