September Eats Checklist: 6 Standouts of the Month

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

Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Cafe cones

Though I’ve eaten everywhere this month from Adriano Paganini/Back of the House group’s latest, Rad Radish, to the new Arepas Latin Cuisine and Fiddle Fig Cafe in North Beach, these six newcomers (or new menus) stood out in September, covering the gamut, from Brittany-style French crêpes to NY slice pizza. Alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews, I share what’s worth tasting at each, with last month’s standouts here (as always, I’ve vetted, visited and/or ordered from each place reviewed):

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Featured spots:
Caviar & Champagne Break: Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Cafe, Embarcadero
Sleek, Intimate Bar with Great Cocktails & Food: Lobby Bar, Castro
Sichuan/Szechuan in Chinatown: Z&Y Restaurant, Chinatown
Ferry Building Breton Crepes: Grande Crêperie, Embarcadero
Outta Sight Pizza, Tenderloin
Takeout Dumplings: Mom Dumpling, Park Merced

Z&Y Restaurant’s rolled chicken and cucumber
Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Cafe champagne
Lobby Bar’s handheld wedge salad
Mom Dumpling’s xiao long bao
Grande Creperie’s La Complete ham & Gruyere crepe