May Eats Checklist: Korean BBQ to Mexican Brunch

International Smoke’s Oaxacan Standoff: Montelobos mezcal, Aperol, lime, passion fruit, falernum, orange, firewater bitters

Published May 29, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

These six newcomers (or new menus) cover the gamut, from the ultimate Korean barbecue to Mexican brunch in your PJs, if you wish. Alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews — Shuggie’s Trash Pie + Natural Wine, Bansang, Cole Valley Tavern, The Madrigal — these six are worth visiting (as always, I’ve vetted, visited and ordered from each place reviewed):

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Reviewed in this article:
— Korean Feast (& Impossible Reservations): San Ho Won, Mission District
— Ayesha Curry and Mina Comfort Food: International Smoke, SoMa
— Mexican Brunch in Your PJs: Merkado, SoMa/South Beach
— Korean Takeout By the Beach: Hotline, Outer Sunset
— Mexican Food Nestled in the Presidio: Colibri Mexican Bistro
— Nepalese Rarities: Piroo, Lower Nob Hill

San Ho Won banchan

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International Smoke ribs
Colibri Mexican Bistro’s guacamole
Merkado’s carnitas platter
Merkado’s Agave on Beet cocktail
Piroo SF chicken choila wraps