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The Classics

Long Live Zuni Cafe, San Francisco’s Dining Room Table

Zuni Cafe, since its birth in 1979, has grown into the blueprint for a timeless California restaurant. It has outlived…

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The Classics

Hang Ah Remains Entwined in the Roots of Chinatown

On a morning in September 2020, the streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown are empty of the usual throngs. Anyone outside…

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The Hit List

The September Hit List: Fish & Bird, Flour + Water, Aziza, and More

Is it fog or smog or smoke? It can be hard to tell in San Francisco during fire season. We’re…

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Chinatown USA

All Brandon Jew Wants Is For Chinese Restaurants to Know Their Worth

When a Chinese auntie pays you a compliment — perhaps lauding your intelligence or admiring your rosy cheeks — there…

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New on Resy

New on Resy: Kin Khao Dogpatch, Town Hall, Hog Island Oyster Co, Marlena, and More

Autumn is here, and so is a new collection of standout restaurants freshly arriving on Resy, from a Southern standby…

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The Road Back

Pandemic Pop-Ups Are Changing How We Dine —
For the Better

Like many of us, chef Amy Yi had big plans this year. She’d just left her job of the past…

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The Classics

What’s Next for House of Prime Rib, the City’s Ultimate Celebratory Restaurant?

House of Prime Rib is a unique restaurant that holds a special place in the hearts of San Franciscans. But…

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Chinatown USA

Six Dishes That Tell The Story of San Francisco’s Chinatown

Was the inventor of San Francisco’s famous Hangtown Fry — a scramble of eggs, oysters and bacon — really a…

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Three butchers standing in front of Hing Lung restaurant

Chinatown USA

The Resy Guide to San Francisco Chinatown, By Those Who Love It Best

San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest and one of the most historically significant Chinatowns remaining in the United States. So…

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The Meaning of a Dish

The Chinese American Dish That Isn’t, Really

My mother does not care for honey walnut shrimp. “It is not a normal Cantonese dish,” she says. Cantonese people…

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Chinatown USA

Mere Portals: The Doorways & Dishes of Chinatown

If you like mysteries, Chinatown’s got mysteries. I mean, I’ve been coming here since my teens, but have never been…

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The Hit List

The August Hit List: Ungrafted, Hog Island, ABV, and More

We can’t believe it’s August already. We’re six months into this. It’s a tough time for everyone, and restaurants have…

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The Road Back

On Reclosing and Reopening a Restaurant Again

Tamer Hamawi is the owner of Gran Electrica in Napa, Calif., as well as Colonie, Gran Electrica, and Pips in…

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Guides

The Resy Guide to Recreating the Outside Lands Food Lineup at Home

Outside Lands, San Francisco’s annual music festival in Golden Gate Park, may be cancelled this year — but don’t let…

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