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18 Jun 2013

Whiz Burger – Where You Go for WAY More Than a Burger

Whiz Burger The above photo is my ham-fisted attempt to juxtapose two distinct types of iconography: one surrounding retro burger joints and the other, Catholic churches.  I wouldn’t blame you if it didn’t elicit the observation that the almighty American hamburger is something of a golden calf, an object of

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11 Jun 2013

Ryoko’s Latenight Tendernob Sushi

              Ryoko’s     If you like eating raw fish below street level, two options come to mind.  The first: Sushi Time, a tiny shoe box crammed into the corner of a small subterranean plaza in The Castro.  If that sounds like a recipe for

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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29 May 2013

Dona Tere’s Market in The Mission: Humble and Delicious

Dona Tere’s Market Dona Tere’s Market has existed on the northeast corner of 21st and Florida for a little over a decade, a respectable age for any restaurant, but it feels ancient and worn beyond its years, like an old bristlecone pine tree bearing silent witness to San Francisco springing

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22 May 2013

24th Street Series: Salvadorian Food at Usulutan Restaurant

            Usulutan Restaurant     A couple of weeks ago, as part of my 24th Street Series, I wrote about La Palma Mexicatessen.  An eatery-cum-corner store, it was and is an exemplar of good, authentic food.  In addition, it exemplifies the old guard which is

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15 May 2013

Wham Bam Burmese at Yamo

Yamo What is it about Burmese food and long waits? Burma Superstar in the Inner Richmond is legendary for the starving throngs that gather like cicadas at the entrance, killing over an hour in the hope of obtaining a table. Yamo isn’t nearly as popular, but it’s a fifth the size,

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08 May 2013

Velvet Cantina is Decadent and Depraved

                Velvet Cantina   Its title and appearance conjures Barbary Coast-era decadence.  The Velvet Cantina is only about seven years old, but it feels thoroughly dyed-in-the-wool, a seemingly eternal fixture on its corner, 23rd and Bartlett Streets in the Mission District, a residential spot just

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30 Apr 2013

Get Humbled by the Cider Options at Upcider

Upcider I’ll start with a disclaimer: the subject of this article is in no way an example of a “broke-ass” restaurant.  Any perception to the contrary is a result of the reader’s misapprehension, not of any malicious intent on my part. Upcider takes up a sprawling second floor corner in the

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16 Apr 2013

Clement Street Series: Xiao Long Bao’s Dim Sum

Xiao Long Bao’s dumpling factory Strewn along Clement Street, roughly between Avenues Fourth and Tenth, are numerous Dim Sum restaurants, three of which I’ve profiled among the glowing pages of this website as a part of my Clement Street Series.  Wing Lee, Happy Garden, and Good Luck Dim Sum are all stalwarts of that

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