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    Bread Pudding at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Comforting and rich, Tartine's bread pudding is a masterful union of brioche, custard, and seasonal fruits at the peak of ripeness. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/roJpQ6

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    chicharrones at 4505 meats in san francisco, ca

    You've never had chicharrones like these before. Impossibly light, airy, and spiced just right, these chicharrones are pure porky delights. Recommended by Stephanie Hua, Blogger - LickMySpoon.com: http://www.heardabout.com/san-francisco/the-chicharrones-at-4505-meats

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    Original Vanilla Cream Puff at Beard Papa Sweets Cafe SF Center in San Francisco, CA

    These Japanese cream puffs are an international sensation. If you've never had one of these impossibly light and airy puffs, you're missing out on a light and custardy sweet treat! Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/yOAuR0

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    Porchetta Sandwich at Roli Roti at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market in San Francisco, CA

    Prepare yourself for porcine bliss: juicy, tender, fatty slices of slow-roasted porchetta layered with crispy crackling and piled high on a Ciabatta roll with spicy greens, sweet onion marmalade, and a sprinkle of black pepper and coarse sea salt. Recommended by Stephanie Hua, Blogger - LickMySpoon.com: http://hrdabt.it/zurPDo

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    Norman Love PB & J Chocolate at Cocoa Bella Chocolates in San Francisco, CA

    A whole sandwich wrapped into one piece of chocolate. Write-up by Avital Ungar of AvitalTours.com: http://hrdabt.it/sKNVnj

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    Grass Fed Hamburger at Nopa in San Francisco, CA

    Who has the best damn burger in San Francisco? NOPA. One bite of their Grass Fed Hamburger will make you forget that any other burgers exist and keep you coming back for more. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/oo63jY

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    Naughty Nannie Sandwich at The Sandwich Spot in San Francisco, Ca

    Your inner child will rejoice when you order the Naughty Nannie at The Sandwich Shop in the Marina. It's a hot turkey sandwich, featuring a generous smear of cream cheese, velvety avocado, their special "bomb" sauce, plus all the sandwich fixings. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/ri2tJo

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    The Brick Yard Burger at The Brick Yard in San Francisco, CA

    At The Brick Yard, the playground winner is the Burger. Bite a mouthful of its juicy patty, housemade aioli, red onion strings and brioche bun, and you'll know you just got schooled in how to make great burger. Write up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/ikBhit

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    Xiao Long Bao at Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco, CA

    Disguised as your run-of-the-mill, everyday dumplings, Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) are, in fact, far superior. If a regular dumpling decided to install a hot tub in his living room, this is what it would be like. Pure awesomeness. Recommended by Stephanie Hua, Blogger - LickMySpoon.com: http://www.heardabout.com/san-francisco/the-xiao-long-bao-at-shanghai-dumpling-king

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    Special Combination Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich at Dinosaurs in San Francisco, California

    This little sandwich shop in the Castro serves up scrumptious, veggie packed banh mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches) that have such a variety of ingredients, they almost include every color of the rainbow. Simply a coincidence? I think not. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://www.heardabout.com/san-francisco/the-special-banh-mi-sandwich-at-hahn-s-hibachi

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    Kung Poongy Pork Sandwich at Hahns Hibachi in San Francisco, CA

    Add kimchi to anything and it makes the original better. Add it to a bbq pork sandwich and you'll never go back!! Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://www.heardabout.com/san-francisco/the-kung-poongy-pork-sandwich-at-hahn-s-hibachi

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    Flautas de Pato at Chilango in San Francisco, CA

    Crispy, rolled tortillas filled with succulent duck meat and topped with sour cream and shredded cabbage, these little flautas are a grown-up, sophisticated version of the taquito. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://www.heardabout.com/san-francisco/the-flautas-de-pato-at-chilango

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    Pork Jowl at Commonwealth in San Francisco, CA

    Playful food made with excellent ingredients. Recommended by Michael Mauschbaugh, Chef/Owner - Sous Beurre Kitchen: http://hrdabt.it/zyQU5D

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    Almond croissant at Thorough Bread and Pastry in San Francisco, CA

    Thorough's almond croissant is the best in the whole city. Recommended by Michael Mauschbaugh, Chef/Owner - Sous Beurre Kitchen: http://hrdabt.it/xc5xEp

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    Shoyu BBQ Pork Ramen at Katana-ya in San Francisco, CA

    A far cry from the packaged instant variety, Katana-Ya serves up comforting bowls of ramen with chewy noodles and slices of BBQ pork in a savory broth. Recommended by Michael Mauschbaugh, Chef/Owner - Sous Beurre Kitchen: http://hrdabt.it/w8X4rl

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    Prawns with Scrambled Egg at Yuet Lee Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    A big plate of soft-scrambled eggs. Recommended by Jake Godby, Chef/Co-Owner - Humphry Slocombe: http://hrdabt.it/yzD3aR

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    Westlake Rice Porridge at Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco, CA

    This smooth rice porridge breaks up the heat at Mission Chinese. Recommended by Jake Godby, Chef/Co-Owner - Humphry Slocombe: http://hrdabt.it/AgiAUw

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    Wild Nettles & Pancetta Pizza at Gialina Pizzeria in San Francisco, CA

    This mix of greens and rich meat on Gialina's famously thin crust is just one reason why this neighborhood spot makes one of the best pies in the City. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/A0v7Yz

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    Rabbit Pot Pie at Mission Beach Cafe in San Francisco, CA

    Forget about a pumpkin latte to welcome fall, we fall forward for Rabbit Pot Pie. Recommended by Carina Ost, Blogger - MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/y4tO6Q

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    Warm Pippin Apple & Almond Crostata at Cotogna in San Francisco, CA

    James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Tusk's casual restaurant, Cotogna, serves up this rustic fruit dessert with house made date ice cream. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/znoiO3

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    Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich at Wholesome Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    This little flying saucer-shaped sandwich, made with two plump oatmeal cookies and stuffed with creamy frosting, is all vegan, made with whole grains, and, oh yeah, it tastes out-of-this-world! Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/zKDyOC

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    Salumi Misti at Perbacco in San Francisco, CA

    Sitting at the Perbacco bar with this appetizing array of house-cured charcuterie, a cold beer, and a crossword puzzle is my favorite way to kill a lunch hour. Recommended by Quinn Sweeney, Blogger - Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/yTOe9o

