By SF Weekly
By Kate Conger
By Anna Pulley
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Angela Lutz
By Kate Conger
By Hiya Swanhuyser
By Marilyn Wann
We caught up with the peripatetic Ms. Waters during her brief visit to New York, where she was eating pasta at Lucca, ramps at Babbo, and innards at the Spotted Pig, in between jaunts to Italy to judge a food film festival and England to attend a conference on American gastronomy, followed by a rendezvous with friends in Ireland. She told us about some of her favorite joints in S.F. to grab a bite (as opposed to a multicourse sit-down meal). "A lot of this depends on where I can find a place to park," she cautioned.
211 23rd Ave. (at California), 379-9880, www.pizzetta211.com
"I eat pizza here, of course, and I also love their great selection of cheeses, and a good glass of wine. It's a whole aesthetic experience for me there."
1658 Market (at Franklin), 552-2522
"I go to Zuni, to the bar. I usually have one of their wonderful salads. Sometimes a little sandwich, for lunch."
3621 18th St. (at Guerrero), 552-4055
"I sit at the bar at Delfina. I really like bars! Especially here, because I can look at the chefs, watch them cooking, and see what's happening. It's a great little experience. I have a very straightforward pasta."
"Sometimes I go into Francis' place in North Beach for a glass of zinfandel and a rocket salad."
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Ferry Building, Embarcadero & Market
"My absolute favorite thing to do is to have breakfast at Karen Waikiki's little Mexican place at the Farmers Market on Saturday. I have whatever she says is the special that day; sometimes it's tacos -- just whatever it is. It's called Primavera, and she's going to open up her own restaurant."