Word on the Street

“Where To Go When You Don’t Want To Make A Big Deal About Your Birthday, But You Actually Kinda Do; Get everyone together for pizza, risotto, and cocktails at Beretta. You can usually still get a reservation at this Mission classic just a few days ahead of time and if you have a bigger group, they do a very-well priced prix fixe for $25-$45 per person.”
-The Infatuation
“Excellent SF Restaurants For Your Birthday Dinner; The music at this Cow Hollow spot is always at house-party levels, and the patio and bar are also consistently packed with first dates and dog chaperone meetups. But for your birthday, you want to be in the backroom, which has tables big enough for your whole gang. Order crab tostadas and tacos for the entire group while you plan what bar to hit after for more birthday drinks. This might take a while, though, as their margaritas are excellent.”
-The Infatuation
“The best brunch in San Francisco to complete your weekend; Beretta’s weekend brunch is a welcome mix of Italian-influenced brunch fare (think pasta chilaquiles or prosciutto scrambles) and the restaurant’s beloved Neapolitan-style pizzas, some, like the creamy spinach with mushrooms and eggs, with a brunch twist of their own. Outdoor seating is ample, as long as you get there around 11am to avoid a long wait. If you’re stuck in line, order a brunch cocktail like the breakfast cobbler (sherry, raspberry & curacao) or weekend tryst (campari, grapefruit & moscato) straight from the bar to pass the time.”
-Time Out San Francisco
“First Taste: You won’t miss the meat at Cow Hollow’s stylish plant-based restaurant Wildseed; If eating more plants is on your list of self-care (and environmental) goals, you may now do a little a dance: Wildseed is a full-service restaurant that’s taking vegan eating beyond your usual grab-and-go salad and green juice.”
-7×7
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, October 2019; Wildseed, the Back of the House restaurant group’s new offering in Cow Hollow, is a neighborhood crowd-pleaser that happens to not serve animal byproducts. Here, vegetables get center stage, and subbing in for meat in supporting roles are proteins from Hodo Soy tofu to Beyond Meat sausage. No animals were harmed in the mixing of Wildseed’s cocktails either, from which there are some low and no-ABV options to choose.”
-Eater SF
“San Francisco Belgian Sausage Bar Transforms Into Vegan Eatery; The eatery’s bar menu focuses on beverages made with fresh juices, herbs, and homemade tinctures and shrubs, such as the Aloe G&T with lime-infused gin, cucumber, aloe, and draft tonic. “We want to show everyone how delicious plant-based food can be—the easier we make it for people to choose a meal that doesn’t involve harming any animals, the more likely they are to make that choice again and again,” Wildseed Assistant General Manager Lauren Fitzgerald told VegNews. “Wildseed is here for everyone who feels like living their best life.””
-VegNews
“Where to Eat: East Bay and San Francisco; The plant-based trend put down roots in Cow Hollow where chef Blair Warsham serves up shareable bites of beet poke, Mexican corn cakes and a ceviche of king trumpet mushrooms. Add a “neatball” to one of the many salads and bowls on the menu to boost your protein intake or simply chill with a freshly juiced cocktail or biodynamic wine at this aspirational eatery.”
-Marin Magazine
“San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings; Wildseed recently opened on Union Street in the space where Belga used to be. It’s still owned by the same people, but all of the food is vegan now. The menu has everything from a mezze plate, Mexican corn cakes, and curried cauliflower, to Beyond Meat paella.”
-The Infatuation
“Nari, Mahila, Mägo, Now on the Resy Hit List; Because plant-based dining is the future, and Chef Blair Warsham is here to nourish your body. Think probiotic plates of seasonal pickles; a mushroom spinach wildseed burger with oven roasted tomatoes and chipotle aioli; and supergrain paella for two with Beyond sausage, roasted cauliflower, grilled lemon and herbs. Healthy, sustainable and delicious.”
-Resy Blog
“8 East Bay places to take school-aged kids for food and old-fashioned fun and games”
-NBC Sports Bay Area
“Wildseed brings vegetarian fare to Cow Hollow; If you’re on the hunt for vegetarian food, a recent opening is need-to-know. Called Wildseed, the fresh addition is located at 2000 Union St. in Cow Hollow. For its latest venture, restaurant group Back of the House has transformed its Belgian pub Belga into the plant-based concept Wildseed. “Given the scarcity of plant-based dining options in the city and timeliness in regards to current social movements around health and wellness, we see this concept being very successful,” said Back of the House Founder and CEO Adriano Paganini.”
-Hoodline
“Inside Wildseed, a Bold New Vegan Restaurant and Bar in Cow Hollow; Wildseed, a new restaurant from prolific SF hospitality group Back of the House, is open and radiating good health on Union Street. It’s “plant-based,” which is 2019 speak for vegan: No animal byproducts are on the Wildseed menu from chef Blair Warsham (the Bird) or the cocktail list from assistant general manager Lauren Fitzgerald.”
-Eater SF
“Matterhorn reopens with new owners, plant-based Wildseed opens on Union; Big changes at the former Belga on Union Street, which closed to become Wildseed, a plant-based restaurant and bar. This is Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group’s twelfth concept, and was designed to serve the health-conscious needs of the neighborhood and the larger plant-based movement happening in food and wellness.”
-Marina Times
“The 13 Best Patio and Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; This Mission rooftop has been popular for after-work margaritas and quesadillas with some very welcome glass wind guards along the railings. The dinner menu includes plenty of drinking snacks, as well as a focus on grilled marinated meats, and pork chicharrones by the pound. Pro tip: They take reservations for brunch.”
-SFist
“Where to Eat in Corte Madera; With an emphasis on regional Mexican dishes and flavors sourced from family recipes, the menu is based on California seasonality and revolves around masa. The daily-made tortillas are featured in dishes such as duck confit enchiladas, Dungeness crab tostadas, and chili-braised beef short ribs. There’s a full bar to boot.”
-Marin Magazine
“Plant-Based Wildseed Opens on Union Street; The cocktails were freshened up, with fresh juices, herbs, housemade extracts, shrubs, and tinctures in the cocktails. In a commitment to keeping a minimal carbon footprint, all wines will be local, vegan, organic, and biodynamic. It’s a great location, full of light and with a fun sidewalk scene, and is fortunately going to offer all-day service.”
-Tablehopper
“28 Fun Things; In case you haven’t heard the news, what once was Belga is no more. This restaurant has been turned over by the Back of House Restaurant Group to become their first plant-based restaurant. Veggie dishes include Harissa-Spiked Vegetable Chips, Mushroom Neatball Masala, Mexican Corn Cakes, Beet Poke, an Impossible Burger, Green Forest Flatbread, and Supergrain Paella for Two. The drinks will be made with herbs, homemade extracts, and shrubs. Seems like the perfect addition to this ‘hood.”
-7×7
“Wildseed, Adriano Paganini’s New Vegetarian Spot In Cow Hollow, Opens Its Doors; Following a quick remodel, Wildseed opened its door Friday The menu includes an assortment of salads, grain bowls, and plant-based small plates like brown rice, black bean and mushroom “neatballs” with coconut masala; and “Andalusian” salad with butter lettuce, red chicories, Marcona almonds, coconut bacon, black ash cheese, and a honey sherry vinaigrette; and beet “poke” with macadamia nuts, baby cucumbers, ponzu, and sesame and seaweed crackers.”
-SFist
“8 East Bay places to take school-aged kids for food and old-fashioned fun and games”
-Berkeleyside
“Prepare your taste buds—the flavors at Levi’s Stadium are about to get a little more complex”
-Silicon Valley Business Journal
“Wildseed, San Francisco’s new vegetarian restaurant, opens today in Cow Hollow; Among the smaller offerings are snacks of shishito peppers and a probiotic plate that is “direct from the farm, pickled in house,” according to the menu. The larger dishes include an Impossible Burger; rigatoni bolognese made with Impossible’s ground meat; a soy tofu skewer; and paella made with sausage from Beyond Meat. Wildseed’s bar will highlight fresh juices and vegan, organic and biodynamic wines.”
-SF Chronicle
“Top SF Restaurant Group Opens First Vegan Spot in Cow Hollow This Week; Back of the House founder Adriano Paganini, whose restaurants include meat-heavy spots like Super Duper Burgers and Argentinian steakhouse Lolinda, says Wildseed arrives as part of his own personal health journey. He and others on the Wildseed team, like chef Blair Warsham (who designed the Bird’s popular fried chicken sandwich) have adopted mostly “plant-based,” or loosely vegan, diets that they’ll reflect on the menu at Wildseed. That should suit the health-focused Marina neighborhood, where everyone’s on a personal health journey, even if it’s just to Soul Cycle.”
-Eater SF
“Damon, Ratto, and Kolsky continue ‘no stupid questions’ and pay tribute to the best burgers in the Bay on National Burger Day.”
-95.7 The Game
“The 24 Best Brunch Spots in America; We hate to ruin a good secret (OK, not really since that’s actually our favorite thing to do), but if you’re looking for a brunch with fantastic cocktails, indulgent dishes (which, let’s be real, is what brunch is all about), great service, and little-to-no wait, then hit up this industry hotspot that serves a low-key brunch from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The obvious thing to order is the carbonara pizza (bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino, cracked black pepper), but we’re also fans of the French toast and pasta chilaquiles. Beretta is known for its creative cocktails and it has a separate list for brunch, so you’ll want to make you way through that as well.”
-Thrillist National
“Coming Soon: Corey Lee’s Barbecue Project, Wildseed, Sho Kamio’s SF Project, Little Joe’s, Tacolicious Chico; Big changes at the former Belga on Union Street, which is pivoting to become ~WILDSEED~, a plant-based restaurant and bar opening this month. This will be Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group’s twelfth concept, and is designed to serve the health-conscious needs of the neighborhood and the larger plant-based movement happening in food and wellness. Paganini states in a press release, “I am very passionate about this project and have been working on this concept for the past year, including spending time in LA doing research and working with a dietitian on my own personal health journey. I wanted to create this restaurant because I work across the street and this is a concept that I felt was missing in this neighborhood. Our hope is that this will be a restaurant that people can eat at several times a week, myself included.””
-Tablehopper
“12 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Bay Area”
-Eater SF
“I’m San Francisco Chronicle Food Critic Soleil Ho and This Is How I Eat”
-Lifehacker
“SF Eats: Wildseed comes to Cow Hollow, Chez Marius closes in Noe Valley, Piri Pica shutters; A new restaurant is coming soon to Cow Hollow called Wildseed, and its menu will consist entirely of plant-based food. The restaurant will debut later this month in the former Belga space at 2000 Union St. Back of the House’s Founder and CEO Adriano Paganini said “In this iconic setting on a landmark corner with wraparound windows and views onto bustling Union Street, we have an opportunity to provide this neighborhood with a fun and sexy restaurant that will satisfy everyone regardless of diet. Given the scarcity of plant-based dining options in the city, and timeliness in regards to current social movements around health and wellness, we see this concept being very successful.””
-Hoodline
“11 Veggie Taco Recipes to Use Up All That Late Summer Produce”
-Chowhound
“In the know: What’s heating up San Jose’s food scene this month”
-Hoodline
“The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in SF, Fall 2019; Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House Restaurant Group (Super Duper, A Mano, and others) will replace their Belgian brasserie with a “plant-based” restaurant, which is 2019 speak for “vegan.” It’s an interesting change of direction, and one to watch, with chef Blair Warsham (the Bird) onboard to lead the charge.”
-Eater SF
“A Meat-Free Dining Option Will Replace Belga in Cow Hollow; Paganini says he’s been conceiving of Wildseed for the past year, visiting LA for research and working with a dietician on his “own personal health journey.” In fact, the serial restaurateur works at an office across the street from the new restaurant, and plans to go to Wildseed himself. “Our hope is that this will be a restaurant that people can eat at several times a week, myself included,” Paganini says.”
-Eater SF
“Belga to close and become a plant-based restaurant named Wildseed; Wildseed will be the first entirely plant-based restaurant for Paganini and his Back of the House restaurant group, which includes more than a dozen restaurants. In the past two years, notable newcomers have included Italian restaurant A Mano in Hayes Valley and a Spanish tapas restaurant on Divisadero, Barvale. Paganini’s new venture comes at a time when a cadre of plant-based ventures are beginning to bloom. ”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Union Street’s Belga To Pivot To Plant-Based Cuisine, Rebrand as Wildseed; Four-year-old Belgian beer-and-sausage spot Belga quietly shut its doors over the holiday weekend, and will reopen as something new from prolific local restaurateur Adriano Paganini. That something new will be the first vegetarian concept for Paganini’s growing restaurant group, which includes Starbelly, Beretta, Delarosa, A Mano, Barvale, and the burger chain Super Duper. It is called Wildseed, and in a complete 180 from the very meat- and seafood-heavy Belga, it will feature entirely plant-based food.”
-SFist
“Business at one of Back of the House’s two Union Street restaurants is doing fine, but for CEO Adriano Paganini, he isn’t in the business to do just fine. He’s hungry for more. In a bid to boost foot traffic and stand out in San Francisco’s saturated restaurant industry, the local restaurant group is repositioning Belga — one of its 31 Bay Area outposts — as the first plant-based concept in its portfolio. After four years in business, the restaurant at 2000 Union St. served the last of its burgers, sausages and Belgian brasserie menu and will reopen as Wildseed — a globally inspired concept geared toward vegetarian, vegan and health-minded diners.”
-San Francisco Business Times
“The Bar Greatest Hits List: The 27 Best Bars In SF; On clear days, this bar has great views of the whole neighborhood, as well as excellent margaritas and palomas. And if the temperature drops suddenly, they also have space heaters so you can prolong the inevitable while you finish imagining what it would be like to sail with Magellan.”
-The Infatuation
“Where to Eat Late Night in San Francisco; Beretta provides sliver-thin pizzas piled high with eggs, heirloom tomatoes, and pancetta, as well as creamy risottos and inventive cocktails to the sleepless all week long. Consult the secret menu for a nightcap of jello shots laced with Fernet.”
-Eater SF
“Dog’s Day Out: San Francisco; After working up an appetite, grab an outdoor seat at Delarosa where you’ll likely be accompanied by other dogs enjoying the people watching!”
