NOPA/Western Addition

August 14, 2013
I’m happy to see some life back at the corner of Masonic and Geary. After years of speeding past Hukilau on my way home, The Corner Store is giving me a reason to pull it on over. The neighborhood needed...
I just finished eating a lunch of leftover wild nettle pizza from Ragazza, and in the words of James Brown, I jumped back and wanted to kiss myself. I mean, really, are there two finer words in succession than “leftover...
Since brothers Mike and Tim Selvera moved their beloved seafood outpost to Divisadero Street, I think we're all a happier bunch: there's a longer bar so we can sit and watch them do their thing, the bigger kitchen means new hot dishes, the wine list is on fire (plus there are a ton of Tim's choice beers in the bottle and on tap!), and there are more tables for seafood seekers. Yup, it's an excellent 2.0.
nopa’s casual Mexican offshoot rocks the house, with regional dishes made with excellent local/organic ingredients. The juicy carnitas are a hands-down favorite (especially when I’m eating any leftovers the next day with some eggs), and it’s the perfect season for...
I am a slave to good coffee (very few people in this town aren’t), and when a place is this cute, one block from my house, on a sunny corner, using beans from Verve Coffee Roasters, rockin’ a Slayer, and...
This write-up is a special recap of the tablehopper CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Service) dinner that was held on Thursday February 5th with class/session number 34. The event was generously hosted by ~POLENG LOUNGE~. A huge thank...
The other day I was recommending that a friend try ~YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISCO~ for the high-roller/special dinner location he was seeking. He was incredulous, "Yoshi's? Really?" That worried me, because if people don't know about how fabulously creative, fresh, and...
Shall we talk about all the three- and four-letter word places opening of late? (None of them profane, mind you.) There’s SEBO, and BOCA, and CAV, and Coi, and DOSA. And lest we forget, ~nopa~. I eagerly anticipated the opening...