May Top 10 Bay Area Restaurants

My dining column in print and online magazine, Bob Cut (column details and my philosophy here; last month’s column here) covers standout (delicious) newcomers and long-timers worth supporting. I’m covering outdoor and indoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from, choosing the standouts:

Dokkaebier YB Witbier

SF Newcomers:
– The Tailor’s Son, Pacific Heights (Italian, Cocktails)
– Winner Winner Chicken, San Mateo 
(Hot Chicken, Fried Chicken, Sandwiches, American Comfort Food)
– Sanguchon Eatery, Mission 
– New Belgium Brewing, Mission Bay (Gastropub, Brewery, American Comfort Food)
– Mr. Digby’s, Noe Valley (American Comfort Food)
– Wilder, Cow Hollow (American Comfort Food)

– Dirty Habit’s Private Habits, Downtown/SoMa) (New American, Cocktails)
– The Cavalier, Union Square/Downtown (Modern British, Cocktails)
– Sushi Shio, Mission District (Sushi)
– Prubechu, Mission District (Guamanian, Chamorro)

Bonus Food & Drink Recommends:
 Stateline Road 816 BBQ Kits (BBQ sauce, rubs, brine)
– Dokkaebier Korean Beer (Beer)
Causwells Canned Cocktails (Cocktails)

The Tailor’s Son’s spinach, truffled pecorino and hazelnut sformato (a savory flan-esque pudding)


Dirty Habit’s Indigo Waves cocktail: vodka, coconut, lavender, vanilla, lime, butterfly pea flower


Prubechu’s pitch perfect nori shrimp


The Cavalier’s crab souffle appetizer


New Belgium Brewing’s Moroccan taco


Sanguchon chicharron sandwich and sangria


Sushi Shio snow crab starter


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