-Rover.com
“The nihilism of the Popeyes chicken sandwich and its surrounding hoopla”
-SF Chronicle
“How to See the Best of San Francisco on $100”
-Wirecutter
“The FiDi Lunch Guide”
-The Infatuation
“The FiDi Lunch Guide; When you have time for a leisurely lunch and want to catch up with your coworkers, or an old boss, or a friend who works in the area, head to Delarosa. It’s modern and bright and feels worlds away from the rest of the FiDi and Market Street. All the food is good to share – so get some pizzas, meatballs, salads, and most importantly, the burrata bruschetta.”
-The Infatuation
“New Openings”
-Tablehopper
“The Top 15 Steakhouses in San Francisco; Restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Super Duper Burger) puts his spin on the Argentinian steakhouse, offering top-notch fare at fair prices, in a very sexy, boisterous room. Consider this spot for birthday parties, bachelorettes, and more, as it’s the perfect celebratory spot with a modernized steakhouse feel.”
-Eater SF
“The Essential San Francisco Pizza Restaurants; This is classic Adriano Paganini, the restaurateur behind this and other pizza-centric spots like Delarosa. Thin-crust pies like one made with heirloom cherry tomatoes, ricotta, pesto, and scamorza have drawn Mission-dwellers and beyond for years, bolstered by the restaurant’s excellent antipasti and cocktails. (Pro tip: Go at brunch for the excellent carbonara pizza, with bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino, and cracked black pepper.)”
-Eater SF
“Where To Have Dinner For Around $30 In San Francisco; At Beretta, you can get a couple of appetizers, like their walnut bread with burrata, or skip straight to pizzas. Either way, you’ll leave happy and ready to go back out. You can come to Delarosa and get a pizza and a few cocktails without spending too much money. Coming with another person or two though does give you the ability to try more. Plus, you have someone to talk to while you people watch in the Marina. Flores is a good spot for impromptu weeknight get togethers. A big reason to go here is for margaritas, but the food is solid as well. We like the duck enchiladas both because they’re good and because they’re small enough that you won’t have to share if you don’t want to. Maybe split some guacamole, too.”
-The Infatuation SF
“Milkshakes, momos, and matcha ice cream: Explore the newest SoMa businesses”
-Hoodline
“Meet the Sister Design Duo Behind SF’s Buzziest Restaurants; Lolinda was just the beginning of a highly productive relationship for Collins and Paganini. “He kept opening restaurants, and he kept calling me,” says Collins. Her work for the prolific restaurateur includes popular destinations like Delarosa and Belga in the Marina, A Mano in Hayes Valley, Barvale on Divisadero, and Super Duper — Paganini’s fast casual burger business — all over the Bay Area.”
-Eater SF
“10 Sustainable Businesses You Can Support in the Bay Area”
-McGuire Real Estate
“Super Duper number eight”
-Eater SF
“The 10 Best Milkshakes in San Francisco”
-Eater SF
“My Top 5 Favorite Restaurants for Best Vegetarian Food in San Francisco; Starbelly has some unbelievably gorgeous dishes, which are seasonal and fresh. Their menu rotates quarterly, to reflect items that are in season. They have a large variety of vegetarian items (with any of the salads and pizzas able to be made vegetarian or vegan).”
-The Healthy Mouse
“San Francisco on a Budget”
-McGuire Real Estate
“SF Eats: Super Duper Burgers coming to SoMa”
-Hoodline
“The First Timer’s Guide To Eating And Drinking In SF; This spot in the Mission also has a great weeknight Happy Hour from 4-6pm with $7 margaritas that are perfect for taking in the sunset while you decide where to go next. ”
-The Infatuation
“How to visit San Francisco on a budget”
-The Indpendent
“Right off the train? Here are the best spots to eat near BART stations”
-SF Gate
“The Cool List: 15 Restaurants That Aren’t “Hot” But Are Definitely Still Cool; We’re waiting on the day when small plates will be out and serving entire meals in one course off of a giant shield will be in, but until that point, you can still find us at Barvale. This spot in NoPa consistently serves great tapas, from pan con tomate to amazing octopus. Meeting up here with a few friends to catch up is still a very good idea.”
-The Infatuation
“24 Fun Things: Fog Appreciation Day at Off the Grid, American Craft Show, Dining for Abortion Rights + More; New happy hour on Divis. Start your week off strong with $1 pintxos—think octopus and paella balls; ham and bechamel croquettes; and deviled eggs—and $6 drink specials such as the Gin Tonic #1, rose sangria, and a sherry spritz.”
-7×7
“Where to Eat Near Union Square”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Eat Near Union Square; We’re glad the people behind the original Delarosa in the Marina had the good sense to set up this outpost in an area that is generally devoid of decent food. The downtown location has a nice outdoor patio in a pedestrian area off Market Street, and is one of your best options around. Whatever you do, get the burrata bruschetta.”
-The Infatuation
“The 25 Best Burgers in San Francisco”
-SFist
“Where to Eat and Drink in the Marina; Can’t get into A16? Go to Delarosa. Can get into A16? Still consider Delarosa for more casual Italian fare with pizzas, pastas, small plates and drinks that always satisfy.”
-Eater SF
“Hayes Valley: A haven for foodies, shoppers + bon vivants; Indulge all your pasta cravings at A Mano on Hayes Street.”
-7×7
“Modern Guide to Valencia Street: Endless Eats, Craft Cocktails + Street Art in SF’s Hipster Enclave; Beretta is another lively spot with perfect date night ambiance. Choose some antipasto from a lengthy list before diving into a plate of risotto or a pizza.”
-7×7
“Are these trending San Jose restaurants on your radar?”
-Hoodline
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Summer 2019; Not only does this Hayes Valley restaurant draw lines each night (sorry, no reservations here) but its menu of approachable — and reasonably priced — Italian cuisine has hit its stride. Chef Freedom Rains’ signature Tuscan fried chicken is an easy choice, as are any of the often changing pastas and pizzas; classics like bucatini all’ amatriciana are a constant. Top it off with an Aperol spritz at a sidewalk table and watch the hustle of Hayes Valley go by.”
-Eater SF
“The Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco; Delarosa’s Marina location is always busy, in part because it’s so versatile. It’s the kind of place where you could take toddlers in footy pajamas for a 5pm dinner, get drinks with your friends until 1am, or go for brunch with your mom. The burrata bruschetta and pappardelle are our favorite things on the reasonably priced menu.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Eat In The Marina; The number one reason to go to Delarosa is for prime Marina people watching – both because it’s right in the heart of Chestnut Street and because this place is always swamped with people on dates and friends having some kind of big night out. Once you get hungry from writing fictional backstories for all the people around you, the pizzas here are solid and the burrata bruschetta should be on your table.”
-The Infatuation
“Modern Guide to the Marina: Fitness and day drinking find common ground on (and around) stylish Chestnut Street; For the quintessential brunch experience à la Marina, Delarosa (2175 Chestnut St.) is your best bet. The line might get a bit long, but the Pizza Carbonara is worth the wait. Wash it down with spicy Bloody Mary. ”
-7×7
“Where to Eat at San Francisco International Airport [SFO]”
-Eater SF
“The 10 best brunches in San Francisco; Beretta’s weekend brunch is a welcome mix of Italian-influenced brunch fare (think pasta chilaquiles or prosciutto scrambles) and the restaurant’s beloved Neapolitan-style pizzas, some, like the creamy spinach with mushrooms and eggs, with a brunch twist of their own. Outdoor seating is ample, as long as you get there around 11am to avoid a long wait. ”
-Time Out SF
“THE FUTURE 50: GRADUATES + UP-AND-COMERS”
-Restaurant Business
“The 7 Best Burgers in San Jose”
-Big 7 Travel
“16 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours”
-Eater SF
“Service Updates Include Saturday Lunch at Verjus, New Happy Hour Options; ~BARVALE~ has a brand-new happy hour at the bar, which involves nine kinds of $1 pintxos (bites served on toothpicks, from Spanish tortilla to their tasty croquetas to albondigas) and offering $6 drinks (including their Gin Tonic #1). Mon-Fri 5pm-6:30pm. 661 Divisadero St. at Grove.”
-Tablehopper
“16 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; Barvale has expanded its offerings with $1 pintxos (little bites on toothpicks like ham croquettes, albondigas, and Spanish tortilla) passed in the bar, and select $6 beers, wines, and select cocktails (including sangria and gin tonics). It goes down Monday-Friday from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.”
-Eater SF
“The FiDi Lunch Guide; If you have time for a leisurely lunch and want to catch up with your coworkers, or an old boss, or a friend who works in the area, head to Delarosa. It’s modern and bright, and feels worlds away from the rest of FiDi and Market Street. All the food is good to share – so get some pizzas, meatballs, salads, and most importantly, the burrata bruschetta.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Find Late-Night Eats In San Francisco; If you’re coming from the airport, consider making a pit stop at this Mission District Italian eatery that serves octopus carpaccio, arugula and fennel salad, and hot salami pizza daily until 1 a.m. Beretta was one of local restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s first hits — since opening the pizzeria and craft cocktail sensation, he has gone on to debut 11 other restaurants in SF. But there is something about this outpost. It remains an industry favorite where the savory meatballs taste great with a gin martini. ”
-Forbes Travel Guide
“Where To Get A Drink Near Your FiDi/SoMa BART Stop”
-The Infatuation
“The San Francisco Oyster Happy Hour Guide You Desperately Need; The Deal: Oysters for $2 each (usually $3). A Belgian-inspired brasserie on Union Street with excellent cocktails and a fantastic beer list, especially if you like Belgian beers.”
-Thrillist SF
“The 10 best rooftop bars in San Francisco; This Latin American-inspired hotspot is one of the best-equipped rooftop bars in the city—which explains the constant crowds. Arrive before 5pm to avoid a wait; those lucky enough to snag a post-work table tend to linger. The open-air rooftop is bordered by glass walls—a welcome shield from breezes—and outfitted with sun-shading umbrellas and high-powered heat lamps. ”
-Time Out SF
“Coming soon”
-Hoodline
“The best bars in San Francisco to drink at right now; This Mexican eatery boasts one of the most toast-worthy views in the city. The open-air rooftop bar is bordered by glass walls, which protects you from breezes, but allows the sun. (Big umbrellas are unfurled midday to block the glare.) String lights and heat lamps flicker on at dusk, casting a moody, cozy glow.”
-Time Out SF
“The Best Restaurants In Cow Hollow; Every show about a tight-knit group of friends needs a diner or a bar where they happen to run into everyone they know. If there were a sitcom in Cow Hollow, Flores would be that spot. It’s a Mexican restaurant that, aside from having great carnitas, crab tostadas, and margaritas, is good for so many different social situations. Belga is where you should go when you don’t necessarily want to get a full meal, but you’re afraid that if you spend one more minute on your couch, you’ll start to fuse with it. This place has a ton of patio tables that are perfect for people watching on a nice day, and the menu is full of things like meat and cheese plates that you can snack on with a few beers until you’re confident that the you-shaped dent in your couch cushions has fluffed out.”
-The Infatuation
“Where to eat and drink on SF’s Pride route”
-SF Chronicle
“Kid-Approved Dining in San Francisco”
-McGuire Real Estate
“In-N-Out Is About To Get a Big New Competitor. There Is, Though, a Little Problem”
-Inc.
“What’s trending on San Jose’s food scene?”
-Hoodline
“11 of SF’s Best Soft Serves for a Sunny Day”
-Eater SF
“Best of 2019: Food & Drink (Readers’ Poll Winners)”
-SF Weekly
“The Best Cheap Chicken Sandwich in the Bay Area”
-Thrillist
“Where to find the best 4/20 deals in San Francisco”
-Broke-ass Stuart
“Free sandwiches at The Bird for 4/20”
-Berkeleyside Nosh
“The very best fried chicken around the Bay Area, according to Yelp”
-SF Gate
“13 Hot Spots for Spicy Food in San Francisco”
-Eater SF
“The Best Cinco de Mayo Specials and Celebrations in San Francisco”
-Thrillist
“Chef Luis Flores, Uno Dos Tacos”
-Restaurante Mexicano
“16 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours”
-Eater SF
“10 MLB Parks That Score Big With Their Vegan Eats”
-PETA
“Wedding Inspiration: A DIY bash with boba and burgers in the Presidio”
-7×7
“Trend alert: What’s heating up San Jose’s food scene this month”
-Hoodline
“How Fast-Casual Dining Is Cannibalizing Formal Restaurant Destinations”
-Forbes
“Have a Super Duper Day”
-Berkeleyside
“22 Fun Things: Off the Grid at Embarcadero, Super Duper Day, Giants vs. Dodgers + More Bay Area Events”
-7×7
“FREE BURGERS FOR TEACHERS (AND EVERYONE ELSE) TODAY”
-Broke-ass Stuart
“Teachers Get a Free Burger on super Duper Day”
-SF Station
“Best of Berkeley: Food”
-The Daily Californian
“Five New Food Options at Oracle Park This Season”
-Recordnet.com
“Five New Food Options at Oracle Park This Season”
-SF Station
“2019 Preview: San Francisco Giants, Oracle Park”
-Ballpark Digest
“Get these trending San Jose restaurants on your radar now”
-Hoodline
“The 50 Best Burgers in California ”
-Big 7 Travel
“15 Outstanding Egg Sandwiches in San Francisco ”
-Eater SF
“15 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours”
-Eater SF
“Happy Times”
-Berkeleyside
“Giants unveil new food, new bar, new leaders”
-SF Chronicle
“Giants’ 2019 food lineup at Oracle Park to feature Super Duper, Doughp cookie dough, Impossible Foods chili and frosé”
-SF Chronicle
“Moscone Center — Things To Do With Your Team”
-Hotels 4 Teams
“The East Bay Restaurants that opened and closed in February”
-Berkeleyside Nosh
“Here’s a Trivia Question: Does Public Market Emeryville Have a Super Duper Burgers?”
-Diablo Magazine
“Asian fusion, burgers and more: What’s trending on San Jose’s food scene?”