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    Brussels Sprout Chips at Park Tavern in San Francisco, CA

    The vegetable everyone loves to hate, Brussels Sprouts, gets some lovin' from Chef Jennifer Puccio. Recommended by Avital Ungar - Owner, AvitalTours.com: http://hrdabt.it/w5BzEV

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    Pappardelle with Braised Oxtail at Cotogna in San Francisco, CA

    James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Tusk's more casual restaurant, Cotogna, serves up this thoroughly satisfying dish of house made pasta coated with a delectable meat sauce. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/zLyyUQ

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    Torta Cubana at That's It Market in San Francisco, CA

    This sandwich is guaranteed to bring Dagwood to tears with its endless layers of meat, fluffy eggs mixed with chorizo, and oozing spoonfuls of mayo. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/Ad9nQc

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    Cioppino at Tadich Grill in San Francisco, CA

    Warming on a foggy day, this tomato-based soup laden with seafood is the dish of San Francisco. Recommended by Carina Ost, Blogger - MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/A5eNT3

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    Duck Sandwich at Bar Jules in San Francisco, CA

    Bar Jules turns up the heat with this sophisticated lunchtime sandwich. Though it doesn't boast the soon-to-be-banned foie gras, it does beautifully showcase the flavorful perfection of duck's other assets. Recommended by Avital Ungar, Owner - AvitalTours.com: http://hrdabt.it/xjxm6u

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    Pineapple Tres Leches Cake at Dianda's Italian American Pastry in San Francisco, CA

    Enveloped in a thick layer of fluffy whipped cream, this cake gets three times the milk, plus the tasty addition of some tropical pineapple and a quintessential cherry on top. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/zFae36

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    Ropa Vieja Empanadas at Pasion in San Francisco, CA

    Crispy pockets of hot duckiness with microgreens, currants, and a sherry reduction are a hidden star on the menu at this vibrant Nuevo Latino restaurant, which might seem a little out of place in the heart of the Inner Sunset. Recommended by Quinn Sweeney, Blogger - Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/zje83b

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    Dry Fried Chicken Wings at San Tung in Sunset, CA

    San Tung's Dry Fried Chicken Wings coated in garlic, ginger, and chile are legendary for good reason. Recommended by Jeff Banker, Chef/Owner - Baker & Banker: http://hrdabt.it/yrdHSi

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    Vegetarian Pâté at Pasta Gina in San Francisco, CA

    Full of herbs and savory decadence, vegetarian pâté is the foie gras of the garden! Recommended by Carina Ost, Blogger - MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/xiD6ZZ

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    Lemon Ricotta Poptart at Knead Patisserie in San Francisco, CA

    It comes hot from the oven and is served on a fancy china plate, bringing a little class and a lot of flavor to the perfect morning coffee break in the Mission. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/sjkvps

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    House-made Twinkies at Chef Ryan Scott's 3-SUM Eats Food Truck in San Francisco, CA

    Twinkies are universally loathed by modern moms and health food advocates, and yet they evoke fond childhood memories for many of us. Enter Top Chef alum Ryan Scott's version of this American classic, done up gourmet-food-truck-style. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/sAZngU

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    Argentine Beef Empanada at Venga Empanadas in San Francisco, CA

    A hand-held meal, these empanadas are little pockets jam-packed with flavorful fillings, including sweet grilled onions, cooked red bell peppers, and savory meats. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/sLtTnu

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    Japanese Curry at Volcano Curry in San Francisco, CA

    Early evening sunsets and the chilly air got you down? With winter comes great gut-warming foods, and Volcano Curry serves up a doozy. Their version of this Japanese staple is so satisfying and hearty you'll start anxiously awaiting "curry weather!" Recommended by Dina, Blogger - TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/u4ZuPi

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    Soft Serve at Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco, CA

    A Soft Serve cone from Bi-Rite = a towering trumpet of creamy awesomeness minus the wrap-around-the-block line. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/vHQLkp

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    Levain Toast with Homemade Butter at Outerlands in San Francisco, CA

    Outerlands' house levain and creamy homemade butter evokes simpler times in the very best way. Recommended by Jake Des Voignes, Chef/Co-Owner - Local: Mission Eatery: http://hrdabt.it/tlj466

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    Falafel Wrap at Gyro King in San Francisco, CA

    Earthy and chewy, who knew fried balls of mashed chickpeas, spices, and herbs could taste so good? Well, obviously Gyro King; they've been dishing up Falafel Wraps for over nine years. Recommended by Jill Dovale, Editor - HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/t2jrO0

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    Mac N Cheese Spring Rolls at Chef Ryan Scott's 3-SUM Eats Food Truck in San Francisco, CA

    Creamy, cheesy pasta pairs up with a thin, crisp exterior. Genius! This is no "blue-box-quality" mac and cheese. It's gourmet comfort food made portable. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/uaI9BF

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    Sweet potato fries at Pearl's Deluxe Burgers in San Francisco, CA

    With a new outpost on one of the most notorious culinary corners downtown (6th and Market), Pearl's Deluxe is now slinging the most enticing sweet potato fries in SF from two locations. Recommended by Quinn Sweeney, Blogger - Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/rrrAWb

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    Hungarian Smoked Pork Sausage at Rosamunde Sausage Grill in San Francisco, CA

    Take a trip to a Hungarian beer garden without actually leaving SF with this smoked pork sausage smothered in sauerkraut, grilled peppers, and homemade curry ketchup. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/vFd1pV

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    Amatriciana Pizza Pie at Gialina Pizzeria in San Francisco, CA

    Impossibly thin crust plus pancetta, chile, pecorino, and a farm egg makes this pizza a spicy salty, and egg-y delight. Recommended by Shauna Des Voignes, Chef/Owner - Knead Patisserie: http://hrdabt.it/uFbTHs

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    Baileys Irish Cream Scone at John Campbell's Irish Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    This bakery is known for its famous scones, even supplying them to a local teahouse, Lovejoy's. The Baileys Irish Cream flavor is one of their tastiest and most popular. Recommended by Elaine, Blogger - VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/vU5Kf5

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    Date Night at Sneaky's BBQ in San Francisco, CA 94110

    Underground no more, Sneaky's BBQ is crafting some of SF's best barbecue out of the kitchen at Rebel. Their 'Date Night' dish—with fries smothered in bbq and slaw—is a southern second cousin to Canadian-favorite poutine. Recommended by Quinn Sweeney, Blogger - Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/tF936i

