October Eats Checklist: 6 Standouts of the Month

Dumpling Home’s shengjianbao

Published October 30, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

These newcomers or new menus cover the gamut, from steakhouses (American and Argentinean) to Japanese tsukemen noodles. Alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews of four exceptional spots — Nisei, AFICI, Marlena, La Société Bar & Cafe —  these six are also worth visiting, with last month’s standouts here (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from each place reviewed):

Article here:  https://medium.com/@virginiamiller_29308/october-eats-checklist-6-standouts-of-the-month-96d881feec0b

Featured spots:
—Bay Views Steakhouse with New Chef: EPIC Steak
—Waterside Views & Standout Veggie Dishes: Terrene at 1Hotel
—Argentinian Staple: Lolinda
—Pizzas with Tiki Cocktails & Natural Wines: Pie Punks
—The Originator of Tsukemen Comes to SF: Taishoken
—One of SF’s Best (Newer) Dim Sum Spots: Dumpling Home

EPIC’s porterhouse steak
Terrene’s Al Pastor cocktail
Pie Punks SF corned beef Detroit-style pizza
Lolinda sausages