-ABC7 News
“Emeryville Super Duper opening date”
-Berkeleyside Nosh
“Super Duper Burger set to open Public Market Emeryville location”
-The E’ville Eye
“Super duper Burgers Joins Emeryville Public Market”
-The Mercury News
“18 West Coast Restaurant Chains the Entire Country Needs”
-Thrillist
“Check out the 5 freshest new restaurants to debut in San Jose”
-Hoodline
“Super Duper Burgers brings half-pound patties to West San Jose”
-Hoodline
“Free cones”
-Eater SF
“Burgers to the south bay”
-Eater SF
“Where To Eat And Drink In The Mission; Beretta is loud, the cocktails are great, and the burrata with honey on walnut bread is a perfect food. There will be a wait, but you and your friends will have a very good time if you stick it out. We’re partial to the small plates over the pizza here. Bring carnivorous people to eat delicious Argentinian steaks at Lolinda. The high ceilings and pretty bar give it an edge over a lot of the other restaurants around, and the cocktails are great, too.”
-The Infatuation
“San Francisco Bar Named To 2019 “Best Rooftop Bars In America” List; Thrillist has released their 2019 list of the “23 Best Rooftop Bars In America” and a San Francisco spot made the list for the second year in a row. El Techo on 2516 Mission Street atop sister restaurant Lolinda serves Latin American street food and cocktails al fresco year round. ”
-KCBS
“The 23 Best Rooftop Bars in America; The perpetually packed Mission rooftop nobly protects patrons against the capricious San Francisco weather patterns with heat lamps and windscreens, but truth be told you’d likely brave a variety of elements to score a table here, roll through a couple of pitchers of palomas (you brought friends, you aren’t a maniac), and tear into some roasted squash empanadas and beer battered fish tacos. And if you’re less into sharing your booze, cocktails like the Tres Amigos (Mi Campo Blanco, Victoria lager, house sangrita, El Guapo) will only serve to validate that decision.”
-Thrilist
“Where Bay Area chefs take their out-of-town guests to eat; Juan Torres (chef of Lolinda) recommends Flour + Water and a Mano “When I have out of town guests, I usually take them two different places. One of them is Flour + Water because they have an excellent menu with good variety. They usually have an octopus starter that never disappoints, and they change the pasta on almost a weekly basis which is awesome. A Mano is the other place I take out of town guests. Chef Freedom’s menu has never disappointed, the handmade pastas are to die for. You can’t go wrong with their pizzas, either. The whole menu changes seasonally and they always hit the mark, and who can say no to a Negroni done perfectly by the excellent bartenders!””
-SF Gate
“The Best Brunches in 11 San Francisco Neighborhoods; We hate to ruin a good secret (OK, not really since that’s actually our favorite thing to do), but if you’re looking for a brunch with fantastic cocktails, indulgent dishes (which, let’s be real, is what brunch is all about), great service, and little-to-no wait, then hit up this industry hotspot that serves a low-key brunch from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The obvious thing to order is the carbonara pizza (bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino, cracked black pepper), but we’re also fans of the French toast and pasta chilaquiles. Beretta is known for its creative cocktails and it has a separate list for brunch, so you’ll want to make you way through that as well.”
-Thrillist SF
“The Top 16 Steakhouses in San Francisco; Restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Super Duper Burger) puts his spin on the Argentinian steakhouse, offering top-notch fare at fair prices, in a very sexy, boisterous room. Consider this spot for birthday parties, bachelorettes, and more, as it’s the perfect celebratory spot with a modernized steakhouse feel.”
-Eater SF
“8 BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN SAN FRANCISCO; Brunch doesn’t exist in Italy. And save for the typical croissant or pastry, either does breakfast. But don’t let that stop you from brunching at this Mission District Italian restaurant. The brunch menu is loaded with inventive, Italian-inflected fare. Chilaquiles with pasta, dumplings stuffed with prosciutto, tomato, and parmesan, and a half-dozen varieties of pizza round out the many edible options here.”
-Newsweek
“Bay Area chefs share their favorite cheap eats and where to find them; Juan Torres (chef of Lolinda) recommends the super nachos de chorizo or la torta de chorizo at Taqueria El Farolito “I always love El Farolito on Alabama and 24th or Mission and 24th. It always hits the spot and my two favorite items on the menu are super nachos de chorizo or la torta de chorizo. They are both delicious, well balanced and always hit the spot for me.” ”
-SF Gate
“48 Hours in San Francisco; Head up to El Techo, the restaurant’s affiliate rooftop bar, for a margarita paired with spectacular city views.”
-Trip Savvy
“Best of 2019: Bars & Clubs (Readers’ Poll Winners); Best Rooftop — El Techo”
-SF Weekly
“The Outdoor Greatest Hits List; El Techo is pretty much the perfect San Francisco rooftop bar: there are umbrellas in case it’s too bright, heaters for when it’s too cold, and margaritas that’ll make you not really care about either. On top of that, the views from this spot in the Mission are basically unbeatable, and if staring off into the distance makes you feel hungry for some reason, the carnitas here are great too.”
-The Infatuation
“The Top 10 Bars in the Mission, San Francisco; San Francisco doesn’t offer many rooftop drinking options, which means there’s often a wait to get into this popular patio bar. The venue is especially crowded on sunny afternoons when everyone has the same brilliant idea to celebrate the warm weather with pitches of margaritas and views of downtown. Don’t think of El Techo as just a warm weather destination though. Thanks to wind screens and heat lamps, it’s a comfortable place to sip drinks and enjoy Latin American street food all year round.”
-Culture Trip
“Rooftop Bars with Views & Good Drinks; Whenever it is a warm, sunny day in San Francisco, that means it is time for day drinking in one of the city’s rooftop bars. El Techo is named one of 8 cool rooftop bars in San Francisco.”
-Foodicles
“9 Extremely Pleasant Bay Area Rooftop Bars; El Techo has long been one of the city’s best options for outdoor drinking, day or night. Head up to the rooftop patio overlooking Mission Street for margaritas, small plates, and an excellent weekday happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.”
-Eater SF
“The Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; Sunshine and pitchers of margaritas on a roof. And that’s all we need to say about that.
This rooftop bar is one of the most popular in SF for a few reasons. First, it’s in the Mission (atop sister restaurant Lolinda), which means that there’s usually sunshine even when half of the city is awash in fog. Second, there are some pretty expansive city views, meaning you can bask in the aforementioned sunshine while pointing and laughing at all of the neighborhoods socked in by that aforementioned fog. Third, there are really delicious cocktails (a bunch of which come by the pitcher) and Latin American street food that’s perfect for sharing, which makes it ideal for groups of friends (or dates, for that matter). Fourth, there’s weekend brunch (which is the only time you can make reservations). And last, but definitely not least, El Techo’s rooftop has windscreens, heat lamps, and a retractable roof that comes out when necessary, so the rooftop is open rain or shine.”
-Thrillist
“Find the Best in the Castro; Grab a patio table at Starbelly and sip on craft beer, colorful cocktails or wine.”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Best of 2019: Food and Drink (Readers’ Poll Winners); Lolinda was named best steakhouse in SF by readers of SF Weekly”
-SF Weekly
“Modern Guide to Union Street: Sweaty Workouts, Boozy Brunch, Boutiques + More; We love kicking back with mussels and beer at the Belgium-inspired brasserie Belga. Keep the margaritas and chips and guac coming at Flores, a lively Mexican restaurant in a stylish space.”
-7×7
“16 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; End your workday and/or start your evening in the Castro at Starbelly, where they’ve just added cocktails to the mix with the advent of a full liquor license. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (and Sundays), snacks like salumi, cheese, and a liver plate are $6, an order of honey basil fried chicken wings is $8, and select drinks like Starbelly’s Manhattan, Patio Punch, or a shot and a 1⁄2 beer, are $7.”
-Eater SF
“16 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; For a taste of Brussels on Union Street, Belga has a fresh new happy hour: $2 oysters, $5 glasses of rosé, bubbles, and beer, and $7 gin and tonics are available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. For groups, get a bunch of $5 frites, pretzels, croquettes, or falafel and a punchbowl.”
-Eater SF
“The Only San Francisco Dining & Drinking Guide You’ll Ever Need; Trendy and prime for Instagramming, Flores also has good food. Come for brunch, dinner, drinks, anything really – please just order the churros, no matter what time of day it is. Bringing a group? Request the massive communal table surrounded by murals. Coming as a couple? Grab a two seater patio table on a nice day and order some margaritas, stat.”
-VenueReport
“The Only San Francisco Dining & Drinking Guide You’ll Ever Need; A rooftop overlooking downtown? Gasp. El Techo’s rooftop may not be 20 floors up (more like 3) but we’ll take it anyways. A perfect day drinking spot when the sun finally decides to come out, you’re here for margaritas, tacos and guac.”
-VenueReport
“The Only San Francisco Dining & Drinking Guide You’ll Ever Need; More german beer halls? Oh yeah. Except Belga also has a bevy of other beverage options and a snackable menu. Come in on the weekend with friends to post up for the day and keep the oysters coming. Inside tip: there’s a very cute, rentable back room that’s party perfect.”
-VenueReport
“The Only San Francisco Dining & Drinking Guide You’ll Ever Need; Gin is in at Barvale, specifically gin and tonics – seriously, there’s a dedicated section of the menu for gin and tonics and all of them are good. The food menu is focused on Spanish tapas with plenty of bites to satisfy everyone, big and small eaters alike. Pop in for brunch on Sunday and afterwards, take advantage of the farmer’s market happening right outside Barvale.”
-VenueReport
“The Top 10 Rooftop Patios in San Francisco; El Techo is the rooftop bar located above Lolinda, an Argentinian steakhouse. Not only do they serve one of the best margaritas in the Bay Area, they also offer a spectacular city view. Thanks to heat lamps and windscreens, the rooftop stays open rain or shine so you can look out at the Mission with margarita in hand and Latin American street food on plate all year long.”
-McGuire
“71 Bay Area restaurants make the cut for Michelin Guide California’s Bib Gourmand list; Michelin’s Bib Gourmand restaurants, which includes Starbelly, are all “restaurants that serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.””
-7×7
“Where To Go When You’re Not Sure If It’s A Date; This rooftop in the Mission has some of the best views of the city, so halfway through a paloma when the person across from you mentions their significant other like it was something you knew the whole time, you can look off into the distance to compose yourself before you turn back to them like nothing changed.”
-The Infatuation
“The Best Cinco de Mayo Specials and Celebrations in San Francisco; The patio just opened at the Flores in Corte Madera and the restaurant is offering all day happy hour on Cinco de Mayo, so if you want to celebrate in (almost) guaranteed sunshine, that’s your best bet. And Flores on Union will have a mariachi band from 3 to 5pm.”
-Thrillist
“Starbelly’s Chef Adam Timney Gives Us ‘A Taste Of Potrero’; Dozens of the best local restaurants,bars, wineries and breweries will be at the Taste of Potrero on May 2, raising much needed funds for Daniel Webster Elementary School in SF. Chef-Partner Adam Timney from Starbelly will be there, and he brought a preview to the set for Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego to sample.”
-KPIX CBS
“Cheap Oyster Deals in San Francisco; Head to Cow Hollow for a happy hour featuring $2 oysters and $35 bowls of punch, among other discounted delights.”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat and Drink in Cow Hollow; Restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s Cow Hollow spot has successfully created the lively atmosphere of a Belgian brasserie in a breezy, California-style space. The menu of Belgian classics (think sausages, mussels, fries) and impressive beer list is a people-pleaser.”
-Eater SF
“The Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco; Delarosa’s Marina location is always busy, in part because it’s so versatile. It’s the kind of place where you could take toddlers in footy pajamas for a 5pm dinner, get drinks with your friends until 1am, or go for brunch with your mom. The burrata bruschetta and pappardelle are our favorite things on the reasonably priced menu.”
-The Infatuation
“The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco; El Techo De Lolinda is more of a rooftop bar than a restaurant, but it’s still home to some of the best carnitas in the city. If you are here to drink though, their margaritas and palomas are strong, and being up here puts you right in the middle of one of the best views in the city. If you randomly show up, you’ll end up waiting in line on the street for a bit, but as long as you make it up here before sunset, it’s completely worth it. The best time to go to Flores is before you go out on Union Street. If you’re on a first date, you can sit at the bar and split some crab tostadas over margaritas, and if you’re here celebrating a breakup, they have larger tables in the back. A lot of the food at Flores is designed for sharing, and if you don’t get the chile colorado and carnitas, you’re making a mistake.”
-The Infatuation
“32 Great Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco; Starbelly’s patio is spacious, and filled with plants for an outdoors-in kind of feel. It’s also covered, which is a big plus in San Francisco’s breezy summers. It’s especially pleasant for brunch, when chilaquiles and loco moco can be enjoyed al fresco. Hayes Valley Italian hotspot a Mano boasts lovely al fresco dining, with tables and benches artfully tucked into the zig-zagging glass walls of the new building the restaurant occupies. These tables are equally suited to sunny afternoons, with umbrellas and awnings, and foggy evenings, with heat lamps above. Ascend to the roof of Lolinda and avoid the hectic streets of the Mission at El Techo. Simultaneously one of the best views and patios in town, this glass-enclosed perch has Mexican small plates and pitchers of refreshing cocktails galore. It’s great for catching up over a pitcher or two of sangrias.”
-Eater SF
“The 45 best San Francisco restaurants to eat at right now; The appropriately named a Mano (“by hand” in Italian) takes has a thoughtful, ground-up perspective on food. Influenced by seasonal, California flavors the restaurant’s Italian food remains nonetheless approachable—both in flavor and cost.”
-Time Out San Francisco
“Where To Eat And Drink In The Mission; Beretta is loud, the cocktails are great, and the burrata with honey on walnut bread is a perfect food. There will be a wait, but you and your friends will have a very good time if you stick it out. We’re partial to the small plates. Bring carnivorous people to eat delicious Argentinian steaks at Lolinda. The high ceilings and pretty bar give it an edge over a lot of the other restaurants around, and the cocktails are great, too.”
-The Infatuation
“The Essential Brunches of San Francisco; Beretta’s weekend brunch menu offers special cocktails, plus a “brunch punch.” This refreshing seasonal cauldron of booze changes weekly, and is $10 per glass during brunch. Early birds can stroll in at 11 a.m., but brunch lasts all day. Outdoor seating is also available.”
-Eater SF
“Where To Go On A Date When You Haven’t Met This Person Yet; Flores is always packed with groups and is just loud enough that it won’t make you feel like you’re drowning in silence. Their cocktails can help you get your own conversation started, and while the portions aren’t huge, you can still test your date’s humanity via their willingness to share some of their duck enchiladas.”