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    Butch Bar at Hot Cookie in San Francisco, CA

    Hot Cookie is known as one of the naughtiest bakeries in SF. Their "Butch Bar" is fairly tame in its appearance, but quite a temptress to the taste buds. Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/vSP79E

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    SO Black Bean Noodles at So in San Francisco, CA

    You can count on SO's handmade noodles with black bean sauce and all kinds of chile to warm you right up. Recommended by Jill Dovale, Editor - HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/tB8Imv

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    Shumai at Heaven's Dog in San Francisco, CA

    This classic dim sum staple served steaming hot is great at happy hour (to hold you over until dinner) or late at night (to reestablish your internal equilibrium at the end of a night on the town). Recommended by Quinn Sweeney, Blogger - Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/su9EEX

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    pumpkin spice cupcake at Mission Minis in San Francisco , CA

    This tiny, seasonal, treat fits right in the palm of your hand, but be warned...you won't be able to stop at just one! Recommended by Ariel Soto-Suver, Blogger - arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/vLOeeW

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    S'mores Bites at Recchiuti Confections in San Francisco, CA

    These handmade S'mores are dazzling bites of airy marshmallow, graham cracker, and silky bittersweet chocolate. Recommended by Lori Baker, Chef/Owner, Baker & Banker: http://hrdabt.it/sBZSUn

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    Dolma Sandwich at Truly Mediterranean in San Francisco, CA

    The Dolma Sandwich at Truly Mediterranean: a delicious present wrapped in tinfoil. Write-up by Carina Ost of MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/ruyb1x

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    Gyros Value Meal at Ayola Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    One of the best meals and the best deals downtown for lunch, this combo comes complete with a fully packed gyro, the best fast-food fries I have ever eaten, and a soft drink. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/uLHDDj

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    Banana Cream Pie at Mission Pie in San Francisco, CA

    It may not be the prettiest piece of pie in the case, but the Banana Cream Pie at Mission Pie is not only one of their permanent flavors, it's also the slice that's always on my mind. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/ux8uVK

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    Chocolate Dipped Cones at Joe's Ice Cream in San Francisco, CA

    Old fashioned doesn't mean out of date at Joe's. Offering a variety of ice cream treats—from chocolate dipped cones, sundaes, and their version of the It’s It—you'll remember why the oldies really are the goodies. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/tuPV3z

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    Chicken Katsu Loco Moco at Hukilau in San Francisco, CA

    The perfect end to an all-night dance party (or whatever you do when you stay up all night), CKLM is the ideal morning-after remedy with its delicate balance of carbs, fry-oil and gravy, and fried eggs (to legitimize it as a breakfast item). Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/t57OdI

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    Classic Cream Puff at Pacific Puffs in San Francisco, CA

    The classic cream puff at Pacific Puffs is a delicate choux pastry encircling Madagascar vanilla bourbon cream and swathed in thick chocolate glaze. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/rZ438x

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    Fried Plantain and Black Bean Burrito at Little Chihuahua Mexican in San Francisco, CA

    Adding the sweetness of a fried plantain to an already delectable burrito at The Little Chihuahua is one of those genius culinary moves we all wish we would of thought of on our own. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/sODeIs

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    Roasted Yam Sandwich at Atlas Cafe The in San Francisco, CA

    Atlas Cafe delivers a terrific sandwich with roasted yams and a lively blend of feta cheese, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and garlic-infused olive oil, which could be classified as an addictive substance. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/vKNbMa

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    Chicharron de pollo at Parada 22 in San Francisco, CA

    Not only does the chicken at Parada 22 outshine anything you can buy by the bucket, it can hold its own against any soul food restaurant in the city. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/rZlEAX

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    Falafel Sandwich at Zaytoon Wraps in San Francisco, CA

    It looks like a burrito, but tastes like cumin and tahini. What is it? It's the falafel sandwich at Zaytoon, a huge piece of paper thin lavash bread filled with crispy falafel, fresh veggies, and perfectly golden sautéed onions. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/vH3sk8

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    Sisig Nachos at Senor Sisig in SF Bay Area, California

    There are several Filipino food trucks in the Bay Area, but none make a mean plate of nachos like the guys at Señor Sisig. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/thmBKl

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    Live Scallop at Ebisu Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Six elegant slices of a scallop murdered only moments before being laid out over rice is served with a big nest of crispy tempura strings. Arrive early if you have your heart set on this dish, because it usually runs out. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/tFboKQ

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    Cookies and Cream Cookie at Anthony's Cookies in San Francisco, CA

    What could be better than bits of cookie baked into a cookie? Nothing, actually, because that's cookie-goodness times two, plus some extra rich cream. Watch out, Cookie Monster. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/uPejex

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    Organic Frozen Yogurt at Fraiche Yogurt in San Francisco, CA

    Hit Fraiche when you want to feel indulgent without any of the guilt. One bite of their locally made and sourced, fat-free organic natural frozen yogurt will satiate every craving and make you feel like a do-gooder at the same time. Write-up by Dina of the TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/tGSvn1

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    Hamachi at Hama-Ko in San Francisco, CA

    This is the freshest yellowtail around, expertly prepared by a veteran sushi chef and served lovingly by his wife in their tiny, unmarked neighborhood treasure of a restaurant. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/tis0Ux

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    Vegetable Dumpling at Big Lantern Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Dim sum means "point of the heart," and it's easy to fall in love with it at first bite. Big Lantern has a wide variety of dim sum to choose from, of which their veggie dumplings are well worth taking Cupid's arrow for. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/u10KpI

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    Katsu Curry at JapaCurry

    JapaCurry may be a food truck but they don't skimp on quality, making their version of Tonkatsu Curry from scratch using top notch ingredients. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/w4mDDU

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    Bourbon Banana Split at Boxing Room in San Francisco, CA

    A trifecta of fruit, cake, and ice cream might seem too rich to follow up a deep-fried southern meal, but you'll regret it if you don't save a little room for this dessert at Boxing Room. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/vmRuJw

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    Green Grape Lattice Pie at Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco, CA

    The Green Grape pie from Three Babes Bakeshop is sweet and gooey and champions a wonderfully flaky crust...dare I say it's better than apple?? Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/rWW8QF

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    Dolmathes at Mezes in San Francisco, CA

    It may be Greek to me, but these dolmathes—grape leaves stuffed with herbed rice—speak my language. Write-up by Carina Ost of MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/sSZQS8

