…dine at one of these great restaurants!
I spent a week in San Francisco recently for work, and had the pleasure of dining out at many of the area’s establishments. Below is a quick review of places and dishes I recommend.
Marlowe: cute neighborhood restaurant (in my sister’s ‘hood) with better-than-average neighborhood restaurant food. Burrata, little gem salad, burger w/ fries + horseradish aioli, chocolate creme pie.
Osha Thai: honestly some of the best Thai food I have ever had (sorry, Opart Thai… but you’re still my Chicago one and only). Thai samosa, salmon rolls (NO cilantro aioli), papaya salad, chicken panang curry.
Monk’s Kettle: my sister and I hit this hipster restaurant in the Mission District in hot pursuit of what one craft beer enthusiast has told me is supposedly the best beer in the country – Pliny the Elder. It is one of the more mellow IPAs I have had, and it certainly went along well with our choice of dishes – old school pretzel knot + cheddar fondue, fresh ground burger + onion jam + aged white cheddar + hop salt fries, half chicken under a brick, carrot cake.
Zero Zero: A happening pizza joint that was just down the street from my hotel. Fried brussels sprouts + pancetta + asian pear + parsley, Grant pizza (speck + sautéed red onions + mozzarella + grana padano + cracked black pepper), Fillmore pizza (hen of the woods mushrooms + leeks + mozzarella + parmesan + pecorino + fontina + garlic + thyme).
Mi Pueblo: We stopped by this Mexican grocer (not your average corner store, my friends, this place was HUGE) on an innovation ideas tour for work. Tacos de pollo sin cilantro con arroz.
Wo Hing General Store: My colleagues and I stopped here for a feast after a long day of work. Honey-thai chili grilled chicken skewers, daikon rice cake, housemade wheat noodles + pork shoulder + green cabbage + preserved radish, fried mixed mushroom eggrolls, shanghai dumpling.
I’ll probably be going back at least once to San Francisco before the summer, so any additional recommendations are welcome! I’ve already been told I will be de-friended if I don’t visit Burma SuperStar, so that is definitely on the list.