-The Infatuation
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Spring 2019; Not only does this Hayes Valley restaurant draw lines each night (sorry, no reservations here) but its menu of approachable — and reasonably priced — Italian cuisine has hit its stride. Chef Freedom Rains’ signature Tuscan fried chicken is an easy choice, as are any of the often changing pastas and pizzas; classics like bucatini all’ amatriciana are a constant. Top it off with an Aperol spritz at a sidewalk table and watch the hustle of Hayes Valley go by.”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat and Drink in Hayes Valley; Instantly-trendy a Mano is the spot for affordably priced but carefully prepared pasta and pizza. And with no reservations, diners might do best to put their names in and stroll down Hayes Street or enjoy a glass of Italian wine at the bar. Chef Freedom Rains has prepared a menu of crowd-pleasing dishes like bucatini all’Amatriciana and agnolotti dal plin — small, buttery ravioli filled with roast pork, chicken, and chard — and service, which is on point, seals the deal.”
-Eater SF
“11 of the best spots in SF to enjoy food, drink, and the company of your dog; Some of San Francisco’s best people—and dog—watching can be found on Chestnut Street. That’s why it’s such a bonus that this casual Italian spot has very dog-friendly sidewalk seating. While their owners eat pancetta and crimini mushroom pizza, dogs get the treat during the 4 to 6 p.m. “yappy hour,” conveniently coinciding with happy hour. Unfortunately, the canine won’t find themselves an equivalent to Delarosa’s excellent Salty Dog cocktail, but there is always a nice bowl of water. It’s a spot for the many dogs that frequent the Crissy Field off-leash areas. ”
-Blackboard Eats
“Where To Have Dinner For Around $30 In San Francisco; If you’re out in the Mission and get hungry, Beretta comes through in a pinch and won’t slow down the night. You can get a couple of appetizers, like their walnut bread with burrata, or skip straight to pizzas. You wouldn’t go to Delarosa by yourself for the same reason that you didn’t want to sit alone at lunch in your high school cafeteria – it’s a social place with a lot going on. But if you’re dead set, you can come to Delarosa and get a pizza and a few cocktails without spending too much money. Flores is a good spot for impromptu weeknight get togethers. A big reason to go here is for margaritas, but the food is solid as well.”
-The Infatuation
“The Best Restaurants For A Last-Minute Date Night; Flores always has a good buzz, but you’ll still be able to focus on each other or at the worst, have to lean in a little to hear what they’re saying. Get a few margaritas and some tacos and enchiladas to split, and then go to Loving Cup for dessert afterwards. We like Barvale – both because their tapas are great (get the tortilla de patata) and because there are a lot of seats so you won’t have to wait long to sit down. It’s mostly walk-in only seating anyway, so coming here in a pinch is basically the same as planning it out.”
-The Infatuation
“The Union Square Lunch Guide; We love the Marina location of Delarosa for brunch, but this one is much better for a slightly longer-than-average break in the middle of the day. Meet up with your friend who works a few blocks away, get the burrata to start and then some pasta, and start to plan your next vacation from the patio outside.”
-The Infatuation
“TBI’s 5 Best: Spaghetti Dishes in San Francisco; Starbelly, located in the Castro, is known for its wide range of comfort food, such as pizza, steak and burgers, but spaghetti remains one of their most beloved dishes. The food at this eatery has been appropriately described as “Cal-Italian food.” This is certainly reflected in their spaghetti dish. Here spaghetti is topped with bacon, jalapeños, tomato sauce and basilTBI’s 5 Best: Spaghetti Dishes in San Francisco”
-The Bold Italic
“The 20 Best Pizza Places In San Francisco; With no reservations and a rare-in-SF proposition of reasonably priced pasta and pizza combined with a full bar, all in SF’s trendiest neighborhood, it stands to reason that a Mano is popular. The pizzas from chef Freedom Rains — made in a high-temp gas oven similar to Pizzeria Delfina’s — have been excellent from the get-go. Beretta and Delarosa are two versions of the same restaurant from prolific local restaurateur Adriano Paganini (who also operates A Mano and Starbelly), these Mission/Marina sister spots (Delarosa also now has a downtown outpost) can still be counted on to put out solid, well crisped pies as well as good cocktails — though you’ll hear arguments for why Beretta is superior. They’re both good casual date spots, with prices a tad higher than at A Mano, but at least Beretta takes reservations.”
-SFist
“The San Francisco Day Drinking Guide; El Techo is one of the only legitimate rooftop bar options in the city, and daytime means you don’t have to deal with the never-ending line that forms once the sun goes down. It also has the same view of the skyline you get from your Mission apartment’s rooftop, but with the kind of pulled pork and margaritas you could never make on your own.”
-The Infatuation
“15 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; For a taste of Brussels on Union Street, Belga has a fresh new happy hour: $2 oysters, $5 glasses of rosé, bubbles, and beer, and $7 gin and tonics are available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. For groups, get a bunch of $5 frites, pretzels, croquettes, or falafel and a punchbowl. End your workday and/or start your evening in the Castro at Starbelly, where they’ve just added cocktails to the mix with the advent of a full liquor license. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (and Sundays), snacks like salumi, cheese, and a liver plate are $6, an order of honey basil fried chicken wings is $8, and select drinks like Starbelly’s Manhattan, Patio Punch, or a shot and a 1⁄2 beer, are $7. For a full meal, get a burger, fries, and happy hour cocktail for $20.”
-Eater SF
“Great SF Restaurants For Dining Solo; While the Marina location is made for people-watching, the downtown Delarosa is perfect for eating excellent pasta and panini by yourself. You shouldn’t have a problem getting a spot at the bar, which is important because the cocktails are fantastic and you’re going to want at least one. The burrata bruschetta is one of our favorite things to eat, and coming here alone just means you won’t have to share it.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Eat Before Going ‘Out Out’; Come to Flores for dinner, get some margaritas, and keep the conversation going while you let the music and the crowd prepare you for your next move. Order some crab tostadas and chips and guacamole to go with your drinks, and if you want more than a margarita, get the Curandera. Meet up at Beretta, get a few cocktails, and split some small plates like the walnut bread while you argue the finer points of going back to Blondie’s like you used to versus checking out a nicer bar like The Beehive. Head to Delarosa – there will likely be around a half hour wait, but the communal tables are large and the food usually comes out pretty fast, which makes it more reliable than your friend’s ex.”
-The Infatuation
“19 Fun Things: Obama’s Star-Studded Convention in Oakland + More Bay Area Events; Looking for something to do with your bonus day off? Head to El Techo for a special Monday edition of their popular weekend brunch. Views, margs, and a few plates of huevos rancheros—no case of the Mondays here.”
-7×7
“The Top 14 Steakhouses in San Francisco; Restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Super Duper Burger) puts his spin on the Argentinian steakhouse, offering top-notch fare at fair prices, in a very sexy, boisterous room. Consider this spot for birthday parties, bachelorettes, and more, as it’s the perfect celebratory spot with a modernized steakhouse feel.”
-Eater SF
“The best pizza in San Francisco from thin-crust to deep-dish; Delarosa’s thin and crispy, Roman-style pizzas in classic flavor combinations like margherita with burrata and pancetta, crimini mushroom, panna mozzarella and pecorino are served all day and late into the night on Fridays and Saturdays, when the restaurant keeps the lights on until 1am. Two words: Breakfast pizza. While you can order any of Beretta’s perfectly fired thin-crust pies at dinner (chorizo marinara with Oaxacan cheese and cilantro, anyone?), weekend brunchers in the know opt for the carbonara, which comes topped with bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino and cracked black pepper.”
-Time Out SF
“San Francisco’s Best Rooftop Bars; On those rare hot San Francisco weekends, pitchers of margaritas and brunch (a local sport) are wildly popular; the weekday happy hour draws a crowd, too, with $4 cervezas and tasty street-food specialties such as shrimp skewers and chicharrones de carne.”
-Afar
“Restaurant review: Mexican eatery Flores offers super-duper vibe; Flores vibrates with convivial energy from the get-go with music that emanates from above to greet diners approaching the grand main entrance. The stylish décor, bold murals and zesty accouterments visually distract from the airiness of the over-sized room.”
-Marin Independent Journal
“15 of SF’s Best Pasta Destinations; Hayes Valley’s pasta hotspot has a long list of ever-changing pastas, like campanelle with broccoli di cicco pesto, lemon and pine nuts, and tagliatelle with hedgehog mushrooms and cipollini onion. Shore up that carb-feast with excellent small plates like duck liver mousse, or a margherita pizza (and definitely an Aperol spritz), and watch the foot traffic go by.”
-Eater SF
“32 Fireplaces to Cozy Up to in San Francisco Restaurants and Bars; This Union Street Belgian brasserie’s fireplace is in its private dining room, but the restaurant will seat diners there on nights it’s not being used, so call ahead to ensure toasty fireplace access.”
-Eater SF
“The Essential Brunches of San Francisco; Beretta’s weekend brunch menu offers special cocktails, plus a “brunch punch.” This refreshing seasonal cauldron of booze changes weekly, and is $10 per glass during brunch. Early birds can stroll in at 11 a.m., but brunch lasts all day. Outdoor seating is also available.”
-Eater SF
“Table Talk: Two Places for Khao Mun Gai, Jora, SF Restaurant Week, More; Flores is even including a cocktail with their menu”
-KQED Bay Area Bites
“One of the best meals I’ve ever had was at Lolinda in San Francisco; it is Argentinian food at its best. The reason I fell in love with the restaurant is that it makes me feel like I’m not in San Francisco. I enjoyed the Entraña, a 6-ounce skirt steak; the Gaucho, a 26-ounce prime bone-in ribeye steak; and the Hueso Asado, bone marrow with crostini, jicama, and chile de arbol jelly. All three dishes were beautifully prepared and bursting with flavor. ”
-OpenTable Blog
“The Cool List: 15 Restaurants That Aren’t “Hot” But Are Definitely Still Cool; We’re waiting on the day when small plates will be out and serving entire meals in one course off of a giant shield will be in, but until that point, you can still find us at Barvale. This spot in NoPa consistently serves great tapas, from pan con tomate to amazing octopus. Meeting up here with a few friends to catch up is still a very good idea.”
-The Infatuation
“The best French fries in the Bay Area, according to Yelp; Lolinda in San Francisco is another spot where you can find yucca fries, served with aioli.”
-SF Gate
“Where to Eat Brunch on New Year’s Day; No matter what time you wake up on New Year’s Day, you can eat at Starbelly. The restaurant will open for brunch at 10 a.m., move into happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and serve dinner until 11 p.m.”
-Eater SF
“The 15 Best Places for Steak Salad in San Francisco; Get your burger ‘Doc’ style at Starbelly. You will not regret this decision for as long as you live.”
-FourSquare
“The 15 Best Places for Pork Belly in San Francisco; Lolinda is delicious! Share small plates. Favorites were the pork belly, bone marrow, croquetas and artichokes. Cocktails also good, service very friendly!”
-FourSquare
“The 15 Best Trendy Places in the Mission District, San Francisco; What do say about beretta? It might be my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The reasons: great food, great brunch, great mixed drinks, great wine, great service, open till 1 am, sustainable, hip. Everything at Lolinda is amazing, but definitely don’t miss the croquetas and the bone marrow.”
-FourSquare
“The 15 Best Places for Empanadas in the Mission District, San Francisco; It’s like Lolinda went into my dreams and made the perfect menu. Delicious steak, ceviche, empanadas, grilled artichokes, dulce de leche, malbec, bourbon-based drinks. Stop by El Techo in the Mission after work for their happy hour, which runs from 4- 6, but includes $5 guacamole, beef empanadas, fried green plantains, and fried chicken thigh with habanero salsa.”
-FourSquare
“The 15 Best Places for Tapas in San Francisco; The three tapas for $16 is a great deal and the drinks are legit. Great atmosphere and surprisingly good service for how new it is.”
-FourSquare
“The 13 Best Places for Brunch Cocktails in the Marina District, San Francisco; The Bloody Mary is great! Get it super spicy :)”
-FourSquare
“Table Talk: 5 Fun New Year’s Eve and Day Dining Options; Starbelly in the Castro is going to be offering “7 Days of Brunchfest.” They will be open for daily brunch from December 26–January 1 from 10am–3pm, serving dishes like Italian eggs, loco moco, chorizo chilaquiles, and some breakfast pizzas too. Don’t forget they recently acquired full liquor, so you can enjoy some proper hair of the dog if you’re up for it.”
-KQED Bay Area Bites
“31 New Year’s Eve Events Around the Bay Area; Hit up one of our favorite rooftops for an epic all-night celebration. Enjoy a four-course feast (think dishes like lobster ceviche and chipotle rubbed prime rib) and with cocktail pairings. End the night with a Champagne toast and views of the city skyline.”
-7×7
“Ultimate Guide: The best restaurants around Union Square; Adriano Paganini’s Roman-style pizzeria is a winner for reasonable and reliable Italian fare. In addition to the pizzas, try the fritto misto and kale Caesar salad.”
-SF Chronicle
“Book a table at the best new restaurants in San Francisco; Flores’ new location in the suburban town of Corte Madera is a welcome and rare opportunity to enjoy mole and mezcal in Marin. Dine on Mexican specialities like sikil p’ak (spicy pumpkin seed salsa) and tlacoyos (masa stuffed with huitlacoche and cheese), all sopped up with house made tortillas.”
-Time Out SF
“Best of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners; Beretta: Best Late Night”
-Best of the Bay
“17 Restaurants Perfect For Girls’ Night Out; Barvale is one of those magical places where you can order the entire menu and end up spending way less money than you expected. It’s ideal for an end-of-the-month girls’ night when rent is due and you maybe accidentally went a little overboard at the West Coast Craft Fair. Fantastic cocktails, Italian small plates, and a constantly busy vibe on a prime Mission corner keep Beretta on the list. We would sell at least one-third of a kidney in exchange for a lifetime supply of the burrata with truffle honey alone. ”
-The Infatuation
“17 Restaurants With Action At The Bar; If you’re in the dining room, you might end up having to shout across the table to your friend, but if you get seats at the bar, you’ll be right next to each other, so you can talk directly in their ear. While you perfect the art of whisper screaming, make sure you tell them you’re getting the burrata toast with hazelnuts.”
