December Eats Checklist: 7 Standouts of the Month

Published December 27, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

These newcomers or new menus cover the gamut, from Sebastopol (Sonoma County) treasures in Thai and pizza to SF gems in Creole/Cajun, Japanese and elevated bar food. Alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews of these exceptional spots, these seven are also worth visiting, with last month’s standouts here (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from each place reviewed):

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Khom Loi’s tofu
Don Pisto’s Puerto Nuevo lobster

In This Article:
Sebastopol’s “Real Deal” Thai Outpost: Khom Loi
Sonoma County Pizza Gem in Windsor: Pizzaleah
Going Strong Mexican Cantina in North Beach: Don Pisto’s
Slice of New Orleans in SF: CreoLa
Rooftop Delights with a View: Rise Over Run, Union Square/Tenderloin
New St. Regis Hotel Dining Digs with Extensive Martini Menu: Astra
Mixed Experience in Tiny, Charming Space: Chika & Sake

CreoLa’s Catfish St. Charles
Rise Over Run’s fried chicken