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    Stir-fried Pork Belly at Lers Ros Thai Noodles in San Francisco, CA

    This Tenderloin Thai joint serves hearty hunks of meat-striped fat, which are nearly cremated to produce a crackling symphony of salty, sweet, and spicy sensations (#62 on the menu). Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/vM0MiG

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    Italian Coffee Cake at Destination Baking Co in San Francisco, CA

    This airy sponge cake has a tangy citrus flavor from oranges and lemons and is packed with a delectable sampling of fruits, including chunks of apples, pears, and bananas. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/sx0Fab

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    California Avocado and Hearts of Palm at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, CA

    The quality of ingredients and textural contrasts are what make this seemingly simple dish so exquisite. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/sAFJdz

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    Corned Beef Sandwich at The Sentinel in San Francisco, CA

    This tiny corner sandwich shop has had a line wrapping around the corner every day since they opened over three years ago, and the hot corned beef has anchored their evolving menu since the start. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/vdpxCZ

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    Tofu Taco at Casa Mexicana II in San Francisco, CA

    The Tofu Taco at Casa Mexicana II is generously portioned and packed with flavor. Beans AND tofu—a protein lovers delight! Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/uuVYMI

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    Farro Risotto at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Envision risotto without cheese...now imagine it being amazing. That's what you get when you order this healthy yet delicious dish. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/tqwb3f

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    Trio of Deviled Eggs at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco, CA

    Served three ways with loads of bright and flavorful additions, the classic 1950s housewife party snack has been elevated to an exotic hors d'oeuvre in the city's latest contender in the gastropub craze. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/vqo2NZ

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    Homemade Green Chile Chicken Pot Pie at Chile Pies & Ice Cream in San Francisco, CA

    Stuffed with free range chicken, veggies, and, of course, New Mexican green chile, the Green Chile Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect warm and cozy snack on a chilly day. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/taN6KY

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    Little Lucca's at The Pub at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA

    The Pub's P Mack Burger has some adorable and delicious little babies with all the fixings. Write-up by Carina Ost of MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/uPbjjx

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    Korean Tacos at Namu (Ferry Building Farmer's Market) in San Francisco, CA

    Here's a bold and imaginative combination of Korean, Japanese, and Mexican culinary concepts that's texturally varied and uniquely delicious. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/qLpWh8

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    Carne Asada Burrito Mojado at Taqueria Cancun in San Francisco, CA

    Can-cún's brightly painted wall menu calls it a "wetback" burrito, but as a gringo, I only dare order it as "mojado." This hot wrap swims in sauce and gets slathered in salsa and sour cream to replicate the Mexican flag. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/pcT2WC

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    Thali Plate at Kasa Indian Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Kasa Indian Eatery dishes up a colorful and diverse sampling of authentic Indian flavors. Try a little bit of everything with the Thali Plate. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/qlgnpU

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    Smashed Potato Pie Pizza at Source in San Francisco, CA

    Mashed potatoes on pizza? What is this, a Ninja Turtles episode? Be amazed as these two dishes unite to combat the forces of evil... Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/pn6n7b

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    Stugots Pizza at Club Deluxe - Pizza & Jazz Club in San Francisco, CA

    We learned from The Sopranos that "Stugots" is not a nice thing to call a guy and probably refers to the sausage on this crispy artisan pie...served up from the back of a little jazz club on Haight Street. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/nKEefY

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    Plum Raspberry Lattice Pie at Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco, CA

    Fresh, locally sourced seasonal fruit plus crispy baked-to-perfection dough makes this slice of heaven unbeatable. Write-up by Avital Ungar of Avital Tours: http://hrdabt.it/qH5wrE

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    Furikake Rice at seesaw in san Francisco, ca

    Basic but far from boring, Furikake is a colorful and tasty bowl of seasoned, steaming rice. Enjoy it with your little ones at this 100% kid-friendly café that serves up reasonably priced Danish and Korean fare. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/oDeg7a

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    Jerk Spiced Duck Hearts at Alembic in San Francisco, CA

    One simple skewer of waterfowl offal may not look like much, but this snack is remarkably more than a novelty when complimenting one of The Alembic's crisp cocktails or a couple of craft beers. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/nH1Hgn

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    Deconstructed Samosa at Curry Up Now Restaurant & Truck in San Mateo, ca

    This is not like any other Indian food you've ever had before. Prepare for a flurry of bold flavors and textures with your first bite of this now famous Bay Area food truck's signature dish…and it only gets better. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/n5DdUb

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    Buñuelos De Chocolate at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in San Francisco, CA

    While many come to La Mar for the ceviche, the Bunuelos de Chocolate (Chocolate Beignets) are worth a waterfront detour for those hankering for chocolate. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/pbzyrc

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    Porchetta di Testa Panini at Avedano's Meats in San Francisco, CA

    Don't get scared—porchetta di testa is in fact pig's head—but this tender and delicious meat is something you simply must try, especially when on a perfectly toasted panini, with just a hint of surprising mint. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/ppOKsh

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    Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong at Tú Lan Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    The dish I always suggest to folks eating Vietnamese for the first time, this big bowl offers variety and intense flavors that win over timid eaters with grilled meat, fried rolls, bright noodles, and tangy sauce. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/q0ZQ9m

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    Organic Fried Chicken at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, CA

    Fried Chicken has seen a bit of a resurgence here in the Bay Area, but celebrity chef Tyler Florence's crispy version of this American classic outshines the competition. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/qaV326

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    Truffle Fries at B Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco, CA

    Add some French glamour to this age-old American snack and you won't be able to let that bowl out of your reach. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/ru9d0v

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    Coffee and Doughnuts at Sociale in San Francisco, CA

    Partnered with an espresso shake that makes any late-night jitters worth it, Sociale's "Coffee and Doughnuts" is a menu star at this hidden gem of a restaurant. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/nUCOHB

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    Super Burger at Super Duper Burger in San Francisco, CA

    One of the best, juiciest burgers you'll find in all of San Francisco. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver or arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/nBm8ap

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    Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Plate at 15 Romolo in San Francisco, CA

    This back-alley North Beach cocktail bar is finally featuring its fantastic but oft-overlooked kitchen with a variety of boozy, inexpensive breakfast items on offer. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/nJ2uyf

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    Curry Chicken Pho at PPQ Beef Noodle House in San Francisco, CA

