Through it all, Bill's is still there. And the city is still here. And 47 years later I am still here. I think it's time for a burger.
When it comes to sustainable seafood, San Francisco gets it. As a progressive, seaside town, seafood is plentiful and the options for eating sustainably are constantly improving.
Bay Area food culture sometimes consists of two teams butting heads: the innovators of nouveau flavors and techniques, and the ingredient purists.
I have been a fan of the Lee brothers' Korean-influenced and flavor-packed dishes (and warm hospitality) from the first days of Namu back in 2006. Their new Mission location is definitely their grown-up, sophomore album.
The extensive menu features traditional Mexico City antojitos like mini gorditas de chicharrón (two thick masa cakes stuffed with braised pork) and an irresistible chori queso (melted queso oaxaca with chorizo).
Chances are you've seen the finely-coiffed Ben Flajnik lately, gracing the pages of every celebrity rag in publication. Want the skinny (dip) on his favorite haunts in the city? Yours truly investigates.
OpenTable has been the Amazon of online restaurant reservations since it launched in 1998, primarily because until recently, it was restaurateurs' only option.
San Francisco is famous for a humble dish called Cioppino. If you aren't quite sure what it is, the first word many of my friends will use to describe it is delicious.
There is something especially moving about Beth Setrakian's dream to open up a bakery cafe finally coming true.
The attitude that "I can make it at home" is something I see plague simple, comfort food establishments. But let's take a closer look at what these restaurants are doing that you can't do at home.
Bright sunlight flows across the tables. The light reaches the counter, where patrons sit enjoying their coffee, the pastries and the 1970s London coffee-house chic that informs the design of Amanda Michael's café Jane.
What's cooler than knowing something that nobody else does? Ordering and eating something that nobody else knows about, of course.