-The Infatuation
“More hot stuff; Locals who haven’t yet dined at Flores, the second branch of Cow Hollow’s upscale Mexican eatery that just opened in Corte Madera Town Center, have something to look forward to. Looking past the craft cocktails, woven lanterns and traditional cowhide chairs of the jam-packed bar, patrons lock eyes with a brilliant señorita, the focus of a mural by local artist, “Machy.””
-Marin IJ
“Announcing Michelin’s 2019 Bib Gourmands for the San Francisco Bay Area”
-Eater SF
“Get Crackin’: The Bay Area Dungeness Crab Heatmap; Union Street Mexican restaurant Flores serves its crab in tostada form: That’s Tostadas de Cangrejo: with Dungeness crab, chipotle, and spicy pickled onions on a crispy tortilla, for $15. Starbelly is hosting a Dungeness crab feast on December 4 and 5, with garlic rolls, salad, candied Brussels sprouts, apple cobbler, and, of course, loads of crab with drawn butter and Old Bay remoulade.”
-Eater SF
“Flores brings the flava’; Flores is a good fit for the retail-heavy Corte Madera Town Center. Soon-to-be-weary holiday shoppers will now have a refuge to refuel with a margarita, a taco—and a brightly colored piece of gum.”
-Pacific Sun
“Where To Book Dinner For Your Terrible Boss; The Cow Hollow Mexican spot always has a generally good-looking Happy Hour crowd that spills into dinner, and your boss will think they just went to the promised land. Sweet youth.”
-The Infatuation
“All the SF Restaurant Industry Winners from Last Night’s Saucy Awards; Restaurateur of the Year: Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda, A Mano, Super Duper Burgers, Flores, Delarosa, Starbelly, Uno Dos Tacos, The Bird, Barvale, El Techo, Belga)”
-Eater SF
“What Are the Best Restaurants in Cow Hollow for a Casual Meal?; For a taste of authentic Central European flavor, San Francisco locals flock to Belga on Union Street. The front windows are usually left thrown open wide and traditional Belgian plates like mussels and sausages are always on the menu.”
-SF Gate
“Meet the San Francisco man who supplies pasta machines to restaurants; at San Francisco’s A Mano, which means “by hand” in Italian, Chef Freedom Rains has three different pasta makers and makes all pasta in house.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Marin’s newest Mexican restaurant: Flores blooms in Corte Madera; The eatery hand-grinds all the corn for its house-made tortillas daily, according to its website. Those tortillas then appear in dishes like the duck confit enchiladas, with salsa verde, avocado and crema, and alongside the chile-braised beef shortribs.”
-Hoodline
“Munching Marin; The restaurant prides itself on tortillas made by hand daily out of fresh masa, and the menu bespeaks a sensibility geared toward traditional Mexican food.”
-Pacific Sun
“The Best Restaurants For A Last-Minute Date Night; While Flores does fit in well with the lively pre-game restaurants around it, it’s also a good spot for an impromptu date. This place always has a good buzz. We like Barvale – both because their tapas are great (get the tortilla de patata) and because there are a lot of seats so you won’t have to wait long to sit down.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Eat In The Castro; The odds that you’ve had a group dinner at Starbelly are high. If you haven’t, it’s time to change that. The menu isn’t insane (pizzas, kale salads, burgers), but they make good cocktails, the outdoor-ish patio is great for getting a group together, and if you’re doing an impromptu catch-up dinner, it’s easy to snag seats at the bar as well.”
-Infatuation SF
“Guesthouse, Flores add excitement to Marin’s dining scene; A flurry of activity has been underway in the former P.F. Chang’s in Town Center Corte Madera in preparation for the debut of traditional Mexican restaurant Flores opening Monday. It’s a taqueria and then some that will feature fresh tortillas made with locally farmed corn that is ground daily.”
-Marin IJ
“Where to Eat Late Night in San Francisco; Dine on a conventionally late-night Italian meal at this chic Roman-style pizzeria where meatballs, burrata bruschetta, and of course, plenty of pizza, are doled out in a casual, bustling interior. Beretta provides sliver-thin pizzas piled high with eggs, heirloom tomatoes, and pancetta, as well as creamy risottos and inventive cocktails to the sleepless all week long. Consult the secret menu for a nightcap of jello shots laced with Fernet.”
-Eater SF
“14 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; For a taste of Brussels on Union Street, Belga has a fresh new happy hour: $2 oysters, $5 glasses of rosé, bubbles, and beer, and $7 gin and tonics are available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. End your workday and/or start your evening in the Castro at Starbelly, where they’ve just added cocktails to the mix with the advent of a full liquor license. ”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat Near Union Square; We’re glad the people behind the original Delarosa in the Marina had the good sense to set up this outpost in an area that is generally devoid of decent food. The downtown location has a nice outdoor patio in a pedestrian area off Market Street, and is one of your best options around. Whatever you do, get the burrata bruschetta.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Have Dinner For Around $30 In San Francisco; If you’re out in the Mission and get hungry, Beretta comes through in a pinch and won’t slow down the night. You can come to Delarosa and get a pizza and a few cocktails without spending too much money, and coming with another person or two gives you the ability to try more. Flores is a good spot for impromptu weeknight get togethers. A big reason to go here is for margaritas, but the food is solid as well. ”
-The Infatuation
“The Mission, San Francisco neighborhood guide; In a low-slung city generally lacking in rooftop bars, El Techo de Lolinda is a welcome rarity. The generously-sized open-air perch is bordered by glass walls and outfitted with sun-shading umbrellas and high-powered heat lamps. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 6pm, which includes $4 beers, $5 bar bites (go for the chili-spiced fried plantains), and $7 margaritas. Get there before 5pm to avoid a wait.”
-Time Out SF
“23 Best Places to Visit in San Francisco on a Date; Beretta is a bustling Italian pizzeria in San Francisco’s hip Mission District neighborhood that has gained a reputation as one of the city’s top late-night eateries. Starbelly is a contemporary Californian comfort food restaurant located in San Francisco’s lively Castro neighborhood, near the Mission District and the Lower Haight. Delarosa is a Roman-style pizza parlor chain that opened its first location in 2010 in San Francisco’s Marina District. In 2015, a second location was opened in the city’s Financial District, near the Yerba Buena Gardens and the SoMa neighborhood.”
-Vacation Ideas
“Check Out This Year’s Nominees for the Saucy Awards; Restaurateur of the Year presented by OpenTable
Adriano Paganini of Back of the House Inc.”
-SF Weekly
“6 Rooftop Restaurants Are Raising San Francisco’s Dining Scene To New Heights; The glorious Mission eatery is the outdoor space of Lolinda, a popular Argentine restaurant from Adriano Paganini. El Techo, which in Spanish means “the roof,” is a no-frills patio that serves Latin American street food and pitcher drinks. Happy hour happens 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday and brunch is a thing on weekends.”
-Haute Living
“Flores Bringing Fresh Tortillas and Margaritas to Marin County; the new Flores will deliver family recipes from different regions of Mexico with an emphasis on family-style dining and Californian seasonality. The cooks notably grind corn into masa by hand every day for fresh corn tortillas to go with roasted meats ordered by the pound.”
-Eater SF
“Eat This Town: San Francisco; Carnivore alert: Mark Sunday, September 30 on your calendars now. San Francisco’s leading Argentina-inspired steakhouse always offers a host of tempting meaty dishes, but will finally hold its first (and hopefully annual) classic Argentinean Asado prix-fixe dinner. ”
-Blackboard Eats San Francisco
“Everything Fun to do in San Francisco This Weekend; Lolinda is hosting its first-ever traditional Argentinian Asado dinner. The meal will take place on the mezzanine and will be served family style.”
-Thrillist SF
“Where to Eat and Drink Around Moscone Center; Fresh pasta, Dungeness crab arancini, and a variety of pizzas keep diners coming back to this FiDi offshoot of the 2010-opened Marina restaurant. It’s from the same folks as Hayes Valley’s a Mano and the Mission’s Beretta: Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group.”
-Eater SF
“This Weekend in Food; Not technically on the weekend, but whatever, it’s cool. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the patio picnic series at Starbelly (3583 16th St.) returns with lots of fried chicken from Petaluma and delicious sides like jalapeño corn bread and honey butter, heirloom apple and celery root slaw, braised collard greens with housemade bacon, and a late-summer fruit cobbler. What’s even more significant is that the city finally gave Starbelly a full liquor license, which means veteran lead bartender Christopher Niles‘ new cocktail menu is in full force. Don’t overlook the Gentleman Caller, a variant of a Manhattan made with Sonoma Distill o. bourbon, suze, and sweet vermouth. Tickets are $45, with cocktails available for purchase.”
-SF Weekly
“Nine Steak Knives Actually Worth Owning; At modern Argentinian steakhouse Lolinda in San Francisco’s Mission District, executive chef Alejandro Morgan says he cut and sliced with 20 different steak knives before settling on an understated 4.75-inch, straight-edge blade from Walco. It’s since become the restaurant’s go-to, a replacement for a serrated blade they tried first that didn’t stack up.”
-Eater National
“Nine Steak Knives Actually Worth Owning; At modern Argentinian steakhouse Lolinda in San Francisco’s Mission District, executive chef Alejandro Morgan says he cut and sliced with 20 different steak knives before settling on an understated 4.75-inch, straight-edge blade from Walco. It’s since become the restaurant’s go-to, a replacement for a serrated blade they tried first that didn’t stack up.”
-Eater National
“From Schroeder’s Oktoberfest to Dirty Habit’s Movie Night, Here Are 7 Things To Do In September; Tuesday, September 18 Starbelly is hosting a picnic on its pretty patio. It’s a fried chicken feast with classic sides like cornbread with honey butter, apple and celery root slaw, braised collard greens, and late summer fruit cobbler. The event is in celebration of the restaurant’s new liquor license. Lead bartender Christopher Niles will be serving a variety of potent libations including Ward 8 punch and a riff on the Manhattan.”
-Haute Living SF
“The Best Late Night Eats In San Francisco; Beretta is in a great location on a Mission corner, strong cocktails, and a good crowd make this an ideal late-night dinner location. We usually skip the pizzas due to their sub-par crusts and go with the small plates instead. Or four orders of the burrata with walnut bread and truffle-honey. Happy hour went a little long (5 hours too long) and you need to eat something. The downtown Delarosa is open until midnight on weekends, and if you’re headed home to the Marina, that location is open until 1am. Get some meatballs and a pizza, and call us in the morning.”
-The Infatuation
“The Big Drink: 50 Most Iconic Cocktails in San Francisco; The Diablo (tequila, lime, ginger, cassis) at Beretta in the Mission”
-7×7
“Where To Eat And Drink In The Mission; Beretta is loud, the cocktails are great, and the burrata with honey on walnut bread is a perfect food. There will be a wait, but you and your friends will have a very good time if you stick it out. We’re partial to the small plates over the pizza here. Bring carnivorous people to eat delicious Argentinian steaks at Lolinda. The high ceilings and pretty bar give it an edge over a lot of the other restaurants around, and the cocktails are great, too.”
-The Infatuation
“How to Conquer Eat Drink SF 2018; If you want to see what the restaurants from restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Barvale, Belga, Flores, Lolinda, Starbelly, Uno Dos Tacos) are serving, and also try a chicken mini pita with Israeli hummus from SF newcomer Oren’s Hummus, go on Saturday night (which is also probably the most popular night of the weekend).”
-Eventbrite Rally
“Starbelly Adds Cocktails for a New Kick in the Castro; New beverages to complement the Cal-Italian food menu include a Disco Nap (gin, elderflower, alysian bianco vermouth, and tonic), a Gentleman Caller (bourbon, suze, sweet vermouth, bitters), and a light pink Arboretum (scotch, green chartreuse, lo-fi amaro, and lime).”
-Eater SF
“The 16 Hottest Brunch Spots in SF, August 2018; Barvale brunch is, like at all other times, heavy on the tapas with options like tortilla de patata and croquetas de jamon. More classic breakfast options like chorizo hash with fried eggs, a veggie scramble with goat cheese, and French toast with sherry custard and date syrup are also on offer, with plenty of fun morning cocktails to wash it all down.”
-SF Eater
“Eat This Town: San Francisco; Barvale recently introduced a “Tappy Hour” for happy hour every night in the bar and lounge, serving five drinks on tap for $6, including a classic gin and tonic, along with wines, sangria, and kalimotxo (a Basque red wine and Coke concoction).”
-Blackboard Eats
“14 of SF’s Hottest New Happy Hours; For a taste of Brussels on Union Street, Belga has a fresh new happy hour: $2 oysters, $5 glasses of rosé, bubbles, and beer, and $7 gin and tonics are available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. For groups, get a bunch of $5 frites, pretzels, croquettes, or falafel and a $35 punchbowl.”
-SF Eater
“ENJOY DINING AND ENTERTAINING: Destination: San Francisco 2018; Beretta’s bumping rock soundtrack and unpretentious service keeps the space friendly and inviting. Its menu is packed with a handful of boozy beverages like the Ex-Lion Tamer, a mezcal-based libation complete with lemon, passionfruit, elderflower, and habañero. You’ll find some of the city’s finest al fresco dining above Lolinda, the lively Argentine steakhouse in the Mission District. The El Techo rooftop bar features Latin-inspired street food and strong rum cocktails as you take in the skyline views. Come for the cocktails, but stay for the choripan, a delicious, Argentinian take on the hot dog.”
-Chase Sapphire Six
“141 Patios in SF, Sorted by Neighborhood; Starbelly offers a spacious, covered seating area with heat lamps, and you can reserve the whole thing for large parties. El Techo has a rooftop seating area protected from the wind with clear wind-barriers. Great views of the city, too.”
-Thrillist
“This Is How to Summer Friday in San Francisco: A guide to the best places in SF to spend your happy hour this summer; At the Marina location, expect a trusty band of neighborhood regulars, while the Downtown location catches all those young professionals seeking an excellent and affordable happy hour. Go for solid pizzas, inexpensive antipasti and $6 happy hour Aperol Spritzes.”
-PUNCH
“The Best Restaurants In Cow Hollow; Flores has proven to be a perfect spot to drunkenly eat chips and killer tacos. Besides well-priced cocktails, the carnitas and crab tostadas are excellent, and weekend brunch is worth checking out too. Belga is a great spot to grab a beer and snack on sausages and meat plates. It’s a good one to keep in mind when outdoor tables and people watching are your priorities.”
