The first shots have been fired in SF’s inevitable Yogurt War. For those of you unfamiliar with the madness that is the frozen yogurt industry, there has been considerable publicity about yogurt joints in Los Angeles and New York. Once rumors of Pinkberry clones in the Bay started surfacing on Chowhound, we knew that it was only a matter of time before San Francisco entered the yogurt fray.
And thus we present Yogurt Bar, nestled in Cow Hollow off the corner of Octavia and Union. According to its website, this will be the flagship of an entire armada of yogurt eateries around this Bay of ours. The menu even has a decidedly San Francisco tilt, with the three sizes dubbed The Rock, Union Square and Golden Gate.
Just on down the road, at Chestnut and Fillmore, lies Laiola, a quaint Spanish-Californian wine bar (ish) restaurant with a leaning towards Catalan fare. The main finds here seem to be the cured meats, but with all the other traditional and fun menu items (like braised octopus and slow-roasted piglet), you’ll wish you had room to try more stuff.