Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

Anchor & Hope is a seafood restaurant located in  SoMa on Minna and 2nd.  It’s the 3rd SoMa restaurant brought to you by the owners of Salt House and Town Hall.  The brick building that houses Anchor & Hope has a unique history, dating back 100 years as a mechanic’s warehouse.  The ambiance is very […]


Benkyodo’s slogan reads, “Confections that win affections,” and they’ve definitely won me over many times. The Japanese confectionery specializes in fresh mochi and manju, which are made daily by hand. It’s easy to confuse mochi for manju, but the difference is actually pretty simple: Mochi – a sticky rice cake that is made from pounding steamed mochi […]


Big Mouth Burgers in San Francisco is the 2nd location of this family owned burger restaurant. The original location in San Bruno has been open since 1997. The burger that drew me here initially was The Hangover ($9.75), which had been recommended to me by many. It’s a herculean burger, whose name holds true and […]


Look out Beard Papa, there’s a new cream puff in town!  Only a year in the business, and Pacific Puffs has already made quite a name for themselves.  Using an old family recipe, Pacific Puffs has mastered the art of creating the perfect puff. They have a simple menu consisting of 6 varieties: Classic- Pacific […]


New Asia is a dim sum restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown, on Pacific between Grant and Stockton, that has been around since 1987. It’s huge inside, with over 100 tables to accommodate daily diners, private parties, and weddings. There’s a stage for a band and a large dancefloor, though it’s covered with dining tables during […]


Newly opened Super Duper Burger in the Castro is the latest eatery from the masterminds behind local favorites Starbelly, Beretta, and Delarosa. Super Duper is basically San Francisco’s version of New York’s Shake Shack, which is New York’s version of In-N-Out, which is my favorite burger of all time. The menu is very simple, just […]


This past weekend’s Mission Street Food featured guest chef Chad Newton of Fish & Farm, home to San Francisco’s best burger. He’s worked at Postrio, Redd, and Baraka and was joined by Grace Nguyen of Out the Door. Mission Street Food is a popup restaurant that features rotating chefs and menus each time, and they […]