-The Infatuation SF
“The 17 Hottest Brunches Spots in SF; Barvale brunch is, like at all other times, heavy on the tapas with options like tortilla de patata and croquetas de jamon. More classic breakfast options like chorizo hash with fried eggs, a veggie scramble with goat cheese, and French toast with sherry custard and date syrup are also on offer, with plenty of fun morning cocktails to wash it all down.”
-Eater SF
“THE BEST BRUNCHES IN SAN FRANCISCO RIGHT NOW; This vibrant Spanish tapas restaurant is open brunch from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday and offers a good mix of the hot and cold tapas from the dinner menu, as well as a bunch of affordable dishes that are desayuno-specific. ”
-Thrillist SF
“REVIEW: A Mano; There are plenty of other things about A Mano to draw people in. It’s in Hayes Valley, where you’re bound to end up if you like window shopping, being surrounded by attractive people, and gawking at designer pets. The restaurant is a pretty space with a lot of indoor and sidewalk seating and floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking Hayes Street and everything on their menu is under $20.”
-The Infatuation
“Where To Go On A Date When You Haven’t Met This Person Yet; Flores is always packed with groups and is just loud enough that it won’t make you feel like you’re drowning in silence. Their cocktails can help you get your own conversation started, and while the portions aren’t huge, you can still test your date’s humanity via their willingness to share some of their duck enchiladas.”
-The Infatuation
“18 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; This rooftop is the place to be on a sunny day in SF. Grab a group of friends and share a pitcher of margaritas and small plates. We’re fans of the classic marg, but if you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, order the margarita del techo (cabeza tequila, fidencio mezcal, napoleon mandarin, and lime). But still in a pitcher. Of course.”
-Eater SF
“18 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; These margaritas are simple and to the point, with two choices: the Clasica, with lime and agave, and de Flores, made with mezcal, dry curacao, lime, and orange.”
-Eater SF
“The Five Best Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco; At Flores, you’ll have Mexican the traditional way. You’ll get the most authentic selections of enchiladas, carnitas, and mole negro poblanos among many others. Interestingly enough, they couple that traditional menu with a completely modern cocktail menu. And trust us when we say this: their cocktails are strong. Better eat some more tacos to soak up all the tequila you’ll be having.”
-Money Inc.
“KQED’S Table Talk; The popular Barvale on Divisadero has launched “[Tap]py Hour” from 5:30pm–6:30pm in the bar and lounge. You can come by for $6 drinks on tap (ahhhh, now the name makes sense), like their Gin & Tonic #1, sangria, kalimotxo, sidra, and Spanish wines by the glass. There are also $6 tapas: croquetas, patatas bravas, pimentos, and huevos diablos (3). One more bonus: there are also complimentary pintxos. The tricky spot is finding a seat, suerte!”
-KQED
“Where To Go When You Don’t Want To Make A Big Deal About Your Birthday, But You Actually Kinda Do; Get everyone together for pizza, risotto, and cocktails at Beretta. You can usually still get a reservation at this Mission classic just a few days ahead of time and if you have a bigger group, they do a very-well priced prix fixe for $25-$45 per person.”
-The Infatuation
“An Eater’s Guide to San Francisco; Walk down Valencia Street to bask in the hood’s gentrification — complete with $12 chocolate bars, $10 smoothies, and your booze-serving standoutslike Beretta for cocktails and pizza.”
-Eater SF
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Summer 2018; Chef Freedom Rains’ signature Tuscan fried chicken is an easy choice, as are any of the often changing pastas and pizzas; classics like bucatini all’ amatriciana are a constant. Top it off with an Aperol spritz at a sidewalk table and watch the hustle and bustle of Hayes Valley go by.”
-Eater SF
“The Best Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now; Barvale is casual and affordable, but still feels special enough for a date or a night out with friends.”
-Thrillist SF
“Stop At San Francisco’s Iconic Eats for a Special Treat; Delarosa has 10 terrific pizzas on the menu, but our favorite item is their tremendous meatballs served in spicy marina sauce.”
-Pete Brannigan
“Where to Eat Late Night in San Francisco; Beretta provides sliver-thin pizzas piled high with eggs, heirloom tomatoes, and pancetta, as well as creamy risottos and inventive cocktails to the sleepless all week long. Consult the secret menu for a nightcap of jello shots laced with Fernet.”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat Late Night in San Francisco; Dine on a conventionally late-night Italian meal at this chic Roman-style pizzeria where meatballs, burrata bruschetta, and of course, plenty of pizza, are doled out in a casual, bustling interior.”
-Eater SF
“The Essential San Francisco Pizza Restaurants; Thin crust signature pies like one made with heirloom cherry tomatoes, ricotta, pesto, and scamorza have drawn Mission-dwellers and beyond for years, bolstered by the restaurant’s excellent antipasti and cocktails. (Pro tip: Go at brunch for the excellent carbonara pizza, with bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino and cracked black pepper.)”
-Eater SF
“21 Fun Things; Barvale, the neighborhood tapas bar on Divis, launched a new happy hour. There are $6 drinks on tap including gin and tonics and sangria, as well as $6 croquetas, patatas bravas, pimentos, and more. There are also complimentary pintxos. Vale!”
-7×7
“San Francisco’s 5 Best Rooftop Bars; Why is this the Mission’s hot spot? Latin American libations. Sizzling city views. A killer happy hour. Tip: arrive early.”
-Where
“The San Francisco Day Drinking Guide; El Techo is one of the only legitimate rooftop bar options in the city, and daytime means you don’t have to deal with the never-ending line that forms once the sun goes down.”
-The Infatuation
“Thursdays at the Ferry Building Are for Tacolicious, All Summer; A Mano’s Freedom Rains has a World Cup-sounding “Italy meets Mexico” taco lined up for July 7.”
-SF Weekly
“The SF Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In San Francisco; Barvale, in NoPa, serves excellent, substantial tapas made with high-quality ingredients. You won’t need to order two of anything, but you’ll probably want to. The space is huge, making this an easy choice for date night or a midweek dinner at the bar. The octopus here is some of the best we’ve ever eaten.”
-The Infatuation
“The Best Places to Eat in S.F. in 2018; For too long in this city, going out for tapas has been synonymous with an expensive night out. That’s not the norm in Barcelona, and thankfully it isn’t at Barvale, either. Not when you can order three cold tapas—say, tomato bread, anchovies, and a big wedge of classic Spanish tortilla—for $16 and make a light meal of it.”
-SF Magazine
“Great SF Restaurants For Dining Solo; the downtown Delarosa is perfect for eating excellent pasta and panini by yourself. You shouldn’t have a problem getting a spot at the bar, which is important because the cocktails are fantastic and you’re going to want at least one. The burrata bruschetta is one of our favorite things to eat, and coming here alone just means you won’t have to share it.”
-The Infatuation
“SF Eats: Rangoon Ruby relocates, Oren’s Hummus comes to SoMa; Through August 9 at Tacolicious’ Ferry Plaza farmer’s market stand, guest pop-up chefs will prepare specialty tacos to raise funds for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), which manages the weekly market. On Thursday July 7 Chef Freedom Rains of a Mano presents “Italy meets Mexico.””
-Hoodline
“Michael Bauer’s best Top 100 Restaurants with outdoor dining in SF; Hayes Valley has become one of the city’s best boutique shopping areas, and this Italian restaurant where pizza and pasta star features a row of tables on the sidewalk.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“The FiDi Lunch Guide; If you have time for a leisurely lunch, head to Delarosa. It’s modern and bright, and feels worlds away from the rest of FiDi and Market Street. All the food is good to share – so get some pizzas, meatballs, salads, and most importantly, the burrata bruschetta.”
-The Infatuation
“Tacolicious Guest Chef Tacos Series Returns to Ferry Plaza Farmers Market; Now in its ninth year, Tacolicious’ Guest Chef Series at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is one of the most delightful ways to taste tacos made by some of the Bay Area’s most famous and hottest chefs, including Freedom Rains of A Mano.”
-The Mercury News
“THE 23 BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN AMERICA; The perpetually packed Mission rooftop nobly protects patrons against the capricious San Francisco weather patterns with heat lamps and windscreens, but truth be told you’d likely brave a variety of elements to score a table here, roll through a couple of pitchers of palomas (you brought friends, you aren’t a maniac), and tear into some roasted corn empanadas and beer battered fish tacos.”
-Thrillist
“Divisadero has become SF’s most prolific new restaurant neighborhood; Ultra-chic Spanish tapas restaurant named Barvale opened late last year.”
-SF Chronicle
“Take me there: Uber, Lyft share San Francisco’s most-visited restaurants and bars of 2018; Despite the consistently inconsistent foggy weather of San Francisco weather, it’s tough not to fall in love with a good rooftop restaurant, and the crowds at El Techo certainly prove that.”
-SF Gate
“Soak Up Warm Days at the Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; The casual Latin American restaurant and bar perched above Lolinda draws the hordes on a sunny afternoon. With Dolores Park just a short walk away, this Mission rooftop patio is the quintessential warm weather San Francisco experience. ”
-Eventbrite
“Modern Guide to Union Street: Sweaty Workouts, Boozy Brunch, Boutiques + More; We love kicking back with mussels and beer at the Belgium-inspired brasserie Belga”
-7×7
“The 18 Hottest Brunch Spots in SF, May 2018; Barvale brunch is, like at all other times, heavy on the tapas with options like tortilla de patata and croquetas de jamon. More classic breakfast options like chorizo hash with fried eggs, a veggie scramble with goat cheese, and French toast with sherry custard and date syrup are also on offer, with plenty of fun morning cocktails to wash it all down.”
-Eater SF
“Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street ; A vibrant tapas restaurant from the date-night experts behind Beretta, a Mano, and many more, Barvale is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner gin tonic and pintxos at the bar, or a full meal of small plates in the dining room: Get the eggplant escabeche, the octopus, and an order of the nightly paella.”
-Eater SF
“Where To Eat In Hayes Valley; We’d recommend focusing on the pastas, salads, and small plates (arancini specifically.) Do not skip the cocktails.”
-The Infatuation
“Are Beans San Francisco’s Next Artisanal Food Trend?; barvale is offering a bean stew called fabada that includes local runner cannellini beans, pork belly, house-made morcilla (blood sausage) and house-made chorizo.”
-The Bold Italic
“Yelp lists the top 30 SF brunch spots people are willing to wait for; Flores offers tasty Mexican brunch options like chilaquiles (fried tortilla chips covered in tomato sauce, queso fresco, beef, eggs and guacamole), scrambled eggs called revuelto, and carne asada. Admire their colorful interior that’s inspired by Mexican neighborhoods.”
-SF Gate
“Fried Chicken Biscuits from The Bird to Headline This Year’s Outside Lands Food Lineup”
-Eater SF
“Outside Lands 2018: The full lineup of food options; Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches from The Bird”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“The Bird lands in Berkeley”
-Eater SF
“Starbelly’s patio picnic series is back; Few patios in San Francisco are as special as the one at this popular restaurant for pizza and seasonal comfort fare in the Castro.”
-Blackboard Eats
“Best Fried Chicken Dishes in SF; a Mano’s fried chicken is juicy, crispy, and crunchy, and served with a side of black kale. ”
-Eater SF
“5 Best SF Outdoor Brunches; Starbelly in The Castro”
-Inside Hook
“Best Restaurants in the Mission; Beretta: “Crazy packed all the time”, this “hipster” Italian turning out “really tasty” thin-crust pizza, “amazing small plates” and “fantastic” craft cocktails continues to be the go-to spot for “launching a night out in the Mission” or enjoying “outdoor brunch” with friends”
-Zagat SF
“For meat eaters, it “doesn’t get any better” than Lolinda, the “creative” Latin American steakhouse, where the “melt-in-your-mouth” asado is supplemented by “tasty starters” that even “cater to vegetarians and pescatarians” – and the cocktails are “on point” too”
-Zagat
“All you need for the taco is a homemade tortilla, lengua well done, onion, cilantro, and then it has to be the tomatillo green salsa to go with it, so the citrus that comes through the tomatillo combines perfectly with the lengua. You can’t have lengua and add a red sauce. If you really want it to be an authentic dish, it needs to be a homemade, traditional tomatillo sauce.”
-QSR
“An East Bay outpost of The Bird has landed, with spicy (and non-spicy) fried chicken sandwiches, chicken biscuits, curly fries, and more.”
-Eater SF
“El Techo is the rooftop bar located above Lolinda, an Argentinian steakhouse. Not only do they serve one of the best margaritas in the Bay Area, they also offer it alongside a spectacular city view.”
-Blackboard Eats
“19 best fried chicken sandwiches in SF; It’s all about fried chicken at the bird, mostly on a bun.”
-Eater SF
“Beretta 10 Years Strong; Whenever I go to Beretta, I opt…to sit at the bar, which is the center of it all.”
-Edible San Francisco
“17 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; Flores’ margaritas are available by the glass, or in the exceedingly festive pitcher format.”
-Eater SF
“17 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; The rooftop spot El Techo is the place to be on a sunny day in SF.”
-Eater SF
“It’s Super Duper’s Big Burger Giveaway Day”
-Eater SF
“Though you can’t go wrong with many eateries in the Mission, a few hotspots include Lolinda, flour + water, Foreign Cinema, Tartine Bakery and Loló. Don’t forget to get upstairs at El Techo — the rooftop bar above Lolinda — for a margarita with a view!”
-McGuire Blog
“It seems so ordinary now, but this was the very first Super Duper location, which opened to feed hungry bears in 2010 and has since grown into a mini-chain within Back of the House.”
-SF Weekly
“One of the best and oldest outposts of the Adriano Paganini/Back of the House empire, Starbelly should be on your brunch radar the way migratory waterfowl track coastal wetlands.”
-SF Weekly
“The Hottest Restaurants in SF – May; barvale has late night dining too, a major plus in sleepy SF.”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat in the Marina; Right in the heart of it all, the outdoor tables at Delarosa are the ideal spot for Chestnut Street people-watching.”
-The Infatuation
“Brunch Heat Map – where to Brunch Now! Barvale brunch is, like at all other times, heavy on the tapas with options like tortilla de patata and croquetas de jamon.”
