Why this tapas restaurant has become a Castro institution

Published December 14, 2023, in my Medium column:

12 years in, familial Spanish restaurant Canela Bistro & Wine Bar has become legend in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Chef Mat Schuster opened Canela Bistro & Wine Bar in 2011 on ever-bustling Market Street in the heart of the Castro. I remember those early days when Canela was immediately a cozy, inviting neighborhood Spanish restaurant. This was before still-excellent Spanish spots like Bellota opened in 2016. And since, we’ve lost some of our best Spanish go-tos like Contigo and Barcino.

Article Here: https://thebolditalic.com/why-this-tapas-restaurant-has-become-a-castro-institution-c6b640a692b1

Canela scallops
Canela pumpkin dip