Sometimes we write about stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with real estate, and this is one of those times.
What do people in San Francisco like to talk about? Other than real estate, of course. You guessed it: Food. Restaurants. Food carts, chefs, new restaurants, old restaurants, menus, who’s serving offal and who’s serving the best vegan food around (huh?). At this time of year it seems like everyone and their sou chef is publishing lists of something related to food, and we’ve rounded up a few of them for your list-reviewing pleasure.
Let’s start off with Michael Bauer’s list of the top new Bay Area restaurants of 2010. He starts by laying the smack on Food & Wine magazine for lauding Los Angeles as “the best place in the country for chefs to experiment with new ideas.” Well, pffft, F&W. Check out Bauer’s list of his top 11 additions to the SF restaurant scene last year, and happy chowing down.
Next up is a short one: the best sandwiches in San Francisco from the Examiner. All I’m going to say about this one is, “Really? Three whole sandwiches in the whole city?” Keep phoning that column in, and let us know if you discover more than three good sandwiches in the entire city.
And then there’s the Eater 38. Published by, you guessed it, SFEater.com, this list is updated a couple of times a year and got its latest additions and deletions last week. I question the description of The Alembic as the Upper Haight’s “best kept secret,” considering how un-secret it is from all those people waiting in line to get in every time I try to go there, but that’s a small quibble. It’s pretty solidly focused on the Mission, Soma, and downtown, and yes, there are good restaurants all over town, but it’s a fun list. Perhaps my 2011 goal will be to check out each one.
Yelp has lists of the best restaurants (in addition to lists of the best everything else ranked on Yelp), broken down by “cheap eats,” “fine dining,” and “delivery.” As with all rankings on Yelp, I’m taking this one with a grain of salt, considering that the #1 entry on the cheap eats list has all of 14 reviews.
I hope this is enough to whet your appetite for all the dining options that SF has to offer. Happy eating!