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Brett Emerson of Contigo's Places to Eat in Noe Valley

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Fried chicken at Firefly

Fried chicken at Firefly

The expert: Brett Emerson, chef-owner of Contigo

The picks: “For the longest time, I didn’t go into Chocolate Covered. It’s not the most inviting space. But it turns out that they have a huge selection of really nice chocolate bars. I particularly like a sea salt chocolate bar that’s made in Brooklyn by Fine & Raw. I always get that.”
4069 24th St. (near Noe St.), 415-641-8123

El Buen Comer is a stand at the Saturday Noe Valley Farmers’ Market. We get their chilaquiles, and I especially like their pozole. They give it to you with a real bowl and spoon that you have to return.”
24th St. (near Sanchez St.)

Firefly is always so friendly and pleasant. It’s been an anchor of the neighborhood forever. I get the fried chicken when it’s on the menu because it’s awesome. And Elan, my wife, likes the salads and the vegan options.”
4288 24th St. (near Douglass St.), 415-821-7652


Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco

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