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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Fried Milk-Braised Celery Hearts at Hard WaterKind of like fried cardoons, but maybe better.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Meatloaf Sandwich at Hi-LoSuper chunky. Topped with cheddar. Yes.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Snap Peas and Short Ribs at HutongThey’re damn spicy, and good.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Rainbow Trout at Rich TablePretty much every dish is a winner, though.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Crispy Chicken and Yuca Fries at Pica Pica CastroIt’s one of the new dinner platters at the just-opened Castro location.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Dungeness Crab Soup at CanteenWhoa is it good.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Trick Dog at Trick DogIt’s in the shape of a hot dog, you see.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Fried Chicken Sandwich at Hi TopsIt’s like Bakesale Betty’s, but a little better.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Dungeness Crab Salad at HavenThe food at the Jack London spot, by chef Kim Alter, remains notably strong and interesting.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Chicken Drums at RickybobbyThey’re like Asian chicken wings on steroids.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Doc Hopper at AbsintheIt’s a shandy made with Anchor Distilling’s new hop vodka.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Burger at KronnerBurgerKronnerBurger is chef Chris Kronner’s pop-up, currently appearing at Bruno’s.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Bang Bang Chicken Wings at M.Y. ChinaThey’re an above-average example of the fried-and-sauced Sichuan chicken wings you may already be familiar with.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: ‘Fruit Loops’ at Chambers Eat + DrinkIt’s a playful and inventive haute spin on the candied lemon flavors of the cereal.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Smoked Pulled Goat at Southpaw BBQIt’s damn delicious, and addictive.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Manti Dumplings at Troya FillmoreThey’re small, round, and filled with oniony beef.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Flaming Sea Bass Roll at Elephant SushiThis is a chef that likes to light things on fire.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Black Risotto With Uni and Egg at ProspectIt’s an off-menu dish in honor of the Giants.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Lentil Salad at LolindaIt’s simple, but great.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Seared Salmon and Mussel Mashed Potatoes at BisouThe mussels and potatoes are a clever play on moules and frites.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Meatloaf at JamberIt is way, way better than you might expect.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Carrots at Commonwealth
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Turducken at Honor BarIt’s a summery take on the Thanksgiving stunt dish.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Scallops With Cucumber at AQIt’s from the restaurant’s summer menu.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Betelnut’s Beggar’s Chicken
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Lobster Bread Pudding and Smoked Cod at MaverickAlso, it’s the restaurant’s seventh anniversary.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Sand Dabs at Bar JulesIt remains a solid and endearing neighborhood restaurant.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Green Farro-Sausage Risotto at RN74Also check out the grilled Spanish octopus.
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    Actually (Still) Pretty Awesome: Vegan Charcuterie at GatherLike real charcuterie, the stuff pairs well with cocktails too.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Pickled Eggs at St. VincentThe curried ones are our favorite.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Beef Tongue at Namu GajiIt’s braised, then pickled, and then grilled to a perfect char.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken at BrasaThe Peruvian chicken joint in Berkeley is a winner.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Duck Confit Salad at FrancesOne of the many excellent small plates at Frances.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Green Garlic Bread at State Bird ProvisionsIt’s fried, btw.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Duck Fat Chex Mix at Truck Stop CaféJake Godby of Humphry Slocombe fame just launched this Monday pop-up at Truck.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Lamb Tongue Salad at TxokoIt’s topped with crispy shoestrings. Yum.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Branzino at AQIt’s the best fish dishes we’ve had all winter.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Dinner at Local Mission EaterySee some terrific dishes from chef Jake DesVoignes in our slideshow.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Suckling Pig Sandwich at Sweet WoodruffIt’s a mighty fine pork sandwich.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Crudités at SaisonIt’s a variant on a classical French dish, and includes a bevy of tiny leaves, as well as a lardo raviolo.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Roasted Broccoli Sandwich at Split Pea Seduction
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: George Mendes’s Partridge in a Pear TreeThis was from his guest chef stint at Meadowood for the Twelve Days of Christmas.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Buffalo Burger at Double DeckerThe most perfect marriage of Buffalo wings and cheeseburger that we can imagine.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: A Preview of Dishes at HavenWe especially love Kim Alter’s way with chicken.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Alicia’s Tamales Los MayasAlicia’s in Justin Herman Plaza now, with the city’s first tamale cart, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Cocktails at OuterlandsIt’s a short list that varies week to week, and you’ll likely find yourself sipping from it while you wait for one of the few tables in this tiny, buzz-worthy Outer Sunset restaurant.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Meatball Gigante and the Honey Pie at Tony’sThe honey pie is made with North Beach honey, from their rooftop hives.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Three New Gins from St. George SpiritsThey’re all incredibly unique, and delicious.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: Duck Pastrami at Murray CircleIt’s brined for two days and then smoked for five hours. And it’s quite delicious.
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    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Date Night at Sneaky’s BBQIt’s a bowl of indigestion to be sure, but oh so good.
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