Tag Archives: diner

Jim’s Restaurant
8.1

Jim’s Restaurant

Happy New Year everyone!!!  I’ve been gone a while out of the country but now I’m back and anxious to get my food and wine writing back in high gear!!  It’s a pleasure to review a wonderful dive diner in The Mission – Jim’s Restaurant. I love dive bars, but..
Silver Crest
5.9

Silver Crest

I like dive diners as much as I like dive bars. Although I’ve lived in Bernal Heights for ten years and frequent the Bayshore corridor, it wasn’t until last week that I saw Silver Crest, on Bayshore just south of Oakdale. Open 24 hours, it has the great outside look..
BurgerMeister
6.2

BurgerMeister

With my weekly classes at Dharma College (more about them in another post), I get to have lunch with my friend, Linda.  I saw the BurgerMeister sign saying MSN ranked their burgers in the top ten of the US, so we just had to check out BurgerMeister. We each had..
Side Street Inn
7.7

Side Street Inn

Where do all of the chefs go after they’ve completed their cooking shifts??  Side Street Inn.  A beloved but total dive on a ‘side street’ near Ala Moana Shopping Center, Side Street Inn simply rocks.  It’s been included in countless Food Network shows, like ones from Anthony Bourdain and Guy..
Bette’s Oceanview Diner
7

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

I first heard about Bette’s Oceanview Diner from Check Please Bay Area.  If you haven’t watched this KQED PBS show, you’re missing some great reviews of bay area restaurants.  The show is a half hour, and three guests pick three restaurants, and they each go and check them out.  ..
Duarte’s Tavern
6.9

Duarte’s Tavern

San Francisco restaurants are my specialty, but every now and then, I find my way out of town for something special.  Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero is about 45 miles south of San Francisco off of Hwy. 1.  They’ve been around and in the family since 1894.  That’s a long time..
St. Francis Fountain
6.9

St. Francis Fountain

As you can see, St. Francis is a classic, old time diner and one of San Francisco’s last remaining diners. It’s located in the Mission at 24th and York, and they make their own ice cream that is delicious. And so, there we were in sweats and looking a little..