    Intense flavors and quality ingredients make this seemingly simple dish a standout. With aromas of fresh lemongrass, a bevy of spices, and creamy coconut milk, it's both soothing and tantalizing at the same time. Write-up by Elaine Wu of VirgoBlue.net: http://hrdabt.it/rpcdOX

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    Pork Taco at Chaac Mool Yucatecan in San Francisco, CA

    Traditional pork tacos with a special Yucatan flavor twist...served with a smile from a family-owned set of food stands and food trucks. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/pihYfo

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    Old School Chocolate Chip Cookie at Goody Goodie Cream and Sugar in San Francisco, CA

    Goody Goodie's signature cookie—chock full of milk chocolate chips, semisweet chips, and semisweet wafers—is a chocolate lover's delight. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/qIT548

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    Beignets at Just For You in San Francisco, CA

    With a generous dusting of powdered sugar, the Beignets at Just For You Cafe are light, fluffy, and delectable. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/oYbTb7

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    Banh Mi at Muffins Muffins in San Francisco, CA

    The traditional take-out bánh mi from this teeny-tiny sandwich shop just south of Market is the delight of every office worker within a five-block radius who can only spare 10 minutes for lunch. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/niJC4t

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    Lemon Cream Tart at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Tangy and sweet at the same time, this little tart encircles all your lemon dreams. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/oCI147

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    Beef Shortrib Korean Wrap at Spice Kit in San Francisco, CA

    The Korean Wrap at Spice Kit wraps up marinated short ribs, seasoned rice, and fresh vegetables into one tasty package. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/owOHp4

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    Bearded Lady Sandwich at Straw in San Francisco, CA

    Pulled pork and blackberry sauce on a fresh roll...yes please! And don't worry—there are no added hair clippings. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/ohD4Xm

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    Ramen at chotto in San Francisco, CA

    The ramen at Chotto is Death Row good. As in, it's so good that I want Chotto's ramen for my last meal on this earth. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/p6tCtC

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    Empanada De Pino at Chile Lindo in San Francisco, CA

    Compact but filling, Chile Lindo's Empanada de Pino is a wonderful on-the-go bite. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/rqp0mN

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    Buffalo Wings at Kezar Pub & Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Determining who makes the finest buffalo wings in town will always be a hotly contested debate...among those who have never gnawed on a drumstick at Kezar Pub. Write-up by Quinn Sweeney of Nermo.com: http://hrdabt.it/ntrLft

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    Carnitas at Nopalito in San Francisco, CA

    Pork is the star in the carnitas at Nopalito. Slow-braised until tender and juicy, enveloped by a fresh tortilla, topped with a vibrant pickled cabbage slaw and tangy tomatillo salsa, this carnitas is utterly drool-worthy. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/qxA2xd

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    Chicken-Fried Rabbit at Comstock Saloon in San Francisco, CA

    "What’s up, Doc?" "Seven words: The Chicken-Fried Rabbit at Comstock Saloon" Write-up by Carina Ost of MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/p7cbMS

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    Mushroom and Spinach Piroshki at Anda Piroshki in San Francisco, CA

    Freshly baked, piping hot, and stuffed with veggies, this is a favorite go-to hand-held snack. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/ojbVqB

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    Lumachine at Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco, CA

    Fancy mac 'n cheese over tomato sauce with tender pork will make you want Lumachine with Sunday Supper Sauce every day of the week. Write up by Carina Ost of MissionFruition.com: http://hrdabt.it/ndbizo

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    Shrimp and Sea Scallop Potstickers at Firefly in San Francisco, CA

    Like little juicy packages, these potstickers are a gift to your taste buds. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/nM0JsP

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    Ginger Snap Sammie at Pinkie's Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Ginger snap + smooth and sweet cream cheese + ginger snap = Pinkie's Ginger Snap Sammie = double the delight. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/oloGrr

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    Coffee Eclair at Thorough Bread and Pastry in San Francisco, CA

    Thorough delivers a classic eclair with a hint of caffeinated flair. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/qBNxvr

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    "I am Extraordinary" BLT at Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco, CA

    This vegan take on an old classic replaces the real "B" with maple-y flakes of goodness. Add a load of avocado and you've got a wholly delicious, meat-free dish. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qWb0Wi

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    Boston Clam Chowder at Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco, CA

    Rich and creamy, this soup is filled with chunks of potatoes and lots of tasty clams, making it the perfect antidote to a foggy afternoon. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/pZKwOX

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    House Noodles at Yamo in San Francisco, CA

    Yamo House Noodles are a winning combination of fresh and fried. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/nCCMha

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    Raw Raspberry Cashew Cheesecake W/ Blackberry - Black Pepper Sauce at The Plant Cafe Organic in San Francisco, CA

    Creamy and decadent, this dairy-free and wheat-free cashew cheesecake will fool even the most picky and dairy-loving eaters. Add in swirls of perfectly-ripe, fresh raspberries, and you've got absolute dessert bliss. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/nNgR5T

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    Cherry Oat Scones at Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco, CA

    The captivating aroma of fresh baked, just out-of-the-oven Cherry Oat Scones will have you in a dreamy state of mind at this tranquil escape in the midst of bustling San Francisco. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/pUNu3w

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    Homemade Veggie Burger at Herbivore the Earthly Grill in San Francisco, CA

    This burger packs a mean punch with veggies, grains, and soy protein coming together on a soft bun. It's homemade, and you can tell. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/nWWwKf

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    Escargots at Le Zinc in San Francisco, CA

    Yes, we're talking about eating snails here people, so you better be ready to call yourself a foodie if you're down with this dish. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/qSKsa0

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    Fluffernutter Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco, CA

    Get your fix AND benefit Project Open Hand with a scoop of Humphry Slocombe's peanut butter and marshmallow fluff concoction. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/pUnRm4

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    Neatloaf Sandwich at Ananda-Fuara Vegetarian in San Francisco, CA

    Ananda Fuara's Neatloaf is more than just a clever name for meatless meatloaf: this wholesome slice of "Neat" smothered in tangy BBQ sauce is downright tasty. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/qEwEOi

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    California Cheese Flight at Mission Cheese in San Francisco, CA

    Interested in exploring fantastic cheese without having to hop on a plane to France? Stop by Mission Cheese, the spot for cheese connoisseurs and newbie cheese-lovers alike. Write-up by Ariel Soto-Suver of arielsphotography.com: http://hrdabt.it/mYQYOb

