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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Toasting the best places in town

From SFGate,

The Old Clam House, Bayshore at Oakdale
Photo: S. Hristova/The Chronicle
One of the things that makes San Francisco different is a culture of eating and drinking in grand style. Bars and restaurants are part of the city’s cultural heritage, going back to the days of the Gold Rush. 
Earlier this year, San Francisco Architectural Heritage picked 25 of the city’s “legacy” eating and drinking establishments (give them a look in the slideshow above) — and now it wants the citizens to nominate 25 more. 
The standards are simple: the place has to have been in business for 25 years, feature significant architecture or design, and contribute to the cultural heritage of the city or the neighborhood. 
Sam Jordan's, Third St
Photo: J. Storey
The first 25 were easy: the venerable Tadich Grill, which has been around since 1849, to famous places like the Cliff House, to neighborhood joints like the Wild Side West, a lesbian friendly bar in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. There’s history: the Buena Vista where Irish coffee came to America, or La Cumbre, which invented the Mission burrito. But how about Mitchell’s Ice Cream, or the Chick-N-Coop, an outer Mission legend. 
So drink a toast to the past and make your mark on the future by voting for a legend. 
Vote at www.facebook.com/SFHeritage or on Twitter #SFLegacyProject. 
To read the full story, go here.

D10 spots on the list include: The Old Clam House and Sam Jordan's

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