Tag Archive for Southern/Soul Food

Saison - interview with Chef Josh Skenes (see Top Tastes)

Interview with Chef Joshua Skenes, 4 New SF Openings, East & South Bay Newcomers, Escape to Port Costa & Underrated SF Gems

My Top Food Articles: June 15-30 From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily… Read more →

Guddu de Kahari's beloved tandoori fish

Top Tastes: Five Best Dishes Now – Curry, Waffles, Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich, Duck Pate, Ice Cream Sandwich

Breakfast through dessert, here are five of the best dishes at new eateries and restaurants around San Francisco: WAFFLES at LINEA CAFFE, Mission (3417 18th St. at San Carlos) Look for the tiny, wood-walled shop behind Duc Loi, a bustling Asian grocery in the Mission, with sidewalk table seating only. You’ll find micro-batch roasted coffee from Andrew Barnett, founder of… Read more →

Hard Water bar

Phan’s New Orleans’ Duo – and One of the US’ Great American Whiskey Bars

Chef powerhouse Charles Phan’s New Orleans-influenced Southern food and bourbon bar duo opened mid-March with similar menus focused on New Orleans-style bar snacks and menus run by the ever-talented Erik Adkins, who oversees cocktail bars at every Phan restaurant. Both are already destination bars in terms of quality and setting and Hard Water is fast becoming one of the great… Read more →

Tender ribs crusted in 17 spices

Southpaw Brings It Home

SOUTHPAW BBQ, Mission (2170 Mission St. between 17th and 18th, 415-934-9300) Road tripping through the South for music and BBQ remains one of my most memorable trips ever: driving through four states, studying sauces and smokers, singing along to Loretta and Conway, George and Tammy, Dolly and Porter, Johnny and June, as the countryside passes by. As I’ve bemoaned before,… Read more →


Cocktails with Food at Rich Table, Michael Mina, Hog & Rocks

Though Trick Dog is the just-opened hot cocktail/food destination of the moment (my my early word here), slipping in at the bar at these three restaurants, ranging from elegant to festive, offers some of SF’s best cocktails with incredible food. It’s impossible to get a reservation at Rich Table, one of the most buzzed about restaurants in the country right now, but I… Read more →