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    Pho Ga at Turtle Tower Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Turtle Tower's Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup) lets simple and savory ingredients shine. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/qDwQbu

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    Nigiri Sushi with Salmon Teriyaki Duo at Akiko's Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Japanese restaurants love to let patrons mix and match: enjoy a bit of cooked and raw fish together and smile as they both melt in your mouth. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/ohaLLH

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    Salted Caramels at Hooker's Sweet Treats in San Francisco, California

    Soft, chewy (but not sticky), and the perfect mix of salty and sweet, Hooker's Salted Caramels had me at "hello." Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/rhp1wm

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    Bread Pudding at fillmore bakeshop in San Francisco, CA

    Fillmore Bakeshop's bread pudding is a heavenly, yet deadly combination of buttery croissants, creamy custard and tangy fruit. It's a perfect 1-2 (and 3) punch that will take you down with its deliciousness. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/qQ90g2

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    Homemade Granola with Yogurt & Fresh Fruit at La Boulange in San Francisco, CA

    Start the day off on a healthy note with a generous bowl of antioxidant-rich, natural ingredients and flavors at your local La Boulange. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/ruUwPG

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    Sub Sandwiches at Marina Submarine in San Francisco, CA

    Marina Sub delivers gratifyingly addictive sandwiches. Whether you prefer turkey and cheese, Italiano or meatball, you'll get a toasty sub that will leave you wondering how something so simple could be so fantastic. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/qSUprj

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    Meat Arepa at Mr. Pollo in San Francisco, CA

    If you haven't tried the signature Meat Arepa from Mr. Pollo, then you simply haven't experienced the full potential of this Venezuelan classic. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/qFWKY3

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    Firecracker Shrimp Tempura Sub Sandwich at HRD Coffee Shop in San Francisco, CA

    Wow, that's a lot of words packed into one dish name...and it's a lot of food too. A little Japanese, a little Korean, a little American; this sandwich embodies the very best that "fusion" has to offer. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qahB9O

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    Golden State Roll at Tataki Sushi and Sake Bar in San Francisco, CA

    Tataki combines creative sushi with a strong commitment to sustainable seafood. Their signature Golden State roll—filled with scallop, apple, seared albacore, and avocado—is as delicious as it is unique. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/qQg63g

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    Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco, CA

    A scoop of heaven does exist at Bi-Rite Creamery. The Salted Caramel ice cream is the perfect melding of sweet and savory. A single serving gets you two scoops (and you can pick two flavors). Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/l0Gjrg

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    Cinnamon Sugar Donuts at Pepples

    Pepples' cinnamon sugar donut takes on a coating of sweet glaze before it gets bathed in aromatic cinnamon and sugar, leaving you totally content. Oh, and it happens to be totally vegan and organic. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/p0cOGT

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    Quesadillas de Camote at Gracias Madre in San Francisco, CA

    Not your standard quesadilla, this vegan twist on a Mexican favorite won't leave you wanting. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qtlyRh

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    Fried Chicken Sandwich at Chef Ryan Scott's 3-SUM Eats Food Truck in San Francisco, CA

    3-SUM EATS has the ultimate in chicken sandwiches: a double patty of cornflake-crusted magic served with the perfect slaw, pickles, and aioli. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/n3dFQG

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    Okonomiyaki at Namu in San Francisco, CA

    Using homemade Kimchee, the Lee brothers show their Korean roots in Namu's version of the popular Japanese savory grilled pancake (aka Okonomiyaki). Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/n9GzHE

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    Hawaiian Breeze Roll at Sushi Bistro in San Francisco, CA

    The Hawaiian Breeze roll at Sushi Bistro is evidence that tuna, avocado, mango, and Fuji apple can all work together in mouth-watering harmony. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/r9wB7V

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    Ahi Burger at Gott's Roadside (Formerly Taylor's Automatic Refresher) in San Francisco, CA

    The Ahi Burger at Gott's Roadside will leave you wondering why you ever wanted beef in your burger: an egg bun houses seared Ahi tuna, a sweet and sour slaw, and warming wasabi mayo. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/nUHJBx

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    steak tartare at Cafe Claude in San Francisco, CA

    For a beautifully executed take on a French bistro classic, look no further than the traditionally prepared Steak Tartare at Café Claude, one of their signature dishes. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/qdWQLB

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    Torino Crepe at Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery in San Francisco, CA

    Pretty much anything is good inside a thin, light, slightly sweet crepe. Honey Honey's savory Torino variety puts the taste of the Mediterranean into your breakfast or lunch. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qNAcuG

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    Ma Po Tofu at Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco, CA

    Not for the faint-hearted, a bowl of Mission Chinese Food's Ma Po Tofu (ground Kurobuta (Japanese translation = "black pig"), cubes of silky tofu, and blazing red peppers) will have you shouting "Fire"! Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/ppb8Uu

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    Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunk Cookie at Specialtys Cafe & Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Nothing in the whole world is better than a fresh, warm chocolate chip cookie. And Specialty's makes a cookie so good, it tastes like Christmas and your birthday at the same time with every bite. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/mVq1Qq

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    Gingersnaps at Miette Confiserie & Patisserie in San Francisco, CA

    Perfect alone or with a much-needed caffeinated drink, Miette's gingersnaps give you a gingery jolt that will keep your energy up until the (theoretical) whistle blows. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/rntZlz

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    Pressed Cubano Sandwich at Ironside in San Francisco, CA

    Ironside doesn't serve just any sandwich, it serves THE sandwich. The Pressed Cubano, with juicy layers of meat, melted cheese, and pickles on a crispy bun, is the ultimate show stopper. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/pKQa6G

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    Famous Jumbo Brownie at the Bagel Bakery SF in San Francisco, CA

    Fresh, soft, chewy, and warm (if you get there just at the right time), this brownie is sure to make your day a happier one. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/pfP6hP

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    Croque Vegetarian at The Butler And The Chef in San Francisco, Ca

    Enjoy this cheese encrusted sandwich (your ears perk up) with a touch of French class, and then pretend like the veggies inside cancel out the decadent crème fraiche that neatly tops the ensemble. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/pr1Gf4

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    Short rib sandwich at Golden West in San Francisco, CA

    One bite of tender, sweet, and smoky braised and shredded barbecued beef surrounded by a pillowy bun will have you convinced that this isn't your ordinary sandwich. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/nMXyi8

