Indonesian, Fried Chicken, Plant-Based Filipino, Pizza & More: 7 SF Restaurants Standouts of the Month

Published May 10, 2024, in my Medium column:

Tartine Manufactory pizza

These newcomers or new menus cover the gamut, from fried chicken to rare Indonesian food, plant-based Filipino eats to pizza. Alongside this month’s full restaurant and bar reviews — Starlite, Stookey’s, 5 fine dining spots, Mother’s Day brunch guide — these seven are also worth visiting, with last month’s standouts here (as always, I’ve personally vetted and visited each one):


Reviewed in this article:
Familial Fried Chicken Haven: Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement
Pizza from Dough Masters: Tartine Manufactory
Creative Shared Plates & Natural Wines: Bar Jabroni
Plant-Forward Filipino for Takeout or Patio Times: Mestiza
Indonesian Rarities: Rasa Rasa Kitchen
Japanese Bento Takeout & Matcha Stop: Komeya No Bento
Quirky Bagels at a New Outer Sunset Bakery: Batches Bakehouse

Bar Jabroni’s fried asparagus
Minnie Bell’s fried chicken and sides