-Eater SF
“Bauer’s top 100; a Mano was one of 18 restaurants to make the list for the first time”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Essential SF Weekday Breakfasts; The Bird’s spicy fried chicken on a brown butter-brushed buttermilk biscuit is a strong start to the day, especially when you add a sunny-side up egg.”
-Eater SF
“Essential SF Weekday Breakfasts; Super Duper is the place to go for breakfast sandwiches made using organic eggs, cheddar, and your choice of bacon or sausage. ”
-Eater SF
“Delicious Delarosa Pizza in the Heart of SF ”
-LuxuryUS.com
“Top 100 Restaurants 2018; There’s a straightforward simplicity to the food served at a Mano, the Italian-inspired restaurant, which opened a year ago in the burgeoning Hayes Valley.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“25 Best Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco; Lolinda is an Argentinian steak house where Argentina’s world-famous beef cuisine receives an avantgarde California twist.”
-Vacation Idea
“The Best New Restaurants In San Francisco; barvale, in NoPa, serves excellent, substantial tapas made with high-quality ingredients.”
-The Infatuation
“Best Restaurants in Cow Hollow/Marina; Delarosa is always buzzing, thanks to their affordable menu of scrumptious small plates plus super-thin Roman pizzas”
-Zagat SF
“Best Restaurants in Cow Hollow/Marina; From Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House Restaurant Group (Uno Dos Tacos, Beretta, Delarosa, El Techo and others) comes Flores, the traditional Mexican dinner spot in the Marina, serving midpriced snacks and mains paired with modern cocktails.”
-Zagat SF
“Best Restaurants in Cow Hollow/Marina; Belga’s attractive brasserie setting complements the sausage boards, fresh mussels and other very good Belgian fare.”
-Zagat SF
“Strolling through the art and music of San Francisco’s Mission district on a brilliant spring day is best complimented by stopping for a solid empanada. Lolinda’s happy hour, every day from 5:30 to 7 p.m., has a variety of Argentinean favorites available.”
-Blackboard Eats
“5 Fabulous San Francisco Rooftop Bars; El Techo is a Mission neighborhood stalwart for Latin-American street food and cocktails on a rooftop with expansive city views.”
-Smart Meetings
“across the street from Gio, is the Belgian-inspired brasserie, Belga”
-Sheila Pierce
“Our favorite picks for places to grab a quick (or decadent) burger during ICSF; Super Duper Burgers is a local chain with a location conveniently located near the hotel.”
-Inman
“Best steak: Lolinda. This Mission restaurant is a mix of sexy and energetic — far less stuffy than the usual steakhouse feel, which is why I love it.”
-Patch.com
“Four New Restaurants to Try Right Now; Where barvale shines, is in the execution of those classic Spanish foods as done by Adriano Paganini, San Francisco’s king of the surprisingly reasonable price point.”
-San Francisco Magazine
“Traveling to San Francisco? Visit the Roman-style pizzeria, Delarosa”
-Vanidades Magazine
“The food in Delarosa – an Italian eatery on Chestnut Street (and also downtown) – is awesome. ”
-Mr. and Mrs. Romance
“Edmondo Sarti’s secret to business growth”
-Sage
“Best Restaurants in the Castro; you should spend your time at Starbelly ”
-Zagat SF
“Barvale in Nopa just launched brunch!”
-Tablehopper
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Spring 2018; a Mano’s menu of approachable — and reasonably priced — Italian cuisine has hit its stride. ”
-Eater SF
“Where to eat late night in SF; Dine on a conventionally late-night Italian meal at Delarosa, the chic Roman-style pizzeria where meatballs, burrata bruschetta, and of course, plenty of pizza, are doled out in a casual, bustling interior.”
-Eater SF
“Where to Eat Late Night in SF; Beretta provides sliver-thin pizzas piled high with eggs, heirloom tomatoes, and pancetta, as well as creamy risottos and inventive cocktails to the sleepless all week long. ”
-Eater SF
“A location of SF’s ~THE BIRD~ will be coming to the former The Melt on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Folks ”
-Tablehopper
“10 Places to Celebrate Your Birthday in SF; Arguably the most beautiful rooftop in town, El Techo is a quaint Latin American restaurant in The Mission”
-Guest of a Guest
“Starbelly, in Castro is a wonderful choice for patio dining in San Francisco. ”
-On the Lyst
“Kat Ensign Shares Her Favorite SF Spots; Belga is one of my favorite date spots”
-Haute Living
“Eat at a Mano in Hayes Valley; dining at a Mano feels like joining a high-energy indoor-outdoor party”
-Timeout SF
“Best Restaurants in Hayes Valley; Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House team (Super Duper, Belga, Delarosa) brings this chic Italian bistro to Hayes Valley, with handmade pastas, a few pizzas and nightly specials headlining the midpriced menu. ”
-Zagat SF
“15 Best Pork Belly Dishes in SF”
-FourSquare
“15 Best Places of Ceviche in the Mission ”
-FourSquare
“15 Best Places for Pork Chops ”
-FourSquare
“Neighborhood Notes: Mission Community Market Opens! There will be market-to-table demos by Lolinda’s executive chef, Alejandro Morgan”
-Mission Local
“Celebration of opening day of Mission Community Market La Placita; there will be a market to table demo with chefs Alejandro Morgan and Juan Torres of Lolinda”
-El Reportero
“The Hottest Restaurant’s in SF this April; barvale has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero”
-Eater SF
“Review: barvale, a Spanish restaurant on Divis, is the opposite of a stressful tapas experience.”
-The Infatuation
“10 Best New Restaurants in SF; Nopa’s new tapas restaurant, BarVale, comes from Adriano Paganini’s successful Back of the House group.”
-Timeout SF
“Short Orders: 4 New Spots to Try; barvale in NoPa”
-Modern Luxury Magazine
“At barvale, Chef Patricio Duffoo serves elevated tapas in a festive, lively space”
-Timeout SF
“2018 Hottest New Restaurant Openings Across the Globe; pack your bags for a trip to Barcelona at NoPa’s newest tapas bar, barvale”
-The Venue Report
“Super Duper Burger opens at The Veranda in Concord”
-Bisnow
“11 Top Cocktails Around the US NOW – March 2018; Foxlove at barvale”
-The Perfect Spot
“The Big Eat 2018: 100 Dishes to Devour in San Francisco; Huarache (brunch only) at Flores”
-7×7
“The Big Eat 2018: 100 Dishes to Devour in San Francisco; Asparagus pancetta pizza at Beretta”
-7×7
“11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now: March 2018; The Foxglove at barvale in San Francisco”
-Liquor.com
“East Bay’s First Super Duper Burgers opens in Concord”
-Mercury News
“The 15 Best Places for Chimichurri in San Francisco; Lolinda, the Argentinian steakhouse in SF”
-FourSquare
“2018’s Hottest New Restaurant Openings Across the Globe ”
-The Venue Report
“11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now: March 2018; barvale, the Spanish tapas bar, made the list”
-Thrillist
“The Bird is coming to Berkeley”
-Berkeleyside
“The Bird, Fried Chicken Spinoff of Super Duper, Opening Berkeley Location ”
-Eater SF
“Super Duper has been voted Bay Area’s Best Burger for the flavor, quality, value and commitment to working with local farms and vendors. Now, the East Bay can enjoy Super Duper with their first East Bay location in Concord.”
-ABC 7
“SF chain Super Duper (from restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group) has opened its first East Bay location, at 2003 Diamond Boulevard in Concord.”
-Eater SF
“26 of the Best Counter Service Spots in San Francisco; Simple, quick and consistent, Super Duper is also expanding locations rapidly.”
-Eater SF
“26 of the Best Counter Service Spots in San Francisco; Snatch up a trio of tacos, a burrito or make it a salad at Uno Dos Tacos, the quickie, fresh Mexican spot. ”
-Eater SF
“26 of the Best Counter Service Spots in San Francisco; The Bird: To say that the Bird is like Super Duper but for fried chicken sandwiches instead of burgers would be accurate, but not quite just. ”
-Eater SF
“Starting next Wednesday, February 14, the Mission’s ever-fashionable Italian restaurant Beretta will have a new daily drink special, or “bar lab,” from bar manager Cali Gold.”
-Eater SF
“6 Beautiful Restaurants in San Francisco; Flores, the modern Mexican restaurant, opened in November 2016 and serves authentic dishes by Chef/Partner Alejandro Morgan alongside contemporary cocktails.”
-Restaurant Development + Design
“Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Reservation Guide, 2018; Belga has a few tables for you and your beloved.”
-Eater SF
“10 Bay Area Restaurants Everyone Will Be Talking About This Year; barvale on Divisadero Street”
-barvale
“San Francisco’s New barvale Brings a Taste of Spain to NoPa”
-California Home+Design.
“Local experts weigh in on their favorite Mission burrito; Jessica Everett, bar manager, barvale”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Local experts weigh in on their favorite Mission burrito; Patricio Duffoo, executive chef, barvale”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Local experts weigh in on their favorite Mission burrito; Alberto Soto, bar manager, El Techo”
-WHERE San Francisco
“The Naming Process: From Finding the Perfect Name to Assessing the Risks; Jacob Cross, vice president of marketing and public relations at Back of the House, the group behind some of San Francisco’s most beloved neighborhood restaurants, explains.”
-Restaurant Insider
“a Mano, the latest creation of Adriano Paganini, whose other restaurants include Belga, Flores, Super Duper and Lolinda, focuses on highly refined yet accessible pastas and pizzas in an earthy, elemental Italian mode.”
-Nation’s Restaurant News
“14 Restaurants Perfect For Vegetarians; We really like the vegetable plates and cheese – not to mention the good wine list and friendly service – at barvale, the tapas spot on Divis”
-Infatuation SF
“Top 30 Places Worth The Wait in San Francisco; a Mano in Hayes Valley”
-Yelp Blog
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, March 2018; barvale, the newest restaurant from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper), has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“From the Central Freeway’s Ashes, a Booming Hayes Valley Economy; a Mano on Hayes Street”
-SF Weekly
“The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco; a Mano: a laid-back spot where you should expect a wait”
-Thrillist SF
“The restaurant stars were out on Sunday. Uno Dos Tacos served superlative carnitas tacos”
-Tablehopper
“The Top New Openings of the Month: February 2018; Nopa’s new tapas restaurant, BarVale, comes from Adriano Paganini’s successful Back of the House group. ”
-The Perfect Spot
“The best new restaurants in San Francisco; Chef Patricio Duffoo focuses mostly on cold and hot tapas and bite-sized pintxos in the bar next door. Everything on the menu can be beautifully paired with sherry flights or gin and tonics.”
-Timeout SF
“Barvale is currently one of the top Zagat recommended restaurants in San Francisco”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“The top happy hour spots in San Francisco; You can catch El Techo’s happy hour Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and enjoy $4 beers, $5 bar bites and $7 margaritas.”
-SF Gate
“Best Pizza in San Francisco; Beretta has a sexy setting with a locally driven menu”
-Conde Nast Traveler
“The 15 Best Places That Are Good for a Late Night in the Mission District, San Francisco; Beretta in San Francisco’s Mission District”
-Foursquare
“10 Spots to Eat & Drink This St. Patrick’s Day According to Lyft; Lolinda in San Francisco ”
-Lyft Blog
“4 must-try pizza places in San Francisco; Beretta in The Mission”
-bartable
“Super Duper Burgers Opening Mid March at The Veranda in Concord”
-Beyond The Creek
“13 Fun Things; Looking for a little extra love? Head to Delarosa for an all night happy hour with $4 beers, $6 glasses of wine, and $6 cocktails. ”
-7×7
“The San Francisco Brunch Heatmap: Where to Brunch NOW, March 2018; Flores in Cow Hollow”
-Eater SF
“29 Fireplaces to Cozy Up to in San Francisco Restaurants and Bars; Belga on Union Street”
-Belga
“SF restaurateur share their top success tips; Giovanni Joris, General Manager, a Mano”
-a Mano
“We asked a few of our trusted local experts to share their favorite vistapoints in the City; “I still love Alamo Square Park,” says Jacob Cross, VP marketing and PR at Back of the House, Inc. ”
-WHERE San Francisco
“The Hottest Restaurants in SF, January 2018; barvale, the newest restaurant from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“barvale’s Spanish tapas menu is divided into hot and cold items that are substantial enough to make a mix-and-match meal, or be a nibble before the show, and are always just right for a meet up with friends.”
-SF Travel
“barvale is a casual neighborhood spot you’ll turn to again and again when you’re in the mood for tasty, affordable Spanish tapas, excellent cocktails, and really friendly service.”
-Rally
“barvale — a Spanish tapas bar and restaurant you can actually afford to go to.”
-Thrillist SF
“Chef Patricio Duffoo serves reasonably-priced cold and hot tapas plus paella by the individual serving with plenty of the crispy bits — no need to order 45 minutes ahead. ”
-Eater SF
“”I go up to the top of Twin Peaks. You could drive, but it makes a nice urban hike.” –Jessica Everett, bar manager, barvale”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Attention night owls: barvale is open until midnight Sunday – Thursday and until 1 am Friday and Saturday nights.”
-Zagat SF
“barvale should satisfy San Franciscans’ craving for stylish food and drinks at value prices.”
-Opening Night SF
“barvale — a new spot for tapas in SF”
-From Paris To SF
“Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street; head to barvale, the vibrant tapas restaurant from the date-night experts behind Beretta, a Mano, and many more, ”
-Eater SF
“We asked a few of our trusted local experts to share their favorite vistapoints in the City; “Grand View Park,” says barvale Executive Chef Patricio Duffoo”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Barvale Does Exactly What a Good Tapas Place Should”
-SF Weekly
“The 15 Best Places for a Gin in San Francisco; barvale on Divisadero Street”
-Foursquare
“The Best Deals of SF Restaurant Week 2018, as told by numbers; Flores perfectly marries its heritage with its surroundings, offering traditional Mexican dishes and flavors in a truly San Franciscan style”
-Medium
“7 Cult Favorites for Every Day of the Week in San Francisco; porchetta at a Mano on Saturdays. The still scorching hot seven–month old Italian spot in Hayes Valley nightly waits for its signature pastas but here’s a secret — a Mano is definitely not just a one trick kitchen”
-Zagat SF
“Wines from Mexico are featured at Flores, a hip Mexican eatery in San Francisco from the Back of House restaurant group.”
