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At this tiny, cream-and-brown Castro bistro, Frances, Melissa Perello's food is a Danish modern table: serene, beautifully designed, populist, simple. Aspiring... More »
This charming small cafe, sister to fancy Absinthe down the street, has an especially pleasant large outdoor garden space with tree-shaded tables tucked... More »
The Alembic is not to everyone's tastes: too loud/too hipster/too much of a bar/too fancy/ew, bone marrow? But in addition to stellar cocktails (one... More »
At Benu, former French Laundry chef de cuisine Corey Lee is developing a distinct language, both visual and culinary, within the conventions of haute cuisine. The... More »
Commonwealth is a collectively owned American restaurant with good crowd, a do-good mission (a portion of the tasting menu goes to local nonprofits), and a... More »
A large and cheerful dining room has been added to this popular takeout place, which, along with its rotisserie and grilled chicken, also offers... More »
Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant has been at its present location, anchoring the corner of restaurant-laden Belden Place and Bush Street... More »
Lively two-story restaurant, housed in a vintage bank building in the Haight, with a large bar (and scene) and menu of seasonal Mediterranean-inspired American and... More »
This charming restaurant is on a corner just a few blocks from the beach in the Outer Sunset. Outerlands' simple wood tables and chairs, open kitchen, and... More »
One of San Francisco's dining gems (semihidden in its cozy neighborhood), Chenery Park manages to be at once sophisticated and homey, in both its art-lined... More »
Back in 1994, when the first edition of the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry was published, it presented an unprecedented gateway into the avant-garde. Nearly 20 years later, a second edition is born. Edited by poet and SFSU professor Paul Hoover, the new anthology is over a thousand pages (one-third larger), with more than 550 poems and 15 essays on poetics that...
Are you familiar with the term "catfish?" That's a person with a phony Internet avatar/photo that is sexually attractive enough to make people want to interact with them instead of run to the nearest eye-wash station. It could be a shot of the person 20 years ago, before the meth. Or it could be a shot of some random, hot frat dude, while the real guy looks more like the comic book store...
The indecisive, the picky and the gluttonous can all make common cause at Heyday, a new spot in the Financial District where nearly everything is made from scratch daily. It's like Bi-Rite, but without the grocery aisles or the ice cream.
Lunch options skew smallish, but at one for $6, two for $10 and three for $14, it is simply not possible to make a wrong choice in this warmly...
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