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Here's Everywhere Alton Brown Ate and Drank in San Francisco and Napa

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If you didn't see Alton Brown's Edible Inevitable Tour when it came through SF last week, you definitely missed out. (Like, didn't get to see pizzas baked in three minutes in a gigantic Easy Bake oven levels of missed out.) However, the culinary scientist, Cutthroat Kitchen host, and all-around excellent human was kind enough not only to hang out with us, but to share his entire dining and drinking itinerary for both SF and Napa, which included plenty of coffee, Vietnamese food a-go-go, and of course, a little hooch. Here's the full accounting of everywhere AB ate, perfect for masterminding a daylong food crawl of your own.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Hall

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1028 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-8293
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The ESF staff are also the parties responsible for sending Brown to Mid-Market's hip new food hall, where he enjoyed a crab roll from Fine & Rare before grabbing pho and Thai iced tea from Little Green Cyclo.

2. Mazarine Coffee

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720 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 398-7700
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The Eater staff met up with Brown at this newish Market Street coffee palace, where he enjoyed a coffee and told us all about his favorite donut in the world.

3. La Capra Coffee

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50 Fremont St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 872-9275
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Brown got his second caffeine fix at the FiDi coffee shop from the Rosenthal brothers, where he learned for the first time that "Gibraltar" is an alternate name for a cortado. (Blue Bottle started that one by naming it after the type of Libbey glass in which it's typically served.)

4. Show Dogs

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1020 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 558-9560
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Brown rarely has a snack before performing, but since this sausage spot was right across the street from the tour's venue, the Golden Gate Theatre, he decided to indulge in a smoked Polish sausage with sauerkraut.

5. Smitten Ice Cream

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350 Linden St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 863-1518
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While Brown didn't visit this Hayes Valley ice-cream shop, those seeking the next best thing to the 20-second fire-extinguisher ice-cream-freezing trick he performed during his show should check it out. Each batch is frozen individually with liquid nitrogen.

6. The Slanted Door

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1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 861-8032
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Brown told Eater that he always makes a pilgrimage here when he's in town, and this time, he ordered the gau goy chow (gulf shrimp and green garlic dumplings), cellophane noodles, spicy squid, and baby bok choy.

7. Cask

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17 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 424-4844
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"For anybody on Earth who’s looking for the perfect gift to give me, this is the only place you need to look," says Brown of this specialty liquor store. He particularly likes bourbon, especially when paired with what he says is his favorite guilty-pleasure snack: Fritos dipped in the "caramel" sold next to apples at the supermarket.

8. Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company

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948 Main St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-2233
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Brown enjoyed a morning cup at this downtown Napa roastery before his wine country show.

9. Gott's Roadside

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644 1st St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-6900
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On the breakfast menu for Brown's visit to the Oxbow Public Market outpost of this popular burger joint (which also has an SF outpost): giant hashbrown wedges.

10. Fantesca Vineyard

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2920 Spring Mountain Rd
Saint Helena, CA 94558
(707) 968-9229
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Brown admired the fortune-cookie corks at Fantesca, which include a Frank Sinatra quote: "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy."

11. School House Vineyard

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3549 Langtry Road
Saint Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-4240
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Brown absolutely loved this small Napa vineyard. "It was everything that I'd want in a wine and a winery. Chardonnay is no longer a dirty word."

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1. The Hall

1028 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The ESF staff are also the parties responsible for sending Brown to Mid-Market's hip new food hall, where he enjoyed a crab roll from Fine & Rare before grabbing pho and Thai iced tea from Little Green Cyclo.
1028 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. Mazarine Coffee

720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Eater staff met up with Brown at this newish Market Street coffee palace, where he enjoyed a coffee and told us all about his favorite donut in the world.
720 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. La Capra Coffee

50 Fremont St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Brown got his second caffeine fix at the FiDi coffee shop from the Rosenthal brothers, where he learned for the first time that "Gibraltar" is an alternate name for a cortado. (Blue Bottle started that one by naming it after the type of Libbey glass in which it's typically served.)
50 Fremont St
San Francisco, CA 94105

4. Show Dogs

1020 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Brown rarely has a snack before performing, but since this sausage spot was right across the street from the tour's venue, the Golden Gate Theatre, he decided to indulge in a smoked Polish sausage with sauerkraut.
1020 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Smitten Ice Cream

350 Linden St, San Francisco, CA 94102
While Brown didn't visit this Hayes Valley ice-cream shop, those seeking the next best thing to the 20-second fire-extinguisher ice-cream-freezing trick he performed during his show should check it out. Each batch is frozen individually with liquid nitrogen.
350 Linden St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. The Slanted Door

1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111
Brown told Eater that he always makes a pilgrimage here when he's in town, and this time, he ordered the gau goy chow (gulf shrimp and green garlic dumplings), cellophane noodles, spicy squid, and baby bok choy.
1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111

7. Cask

17 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
"For anybody on Earth who’s looking for the perfect gift to give me, this is the only place you need to look," says Brown of this specialty liquor store. He particularly likes bourbon, especially when paired with what he says is his favorite guilty-pleasure snack: Fritos dipped in the "caramel" sold next to apples at the supermarket.
17 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company

948 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
Brown enjoyed a morning cup at this downtown Napa roastery before his wine country show.
948 Main St
Napa, CA 94559

9. Gott's Roadside

644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
On the breakfast menu for Brown's visit to the Oxbow Public Market outpost of this popular burger joint (which also has an SF outpost): giant hashbrown wedges.
644 1st St
Napa, CA 94559

10. Fantesca Vineyard

2920 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94558
Brown admired the fortune-cookie corks at Fantesca, which include a Frank Sinatra quote: "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy."
2920 Spring Mountain Rd
Saint Helena, CA 94558

11. School House Vineyard

3549 Langtry Road, Saint Helena, CA 94574
Brown absolutely loved this small Napa vineyard. "It was everything that I'd want in a wine and a winery. Chardonnay is no longer a dirty word."
3549 Langtry Road
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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