As Labor Day weekend draws near, some parts of San Francisco may become eerily quiet as a chunk of the population packs up and hits the road for Burning Man's annual manifestation of artistic revelry. That includes a wide swath of artists, curious techies, adventurous wanderers, and spiritual journeyers, alongside the professional Burners whose basic existence is spent preparing for the yearly debauch. (This year it runs August 25 to September 2.)
So despite this city's penchant for waiting in lines, festival abstainers may find themselves with a bit of breathing room for the next week while everyone's romping around in the desert. Eater SF has reached out to OpenTable in the past, but the online reservations site was unable to find a correlation between lower table bookings and Burning Man. Regardless, though it might be anecdotal, the idea that SF slows down during that week persists.
So for everyone not partying on the Playa, here are some of the generally hard-to-reserve (or just hard-to-infiltrate) restaurants in San Francisco that might be a little easier to get into. While it's impossible to guarantee availability, it's certain that you won't have to trade glitter stickers or weather a dust storm to eat at them. May the Burners be ever in your favor.Read More