Best Weekend Restaurant - 2007
Thanks to global warming and a small crop of interesting food choices from the relatively young establishments that now line the last few blocks of Judah Street, visiting the Sunset District side of Ocean Beach is a lot more pleasant these days for natives and transplanted locals, and it's a worthwhile area to bring guests. Stumbling distance from the beach is Cajun Pacific, an intimate spot open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday. It is a reduction from its former six-day operating schedule, and the change all but necessitates reservations for a happy experience. But the food is the better for it, with a menu that changes weekly and has been honed down in favor of the restaurant's more individualized fare. These days, for example, it's easier to find crawfish beignets rather than the po' boy options of yore. S.F. may be lean on Cajun options, but that doesn't mean we want only the most standard fare all of the time.