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    fish tacos at El Metate Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    El Metate's lightly battered and pan-fried fish tacos with zippy house made salsas are a Mission neighborhood classic. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/rjMYQU

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    Dungeness Crab Rangoon at Osha Thai Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    There's pretty much nothing better than a fried wonton stuffed with crab and cream cheese dipped in sweet and sour sauce. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/oz6d5M

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    Chilled Eggplant Soup at COI Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    The prowess of Coi's Michelin award-winning cooking is evident in their seasonal Chilled Eggplant Soup. Served only as part of the rotating 11-course tasting menu. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/qJW7vp

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    hong kong milk tea at The Slanted Door in San Francisco, CA

    Blue Bottle may be just around the corner, but Slanted Door's fresh brewed Hong Kong Milk Tea is an ideal caffeine fix for those with a sweet tooth. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/oQTdC0

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    Garlic Prawns at Pancho Villa Taqueria in San Francisco, CA

    Forget the wharf, the Garlic Prawns at this Mission District Taqueria are the quintessential San Francisco seafood fix. Served with your choice of refried, pinto, or black beans and a side of rice and warm tortillas, this is one complete meal. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/qNbQfN

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    Red Velvet Cupcake at SusieCakes in San Francisco, CA

    The Red Velvet Cupcake might just be why cupcakes have made a comeback, and the ones at SusieCakes are devilishly delicious. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/pEwkKB

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    Asparagus with Shrimp at Koh Samui & the Monkey in San Francisco, CA

    If you're looking for a lunch that's light and simple yet delicious and sophisticated, try a taste of Thai with the Asparagus with Shrimp from Koh Samui. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/pbhDfv

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    Kimchi Soft Tofu Soup at My Tofu House in San Francisco, CA

    My Tofu House makes a robust, spicy Kimchi Soft Tofu Soup for lovers of Korea's favorite fermented cabbage dish (kimchi). Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/qcsrB2

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    Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta at Cotogna in San Francisco, CA

    While Cotogna is better known for their savory selections, the Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta is one of SF's best variations of this sweet, classic dish. This is not a place where you should skip dessert. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/oIRLug

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    Thai Fried Rice with Fish Balls at Ozone Thai Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco, CA

    What exactly is a fish ball? It's sort of like a hot dog, but with fish…and in spherical format. Salty and flavorful, these little guys make Thai fried rice a well-rounded meal (pun intended). Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/mWEPGV

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    Mac and Cheese at Citizen's Band in San Francisco, CA

    Comforting and decadent, this Mac and Cheese topped with a pyramid of onion rings is a delight to behold and devour. It's a permanent fixture on Citizen's Band's revolving menu of comfort food classics for good reason. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/oCirYu

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    Cassoulet at Sous Beurre Kitchen in San Francisco, CA

    Sous Beurre's cassoulet (slow-cooked stew)—chock full of cannelini beans, seasonal meats, and delicious spices—is like a toasty sweater on a cold day: comforting and warm. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/nyFjGJ

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    Lightly Smoked Tasmanian Ocean Trout at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Imagine a beautifully cooked Ocean Trout covered by poached egg and drizzled with pancetta vinaigrette, all on a bed delicious hash browns. This dish isn't just a dream - it's at One Market. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/nTlJNt

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    chocolate cupcake at Miette Confiserie & Patisserie in San Francisco, CA

    Rich, moist, and cute as a button, Miette's Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry Buttercream is as satisfying as it is adorable. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/n3h8rh

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    Tea Leaf Salad at Burma Superstar Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    You haven't tried a salad until you've experienced a Burmese salad. This light and refreshing combination of flavors from Burma Superstar will have you mentally planning your next repeat visit after the first bite. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/o7fOuQ

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    Spaghetti and Meatballs at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack in San Francisco, CA

    A tangy red sauce lightly blankets al dente spaghetti adorned with a delicious trio of meatballs. At the pinnacle of this mountain of goodness is shaved Parmesan and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/ogGfxQ

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    lemon bar at Pinkie's Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Pinkie's sunny, deeply flavorful lemon bar makes me feel like it's summer, even when it's summer in San Francisco (i.e. foggy and gray). Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/r0NngB

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    Chocolate Chip Scone at John Campbell's Irish Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    If the morning's got you down, a chocolate chip scone from John Campbell's Irish Bakery will give you a boost of optimism…you know, if a plethora of chocolate chips in a delicate scone will do that for you. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/otu2fG

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    Ice Cream at Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco, CA

    Smooth, sweet, and cool, Smitten Ice Cream's daily favors are luxury in a handmade cone. Made to order, each scoop of artisanal ice cream contains fresh and complimentary ingredients, creating taste and texture experiences unlike any other. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/npxq0r

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    Chicken Wings at Wing Wings in San Francisco, Ca

    The Wing Wing sauced chicken wings at namesake Wing Wings in Lower Haight give you a little sweet, a little spice and a whole lot of succulence. Bite into one of these babies and licking your fingers will count as your dessert. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/pF3ORU

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    Pressed Veggie Cubano Sandwich at Ironside in San Francisco, CA

    Roasted veggies, melted cheese, crispy bread – what's not to love? Enjoy this delish vegetarian dish alongside modern, heavy timber décor at Ironside in SOMA. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/razO0J

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    28-Day Dry Aged Rib Eye at Seasons Bar and Lounge in San Francisco, CA

    Forget spring, summer, fall, and winter. At Seasons restaurant, it's always steak season. The 28-Day Dry Aged Rib Eye is a sizeable slice of meat that's melt-in-your-mouth amazing every day of the year. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/qAsDxl

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    Yellow Tail Tuna Sandwich at Brickhouse Cafe & Bar in San Francisco, CA

    This sandwich is a formidable lunchtime opponent - it's thick slab of grilled tuna tucked inside fresh, soft focaccia will wow your taste buds while keeping your belly grumble-free through the rest of your workday. Write-up by Angie Somme of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/ny96pC

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    Chilaquiles at Mamacita in San Francisco, CA

    Mamacita's chilaquiles (tortilla chips tossed in a warm, pleasingly spicy chipotle cream with shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, and green peppers) are a fiesta in your mouth. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/oi1U5l

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    Arepa De Pabellón at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen in San Francisco, CA

