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Blogger David Lebovitz Ate All the Things in San Francisco

Here's a map of everything he sampled during his recent visit.

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Former Chez Panisse pastry guru and current Parisian food blogger David Lebovitz (The Sweet Life in Paris, The Perfect Scoop) was in town last week, for a signing of his newest book, My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories at Omnivore Books. While he was back in the Bay, Lebovitz wasted no time in revisiting some old favorites and checking out some of the city's newest options for snacking and drinking. Here's a full accounting, with Instagrams, of everything the beloved blogger consumed as he ate and drank his way through San Francisco.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hong Kong Lounge II 穗香小館

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3300 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 668-8802
One of the author's all-time favorite dishes: Crisp fried tofu skins with shrimp. He also enjoyed dry-fried green beans, crispy chicken, and pork spare ribs.

2. HECHO

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2200 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 926-5630
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Hecho's avocado margarita was the first of many "really good cocktails" that Lebowitz enjoyed there.

3. Dandelion Chocolate

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740 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 349-0942
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Lebovitz loved Dandelion Chocolate's "amazing" chocolate roll, layered with dark chocolate cream and roasted cocoa-nib powder.

4. B. Patisserie

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2821 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-1700
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The black sesame kouign amann from B. Patisserie was "one of the few times in my life I've been speechless about a pastry," says Lebovitz. "They just nailed it." (Take that, France!)

5. Charles Chocolates

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535 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 659-8770
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Caramel almond sticks and toffee-chocolate macadamia nuts from Charles Chocolates cheered Lebovitz up on a foggy Sunday.

6. Tacolicious

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741 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-1344
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Carnitas and braised short rib tacos from Tacolicious on Valencia were a must-stop for Lebovitz, who has long lamented Paris' lack of decent Mexican food. (He also had a margarita.)

7. Bun Mee

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2015 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 800-7696
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Bun Mee's grilled chicken salad was a healthy refresher for Lebovitz after several days of nonstop eating.

8. Korean Village Wooden Charcoal BBQ House

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4611 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-6336
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Another hard-to-find item for a Paris-dweller: Korean BBQ and banchan. ("In many ways, Korean is sort of the antithesis of French food," Lebowitz has noted, which may explain its lack of popularity.)

9. The Mill

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736 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 345-1953
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"Super duper" cinnamon toast from Josey Baker and a Four Barrel macchiato kicked off Lebovitz's first morning in SF.

10. Zuni Cafe

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1658 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 552-2522
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The classic Caesar salad at Zuni was Lebovitz's brunch pick; he was also amused by the presence of rabbit on their Easter menu.

11. Cotogna

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490 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8508
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Lebovitz sipped a classic Derby cocktail (bourbon, orange liqueur, lime, and bitters) at cozy Cotogna.

12. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

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1042 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 829-7700
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Donuts, croissants and cruffins all caught the pastry guru's eye on a visit to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.

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1. Hong Kong Lounge II 穗香小館

3300 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
One of the author's all-time favorite dishes: Crisp fried tofu skins with shrimp. He also enjoyed dry-fried green beans, crispy chicken, and pork spare ribs.
3300 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

2. HECHO

2200 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Hecho's avocado margarita was the first of many "really good cocktails" that Lebowitz enjoyed there.
2200 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114

3. Dandelion Chocolate

740 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Lebovitz loved Dandelion Chocolate's "amazing" chocolate roll, layered with dark chocolate cream and roasted cocoa-nib powder.
740 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. B. Patisserie

2821 California St., San Francisco, CA 94115
The black sesame kouign amann from B. Patisserie was "one of the few times in my life I've been speechless about a pastry," says Lebovitz. "They just nailed it." (Take that, France!)
2821 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

5. Charles Chocolates

535 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Caramel almond sticks and toffee-chocolate macadamia nuts from Charles Chocolates cheered Lebovitz up on a foggy Sunday.
535 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Tacolicious

741 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Carnitas and braised short rib tacos from Tacolicious on Valencia were a must-stop for Lebovitz, who has long lamented Paris' lack of decent Mexican food. (He also had a margarita.)
741 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. Bun Mee

2015 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Bun Mee's grilled chicken salad was a healthy refresher for Lebovitz after several days of nonstop eating.
2015 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

8. Korean Village Wooden Charcoal BBQ House

4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Another hard-to-find item for a Paris-dweller: Korean BBQ and banchan. ("In many ways, Korean is sort of the antithesis of French food," Lebowitz has noted, which may explain its lack of popularity.)
4611 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

9. The Mill

736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
"Super duper" cinnamon toast from Josey Baker and a Four Barrel macchiato kicked off Lebovitz's first morning in SF.
736 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

10. Zuni Cafe

1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The classic Caesar salad at Zuni was Lebovitz's brunch pick; he was also amused by the presence of rabbit on their Easter menu.
1658 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

11. Cotogna

490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Lebovitz sipped a classic Derby cocktail (bourbon, orange liqueur, lime, and bitters) at cozy Cotogna.
490 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

12. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Donuts, croissants and cruffins all caught the pastry guru's eye on a visit to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.
1042 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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