Today's Friday Fives come from the desk of Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich. Scott's been at the magazine since 2006, and at its helm since 2012, and recently oversaw a major redesign of the website. During his tenure, he's also checked off a couple casual bucket list items, from securing the magazine's interview with Edward Snowden to guest editing an issue with Bill Gates. You know, just your everyday stuff.
Scott has you covered here with restaurant picks around town, whether you're hoping to bump into foreign dignitaries, watch the Giants game, or just eat amazing Italian food. Check out his favorites, and then check out the new Wired.com.
Scott's "Perfect For" Picks
Impressing Out of Towners
Cotogna (490 Pacific Ave.) - "I try to eat at Cotogna as much as I can, and bringing guests is a great excuse. James Beard Award-winnning chef Michael Tusk’s rustic Italian menus are light on pretension and the staff is remarkably warm and helpful. I’ve never not been blown away by the whole experience."
Damn Good Steaks
Harris’ (2100 Van Ness Ave.) - "Live jazz. Perfectly stirred Manhattans. Amazing steaks."
Spruce (3640 Sacramento St.) - "The food is great (get the burger and duck fat fries), but the people-watching is even better. Visiting athletes, movie stars, and politicians frequent the dimly lit dining room. Last month President Obama had dinner there but, sadly, I missed him."
Coffee and a Pastry
Rapha Cycle Club (2198 Filbert St.) - "After a long ride, there’s no place to sit in the sun and catch your breath like Raphas. I usually go for an espresso and a doughnut."
Sports on TV
Zekes Sports Bar & Grill (600 3rd St.) - "Zekes is my favorite Giants game hangout. It’s not the cleanest bar in the city but, for watching sports, there’s no place like it anywhere in San Francisco. Everywhere you turn there’s a TV showing a game."
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