With more restaurants per square mile than any other city except New York, San Francisco can intimidate even the most informed foodies. Enter Patricia Unterman, the Bay Area's intrepid, unapologetically selective, and refreshingly down-to-earth restaurant critic and food doyenne.
In her fourth fully updated and totally revised edition of the acclaimed San Francisco Food Lover's Guide, locals and visitors alike get the buzz on the best places to eat, drink, and cook without leaving the country. With her characteristic passion and exacting standards, Unterman profiles over 600 restaurants, bakeries, bars, butchers, delis, markets, cafés, confectioners, food stands, cheese shops, cookware stores, cookbook sellers, and wine shops across the city's 14 districts, as well as throughout Berkeley, Marin, and the wine country.
Pulling no punches, Unterman shares only the best of her finds, unafraid to look past favorites resting on their laurels or induct newbies no one has heard of. Every profile gives a brief history of the establishment and tells exactly what they have that you shouldn't live without.
With 50 recipes from local chefs, sidebars on can't-miss events and resources, quick-reference produce and seafood availability charts, and over 25 indexes for finding info fast, the San Francisco Food Lover's Guide is the San Francisco Bay Area gourmand's manifesto. So for those of you who are always thinking about your next meal—even when you're in the middle of one—here's the definitive guide to eating better than ever in the Bay Area.
Patricia Unterman’s San Francisco Food Lover's Guide
(4th ed. Published by Ten Speed Press. 565 pages. $18.95. ISBN: 1-58008-712-4)
Available in most Bay Area bookstores.
About Patricia Unterman
Patricia Unterman has been the city's most respected food critic for three decades, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. She is also the chef/owner of the Hayes Street Grill. Her work appears in national food magazines, such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, and she publishes her own newsletter Unterman on Food six times a year. She lives in San Francisco, California.