March Eats Checklist: From Bagels to Banh Mi, Where to Eat Now

Banh Mi Viet

Published March 31, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

These six spots cover the gamut, from “real deal” New Orleans to Korean fried chicken. Alongside this month’s full-length restaurant reviews — Merchant RootsFlour+WaterHarris’ RestaurantKAIYŌ Rooftop — here’s why these six are worth eating at/from now (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from each place):

Article here:

Reviewed in this article:
—New (Literal) Farm-to-Table: Pomet, Oakland
—Better-Than-Nola Muffulettas? Sandy’s in Maison Corbeaux, Pacific Heights
—Fab Korean Fried Chicken: Dak Chicken, Outer Sunset
—Cute New Vietnamese Sandwich Shop: Bánh Mì Viet, Nopa
—Oh, Those Salads: Camino Alto, Cow Hollow
—Seafood with a View: Waterbar, Embarcadero

Pomet Oakland crudo

Previous Bold Italic Restaurant reviews:
— Tributing Thai Cuisine, Women, Culture & Bold Deliciousness
— Modern Indian Food (Still) Inspires
— A Modern Russian Oasis in Noe Valley
— Themed Tasting Menu Releases Your Inner Child
— 5 New Bars & Bar Menus to Drink (and Eat) Now
—  Pasta Heaven at a Newly Reborn Modern Classic
— Old School Steakhouse Keeps Classic SF Spirit Alive
— 8 Places to Eat & Drink Now, East Bay Edition
— Buzzy New Rooftop Spot Transports to Peru
— Beer Restaurant of the Future
— 6 New Restaurants Worth Visiting This Month: February 2022
— Vietnamese Chef Legend Charles Phan’s New SF Sandwich Shop
— Tropical Rooftop Vibes & A Team Centered Around Core Values 
— 6 New Spots Worth Visiting: Cafe, Bar & Food Truck Edition
— Childhood Whimsy and Gourmet Goodness north of the Panhandle 
— 5 New Restaurants Worth Visiting This Month Around the Bay Area
— This Japanese Restaurant Casually Schools Patrons on Sake & Sushi
— When Two Michelin Italian Masters Open A Casual Italian Spot
— Live-Fire Cooking Like You’ve Never Experienced Before
— One of the World’s Best Restaurants Turns 11 Years Old
— Reimagined a Decade Since Opening, a Slice of Comfort in Downtown SF
— TBI’s Top 12 New Restaurants (+ Bars) of 2021
— Your New Music, Wine & Bites Hangout
— Mid-Market’s New Tapas Slice of Spain But With Art Deco Vibes
— Female Indian Chef Goes Vegetarian
— Castro’s Newcomer Imparts a Festive, Collaborative Vibe The Space Hasn’t Exuded in a Decade
— ‘California Washoku’ On Full Display
— (Experimental, Creative) Breakfast for Dinner
— Flour+Water’s New Italian Sister Restaurant
— Among the Best Moroccan Food in the Country
— This New Sushi Club Is for Nigiri Fanatics & Novices Alike
— SF’s Only & Most Authentic Portuguese Restaurant
— SF’s New Escape to Mykonos from Michael Mina
— A Rotating Showcase for Top Global Chefs
— SF’s Ultimate Gastronomic Escape to Roma
— New Modern Filipino Destination From Chef Francis Ang & Bartender Kevin Diedrich
— New Traveler Menu Offer Jaunts Around the World
— The Bay Area’s Best Indonesian Restaurants Is In … Redwood City?
**All my food, drink & travel Bold Italic articles here

Sandy’s muffaletta
Camino Alto’s tacos
Pomet’s peanut butter miso cake
Dak Chicken