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Brought to you by The Bon Vivants, Trick Dog in The Mission's a marble- and steel-adorned cocktailery serving drinks from a Pantone-inspired menu with names from favorite song titles, along with bar bites like beer nuts, pickles, and cracklins.
Smokey lil' Amber's morphed into The Residence, a nostalgia-tinged watering hole bedecked with faux Zebra-upholstered chairs, dark wood paneling, and "luscious jewel-toned drapes and fabrics".
Offering regional and rare beers, The Willows is a favorite for locals and San Francisco transplants alike. Throw in some lamb sliders, maple bourbon-glazed pork belly donuts, and a bottomless mimosa brunch deal, and it's a surprise this space is able to maintain its relaxed atmosphere. Complete with a craft beer room and tucked-away booths, The Willows is a perfect place for a date or a chill night with friends.
Located at the SF Jazz Center in Hayes Valley, this joint offers tropical mixed drinks and rustic and authentic Mexican fare like chipotle shrimp w/ citrus sopes, toasted garlic & crema, or pork in salsa verde with pinquito beans, turnips, and purslane.
Deli Board’s Adam Mesnick brings Old World Jewish deli favorites to SoMa's Rye Project. The small deli has a short menu of tried-and-true lunch classics, with just a bit of updating. Nosh on a bagel with lox, cream cheese, pickled onions, cucumber, and sprouts, or experience the sheer bliss of a true Chicago-style hot dog with sport peppers, pickle, relish, onion, celery salt, onion, mustard, and absolutely no ketchup.
Marla fills more than one niche -- show up for coffee and a donut in the morning, or come in at night for dinner options like pork chops with bulgur wheat and sautéed king trumpet pioppini mushrooms. We highly recommend Marla's to anyone who is looking for a cute place to eat outside.