We know: Pride weekend is more of a time for liquid dinner than for fine dining. But in an effort to be servicey to our LGBT brethren from out of town, last year, we rounded up all the places we could, in good conscience, recommend for dining in the two neighborhoods where all the festivities will be taking place: the Castro and Civic Center. We still stand by those recommendations, and there is of course the entire Mission at one’s disposal, just a hop and skip from the Castro down 18th Street — but most of the best restaurants will likely be packed with non-Pride-attending citizens tonight and tomorrow. To the Civic Center list we can now add Boxing Room (Gough and Grove), and restaurant/wine bar Sidebar (7th and Mission); and up in the Castro there is now Criolla Kitchen, which is making a pretty decent burger that has andouille sausage in it. Cheers, queers.
Marcello’s remains a solid pizza option on Castro Street. Photo: Grub Street