Tony Bourdain finds himself in San Francisco, a city known by vegan and vegetarian lovers alike. He discovers that San Francisco is actually a "bare-knuckled, 2-fisted drinking town," where you can get a ...Go to Episode
"Great to go to on a beautiful warm day, Pier 23 Café is a local hangout with a great view of the bay." Located on the Embarcadero.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tony meets his friend Chris Cosentino, chef and owner of Incanto restaurant. To Hyang stays open late and serves food with home-grown ingredients. Tony and Chris enjoy fish head curry, ginseng soju and pork belly.
3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3210
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"The thing to eat are the wontons and noodles made fresh in-house."
1639 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
"These food trucks offer some of the best street food in San Francisco. They notify people of their location via Twitter and are primarily powered by solar panels."
"This (place) is completely, completely, awesome." Tony and Chris share a Lava Bowl for 4. Tony later orders a Bora Bora Horror and a Zombie. Chris orders a Singapore Sling.
Hob Hill 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108
"Alembic Bar is where off-duty or pre-shift bartenders head for a high-quality drink." This bar in Haight Ashbury also has a small menu with interesting choices such as duck hearts and quail eggs.
1725 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tony meets up with Oscar Villalon. The 2 head to a "pop-up restaurant," where people pick a location and take it over for a night or a few days. Rice Paper Scissors recreates street food from Vietnam. Tony has shrimp chips and banh mi sandwiches.
Mission Chinese plays on the pop-up idea but is in an actual restaurant -- Lung Shan. It becomes Mission Street Food for most of the week and serves classic Chinese recipes and some of chef Danny’s own creations.
2234 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110