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The Morris exterior

The Morris: Your Neighborhood Destination Place

The Morris has only been in existence for just over a year-and-a-half, but owing to its location in the old Slow Club space — which was an old-timer at 24 years — it has the feel of a longtime neighborhood spot. The Morris is named after founder/sommelier Paul Einbund’s father, which gives the restaurant an aura of days gone by...

The fried chicken sandwich showdown stops in at Son’s Addition

Walking into Son’s Addition is perhaps like stepping into the Twilight Zone or, you know, suburbia. Maybe it’s the culture shock of walking down 24th Street — with its colors, sounds & smells — and being lured into a Bed, Bath & Beyond or, more precisely, a brunchery in downtown Lafayette. The host, his iPad in hand, directed me to...

Prubechu – Guam in the House!

Prubechu opened four years ago to only a modicum of fanfare. While the cuisine itself caused a stir — there are no other restaurants serving food from Guam in San Francisco, and very few in the nation — the place itself is so low-key that, even on this well-trafficked corridor, it is easy to miss. Guam, a small U.S. territory,...
Senor Sisig

Filipino-fusion food truck wins appeal to return to Mission corner

A food truck serving the Filipino version of tacos, burritos and fries smothered in nacho-like toppings will return to the corner of 18th and Valencia. Señor Sisig is not, concluded Supervisor Hillary Ronen, “an existential threat to the adjacent restaurants.” In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, city supervisors reversed a ruling by the San Francisco Planning Commission to ban food...

Voters can track millions flowing into local races. Do they give a damn?

Retirement, for Larry Bush, looks a lot like work did. The former journalist, politico, fixer and government apparatchik is seated on a recliner in his Castro district living room, his feet up; his tiny dog, Izabel, sitting across his legs; and a Macbook in his lap. He’s following the money. Well, someone has to. “His watchdoggery is unrelenting … No...

Former Delfina chef prepares to open his own place at 19th and San Carlos

Anthony Strong, the former executive chef for the Delfina Restaurant Group, was standing in front of his own, soon-to-open space at the corner of 19th and San Carlos on Friday morning when a FedEx delivery man dropped an envelope into his hands. “My liquor license has arrived,” he said grinning. “Shouldn’t it weigh a lot more?” he asked, surprised at...
manny's

New idea in SF? Manny’s, a bar for civic engagement at 16th and Valencia

Manny Yekutiel has done a lot of politics in his 28 years. He’s raised funds for the American Civil Liberties Union, briefed former President Barack Obama as a White House intern, and now works on Mark Leno’s mayoral campaign. But not until three weeks ago, when he signed the lease on 3092 16th Street — formerly V16 Sushi, on the...
Rite Spot exterior

Rite Spot Café — The Bar that dreams are made of

Who knew the Rite Spot had been around for 60 years? Everyone but me, that’s who. I’m horribly ashamed that I’d never been inside this corner dive bar that I’d always wondered about, until now. I had no idea that in its murky depths there were also white table-clothed tables, an eclectic, ever-changing wine selection, local art on the walls,...

Vegan Gracias Madre survives well — thank you, Mother!

“Gracias Madre” means, essentially, “Thank you, Mother Earth.” The food here is strictly plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, organic and Mexican. Gracias Madre is highly touted by vegetarians and vegans alike, and always packed. I’d always steered clear of it because a) the BF is a confirmed carnivore; and b) my experience with eating at straight-vegan places has not always been...

The fried chicken sandwich showdown visits Bi-Rite

Julian, 20-something, and Mark, 70-something, will be hunting for the Mission’s best fried chicken sandwich. If you have suggestions, write a comment — or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to Julian at julian.mark@missionlocal.com. “Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken.” — Quentin Tarantino The only proper way to eat, and evaluate, a fried chicken sandwich...

Lotus SF — Classic North Indian Fare

Lotus SF has barely been open six weeks, but its look so intrigued me, I had to check it out. It sits like a pink palace from another land on Mission Street, smack-dab between Mission Ink and a federal credit union, replete with plaster elephants, dusty-rose walls and gold accents, clouds on the ceiling, and ornate and colorful prints and...

Frjtz will take over Bayou’s space on 17th Street

The owner of Frjtz, the Belgian-inspired friterie located at 590 Valencia St.,  announced Wednesday that he will be is moving around the corner to occupy the former Bayou restaurant space at 3412 17th St. In his announcement, Santiago Rodriguez wrote that Jerome Rivoire, owner of Garçon on Valencia, and his chef, Arthur Wall, decided to sell Bayou to “concentrate on...

Las Palmeras — Come for the Sopa, Stay for the Pupusas

I’ve been walking by Las Palmeras for years — 13, to be exact. But they’ve been around for 30 — since 1988! It is an old school, Salvadoran-family-owned restaurant and, on any given day, you can walk by the big picture windows and see people slurping up bowls of their renowned sopa de res (beef soup). The décor is casual...

The fried chicken showdown goes to Rhea’s Cafe

Julian, 20-something, and Mark, 70-something, will be hunting for the Mission’s best fried chicken sandwich. If you have suggestions, write a comment — or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to Julian at julian.mark@missionlocal.com. Let’s take a moment for some words from actor Alan Arkin as the grandfather in Little Miss Sunshine: “Every night it’s the fuckin’ chicken! Holy God...

SF’s Mission will have seven cooking schools

Soon, the Mission will have seven cooking schools for the amateur chef. Civic Kitchen, co-founded by chefs and entrepreneurs Jen Nurse and Chris Bonomo, will take over at 2961 Mission St. Classes will start on Jan. 13 and there will be an open house for the community on Sunday, January 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Chef Dan...