If you’re hanging out in Dolores Park, having Bi-Rite Market next to you is like having access to Hermoine Granger’s handbag - if that handbag only held an infinite amount of picnic supplies. Come here and get meat, cheese, and bread from Acme, Jane, and Firebrand. If you just want something small to snack on, grab a seed pretzel and use a few free samples from the butcher to tide you over. And if you want something a little more substantial, get a sandwich from the deli. We like the one with prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula pesto on a crusty baguette.
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Elda is a cocktail bar in the Mission that you should go to with a small group of friends to eat great Caribbean food.
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We’re still on the lookout for a SoMa go-to, near the ballpark. Marlowe is a base hit but not a home run. (Clever, we know.)
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
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