We live in a city that’s exploding with kick-butt eats. As a die hard devotee to San Francisco and all of its edible treats, I thought there’s no better way to kick-off a three day weekend than with a round-up of five of my fave local bites. Bon-frigging- appetit.
1. The burrata with olive oil, sea salt, and crostini at A16. I recently dined at A16 and started with this refreshingly perfect hunk of cheese. After the first bite, I was head over heels in love. It’s served with crispy, buttery toast and is the perfect pre-pizza treat.
A16; 2355 Chestnut St.; 415-771-2216
2. The Dry Fried Chicken at San Tung. I’ve had a few good chicken wings in my life, but the Chinese-inspired wings from San Tungs are truly transcending. They are sweet yet salty and crunchy yet moist. Try them and change your life (well, the life of your taste buds at least …).
San Tung Restaurant; 1031 Irving St.; 415-242-0828
3. Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs in the Mission. As someone who’s been partying in the Mission since before my license was legal, I can officially say that there’s no better-drunk food in the world then a bacon-wrapped hot dog. It’s the perfect balance of greasy carbs and crispy bacon to sop up one too many Manhattans. If you can’t find the cart, don’t worry, let your nose be your guide.
Found most nights somewhere between Valencia and Mission.
4. The burger at Zazie. In a city of juicy, burgers, it’s hard to pick a favorite. While I know I haven’t tried ’em all, I have to say the Zazie burger is my out-and-out fave. It’s a classic, juicy round of Niman Ranch beef served on a challah bun with melted white cheddar. Try it to believe it.
Zazie; 941 Cole St.; 415-564-5332
5. Vada pav at Dosa. A vada pav is classic Indian street food item; it’s basically like an Indian slider made with potatoes. As an Indian who has travelled to the motha-land dozens of times, I’ve gotta admit, the one at Dosa is especially delicious.
Dosa; 995 Valencia St.; 415-642-3672
Photo by VirtualErn, flickr.