5 Queer-Run Restaurants and Cafes in SF

Brenda’s killer crawfish beignets

My latest article for The Bold Italic, published June 25, 2021 (my regular Bold Italic articles here), covers 5 of the Bay Area’s best queer-run restaurants and cafes:


  1. Anchor Oyster Bar, Castro
  2. Brenda’s French Soul Food & Brenda’s Meat & Three, Tenderloin and NoPa
  3. Boichik Bagels, Berkeley
  4. Canela, Castro
  5. Equator Coffees, Multiple Locations
Anchor Oyster Bar cioppino
Boichik Bagels
Canela paella kit to take home