Beach picnics always go one of two ways. They’re either just fine or completely disastrous, depending on how much sand gets in your food. Instead of gambling on the wind, make a stop before or after the beach at Little Lion Cafe, a really good all-day spot in Sunset Cliffs. In the morning, go for the baked eggs with chimichurri and greens or one of their grain bowls with farm fresh vegetables. At night, their bistro steak with a sweet fried onion, arugula from the garden, and Belgian potatoes is a sure bet.
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