-SevenFifty Daily
“Top 20 Restaurants to Visit During San Francisco Restaurant Week 2018; At Lolinda, they’re offering a $40 prix fixe with an optional $18 wine pairing. Yes, that means you can pair your empanadas, ceviche, roasted meats and churros with world-class wines hand-selected to enhance the flavors!”
-McGuire Blog
“Where to eat in San Francisco: Lolinda”
-Something Beautiful
“The Best Deals of SF Restaurant Week 2018, as told by numbers; the Argintenian steakhouse, Lolinda, the Mission favorite, is at the top of the list at number 2”
-Medium
“Eat your way through Restaurant Week; Lolinda is among the many excellent eateries taking part in SF Restaurant Week.”
-7×7
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Winter 2018; Beretta, The Mission hotspot, is always packed, with good reason. ”
-Eater SF
“The Essential San Francisco Pizza Restaurants; Beretta’s thin crust signature pies have drawn Mission-dwellers and beyond for years, bolstered by the restaurant’s excellent antipasti and cocktails. Pro tip: Go at brunch for the excellent carbonara pizza.”
-Eater SF
“These are the most romantic San Francisco restaurants that still have Valentine’s Day reservations; Forget duck confit and French wine. What about a nice cheesy slice of pizza at Beretta?”
-SF Gate
“An Eater’s Guide to San Francisco; Beretta, in San Francisco’s Mission District, for cocktails”
-Eater SF
“Over at Belga, San Francisco’s only Belgian restaurant, the new Happy Hour menu pairs tiny caviar “bursts” with another classic with a twist: a vodka martini.”
-Nob Hill Gazette
“Where to eat during San Francisco Restaurant Week for just $15; Stop into Belga for a leisurely lunch”
-TimeOut SF
“The 10 Best Deals During SF Restaurant Week: Starbelly is serving up a three-course $15 (!) lunch Monday through Friday during Restaurant Week.”
-Thrillist SF
“Every Bay Area Restaurant Week in 2018: Top SF Restaurant Week menus: $15 lunch at Starbelly in the Castro”
-SF Funcheap
“Where to eat during San Francisco Restaurant Week for just $15; Possibly the most decadent meal you can have in San Francisco for just $15, Starbelly is pulling out all the stops”
-TimeOut SF
“What’s better than a brilliant, sunny day in San Francisco? A brilliant, sunny day in San Francisco viewed from a rooftop with a margarita in your hand. At El Techo in the Mission district, you can have exactly that.”
-Blackboard Eats
“Tapas Are Worth a Wait at Divisadero’s Newest Hot Spot”
-Eater SF
“Cult-Favorite Dishes for Every Day of the Week in San Francisco; On Fridays: Beretta makes a fantastic lasagna (surprisingly a rarity in this town) with a crispy, cheesy crust to soak up all of those Friday night cocktails.”
-Zagat SF
“3 Spots I’m Loving In SF! I’m a huge fan of Spanish tapas, but for me, the cocktails at Barvale are the showstoppers. ”
-The Ohio Transplant
“The San Francisco Brunch Heatmap: Where to Brunch NOW, January 2018; Flores offers traditional Mexican to Union Street, infusing a little more life into the awakening boulevard. ”
-Eater SF
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, February 2018; The newest restaurant — pronounced “bar vah-lay” —from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“My favorite places in The Mission to grab a drink are El Techo and Lolinda. ”
-Neighborhoods.com
“10 Best Date Spots You Can’t Miss in San Francisco; What’s more romantic than dining on a rooftop? El Techo is situated atop its sister restaurant Lolinda, in the heart of the Mission”
-Ashley Chloe
“It’s Bravo Barvale for SF Elites!”
-Yelp Blog
“Belga will be featured in an upcoming Brunch episode!”
-Brunch Media
“Flores will be featured in an upcoming Brunch episode!”
-Brunch Media
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, February 2018; The newest restaurant — pronounced “bar vah-lay” —from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“The Best Brunches in San Francisco Right Now; Head to Flores, the Mexican restaurant on Union Street, for chilaquiles, huevos poblanos, house-made churros, and a pitcher of margaritas for the table. ”
-Thrillist SF
“The Best Brunches in San Francisco Right Now; Somehow brunch at Beretta, the Mission hotspot, is still not on everyone’s radar, which means you won’t have to wait long (or at all) for your carbonara pizza with bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino, and cracked black pepper. ”
-Thrillist SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Hayes Valley Italian hotspot a Mano now boasts al fresco dining, with tables and benches artfully tucked into the zig-zagging glass walls of the new building the restaurant occupies. ”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Ascend to the roof of Lolinda and avoid the hectic streets of the Mission at El Techo.”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; FiDi types can now catch the next-best thing to a sunny Mission taco lunch on Uno Dos Taco’s front patio, which overlooks the bustle of Second Street. ”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Starbelly’s patio is spacious, and filled with plants for an outdoors-in kind of feel. It’s also covered, which is a big plus in San Francisco’s breezy summers. ”
-Eater SF
“A Look at BarVale, Adriano Paganini’s New Ode to Spain on Divisadero”
-Eater SF
“barvale is San Francisco’s newest tapas bar.”
-The Taste SF
“barvale’ Tapas Bar To Launch On Divisadero This Thursday”
-Hoodline
“The newest addition to Adriano Paganini’s San Francisco restaurant empire will be a low-key neighborhood tapas joint specializing in simple Spanish-inspired cocktails. ”
-San Francisco Magazine
“Spanish Bar and Restaurant Barvale Opens Thursday December 7th on Divis”
-Tablehopper
“Here’s the Menu for Barvale, Adriano Paganini’s Tapas Bar Opening This Week on Divis”
-Eater SF
“barvale will open this week on Divisadero”
-San Francisco Business Times
“You have to nail it, you can’t just be OK anymore,” Adriano Paganini, CEO of Back OF The House, said of the rising cost and difficulties associated with running a restaurant. “You have to open the exact right restaurant, and if you don’t, you most likely won’t be open for a very long time.”
-San Francisco Business Times
“San Francisco’s Restaurant Empires; In under 10 years, Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House group has crafted a collection of approachable dining concepts spanning an array of cuisines”
-Where Traveler
“Bay Area restaurateur Adriano Paganini has multiple locations near the Moscone Center, including Delarosa, which opened a second location a block away on Yerba Buena Lane in 2015. He said Delarosa’s profits are up 10 percent compared with last year.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Details are scarce but anticipation is already growing for the late fall opening from prolific restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his Back of the House group (Flores, Lolinda, a Mano) in NoPa.”
-ZagatSF
“Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group has confirmed they are taking over the former La Urbana space on Divisadero and will be opening their 22nd restaurant in the location.”
-Tablehopper
“Back of the House, Adriano Paganini’s empire, will have opened four new restaurants this year: A Mano, The Bird, Flores, and the aforementioned Divisadero concept.”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Pagnini is back at it. The San Francisco restaurateur has scooped up the old La Urbana space (661 Divisadero).”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Since the ignominious November closure of La Urbana, its 661 Divisadero space has stood empty. But no more, as Adriano Paganini (of A Mano, The Bird, Beretta, Belga, Super Duper, Lolinda, Starbelly, and Flores fame) confirms that he will be opening a restaurant there.”
-SFist
“Adriano Paganini dishes on San Francisco’s best neighborhoods for restaurants”
-San Francisco Business Times
“San Francisco-based Back of the House Inc. also embraces the social nature of its business. “We always make sure they understand that we condone their relationship, and we work to help them thrive,” says Ed Onas, director of operations for the group’s Super Duper Burgers.”
-Restaurant Business
Meet Chris
-Back Of the House
“Restaurants Are Closing for May Day and International Worker’s Day Protests. Restaurateur Adriano Paganini is closing all 20 of his restaurants in honor of the day.”
-Eater SF
“Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay”
-East Bay Times
“Marking a Day Without Immigrants, Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group is shuttering all of its 20 Bay Area restaurants on Monday — that includes Beretta, Belga, Flores, Delarosa (both locations), El Techo, Lolinda, Starbelly, The Bird, Uno Dos Tacos, and all 10 locations of Super Duper. ”
-SFist
“Restaurant owner Adriano Paganini decided to keep his 20 Bay-Area businesses closed today. Paganini moved to San Francisco from Italy two decades ago. “The subject of immigration remains very personal to me… ”
-Hoodline
“Bay Area restaurants and bars closed for May Day protests. Several days ago, prolific San Francisco restaurateur Adriano Paganini announced he would close all of his restaurants, which include Beretta, Delarosa and 10 Super Duper outposts, among others. In a letter to his staff, he explained the decision…”
-SFGate
“Arrests, impassioned demonstrators kick off historic May Day in the Bay Area. Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay.”
-The Mercury News
“Hospitality Leadership in Approaching #ADayWithoutImmigrants. One great example of industry leadership is exemplified by Adriano Paganini, successful local restaurateur and founder of Back of the House Group, that boasts some of the City’s best known and most beloved restaurants. He made the decision to close all locations on this Monday in solidarity with his employees (approximately 1,000).”
-Medium
The 13 | Part 12
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 11
-Back Of the House
“SF’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring 2017: A casual Italian restaurant is headed to Hayes Valley, courtesy of restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his team. ”
-Eater SF
“A San Francisco hospitality group, Back Of The House, offers a glimpse at what the future could be, with multiple full-service and fast-casual concepts. ”
-QSR Magazine
The 13 | Part 10
-Back Of the House
Meet Rafael
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 9
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 8
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 7
-Back Of the House
“In San Francisco, there are enlightened fast-food joints from established local restaurateurs like Adriano Paganini, who now has 10 locations of Super Duper Burgers and in October opened the Bird, which serves only fried chicken and curly fries.”
-San Francisco Magazine
Meet Mattia
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 6
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 5
-Back Of the House
Meet Alexa
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 4
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 3
-Back Of the House
“Super Duper Burgers: First an East Bay expansion, then the world”
-The Mercury News
“Super Duper Burger Clears Planning Hurdle, Will Expand Castro Location”
-Hoodline
“Super Duper Burger Lands SFO Location”
-Eater SF
“Super Duper Announces SFO, East Bay, And Upcoming International Locations”
-SFist
“Super Duper Burgers Headed to San Fran International Airport”
-QSR Magazine
“HMSHost plans to take Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport”
-The Moodie Davitt Report
“Super Duper Burgers will be located in the airport’s International Terminal and is scheduled to open in early 2018.”
-Aviation Pros
“Global restaurateur HMSHost brings beloved Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport.”
-City Biz List
“HMSHost brings highly regarded Super Duper Burgers’ first airport location to travelers. ”
-Travel Daily News
The 13 | Part 2
-Back Of the House
“Adriano Paganini’s Super Duper Burger will expand to SFO and beyond”
-San Francisco Business Times
“Unknown Back of the House project. One thing’s for sure: They’re going to open something, somewhere.”
-SF Weekly
The 13 | Part 1
-Back Of the House
“This Week In SF Food: The Back of the House group led by Adriano Paganini might buy the space formerly occupied by and built out by La Urbana ”
-SFist
“The Bay’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2017: Adriano Paganini is at it again. The Hayes Street project remains under wraps, but it’s safe to expect another fun and stylish neighborhood destination with solid cocktails and reasonable prices. ”
-7×7
“Group Behind Beretta, Super Duper, Delarosa Eying La Urbana Space”
-Hoodline
Words for the New Year
-Back Of the House
2016 Wrap Up
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“Person to watch: Adriano Paganini”
-San Francisco Business Times
“The Secret Sauce to Restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s Growing Empire”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini’s -The Bird joins growing flock of fried-chicken concepts”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Back Of The House Finds Real Estate And Talent”
-GlobeSt.com
“Fine dining to fast casual: Restaurateur Adriano Paganini dishes on the ingredients for success”
-San Francisco Business Times
“2016 RH 25: The coolest multi-concept restaurant companies — Back Of The House”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Take inspiration from operators who have successfully found solutions to some of their recurring staff issues. — Back of the House Restaurant Group, shares a strategy that spurred recruiting efforts.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“I think the biggest risk you run with family-style dining is a guest over-ordering or under-ordering based on the occasion, which could potentially harm their experience and reflect poorly on your brand,” says Adriano Paganini, founder of The Back of The House restaurant group in San Francisco.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-FastCasual.com
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-Mobile Payments Today
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-The Registry
“Coming Soon: Paganini Taking Over Betelnut Space”
-Tablehopper
Meet Laurance
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“on fast casual dining: “People want good food all the time,” said Adriano Paganini, CEO and founder of multiple San Francisco restaurants — including Belga, Beretta, Lolinda and the multi-location Super Duper Burgers. ”
-Wine Business Monthly
Meet Ashleigh
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“Belga Owner Takes Over Betelnut Space”
-SF Weekly
“Adriano Paganini taking over Betelnut space”
-Inside Scoop
Meet Patricio
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“Belga Owner To Take Over Betelnut Space Next Door”
-Eater SF
“4 New Restaurants Announced In July – Cow Hollow: The owner of Belga is taking over the old Betelnut space next door (2030 Union St.) with an unannounced new concept that should debut in October.”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-FSR Magazine
“Back Of The House created to target San Fran neighborhoods”
-Fast Casual
“Belga/Starbelly/Beretta Owner Snags Former Betelnut Space On Union Street”
-SFist
Meet Enrique
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Meet Vlad
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Meet Kelsey
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Meet Erin
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Meet Adrian
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“People want really good food all the time,” Paganini said, “not just when they ‘go out.’ ”
-San Francisco Business Times
Meet Tessa
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“Restaurant Week Coming to San Francisco This Month — More than 120 restaurants from all over the city are participating, including Belga…”
-Tablehopper
“Amazing Giveaway of Restaurant Week Dinner with The J.S.F. — Experience Union Street’s newest Culinary destination Belga during Restaurant Week”
-The Jetsetting Fashionista
“Peter Kane, SF Weekly food critic – Belga; Daisy Barringer, Eater SF and Thrillist SF contributor – Belga”
-EaterSF
“Eater SF Editors Dish on the Dishes to Top in 2016 – Belga’s “Loophole” cocktail”
-Eater SF
“A great week of dining at Belga – appreciated the Belga interpretation of the Waldorf salad”
-SFGATE