Fact: San Franciscans Have Many, Many Dietary Special Needs


“If you live in the Bay Area there’s a 65 percent chance you’ve done a food cleanse… If you live in the Mission you’re probably on one now.” So writes Tony Bravo in a new Bold Italic piece poking fun at all the various ways in which a resident of our fair city might be dietarily restricted at any given moment. He introduces us to a couple terms we didn’t even know, like “lacto-ovo-vegetarian,” and he gives equal weight to everything from alkaline diets to the newest trend ruining our Facebook feeds, The Paleo Diet. For a town with so many amazing restaurants and opportunities to indulge, we are quite obsessed as a culture with cutting things out, and making things difficult. [Bold Italic]