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The Hit ListSan Francisco

Bellota, Mister Jiu’s, Tosca Cafe, Now on The Resy Hit List

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The 90’s are back. Winona is on screen, Third Eye Blind trolls the internet, and Missy Elliot gets her freak on. Now for the latest food hubs, it’s the Resy Hit List SF because you are where you eat.

1/Bellota
2/Mister Jiu’s
3/Atelier Crenn
4/In Situ
5/Cala
6/Tosca Cafe
7/Mina Test Kitchen
8/Corridor
9/Omakase
10/‘ãina

1/Bellota
Because do you even soccarat? Michael Bauer does. The Absinthe group’s highly anticipated Spanish restaurant banks three-stars. Chef Ryan McIlwraith slays with the Iberico pork shoulder and according to Bauer, “anything kissed by flames is fully realized.” Step into the cathedral of paella. // SoMa. (415) 430-6580.

2/Mister Jiu’s
Because San Francisco’s Chef of the Year is reinventing Cantonese cuisine with banquet style dining. Forget the cookie, grab a fortune drink at the bar before pulling up a seat around the Lazy Susan. Have you tried the pan fried buns yet? Get on it. // Chinatown. (415) 857-9688.

3/Atelier Crenn
Because the Mind of a Chef star sweeps you off your feet with poetic culinaria. As if the two-Michelin star restaurant needed more buzz, is that a slot in the world’s top 50 on the horizon? // Cow Hollow/Marina. Book now at Atelier Crenn.

4/In Situ
Because when Pete Wells says this is, “America’s most original new restaurant,” get in formation. Chef Corey Lee’s culinary “art installation” exhibits dishes from the top kitchens in the world. Travel from Noma in Copenhagen to Virgilio Martinez’s Peruvian restaurant Central all in one menu. Exit through the gift shop. // SoMa. (415) 941-6050.

5/Cala
Because one of Eater’s top 21 new restaurants in the nation is fresh. Sea urchin ceviche case in point. Don’t forget to check out their sister spot Tacos Cala, just listed as one of Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants in America, for some late night heat. Add a melon mezcal raspado for good measure. // Civic Center. Book now at Cala.

6/Tosca Cafe
Because their Lumaconi pasta is the stuff of cheat day dreams. Chef Josh Even layers flavor on flavor to hit the mark every time. Where the staff treats you like family and the cocktails don’t mess around. Tosca is legit. // Chinatown. Book now at Tosca Cafe.

7/Mina Test Kitchen
Because the extended pop-up by Michael Mina has an MVP in the house. Ayesha Curry’s barbecue is a slam dunk and International Smoke is a hot ticket to snag. To answer the fans, the series are open on Tuesday’s. Golden State represent. // Marina. Book now at Mina Test Kitchen.

8/Corridor
Because the newest restaurant from the team behind Stones Throw and Trestle, does comfort food with style. Grab a seat at the communal main floor or reserve a table in the mezzanine for a night out. Either way, jump on the monkey bread if you know what’s good for you. // Civic Center. Book now at Corridor.

9/Omakase
Because chefs know best. Jackson Yu, Ingi Son and Masaki Sasaki are serving up top shelf Japanese fish at their intimate 14-seat counter. Three tiers of tasting menus offer rare cuts, expect the unexpected. From Japanese spiny lobster to grouper, the menu changes daily so put this resto on repeat. // Soma. (415) 865-0633.

10/’ãina 
Because the Dogpatch’s pineapple express is dishing out in-house spam and malasadas (Hawaiian doughnuts filled with guava custard). Aloha, brunch life. // Dogpatch. Book now at ‘ãina.