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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wise Sons Has Bagels!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM

  • Wise Sons Deli

The last time I went home to Long Island, my return flight was delayed. Although I effectively started my workday at 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, I felt a little chagrined, arriving in the office close to noon. To distract my hardworking colleagues and pre-empt any resentment, I opened up a bag of bagels that I'd bought at the local bagel store near my parents' house and effectively couriered from three time zones away — and all was well.

In other words, few things make me happier than good bagels. The Bay Area's reputation for lackluster product isn't entirely deserved — something I dove deeply into last summer — but it's always good to have more options. Wise Sons, which has long had a superb bialy, has finally introduced its bagel, and proprietors Leo Beckerman and Evan Bloom are set to open Wise Sons Bakery & Bagel at 1520 Fillmore St. sometime in the next few weeks (or so I am told).

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Black Bark BBQ Brings Barbecue Back to the Fillmore

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM

  • Bread & Butter PR
The much-anticipated addition of barbecue has arrived to the Fillmore with last week’s opening of Black Bark BBQ.

Black Bark comes to us from the same husband and wife team behind 1300 On Fillmore (which is conveniently across the street): Chef David Lawrence and Fillmore native Monetta White. The two have been focusing their energy on opening up the new restaurant, going head to head with the permitting issues that come with installing an indoor meat smoker.

Despite the difficulty San Francisco restaurateurs (and home renovators, store owners, and just about everyone else) face with trying to develop anything, the city’s government was very much behind their mission, which was evident when Mayor Lee himself arrived to cut the ribbon on the Fillmore’s first BBQ restaurant in 15 years.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Purple Pickled Eggs at 1300 on Fillmore

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Hoppin' John Crispy Pig Ear - KATHERINE WILLIAMS
  • Katherine Williams
  • Hoppin' John Crispy Pig Ear

A recent change in the kitchen staff at 1300 on Fillmore has resulted in some interesting additions to its Low Country-inspired menu of artfully plated dishes. Later this year, founding chef David Lawrence will be leaving the kitchen of 1300 on Fillmore to open Black Bark, lthe FIllmore's first barbecue joint since 2000. He'll be leaving 1300's kitchen in the hands of the new Chef de Cuisine, Jake Whitlock (of Ichi Sushi).

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Friday, November 6, 2015

What's cooking at 1300 on Fillmore

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM

  • Ali Wunderman

I’m no Southerner, but there’s a special place in my heart (and my stomach) for innovative but authentic Southern food. That’s why I was eager to try out 1300 on Fillmore’s revamped menu, because I’ll never not be a sucker for fried chicken.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ten Ichi’s Donburi is Comfort in a Bowl

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM


If you’ve lived in San Francisco for many years, chances are you’ve walked by Ten Ichi on Fillmore and Clay. The sign, with its cresting blue waves beneath the restaurant name, is hard to miss. It’s a place you might drop into for dinner before or after a film at the Clay, and while it doesn’t have the dazzle of SPQR or the retro charm of Palmers Tavern, it has served its reliably good Japanese fare for over thirty-five years.

Sushi can be had – there is a curved sushi bar in the back of the space – but where Ten Ichi shines is with its home-style dishes: sukiyaki, yosenabe, udon, and donburi. This is food that comforts, fills your stomach, and doesn’t put a huge strain on your wallet.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beer of the Week: Lagunitas Fillmore Fusion Ale

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM

  • Jason Henry

Lagunitas Brewing is known for many things, some of which include making great beer, embracing all visitors as friends, and knowing how to party. On any given day at Lagunitas's 'Taproom and Beer Sanctuary', you can see the elements of a great party coming together before your eyes -- outgoing people, great suds, and live music. Owner Tony Magee is an avid musician, and even had an amphitheater constructed on brewery grounds to host his esteemed musical guests. Now, you can taste a beer that combines multiple passions of the Lagunitas Brewing team -- Fillmore Fusion Ale, brewed to honor the 100th Anniversary of the building housing the historic theater.

See Also:

- Abbot's Cellar Offers up a James Beard Menu

- Hold Onto Your Livers -- SF Beer Week is Coming

- Beer of the Week: Triple Voodoo Barrel Aged Inception

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monstrous Burgers Move Into the Fillmore

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM

  • Pete Kane

San Francisco has a reputation for being a land of vegetarians. Lies, all of it. This is a city for meat-eaters, and burgermania has swept the burg, from Umami Burger to Super Duper to Roam, which just opened its second location on Fillmore Street.

So we had to check on Roam's patties: Are they something unapologetic carnivores will appreciate? (You could ask if they were "manly" enough, but we don't want to perpetuate gender stereotypes.)

They are. For starters, bison (and elk!) sit prominently on the menu, where you get to build your own sandwich -- and bonus points for that. While Umami's chest-pounding stands front and center with the "Manly Burger" and its beer-cheddar cheese, you don't have to dig far to get to cave-dweller heaven at Roam.

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