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RecommendationSan Francisco's chefs recommend Flour + Water for dinner as part of Dirt Road Travels' San Francisco, California city guide. They love the authentic hanmade Italian cuisine, pasta, pizza, and casual, rustic vibes at 2401 Harrison St in the Mission District.

San Francisco, California

Flour + Water

"You have to order at least three pasta dishes because one is gonna be good, one is gonna be great and one is gonna blow you away."

Recommendations:
Swan Oyster Depot
Li-Po Cocktail Lounge
Tommy's Joynt
La Taqueria
Vesuvio Cafe
Saigon Sandwich
The Page
Club Waziema
Smuggler's Cove

Flour + Water

"You have to order at least three pasta dishes because one is gonna be good, one is gonna be great and one is gonna blow you away."

"We took white collar jobs, but spent all our free time brewing beer. So we quit and built Barebottle."
Recommended by:
Lester Koga
  
Co-Founder, Barebottle Brewing Company

Lester's Take

"San Francisco has every cuisine you'd want, and my favorite of all is Flour + Water

When I went there for the first time, I had just gotten back from a trip to Italy, eating at all these Michelin star places in Bologna, Modena, and Parma. That trip really opened my eyes up, like, 'Oh man, this isn't just pasta and lasagna anymore. It's totally different.'

So when I got to Flour + Water, I thought, 'There's no way that their food can be as good as what I ate on my trip.' I sat down and sure enough, it was as good as, if not better, than all the Michelin star places I'd eaten at in Italy.

My word of advice is that when you go you have to order at least three pasta dishes, because one is going to be good, one is going to be great and one is going to blow you away. You just don't know which of the three it'll be, and usually, it's the one that you're not sure you're going to like that turns out to be the best one."

Chef Evan Allumbaugh

Evan's San Francisco Musts

"I love eating at spots like Swan Oyster Depot, Tommy's Joynt and smaller places like La Taqueria and Saigon Sandwich. Otherwise, drinks at places like Li-Po Cocktail Lounge, Vesuvio Cafe, The Page, Club Waziema and Smuggler's Cove are all great." 

Fresh Shucked Oysters Good enough for Anthony Bourdain at Swan Oyster Depot Pizza from a Hole in the Wall at Pizzetta 211 Pastrami Sandwiches and Jack & Coke's at Tommy's Joynt

Flour + Water

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Swan Oyster Depot
"An epic spot. Their oysters are shucked to order."
-122.42098679999998
37.7909033
Li-Po Cocktail Lounge
"A little gem pumping out Mai Tais, nestled in between Chinese Bazaars."
-122.40637420000002
37.7954841
Tommy's Joynt
"I can go there and get a pastrami sandwich and a Jack & Coke for like $4."
-122.42181099999999
37.785519
La Taqueria
"A legend that locals don't talk about because we don't want them blowing up."
-122.4180867
37.7508961
Vesuvio Cafe
"It's right on Jack Kerouac Alley and is a local must."
-122.406454
37.797494
Saigon Sandwich
"Two Vietnamese women in the back of the kitchen making the most delicious sandwiches."
-122.41744160000002
37.7831443
The Page
"Five years ago The Page was the shit."
-122.43691189999998
37.77212979999999
Club Waziema
"An Ethiopian place with a sick ass bar."
-122.4379002
37.7746732
Smuggler's Cove
"It's like Pirates of the Carribean."
-122.42332479999999
37.7794243
Flour + Water
"You have to order at least three pasta dishes because one is gonna be good, one is gonna be great and one is gonna blow you away."
-122.41227070000002
37.75893259999999

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