San Francisco Food Going on Hiatus for a Little While


I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, it seems – and I’m swamped these days. I’m totally drowning in work.

For the book, I have been visiting new places as often as a human being possibly can – and dare I say it, I am sick of eating out. Lately, I’m sick of eating – period! (Who thought I’d ever say THAT?)

So – for a little while anyway – I’ll be on an unofficial hiatus from San Francisco Food, and will be focusing on my other work until I relieve myself of at least one of these projects. Right now, it looks like the July 15 deadline for the first ever “Food Lovers’ Guide to San Francisco” will be my first chance at completing one of three projects, with the other two ongoing indefinitely.

In the meantime, I have had the chance to visit some amazing restaurants lately. I had the dinner of a lifetime at Spruce, cooked personally by the amazing Chef Mark Sullivan, and finally got to try the Spruce Burger along with some of the most amazing culinary creations I’ve had.

I visited Cotogna and gorged on more pasta than any one person should in one month, never mind one sitting — but I did find the world’s best pork loin there.

I also had dinner at Maverick, which was truly a wonderful meal.

I could go on and on, and on.

One of the great things about writing this book is that I had to compile a list of San Francisco’s best restaurants, and figure out which ones I hadn’t been to. I’m astonished at how many great places I’ve already tried – but what remained was also still daunting. Between several other projects, a book, and what used to be a social life — how was I supposed to go try all of these places?

But eat, I must – and you don’t really need to twist my arm to go try a new place. The upside is that every single time I eat out, I am eating at a place considered to be one of the best in the city, whether it be a food stand or a $500 meal, and they have ALL been good to great to phenomenal. Gotta count my blessings — especially since I took this week off from eating out.

In the coming week, I have to go to Fish & Farm, Pacific Catch and Marlowe — and I’m excited to try them all. I just have to find a dinner date for them all which has also become quite tedious! Hmph!

But I did learn my lesson the hard way and now schedule only three dinners out per week. I tried 11 consecutive days of eating out and it was miserable!

So far – my best discovery?

Mo’s Grill in North Beach. If I didn’t have arteries to worry about or reservations about becoming 450 pounds, I’d probably eat there everyday. While the review and photos will come at a later date — if you get a chance, check out Mo’s Grill and get the “Belly Buster”. I mean, even the name just rocks my world.

Anyway – I’ll be back with new reviews as soon as possible. I know I don’t have any time in the upcoming week, so I thought I’d just throw a new post out there to let you know I’m alive and well, and still eating out and taking photos of my food  — but I’m just swamped and MIA on the blog.

Just for a little while.

Grace Keh About Grace Keh
Grace Keh is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to San Francisco" and the critic, editor and photographer behind San Francisco Food. In her regular day job, she consults for corporate clients in marketing and event strategy. Once the sun sets, she's on the hunt for great food in what she considers to be one of the world's greatest cities, San Francisco.

  2 comments for “San Francisco Food Going on Hiatus for a Little While

  1. Michael
    May 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Not so happy about the hiatus, but I AM happy about your upcomimg book! Congrats on that and I will surely look for it when it's published.

  2. MW
    May 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Aww, that's too bad. I just discovered your site and am very impressed with your writing and reviews. I'll look forward to your book and to perhaps seeing you at one of your many favorite restaurants! Good luck with the book.