GUIDE: San Francisco

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    Summer Kitchen + Bake Shop

    2944 College Ave.

    Berkeley

    Cuisine: Bakery, Californian, Dessert

    $$

    The mostly takeout place perfectly distils Berkeley’s Craftsman-meets-locavore ethic, presenting a comfort menu with impeccable sourcing. READ REVIEW

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    Sweet Bar Bakery

    2355 Broadway

    Oakland

    Cuisine: Bakery, Sandwich

    $

    Chef Mani Niall (once Michael Jackson’s premier chef) ensures that there is something for everyone and every diet. READ REVIEW

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    Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

    468 8th St.

    Oakland

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$$

    A tequila bar in full force gets down and reinvents regional Mexican food. READ REVIEW

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    Terzo

    3011 Steiner St.

    Cow Hollow

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

    $$$

    “While the interior is cool and the people chic, the soul of the place lies in the food” says Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle READ REVIEW

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    The Liberties

    998 Guerrero St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: British

    $$

    UK expats and SF locals alike know this gastropub as the place to unwind over a mean plate of bangers—Cumberland sausage with mashed Yukon golds, grilled red onions, and sticky pan gravy. READ REVIEW

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    The Plant Café Organic

    Suite 108, Pier 3, The Embarcadero

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: Californian, Fusion

    $$

    The environmentally friendly design and decor matches a menu that is “almost entirely organic and relies heavily on what is available from local farms, dairies, and ranches.” —Metropolis Mag READ REVIEW

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    Tipsy Pig

    2231 Chestnut St.

    Marina

    Cuisine: Pub

    $$$

    Gastropub extraordinaire READ REVIEW

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    Twenty Five Lusk

    25 Lusk St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$$

    The Examiner describes “a slick new restaurant and lounge with historic brick walls, broad-beamed wood ceilings and meat-smoking rooms turned into intimate alcoves.” READ REVIEW

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    Zaré at Fly Trap

    606 Folsom St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: Mediterranean

    $$$

    Zaré at Fly Trap manages to be a favorite watering hole for a workaday reprieve and an exciting culinary adventure. READ REVIEW


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