The best oyster you'll ever eat, a new project from a Michelin-starred chef, a buffalo-nickel-covered buffalo skull, a boozy Thai slushy machine, an art gallery you can eat in, and one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year... yeah, THAT all happened while you were busy trying to keep your super-dumb New Year's resolutions.
Time to play catch up, friends.
Since most people in the city don't love going to Oakland, Chef James Syhabout did us a huuuuuge favor and opened a second Hawker Fare in the Mission. The restaurant is his way of bringing the experience of dining in Thailand to San Franciscans. That means you should come with a group, share a ton of dishes, and be ready to use your hands to eat.
And don’t worry about navigating the menu; it’s broken down by category (snacking dishes, grilled items, etc.) and even written phonetically so you can (try to) pronounce everything. Also: dude, the bar (both in the restaurant and Holy Mountain upstairs). There are some crazy rum drinks, Thai bottle service -- which is offered in the form of Mekhong Thai whisky served family-style with seltzer and ice -- and daily specials from the slushy machine. Yeah, you read that right: slushy machine.