    Latin flavors shine through in the Arepa de Pabellón at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen. This layered concoction with spiced shredded beef, black beans, plantains, and a bit of cheese creates a taste circus in your mouth, and the ring leader is the grilled, crisp yet nicely chewy arepa. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/pnygNb

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    Cannoli at Dianda's Italian American Pastry in San Francisco, CA

    If you have Italian in your blood (or even if you don’t), you shouldn’t miss the cannoli—tubes of happiness and sweet ricotta filling—at Dianda’s Italian American Pastry. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/oYmeBU

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    Rare Roast Beef Sandwich at The Sentinel in San Francisco, CA

    The Sentinel is small, but mighty. Its roast beef sandwich (visibly rare, not for the feint of heart) lets beef mingle with smoked onions and blue cheese dressing on a tender, house-made bun. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/ocdbEJ

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    Porcini & Zucchini Omelet at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, CA

    Fresh and light porcini mushrooms and zucchini nestle in a creamy and perfectly cooked omelet. Crispy Yukon potatoes and summer greens are invited to the dance, too, and everything has a great time being eaten. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/pGWs2D

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    Round Tamale at Roosevelt Tamale Parlor in San Francisco, CA

    Think you’re the taco/burrito kind of Mexican food eater? Roosevelt will help you get beyond Taco Bell with their magical tamales. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qmwUB4

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    Jumping Tuna Roll at Ryokos Japanese Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco, CA

    Fresh tuna, spices, and veggies are rolled together, coated, and fried to the perfect crisp to make the Jumping Tuna Roll at Ryoko’s. After one taste you will want the rest to jump off the plate and into your mouth a.s.a.p. Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/oSvM3M

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    Pomme D'Amour at Knead Patisserie in San Francisco, CA

    One bite of Shauna des Voignes’ Pomme d’Amour pastry and you’ll be hooked. Imagine the most amazing crème brulée you’ve ever tasted, then wrap it in perfectly baked puff pastry - delectably addicting, and a perfect way to start the morning. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/pWi7G0

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    Spinach and Egg at Local: Mission Eatery in San Francisco, CA

    If you want the best eggs benedict in the city, Local: Mission Eatery dishes up sautéed spinach and onion topped with two beautifully poached eggs and lemony hollandaise on a thick slice of Knead Patisserie's brioche. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/n149sM

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    Chocolate Almond Midnight Cake at Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    Are they using chocolate cake to lure you into a vegetarian restaurant? Yes, they are, but with good reason. Your fork will be begging for more after you slice into this soft, cool and deliciously light dessert. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/qrqHyU

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    Pho at Pho 2000 in San Francisco, CA

    Pho (beef noodle soup) at Pho 2000 is a marriage of rich broth, beef, and fresh herbs. While traditionally eaten for breakfast in Vietnam, pho is fantastic at any time of day. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/q5IvhA

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    Secret Breakfast Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco, CA

    You don't have to hail from Kentucky to fall in love with Humphry Slocombe's bourbon and cornflake ice cream creation called Secret Breakfast. It's creamy and sweet, with a kick of Jim Beam. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/pJAY3P

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    Chicken Wings at So in San Francisco, CA

    SO is a Korean-Chinese joint that really has a handle on chicken wings, hence the bowls of garlicky, crunchy, sweet/spicy wings on nearly every table in the place. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/nlL3Uk

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    Big Daddy Bowl at Hapa Ramen in San Francisco, CA

    Between the richness of the pork belly, the salty hints of fried chicken, the sweet traces of fresh vegetables, and the unctuousness of the egg, the Big Daddy Bowl is overflowing with deep, intense flavors. Write-up by Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats.com: http://hrdabt.it/ok2IPc

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    Garlic Fries at Super Duper Burger in San Francisco, CA

    With just the right amount of crispiness united with a fluffy moist center, these Garlic Fries make for a mouth-watering individual snack or a perfect dish to pair with one of Super Duper's scrumptious burgers or sandwiches. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/p6uqf1

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    Shredded Green Papaya Salad at Lers Ros Thai Noodles in San Francisco, CA

    With over a hundred dishes on Lers Ros Thai’s extensive menu, the Green Papaya Salad (#13) is not to be missed: a refreshing mixture of veggies, shredded green papaya, and grilled shrimp doused in lime and red chili dressing. Write-up by Mika Takeuchi of FoodFashionista.com: http://hrdabt.it/qyaOp4

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    Mousetrap Sandwich at The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco, CA

    Take your fun memories of grilled cheese as a kid, but scrap the yucky Kraft singles and Wonder bread because the Mousetrap is the posh adult version of this childhood delight. Write-up by Angie Sommer of broccoliandchocolate.com: http://hrdabt.it/mnWq42

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    croque monsieur at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, CA

    Tartine's croque monsieur is a warm, open-faced sandwich smothered with béchamel, gruyere cheese, and your choice of vegetarian or meat offerings. Simple and savory, it's both the perfect antidote for a foggy San Francisco day and a picnic crowd-pleaser. Write-up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/l85ZbF

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    Bacon Maple Apple Donut at Dynamo Donut & Coffee in San Francisco, CA

    Choose both savory and sweet with the Bacon Maple Apple donut from Dynamo Donut & Coffee. This yeast donut has apple and bacon folded into its dough and is topped with a maple glaze and…more bits of bacon. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/meVWTE

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    belly bun at Bun Mee in San Francisco, Ca

    There's a reason why "banh mi" appeared in the Oxford Dictionary this year. The Belly Bun sandwich revamps the bánh mì, featuring a tasty French baguette lathered with aioli, luscious braised pork belly, tart pickled vegetables, fresh peppers, and cilantro. Write-up by Dina of TheDishandTheDirt.com: http://hrdabt.it/kWf1NH

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    The Little Star at Little Star Pizza Valencia in San Francisco, CA

    The Little Star deep-dish pizza is a brilliant layering of spinach, feta, and mushroom, all draped in a perfectly chunky tomato sauce and hugged by a crispy cornmeal crust. That’s (HELLA) Amore! Write-up by Maya Newhagen of thesugargeek.com: http://hrdabt.it/lpkvhQ

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    Cold Noodles at Yamo in San Francisco, CA

    Hot and cold, sweet and spicy, crunchy and soft, Yamo Cold Noodles have it all. Served out of a tiny outpost in the Mission, Yamo will have you coming back for more. Write up by Jill Dovale, Editor of HeardAbout.com: http://hrdabt.it/lrCQ24

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