AB Road Eats: San Francisco


Mazarine Coffee: The best way to knock off the fog in this fine city is with a cup of coffee. I started my day off with a latte from Mazarine.

La Capra Coffee: I learned something new today. The short glass I’m usually served cortados in, is called a Gibraltar. They’ve named their drink after the glass and that’s what I ordered.


Fine & Rare: The fine folks at Eater SF helped direct me to The Hall (a food and drink venue featuring six independent local vendors). I stopped off at two. The first was Fine & Rare for a crab roll.

Lil Green Cyclo: The second vendor in The Hall I found myself at was this Vietnamese stand. I can’t pass up an opportunity to have Pho (and a Thai Iced Tea).

Show Dogs: Very rare do I find myself having a pre-show snack, but Show Dogs was directly outside my tour bus so I ordered the smoked polish dog with housemade kraut. I love sauerkraut.


The Slanted Door: If there’s one place I always visit in San Francisco, it’s Slanted Door. I can expect a great meal every time. After the show, I dug into Gau Choy Gow, Cellophane Noodles, Spicy Monterey Squid and Chue Farm Baby Bok Choy.


Cask: For anybody on Earth who’s looking for the perfect gift to give me, this is the only place you need to look.


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    Chong Qing Xiao Mian on Kearny St for noodles and their spicy pork belly appetizer. Shanghai Dumpling King on Balboa for soup dumplings (pork and crab) with the stir fried pea shoots. Ken Ken Ramen in the Mission (make sure you get the salty soft-boiled egg in your soup…how do they DO that anyway?).

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    This whole gibraltar/cortado thing started with Blue Bottle, as the story goes. And yes, because of Abbey glassware it’s named gibraltar. It’s such an SF cult thing. That it’s become a main menu item on a ton of artisanal coffee bars. I’ve been a barista for roughly over 2 years now, and the culture runs so deep.

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    Try the roasted chicken and bread salad at Zuni (an hour to make, but so so worth it), wings at San Tung, or Humphrey Slocombe for ice cream 🙂

    Foreign Cinema is also amazing

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    Sandi L.

    Hello, You should definitely try Cafe Macaroni on Columbus small place with great Italian. Everything is good.

    And for great Chinese, please try R&g Lounge. Salt and Pepper Crab, R&G Special Beef, and the Chinese Chicken Salad are amongst my favorites.

    Hope you are able to try and enjoy.

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    Mr. Bonilla

    next time your in SF you might want to try the turtle tower restaurant. they have some really good chicken noodle soup, that you might enjoy

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