As Traci Des Jardins would drive over the Golden Gate Bridge en route back into San Francisco, she’d gaze upon the Presidio’s thick forests and wonder how that dramatic plot of land, now a national park, came to be. As she devised the concept for The Commissary, her brand-new restaurant housed in the former army post’s main barracks, she was inspired by its history as a military settlement originally established by Spanish conquistadores in the 1800s.
With San Francisco home prices skyrocketing, and rent prices at an all-time high, it's time to get out of dodge. Or is it? Rather than fleeing to the burbs, a new waterfront development could be your (relatively) affordable housing option of choice." Downtown skyline and Bay views for under $700,000? Sign us up.
Order the Qishan minced pork noodles from Terra Cotta Warrior (415-681-3288) in the Outer Sunset, and you’ll be presented with a piping hot bowl filled to the brim with a soul-warming, spicy-sour broth. Just below the surface you’ll find a single, seemingly neverending noodle.
Senior 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.
Salvatore Cracco’s facial expression in the photo on his California Department of Food and Agriculture–issued laminated credentials is at least as serious as his title— certified meat processing inspector. But Cracco, 29, chef at SoMa’s new eatery, Trou Normand, is all smiles when standing next to the carcasses of three massive pigs hanging in the restaurant’s meat locker.
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