IN WHICH MUSICIANS, CHEFS, JOURNALISTS, AND OTHER ASSORTED FOOD AND MUSIC TYPES TELL YOU WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN.
Craftsman and Wolves
"I really feel there is symbiotic relationship between cooking and rocking out."
- William Werner
WHAT: Patisserie perfection with an upgraded soundtrack
WHY: Because The Rebel Within is runny egg goodness
WHEN: Mornings for The Rebel; later for everything else
WHERE: 746 Valencia Street
State Bird Provisions
"It wasn't even close. Best meal of 2013." - Zach Brooks, Food Is The New Rock
Bon Appetit Magazine named State Bird Provisions restaurant of the year in 2012. Chef/owner Stuart Brioza told us about taking his son to see The Dirty Three in Golden Gate Park.
WHAT: Dim sum style service in a completely different context
WHY: Because savory pancakes
WHEN: A line forms daily around 4 PM
WHERE: 1529 Fillmore Street
MISSION CHINESE FOOD
"I always make the comparison of music and food." - Danny Bowien to Nowness
WHAT: Free jazz Chinese in perma-pop up digs
WHY: Because kung pao pastrami
WHEN: Late dinner or delivery
WHERE: 2234 Mission Street
FLOUR + WATER
"They played The Stage Names in its entirety. I mean, who does that?" - Ben Rhau, Foodie.com
WHAT: Magic from two simple namesake ingredients
WHY: Because of the detail put into every aspect of your experience
WHEN: Whenever you can. They turned away Zuckerberg
WHERE: 2401 Harrison Street
ICHI SUSHI + NI BAR
"Tim and Erin use food as a delivery vehicle for endless, boundless, ceaseless love."
- Holly Munoz, singer/songwriter
WHAT: Go Omakase
WHY: Because you want to put your fate in Tim's hands
WHEN: Start with happy hour in Ni Bar
WHERE: 3282 Mission Street
"In the beginning all our music was played on a turntable and certain albums, like Silver Jews, took a beating." - Jeff Trenam, Blue Plate
The world would be a better place if every neighborhood’s casual new american joint was as magically delicious as Blue Plate. Erin Archuleta (Ichi Sushi) raved about their meatloaf and owner Jeff Trenam told us about 15 songs that shaped their first 15 years in business.
WHAT: Meatloaf, fried chicken, mac and cheese
WHY: Because mom never made it like this
WHEN: Come hungry, take a seat at the counter if they're busy
WHERE: 3218 Mission Street
OLIVIER'S FRENCH BUTCHERY
"It always feels good to see our staff dance while breaking down a carcass." - Olivier Cordier
Burgandy born Olivier specializes in French cuts of beef not commonly found in the states. Peter Ellenby told us about shopping for steaks with Bob Mould after a photo shoot in the neighborhood.
WHAT: Super premium, hand-selected beef and poultry
WHY: Because it is time to expand your carnivorous horizons
WHEN: Next time you're in need inspiration
WHERE: 1074 Illinois Street