Grinders also offers non-pizza-fied grinders, which probably need an explanation since we don't really have those in SF (UNTIL NOW!). A grinder is an oven-baked sandwich on a soft French roll that's super popular back East. It's then brushed with garlic butter and topped with mozzarella cheese. Warning: if you eat the meatball grinder once, you will crave it for the rest of your life.
If you're feeling healthy, ignore that feeling and still order the meatball grinder. Or FINE, one of the yummy salads. On the not-so-healthy-but-who-cares side, Grinders also has a build-your-own mac & cheese starter, which is probably something you should do once or 29 times. Basically, just go to Grinders and order something -- anything. It's that damn good.
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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and she wasn't kidding about the meatball sandwich. In fact, she's probably going to turn this article in and order one right now. Follow her on Twitter @daisy for more of her thoughts about meat and balls.