It's as if Felix Ortiz knew we were looking for a great reason to feel smug about the superiority of San Francisco restaurant food to New York's ― something even greater than fresh produce, we mean. Ortiz, New York State Assemblyman, has proposed a ban on salt in restaurants. Enjoy the thought of that, New Yorkers. Meanwhile, we'll be ordering extra portions of these brilliant San Francisco sodium bombs:
5. Baccala mantecato at Beretta (1199 Valencia at 23rd St.)
Cod is dried and preserved in large amounts of salt, combined with herbs and olive oil, and made into a delightful fish paste. A lot of the salt is soaked off before this happens, so feel free to reach for extra on your table.