Patricia Unterman's San Francisco Food Lover's Guide
Restaurant recommendations by a pro. (Long time Chef Owner of the Hyde Street Bistro and newspaper restaurant reviewer). The best book for people who value the real above the buzz. She knows what to look for and has the chops to see things a non-professional would miss and the soul to know when to ignore them. Although she hardly takes credit, San Francisco owes its leading position in the world of real, local and seasonal dining to Patty Unterman's and Joyce Goldstein's pioneering restaurants. She’s hard wired for good food and she writes you right into the dining room, rather than charting out a boring list or good vs bad like a teacher grading a science project.
It's true, Patricia Unterman is the unsung heroine of the San Francisco food world. Her writing is far superior to that of her more esteemed peers (who shall remain nameless) -- or should I say peer. This book is a must-have!