One of the things this year's research showed me was how well the previous Best
of San Francisco issues have held up (look for the search box on the Best Of section of our
website, which you can use to search a decade's worth of awards by category, year, and
keyword). I kept having to scratch ideas for local foods to celebrate because my discerning predecessor, Meredith Brody, and her cohorts had already done it.
As someone who took a four-year break from the city (I moved back in
January 2010), it was also heartening to see how many longstanding
restaurants, bakeries, markets, and coffee shops are still producing
great food. Listening to buzz alone, you'd think any restaurant older
than six months had gone downhill, but the quality of the cooking here
is as consistent as it is high.
What'd we get right? What'd we miss? What deserves to be included in
next year's issue? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us
a Tweet at @SFoodie.