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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bay Area Not Especially Well-Represented on Eater National's Essential Restaurants List

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Benu - LARAHATA.COM
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  • Benu

Are we really that mediocre?

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

30 S.F. Restaurants Win 2016 Bib Gourmands

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM

The Japanese restaurant in the Mission made its debut. - IZAKAYA RINTARO
  • Izakaya Rintaro
  • The Japanese restaurant in the Mission made its debut.

The 2016 Bib Gourmands are out, and some 74 Bay Area restaurants made the list, a smidge fewer than last year. The full Michelin Guide, with its one-, two-, and three-starred reviews, comes out next week. Most notable absences can be chalked up to the fact that inclusion on the Bib Gourmand list renders a restaurant ineligible for a Michelin star, but you’ll have to make your own best estimate, as Michelin keeps mum on the reasoning behind its decision.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

AL's Place Wins Bon Appétit's Restaurant of the Year

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Pork jowl at AL's Place. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Pork jowl at AL's Place.

After releasing its 50 Best New Restaurants earlier this month, Bon Appétit has officially crowned Aaron London's AL's Place the winner, nationwide. Rintaro, the izakaya that like AL's is also in the Mission, took eighth place overall. (Aatxe, Lazy Bear, Liholiho Yacht Club, and The Progress, all part of the top 50, didn't make the final cut.)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Progress, Lazy Bear, Aatxe Included on Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Albondigas at Aatxe - GABRIELLE LURIE
  • Gabrielle Lurie
  • Albondigas at Aatxe

Although we are personally stunned that the San Francisco County Jail’s kitchen wizardry was not named and Sinbad’s isn’t getting some kind of Lifetime Achievement/Sheer Chutzpah Award, Bon Appétit has named the 50 nominees for its Best New Restaurants and this city did pretty okay, with six.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Where to Get Nashville Hot Chicken in San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM

The chicken of the week at Uncle Brother's is occasionally hot chicken. - THE DAPPER DINER
  • The Dapper Diner
  • The chicken of the week at Uncle Brother's is occasionally hot chicken.

On a recent trip to Nashville, I jokingly checked in at famous hot chicken emporium Hattie B’s with a Twitter post commenting on how the city really loves their buffalo chicken. Nashvillians were quick to let me know that their beloved fried poultry was nothing like spicy buffalo chicken wings. Luckily, it didn’t escalate to death threats, a challenge to a pistol duel, or a country song sing-off, though it probably could have.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Top 10 Breakfast Sandwiches in San Francisco

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Reveille's breakfast sandwich is a take on toad-in-the-hole. - JOSH LESKAR
  • Josh Leskar
  • Reveille's breakfast sandwich is a take on toad-in-the-hole.

If you want to be technical about it, any sandwich consumed first thing in the morning is a "breakfast sandwich," but we know what you're really after as you roll groggily out of bed: oozing, melted cheese, fluffy scrambled or fried eggs, optional (but not really) meat of choice, all encased by sweet, glorious carbohydrates.

So many considerations must be taken into account: bun-to-filling ratio, additions and house-made components. There are fancy variations and grease bombs, snacks and meals that meet the daily caloric intake. Each has its place in our hearts and stomachs.

Called it a croissandwhich, a bagelwich, a McMuffin or a sando, if you can order it in the morning and it has buns and eggs, it counts. Whether to cure your hangover woes or simply start the day off heartily in ideal proportions of fat, protein and carbs, here are the our ten best breakfast sandwiches in the city.

See also: San Francisco's Top 10 Brunches

San Francisco's 10 Best Sandwiches

San Francisco's Top 10 Burritos

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Shots Fired: Five Restaurant Websites That Make Us Feel Violent

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Bad restaurant sites make people click through for the address.
  • Bad restaurant sites make people click through for the address.

SFoodie has previously fired warning shots to restaurants to get their act together when it comes to making a website. But it seems the industry hasn't listened, and now it's time to name names. These five restaurants may have fine food, but you'd never know it by their terrible websites. These five examples illustrate various archetypes and honestly make us feel like kicking something:

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- Why Are Restaurant Websites Gaudy and Unusable?

- Our New Hero WordPress Releases Tools for Restaurant Websites

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Five Oakland Openings to Anticipate

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Oakland is poised to have an incredible year of launching new restaurants. What's particularly exciting is that many of these forthcoming ventures that have come across our radar share an ethos of local sourcing -- and, in most cases, hyper-local sourcing. 2013 will be pivotal in reinforcing an idea of East Bay cuisine that is distinct unto itself. Here are five restaurants we're anticipating:

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- Berkeley Ice Cream Sandwich Shop C.R.E.A.M. Vets National Franchise Opportunities

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Comprehensive Guide to the Best Poutine in San Francisco

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Where does Per Diem's poutine fall on our all-time best of list? - THE DAPPER DINER
  • The Dapper Diner
  • Where does Per Diem's poutine fall on our all-time best of list?

As fall settles in on San Francisco, it brings changes at the farmers' market, restaurant menus, and the type of weather-related bitching done by city residents. With each successive fall, one food item seems to be rearing its greasy head on more and more menus: poutine. Every year, this Quebecois pub snack gains traction as additional restaurants slot it on to their menu, and each year someone writes about a few of them, but it's usually only a short list of three to five places and ends up resembling more a rapper's name check than an informative breakdown. This doesn't cut it for me. Having traveled to Montreal on many occasions to watch the Canadian Formula 1 races and then to Quebec, I have indulged in many late night poutine-eating sessions in bars, and even a sad afternoon stop at a poutine-serving Burger King, so uncovering only a few of San Francisco's poutine stops would be criminal. Instead, I found eleven. Yeah, "Vladamir Poutine," president of Poutinestan, would approve.

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- Top 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco

- San Francisco's Top 10 Burritos

- San Francisco's Top 10 Brunches

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Top Five San Francisco Chefs to Follow on Instagram

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Chris Cosentino's Instagram has fans in high flying places. - INSTAGRAM/CHRIS COSENTINO
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  • Chris Cosentino's Instagram has fans in high flying places.

The photo-sharing social network Instagram has just widened its addicting potential by making member profiles visible on the Internet instead of only via mobile apps. This means that we can enjoy widescreen food porn from some of San Francisco's leading tech-savvy chefs. These are the top five who consistently make us drool:

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- Chris Cosentino on Winning Top Chef Masters and Helping Parkinson's Research

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