Feed the Beast: San Francisco Pictures

Mikey Roe experiences a night of firsts as he exposes some of San Francisco’s hidden late-night culinary gems.

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Tony eats lunch
Tony eats lunch

Tony eats lunch

Anthony Bourdain and La Cocina owner Caleb Zigas eat picnic style after grabbing food from the newest San Francisco food truck, Chaac Mool, in Dolores Park. 960 1280

  

Tony dines at To Hyang

Tony dines at To Hyang

Chef and owner of Incanto Chris Cosentino and Anthony Bourdain enjoy freshly made homemade food at To Hyang. 960 1280

  

Tony sits at a bar.

Tony sits at a bar.

Anthony Bourdain visits Toronado Bar. 960 1280

  

Time-lapse set up outside of San Francisco

Time-lapse set up outside of San Francisco

Zach Zamboni (left) and Segment Producer Erik Osterholm set up a time-lapse to capture downtown San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Tony at Swan Oyster Depot

Tony at Swan Oyster Depot

Anthony Bourdain and Roland Passot enjoy themselves at Swan Oyster Depot. 960 1280

  

Tony at Mr. Bing's bar

Tony at Mr. Bing's bar

Anthony Bourdain, Danny Bowien and Jeff Hollinger (bartender from Comstock Saloon) continue their bar hop at Mr. Bing's. 960 1280

  

Tony has lunch

Tony has lunch

Anthony Bourdain eats his pre-flight lunch (an Italian sandwich) outside of Molinari and Sons' sandwich shop. 960 1280

  

Patrons in a restaurant

Patrons in a restaurant

Pop-up restaurant Rice Paper Scissors, packed with patrons. 960 1280

  

Tony walking in a park

Tony walking in a park

Caleb Zigas and Anthony Bourdain walk through Dolores Park. 960 1280

  

Tony drinks at the Tonga Room

Tony drinks at the Tonga Room

Anthony Bourdain and Chris Cosentino enjoying their drinks at the Tonga Room. 960 1280

  

Patrons in a cafe

Patrons in a cafe

Patrons at Blue Bottle Café. 960 1280

  

Filming in the kitchen of La Cocina

Filming in the kitchen of La Cocina

Shirai films at La Cocina with owner Caleb Zigas (middle). 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco
Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco

Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco

Andrew Zimmern, Hank Shaw and local fishing buddies prepare fresh-caught leopard shark. 960 1280

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Pan-fried leopard shark

Pan-fried leopard shark

Pan-fried leopard shark direct from San Francisco Bay. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Chirp Bakery

Andrew Zimmern at Chirp Bakery

Andrew Zimmern gets excited when he learns Chirp Bakery's baked goods are made with cricket flour. 960 1280

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Crickets

Crickets

These crickets will soon become flour at Chirp Bakery. 960 1280

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caramelized mealworm sundae

caramelized mealworm sundae

A caramelized mealworm sundae from La Cocina restaurant. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern at Little Kabul's Maiwand Market

Andrew Zimmern at Little Kabul's Maiwand Market

Andrew Zimmern is disappointed in his small take-home portion of naan from Little Kabul's Maiwand Market. 960 1280

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Pacha or lamb's head soup

Pacha or lamb's head soup

Pacha, or lamb's head soup, is a traditional Afghan dish at De Afghanan in Fremont, CA. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern at De Afghanan

Andrew Zimmern at De Afghanan

Andrew Zimmern and Afghan local Hamid Haidari enjoy an Afghan meal at De Afghanan. 960 1280

  

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food is truly a work of art -- of substantial proportions. 960 1280

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San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines

San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines

San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines are fried grasshoppers seasoned, sautéed and then placed in a taco. 960 1280

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Ox Penis Soup

Ox Penis Soup

Ox penis soup from Bun Bo Hue An Nam in East San Jose. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern dates this fermentation's start date. 960 1280

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fermented fish sauce at To Hyang

fermented fish sauce at To Hyang

Three-year-old fermented fish sauce at To Hyang, a Korean restaurant in San Francisco. 960 1280

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Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang

Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang

Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang, serves up traditional Korean dishes with Andrew Zimmern. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern and a homemade mayo emulsifier

Andrew Zimmern and a homemade mayo emulsifier

Andrew Zimmern and the Hampton Creek Foods family want you to say hello to their little friend, a homemade mayo emulsifier. 960 1280

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Odell Brewing Co.

Odell Brewing Co.

Stop by Odell Brewing Co. for a taste of some of their experimental beers, cooked up in small batches at the brewery in Fort Collins, CO. Take a tour to learn all about craft brew culture. 960 1280

Odell Brewing Co.  

Troegs Brewing

Troegs Brewing

Get a glimpse of the entire brewing process at Troegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. Start off with free samples in the tasting room, then move through the brewhouse where you'll learn all about fermentation and filtration. Tours are offered every Saturday; reservations are recommended. 960 1280

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Harpoon

Harpoon

On your next trip to Boston, stop by Harpoon Brewery. Narrated beer tastings are offered during the week, and full tours of the brewery are conducted on weekends. Tours are $5, and include a souvenir glass and beer tasting. 960 1280

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Free tours of Brooklyn Brewery are conducted each weekend. For an even more informative experience, plan ahead and book one of the reservation-only weeknight tours. They cost $8, are limited to 25 people and include a free tasting. 960 1280

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Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewhouse, cellars and packaging hall at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. Make sure to try a few of the free samples as well. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beer enthusiasts can also tour the Dogfish Head pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE, site of the company's experimental brewery. 960 1280

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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

Visit the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA, for one of the daily guided tours. Stop by the taproom and restaurant for a taste (or 2) of their award-winning brews. 960 1280

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  

Smuttynose

Smuttynose

Smuttynose Brewing in the seaport town of Portsmouth, NH, offers tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Also be sure to visit the Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brewpub. 960 1280

Robert Lussier Photography  

Sam Adams

Sam Adams

Learn all about the history of Samuel Adams Brewery on an hour-long tour of the Boston facility. The comprehensive tours are offered daily, and include a beer tasting. 960 1280

The Boston Beer Company  

Coors

Coors

Visit the Coors brewery in Golden, CO, for a tour of the largest single-site brewery in the world. At the end of the tour, visitors can take a look at the collection of historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and sample some of the Coors products. 960 1280

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Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco takes great pride in its traditional methods of beer production. Tours are offered daily, but make sure to make a reservation before visiting. 960 1280

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Abita

Abita

Visit Abita Springs, LA, for a free tour of Abita Brewery. Visitors are given a cup to pour their own samples from the taps in the tasting room both before and after the tour. 960 1280

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Free tours of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis are conducted daily. For a more comprehensive behind-the-scenes experience, schedule a $25 Beermaster Tour. 960 1280

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A cook stirs up some Thai food in Bangkok. 960 1280

  

In Rome, you're never far away from a great glass of wine and a plate of pasta. 960 1280

  

Café and a croissant: a delicious Paris combo. 960 1280

  

In Chicago, a saucy deep-dish pizza. 960 1280

  

Some of the best wines in the world hail from California's Napa Valley. 960 1280

  

In Tokyo, sushi is a form of art. 960 1280

  

From po'boys to muffulettas, New Orleans is home to some of the earth's best sandwiches. 960 1280

  

The shrimp cocktail is a staple of Las Vegas cuisine. 960 1280

  

Some say San Francisco is the best food city in the US. 960 1280

  

Some New Yorkers say there's no argument. The Big Apple is the country's food mecca. 960 1280