We're Compiling a List of San Francisco's Best Dishes

Categories: SFoodie's 92

Perry Lucina
​Coming up with SFoodie's annual list of San Francisco's best things to eat and drink is like packing for a yearlong sabbatical to Antarctica. You start by laying out on the bed all the clothes you think you need, then abandon stuff when you find you can't cram it into your duffel. The roast chicken at Zuni? Delicious, but not if it means we can't fit the dry-fried vegetables from Ruchi.

Over the next 18 weeks ― till May 18, when we publish our Best of San Francisco 2011,exactly 92 publishing days from now ― we'll shake out our duffel bag of the best things to eat and drink in San Francisco. It's a list that reflects how we live now, a mix of things from fine-dining places, food trucks, bars, coffee kiosks, pastry shops, and neighborhood dives. Along the way, let us know how we're doing: Did we nail it, or somehow pull of the equivalent of hauling a load of skorts and tank tops to McMurdo Station?

Dishes in our series so far:

92: Goat tacos from El Norteño
91: Faux shark's fin soup at Benu
90: Esperpento's alcachofas a la plancha
89: Poco Dolce's olive oil chocolate bar
88: Decantr's chicken-liver mousseline
87: Outerlands' levain bread
86: Fraîche's frozen yogurt
85: Gyro King's spinach pie
84: Tandoori fish from Lahore Karahi
83: Braised oxtail and daikon from Namu
82: Golden Gate Bakery's custard tart
81: Commonwealth's cured foie gras with umeboshi purée
80: Star Stream's Liège-style waffle
79: Mexican hot chocolate from La Oaxaqueña
78: Meatball sandwich from Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe
77: Cheesecake from Zanze's
76: Chicken pepian at San Miguel
75: Macau iced coffee at Vega/Special Xtra
74: Comstock Saloon's Pisco Punch
73: Hai Ky Mi Gia's duck leg noodle soup
72: Sauerbraten at Walzwerk

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BK Broiler
BK Broiler

Are you completely stealing from 7X7 or what? Sad.


What items were stolen from 7x7? The only item I see in common in both lists, are the egg tarts from Golden Gate Bakery. And everybody likes those, so I don't see the big deal about that. Maybe you need glasses.


Is this limited to the city of San Francisco? Or are you including the entire Bay Area?

Kevin Kroger
Kevin Kroger

Monk's Kettle pork chop ala me, Kevin Kroger.

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