“I go to this trattoria for bright salads and delicious seasonal dishes,” Techamuanvivit says. “I know their ingredients are superfresh because I see owner Sheryl Rogat shopping the farmers’ market in her Comme des Garçons outfits every week.” 1001 Minnesota St.; piccino.com.
“Owner Wayne Garcia will geek out with you on the climats and lieux-dits of Burgundy but is just as happy pointing you to a funky Italian red that goes with the spicy fried rice you’re making. Their Friday tasting program is the best wine education.” 1005 Minnesota St.; digwinesf.com.
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“Michael Recchiuti’s chocolate shop down the road happens to be the best in the city. I’ll take all of the caramels they have.” 807 22nd St.; recchiuti.com.