Not in any order, but here goes...
3317 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Chotto is a fun place to kick back and dig into small plates like the ever popular pork belly or more ambitious ramen noodles. Great service!
558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
The flagship restaurant owned by Tyler Florence has a vintage look and feel plus a stellar menu that defies easy decisions when time to order. Mac and cheese, a killer burger and salad with Green Goddess dressing all require careful selection. But decide you must, and love this place...you will.
Oakland CA 94612
A glance at the interior of Flora and you'll swear you've been transported back to the era of Prohibition and stylish flappers. But the menu is all dressed up with your favorite classics and a nod to local, sustainable ingredients.
I played it "safe" with a burger and was not disappointed. Delish and perfectly cooked.
UPDATE: since my initial visit to Flora I've returned serveral times for the chicharones which are, you guessed it, fried pork rinds. Note that these are no ordinary pork rinds as they arrive at your table freshly cooked with a dusting of chile lime salt on top. Crunchy and crackling - they are the ultimate oddity pulling me back to Flora over and over again and yes, that IS crazy!
493 Lake Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062
While cruising Santa Cruz recently I had a craving for fish and chips and landed at Johnny's Harborside. Tucked away in a quaint harbor and serving up fine sea-worthy fare, Johnny's doesn't disappoint.