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Joe Diaz of AFAR Magazine


Joe Diaz of AFAR Magazine

Today's Friday Fives comes courtesy of Joe Diaz, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of AFAR Media. Launched in 2009, AFAR has quickly become one of the world's leading travel media companies, and its flagship magazine has twice been named "America's Best Travel Magazine."

Joe is a California native, and while we would trust this guy's opinion on where to eat pretty much anywhere in the world, he's here sharing his favorite San Francisco spots. You can keep up with his adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

joe's "Perfect for" picks

Bar Agricole Perfect For: Brunch 355 11th St.

"Weekend brunch from 11am-2pm in the trendy SOMA neighborhood. I enjoy the urban feel while sipping a Bloody Mary and digging into my French toast."

Gary Danko Perfect For: Fine Dining 800 North Point St.

"Go early (as in right before it opens) and grab seats at the bar. I enjoy the casual nature of the bar combined with the city’s most stellar dining."

Sotto Mare Oysteria and Seafood Restaurant Perfect For: Quality Fish 552 Green St

"The owner, Gigi, is a North Beach institution and his walls have the relics to prove it. Grab a seat at the bar, strike up a conversation with the sassy waitresses (if they’re not running around like crazy) and enjoy what the day’s catch has to offer."

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe Perfect For: Quick Eats 566 Columbus Ave

"I love sitting outside on a sunny day while sipping an Anchor Steam and eating a meatball sub. The restaurant is right across the street from Washington Square Park. The experience can quickly turn from “quick eats” to an all-day drinking session."

State Bird Provisions Perfect For: Unique Dining Experience 1529 Fillmore St.

"This place blew my mind. From the delicious and unique dim sum offerings to the hip vibe, people give will give away their best friend’s child to get into this place."

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