Tagged San Francisco

Yamo

My bar neighbor leaned over real close, his head almost on my shoulder, and said, “I lived in the city for twenty years and just moved out last year. Too expensive, it’s ridiculous. But I’ll commute two hours to eat at this joint every day of my life.” He went on to tell me that…

Izakaya Yuzuki

From a small table inside Izakaya Yuzuki’s quiet dining room, we looked out the window and across the street to where an ever-growing line at Tartine Bakery stretched out of sight. Thirty plus people, all patiently waiting for their delicate, buttery croissant or morning bun, was an interesting contrast to the deliciously plain, silken homemade…

Cordon Bleu

In San Francisco, every neighborhood has its culinary icons. Casual and consistent, these spots become the go-to places for the neighborhood people, venues to catch up with friends, or somewhere to grab a quick meal. Some are eclectic coffee shops, others corner bodegas with great delis, and, in Nob Hill, it is an unpretentious and…

Marla Bakery Pop Up

Sunday morning marked the coming together of two beautiful and delicious things: Marla Bakery and State Bird Provisions. Marla is a stellar SF bakery that does all things baked, brined, and pickled, and State Bird Provisions is, well, State Bird Provisions. For the last month, Marla did pop ups in State Bird on the weekends…

Hard Knox Cafe

Maybe it’s just the mac and cheese, but people always seem happy in soul food restaurants. Hard Knox Cafe is no exception and owner, Tony Hua, strives to “feed your appetite and feed your soul.” We sat at the bar and the bartender flashed us a big smile and said: “I’m Anthony. I’m in charge…

Citizen’s Band

The friendly waiter placed a steaming cup of coffee down in front of me. The cup read “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” I smiled as I sipped the strong stuff, it was 75 degrees outside and I had shorts on, a rarity in San Francisco. We were seated on metal stools at…

Disposable Film Festival

At the J. Rusten Furniture Studio, the table saws were quiet. That Friday evening, justice was served. Literally. Films goers and local foodies arrived at the tiny furniture studio hosting The Disposable Film Festival, a film festival centered around films created with consumer electronics. Just Food: Dining with Justice Dinner and Screening, highlighted the current…

Wayo Sushi

I like my sushi like I like my men. Refined, fresh and honest. Save the bacon wrapped crunchy roll drowning in spicy mayo and eel sauce for the “all you can eat” joint down the street. I have a major restaurant crush on Wayo Sushi, the tiny 16 seater on Van Ness. It’s like the…

Mission Cheese

The population of San Francisco seems to double when the sun is out. While the thick fog and a constant temperature range of 55 – 65 for most of the year add to the charm of hilly city, hot sunny days are fully embraced by every San Franciscan. Blinded by the sunlight, people flock out…

State Bird Provisions

Peg boards and colorful yarns are common staples in almost every kindergarten class. State Bird Provisions, the year old SF eatery, does peg boards and yarn better than any kindergarten class that I have ever encountered. This tiny restaurant’s colorful yarn artwork starkly contrasts the exposed concrete wall on the opposite side of the room.…

Good Food Awards

Every Saturday morning, the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco turns into a bustling hub of farmers, foodies, and coffee connoisseurs alike. Hundreds of tables are filled with colorful produce, geometric cheeses, fresh meat, and fragrant flowers. A couple of weeks ago, on a Friday evening, the Ferry Building hosted the Good Food Awards. The…

Kirimachi Ramen

Nestled between strip clubs and well stocked liquor stores on Broadway is a tiny pop-up restaurant called Kirimachi Ramen. Nothing fancy, just ramen. Damn good ramen. It had been a painfully long week at work and I was in need of some hot ramen and cold beer. I’m sure you know the feeling. We sat…

Samovar Tea Lounge

On a winter Friday morning, rain pitter-pattered against the iconic San Francisco trolley tracks outside my window. I was in my bed, still half asleep, listening to the soothing sound of the falling rain drops. This was nice. I had no desire to change a thing. But then I was reminded I had no choice.…

My Tofu House

My Tofu House is your tofu house. Or at least it should be. In the foggy Richmond District of San Francisco sits a Korean restaurant called My Tofu House, where you are engulfed in the smell of fried fish and kimchi as you open the front door. I’m usually so hungry from waiting that I scarf…

Radius

The city is bustling with even more pink boas and rhinestone heels than usual. Pride 2012 is in full swing. I had been preparing myself all week for the weekend festivities and with my rainbow outfit finally coordinated, I was ready. Pushing through the crowd, we found ourselves starving and ready for a mid-afternoon cocktail.…

Food From Yesterday

Yesterday I ate. And before I ate, I took a picture. I guess I am, and have always been, one of those insanely annoying people who snaps pictures of every crumb of food they consume. But it’s what I do, what I love to do. Sure I’m a hypocrite but, truthfully, I shoot my meals…