Chef Fernay McPherson learned to cook from her great Aunt Minnie and grandmother Lillie Bell, who came to San Francisco during the Great Migration. McPherson is an SF native—she grew up in the Fillmore—and though she uses many of her great aunt and grandmother’s recipes (albeit sometimes with a tweak here or there), the signature Rosemary Fried Chicken that’s marinated with hot spices and fresh rosemary is all hers. It’s truly everything you want when you bite into fried chicken, which is why McPherson can “get away with” it being the only main dish on the menu. Of course, the sides shine as well, especially the Brown Butter Cornbread, which, just like the chicken, is exactly what you want it to be. (It’s also one of the only spots in the Bay Area where you can find legit sweet tea.)
How to enjoy: Walk-ins only for dine in. Order online for delivery and takeout.