Tag Archive for Sandwiches

Trestle's polenta ravioli (see Top Tastes)

Top 10 Dishes & New Openings of May

Here are my top 10 dishes for May, from new openings and established spots. 1. Montesacro’s Margherita Pinsa Open in April, the new Montesacro is like a quick flight to Italy, transported to Rome itself from the moment one walks through the door off of rough-and-tumble Stevenson Street and is greeted by the Italian owner and staff. As I detail… Read more →

Charin, a secretive new tasting menu-only restaurant

10 Must-Eat Dishes to Call Yourself a San Franciscan, Best of Alameda, New SF Openings, Cheap Eats Hotspot in Napa, Fall Cookbooks

My Top Food Articles: September 1-15 Photos and articles by Virginia Miller From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New Bay Area Openings CHARIN, a secretive new dinner… Read more →

Decadent, delicious Hot Brown

3 Reasons to Visit the New Fog City

FOG CITY, Embarcadero (1300 Battery St. between Broadway St. & Pacific Ave; 415-982-2000) What’s old is new again… or in the case of the completely revamped Fog City, the legendary former diner manages to offer food gourmet enough for locals and foodies, yet approachable enough for tourists and non-foodies. With booths now lining both sides of the restaurant, Embarcadero views are… Read more →

Creamy, textured 50/50 shake at The Corner Store

Soda Fountain Revival

SODA FOUNTAIN REVIVAL Photos & article by Virginia Miller A wave of old fashioned soda fountains serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic fountain treats alongside quality food is hitting various parts of the country with two notables in San Francisco, including the one-of-a-kind Ice Cream Bar and all-around delights of the new Corner Store. THE CORNER STORE, Western Addition (5 Masonic Avenue… Read more →

An array of Nick Balla's artful smorrebrod at Bar Tartine during new daytime hours

Sandwich-ing in the Mission

SANDWICH-ing in the MISSION Photos and article by Virginia Miller Two unusual, new Mission sandwich options: one of the city’s best restaurants launches lunch with Scandinavian influence (part of the Nordic culinary wave finally reaching the West Coast), and a low-key panini shop opens, refreshingly real with Middle Eastern touches. BAR TARTINE, Mission (561 Valencia St. between 16th & 17th… Read more →

Hefty but elegant PSC meatloaf

A Day of Meaty Comfort in 3 Meals

Oxtail three ways, a hammy biscuit, gourmet meatloaf… comfort comes in each of these forms at new spots (or in the case of Presidio Social Club, with a new chef) in meat dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. BREAKFAST: HAM HEAVEN AMERICAN EATERY, Embarcadero (1 Ferry Building at Market St., 415-391-0420) Prather Ranch is to be commended for raising sustainable,… Read more →

Beef chef ramen lunch at Nombe

The Lunch Hour: 8 Top Spots for Lunch

The lunch hour advances around town with a slew of notable openings or new lunch menus. Here are some of the best lunches from new chefs or recently opened spots (most opened in the last one to six months). NOMBE, Mission (2491 Mission St. at 21st, 415-681-7150) Nombe faced a bit of a struggle recovering from uber-talented chef Nick Balla’s… Read more →

Bone Marrow brilliance

Morocco to Bone Marrow, Prime Dip to Shawarma

Here are four recent stand-out dishes or meals, from affordable hole-in-the-walls (Grill House and Prime Dip Sandwiches) to upscale creativity (Haven and Aziza): HAVEN Preview Dinner at PLUM,  Oakland (Haven will be in Jack London Square; preview dinners are at 2214 Broadway; 510-444-7586) Anticipating the opening of Daniel Patterson’s restaurant (currently slated by year’s end), Haven in Jack London Square,… Read more →

Winning Salt Cod Brandade

Jewish Deli to Russian Home Cooking

Top Tastes is not a list of all-time favorites, rather it’s about the best tastes of the last two weeks (since my last newsletter), often from new openings. With visiting friends and some down time, I’ve been frequenting stand-bys like Flying Fish Grill (in Half Moon Bay), the house, Woodhouse Fish Co., Fat Angel, Tacolicious, Giovanni’s Pizza at Club Deluxe… Read more →