6 SF Spots Make Esquire’s “100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose”
Thanks to SFGate for letting us know San Francisco is well featured in Esquire’s 100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose round up, including two classic Chinatown restaurants.
The Esquire editors focused on restaurants that are the essence of America and our communities; they note “We’re raising a toast to these spots around the country—old and new, scruffy and spiffy—because if we lose them, we lose who we are.”
Out of 100 restaurants around the country, Esquire chose 6 important San Francisco restaurants including:
- Angler – A sea-life focused restaurant with views of the expansive wood burning hearth as well of the San Francisco Bay from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality located on the Embarcadero waterfront
- La Taqueria – Famous SF institution named FiveThirtyEight’s Best Burrito in America
- Sam Wo – Legendary Chinatown restaurant serving Cantonese classics
- State Bird Provisions – Highly acclaimed creative dim sum and previously named one of the “10 Hottest Restaurants in the World” by Zagat
- Swan Oyster Depot – Super famous old school seafood eatery with only counter dining
- Yank Sing – SF’s most famous Dim Sum restaurant, serving The City for over 60 years
They also included Pescadero’s Duarte’s Tavern which has been around since 1894, and offers American country cooking, spiced by the Portuguese roots of the Duarte family. A little further afield, Stockton’s family-owned, Old World Italian deli, Genova Bakery which has been around since 1918, also got a nod. Plus Sacramento’s family-owned Mexican bakery La Esperanza Panaderia rounds out the Northern California inclusions.