The South of Market neighborhood is a many storied district. If there are any Rimbaud (or Dylan for that matter) fans out there, it could be said SoMa “contains multitudes.” It’s an area where both the San Francisco Giants slam baseballs into the sea, only to be scooped up by hovercrafts, and where queer folks spent decades dancing at the now-defunct Stud on 9th Street, sweating away their cares. The district is now supervised by Matt Dorsey, a mayor-appointed former member of the San Francisco police department, who’s public about his status as an HIV-positive gay man. Multitudes.
The food south of Market Street is no less varied and wonderful. World-famous restaurants helmed by elite chefs abut craft cocktail dives, which are next to semi-bizarre homages to colonial Britain that are next door to salivation-inducing Laotian food, and so on. In SoMa, it’s like walking through a loud funhouse where, by pulling a hidden lever, a garage becomes a sports bar. These 15 businesses make it an adventure worth having.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More