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
"Hotel whore that I am, I'm fond of the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. Big. Old. Built in 1907, with lots of history and character. Most importantly, a tiki bar in the cellar."
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108
For a cheaper option, visitors can stay at this funky hotel with innovative décor. Rates begin at just $59 a night.
447 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
King of Noodles
"The thing to eat are the wontons and noodles made fresh in-house."
1639 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
For high-end decadence in Russian Hill, this unintimidating, cozy, French restaurant offers one of the city’s best fine-dining experiences without the stereotypical stuffiness. Chef Roland Passot is in the kitchen every night.
2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
This restaurant is named after Li Po, the famous Chinese poet. "San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest in North America." And its mai tais are notoriously lethal. Tony meets with author and chef Danny Bowien.
916 Grant Ave (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA 94108
Lucero’s Bacon Hot Dogs
"Delicious and sinister, and worth traveling for."
19th and Mission, San Francisco, CA
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
Tony's last stop before leaving San Francisco is Molinari’s to satisfy his "fierce need" for a greasy, meaty, Italian sub. Tony orders the Molinari special with vinegar.
1401 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124-3321
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