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Restaurant San Francisco

the house: Modern Asian Beacon in Italian Sea [CLOSED]

This North Beach Asian cafe rarely gets mentioned as a heavy hitter in the San Francisco dining scene, which is a shame, since the food is consistently terrific at the house. Maybe it’s because...
Chocolate San Francisco

XOX Truffles: French-Accented Chocolates in San Francisco

The XOX Truffles motto: “Created with a French attitude…handmade in the USA…taste out of this world.” Sounds about right. Jean-Marc Gorce, formerly with Fringale, opened this truffle shop with his wife Casimira on October...
Gelato San Francisco

Yoogo Gelato: Creative Asian Scoops in San Francisco’s Chinatown [CLOSED]

After walking north through Chinatown, where we watched a man shove kicking chickens into paper grocery bags, we emerged at North Beach’s strip of nudie bars and tacky Italian restaurants. Yoogo Gelato is a...
Restaurant San Francisco

the house: Standing Out Amidst Strip Joints and Touristy Cafes [CLOSED]

This meal took two years to pull off. My dad and step-mom had eaten at the house twice and raved after both meals. Unfortunately, on ensuing trips to San Francisco, either the timing wasn’t...