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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Favorite Local Dishes, Mapped

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:18 AM


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It was early January when we began our second annual countdown of favorite dishes, SFoodie's 92: The 92 dishes and drinks we've loved most in 2011.

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We're only at No. 32 ― our grazing survey won't finish up till next month, just in time for SF Weekly's Best Of San Francisco issue. And while there are some 30 favorites yet to log, we thought we'd lay out the existing ones as an interactive Google map, a sort of glutton's equivalent of the word cloud, to help you plan Muni routes or schedule lunch runs. We'll keep updating till we reach No. 1 ― promise to stay with us as we finish sticking pins in the map?

And in case you feel like scrolling, here's the list so far in column form:

Dishes in our series so far:

92: Goat tacos from El Norteño

91: Faux shark's fin soup at Benu

90: Esperpento's alcachofas a la plancha

89: Poco Dolce's olive oil chocolate bar

88: Decantr's chicken-liver mousseline

87: Outerlands' levain bread

86: Fraîche's frozen yogurt

85: Gyro King's spinach pie

84: Tandoori fish from Lahore Karahi

83: Braised oxtail and daikon from Namu

82: Golden Gate Bakery's custard tarts

81: Commonwealth's cured foie gras with umeboshi purée

80: Star Stream's Liège-style waffle

79: Mexican hot chocolate from La Oaxaqueña

78: Meatball sandwich from Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

77: Cheesecake from Zanze's

76: Chicken pepian at San Miguel

75: Macau iced coffee at Vega/Special Xtra

74: Comstock Saloon's Pisco Punch

73: Hai Ky Mi Gia's duck leg noodle soup

72: Sauerbraten at Walzwerk

71: Boudin noir at Cafe Bastille

70: Blackstrap molasses gingerbread at Lotta's Bakery

69: Plow's crispy potatoes

68: Prospect's Catcher in the Rye

67: Pork banh mi from Little Vietnam Cafe

66: Nakaochi at Ippuku

65: Sidekick's chocolate spritzer

64: Farmhouse Culture's horseradish-leek sauerkraut

63: Destination Baking Co.'s challah

62: Cotogna's roasted carrots

61: Hard Knox Cafe's chicken and waffles

60: The Rebel Within from Tell Tale Preserve Co.

59: The Slanted Door's Whiskey Cocktail

58: Carnitas burrito from Taqueria San Francisco

57: Sakura mochi from Benkyodo

56: Birria at Gallardos

55: BBQ pork skewers at Fil-Am Cuisine

54: JapaCurry's katsu curry

53: Vegan flan at Gracias Madre

52: Cinderella Bakery's pelmeni

51: Locavore's maple andouille sausage

50: Lumpia from Hapa SF

49: Moonlight Brewing's Reality Czeck

48: Filetti pizza at Una Pizza Napoletana

47: Pupusas revueltas at La Santaneca

46: Khoresht ghaymeh at Maykadeh

45: Los Muertos at Gitane

44: Sandwich cookies from Sweet Constructions

43: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company's square

42: Nopalito's quesadilla roja

41: Croissant from Sandbox Bakery

40: Cultured's burdock kasu-zuke pickles

39: Sticky chewy chocolate ice cream at Swensen's

38: Maverick's warm Brussels sprouts with slow-cooked egg

37: Roast chicken from Limón Rotisserie

36: Seven Hills' raviolo uovo

35: Morning bun from Pinkie's Bakery

34: Kaw soi dok at Mandalay

33: Fatted Calf's meatloaf sandwich

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