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Best of San Francisco 2017

In which we find—and honor—the tastiest taco, the greatest garage, the craftiest cocktail, and the other bites, shops, bars, services, and playlands that make living here worth all the trouble.

The Korean spa that offers an almost life-threatening body scrub. The Peruvian joint serving four-star ceviche out of a community center. The Tenderloin bar with the city’s most hallucinatory views. And the comedian Ali Wong, who makes all of life’s banalities seem, somehow, dirtier. This is the stuff of Bay Area greatness, pinpointed, tested, and anointed here—with a few small complaints tossed in. Because while we’re overjoyed to live here, we’re not an easy crowd. Our love requires constant upkeep.

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Chock-a-Block: Mapping San Francisco’s neighborhood meccas of food, beauty, art, and nesting
Grazer’s Paradise: Irving St., from 20th to 24th Aves.
Pretty Place: Fillmore St. between Pine and Sacramento Sts.
Fortifying the Arts: Fort Mason Center
Most Expectant Street: Sacramento St. between Locust St. and Presidio Ave.

Immigrants: They Get the Job Done
Four S.F. transplants who are making the Bay great again

Complaints Department 
Places and services we just want to love—why do they have to make it so hard?


Originally published in the July issue of
San Francisco

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