Whatever you get at Ad Hoc will be good, but there was a time when people used to book a table there hoping that fried chicken would be on the menu. And if it wasn’t, they’d still leave happy, but with some sadness around the edges. Then Addendum opened. It’s located right behind Ad Hoc and every Thursday from 11am-2pm you can walk up and get their famous fried chicken without having to wear both pairs of your lucky socks and cross your fingers to make sure they have it.
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
It’s worth making a day trip to hang out and try all the beers at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma.
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Liholiho Yacht Club
Liholiho Yacht Club in the Tenderloin is where you should go for a blowout meal with a group.
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Brenda’s French Soul Food
Brenda’s serves some solid breakfast and brunch food with a New Orleans twist, but it’s never quite as amazing as the menu promises.
4505 Burgers & BBQ
An oasis in San Francisco’s barren desert of BBQ. Enjoy it in daytime, in sunlight, with a beer, on the patio.
Brenda's Meat & Three
Don't let the people in Brenda's brunch line find out about the goodness going down at her second location.
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