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Shabu Shabu (TR: swish, swish) is a traditional Japanese hot pot. Almost-paper-thin slices of meat are swished through boiling broth and eaten with veggies fresh from the broth. The cooking is usually done by the diner at the table. Opened in late 2012, Shabuway is a perfect example of a traditional Shabu Shabu restaurant that you’d find […]

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We rate Louis’ Diner as the best ocean view and American bargain. That’s a winning combo. If, after sampling San Francisco’s myriad ethnic eateries, yer jonesing for great American burgers and shakes, look no farther than Louis’ Restaurant. And speaking of looking, the view from Louis’ is an astonishment. As you dip your fries in […]

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If you’re at the Moscone Center or in one of San Francisco’s museum districts (Third and Mission is flanked by SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora and the Contemporary Jewish) and you want to eat where museumites eat, enter the mini-food zone of Yerba Buena Lane next to the big cube of the Contemporary Jewish, […]

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Brunch in San Francisco may be a wee bit different from the last time you took Mum brunching on Mother’s Day. This one is called Sunday’s a Drag. It’s in a 1930’s-style supper club called Harry Denton’s Starlight Room on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The room, the setting, the atmosphere […]

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Rápido y Delicioso The knock on Mexican food in American restaurants is that every dish tastes the same. Tostados, burritos, tacos — the texture is different, but your taste buds will strain to tell one from the other. That’s not the case at Papito Hayes, a small, skinny place in the culinary free-fire zone of […]

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