Whether you're feeling like a fresh local beer, a tasty glass of wine, a craft cocktail, or a shot of whiskey, it's all within a couple of blocks: the Divisadero strip is studded with places that have drinks very much worth drinking. Bonus: there are no major hills to climb in the midst of your bar crawling.
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There's more to morning sparkling wine than the standard peach or OJ mixer. This eye-opening drink from Nopa in San Francisco features herbal Green Chartreuse and fresh lime juice.
Nopa, often credited with remaking (and re-naming) the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, showcases the glories of California cuisine: an emphasis on seasonal produce, close ties to local farms, and a casual, come-as-you-are vibe. We went for an apps-only meal of fries, calamari, flatbread, little fried fish, and more.
Though it may be hard, definitely save room at Nopa for the Blackberry Crumble. This comfort dish is elevated by a coconut almond streusel and a scoop of lemon verbena ice cream.
Mission Bowling Club's Anthony Myint is known for many things—as a pioneer in the charitable restaurant business, a cookbook author, and an influential chef—but his burger might just be his crowning achievement. He's a little shy about its $14 price tag (only $10 at happy hour!), so when we asked for his top five burgers in the city, he named a range.
What the heck's the difference between a flatbread and a pizza? We explored the different types of flatbread on menus in San Francisco and tried to deduce what makes them unique.
NOPA serves possibly the most-hyped burger in San Francisco. And though it can be frustrating to wade through the masses to get your hands on a burger, this is one that warrants the extra effort.