Avenue G: 1570 Stockton St. (at Union), 989-0399. North Beach. California fusion.
California Pizza Kitchen: 53 Third St. (between Market and Mission), 278-0443, www.cpk.com. Pizza, salads.
Dim Sum Bar: 620 O'Farrell (at Leavenworth), 839-7366. Tenderloin. Dim sum and healthy Chinese fast food.
District: 216 Townsend (between Third and Fourth), 896-2120, www.districtsf.com. South of Market. Wine, California-Mediterranean.
Healthy Heavens Vegetarian Food: 5319 Geary Blvd. (at 17th Ave.), 221-3505. Richmond. Sandwiches, soup.
Hime: 2353 Lombard St. (between Pierce and Scott), 931-7900, www.himerestaurant.com. Marina. Sushi, Japanese.
JoVino: 2184 Union St. (between Fillmore and Webster), 563-1853. Marina. Coffee and wine.
Mercury Appetizer Bar: 1434 Lombard St. (at Van Ness), 922-1434, www.mercurysf.com. Marina. Asian-influenced plates, cocktails.
Mission Beach Cafe: 198 Guerrero (at 14th St.), 861-0198. Mission. Coffee, tea, and sweets.
North Beach Lobster Shack: 532 Green (between Bannam and Jasper), 829-3634. North Beach. Lobster.
Nua Restaurant and Wine Bar: 550 Green St., 433-4000, www.nuasf.info. North Beach. Seasonal Mediterranean.
Underdog: 1634 Irving St. (at 17th Ave.), 665-8881. Inner Sunset. Organic sausages.
Woody Zips: 1609 Powell (at Green St.), 982-8898, www.woodyzips.com. North Beach. Sports bar.