GUIDE: San Francisco

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    Green Chile Kitchen

    1801 McAllister

    Western Addition

    Cuisine: New Mexican

    $$

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports: “Diners can choose between mild or fiery green chiles or medium red chiles; all add heat and flavors that distinguish this fare as New Mexican.” Indeed. READ REVIEW

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    Greens Restaurant

    Fort Mason Center, Building A

    Marina

    Cuisine: Vegetarian

    $$$

    "The restaurant that brought vegetarian food out from sprout-infested health food stores and established it as a cuisine in America."—New York Times READ REVIEW

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    Helmand Palace

    2424 Van Ness Ave.

    Russian Hill

    Cuisine: Afghani

    $$

    Find out why the San Francisco Chronicle says “Helmand has been San Francisco's finest and most enduring exposure to Afghan food.” READ REVIEW

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    Hillside Supper Club

    300 Precita Ave.

    Bernal Heights

    Cuisine: American, New American

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    Hillside Supper Club is a concept you can really sink your teeth into. READ REVIEW

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    The Ice Cream Bar

    815 Cole Street

    Cole Valley

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    Virginia Miller of the SF Bay Guardian says, “ Sipping a custom mint egg cream at the soda fountain while listening to big band tunes is a respite I relish whether midday escape or evening dessert.” Us too. READ REVIEW

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    Ike's Place

    3489 16th St.

    Castro

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

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    Ike's three-page menu is loaded with hearty, sopping, but never soggy sandwiches; each bursting at the seams with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and banana peppers. READ REVIEW

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    Izakaya Yuzuki

    598 Guerrero St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Japanese

    $

    Izakaya Yuzuki is a spare spot where the delicate food is as artful as an ikebana arrangement. READ REVIEW

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    Kasa Indian Eatery

    3115 Fillmore St.

    Fillmore

    Cuisine: Indian

    $$

    That's how they roll—the burrito has met its match. READ REVIEW

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    La Oaxaqueña Bakery and Restaurant

    2128 Mission St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $

    “I'll be back” said Mark Bittman of the New York Times after dining at this Mission District gem. READ REVIEW

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    La Victoria Bakery

    2937 24th St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Bakery

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    Martha Stewart loves the fresh pan dulce at this traditional Mexican panaderia. Maybe because it’s just about the best you can find anywhere. READ REVIEW


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