Best Fries

Tallula 4230 18th St. (at Collingwood), 437-6722, www.tallulasf.com They call them “pommes frites” here, and they come stacked high in a tall silver cup:…

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Food & Drink

Best Steakhouse C&L 1250 Jones (at Clay), 771-5400, www.cl-steak.com The menu here is a little tricky (starters, steaks, vegetables, and desserts each inspired by…

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Best Unsung Restaurant

RNM 598 Haight (at Steiner), 551-7900, www.rnmrestaurant.com This small, bilevel, urbane restaurant, a little out of place in its Lower Haight neighborhood, consistently offers…

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Best Taco

Nick's Crispy Tacos 1500 Broadway (at Polk), 409-8226 If you've never ordered a taco from Nick's, you're probably going to make a mistake, so…

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Best Soufflés

Café Jacqueline 1454 Grant (at Green), 981-5565 The two major ingredients of soufflés — eggs and air — are inexpensive and in great supply,…

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Best Jams

June Taylor www.junetaylorjams.com We were never big jam fanciers until we sampled the delicious hand-cut marmalades and preserves of June Taylor, and we've never…

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Best French

La Folie 2316 Polk (at Green), 776-5577, www.lafolie.com For the full-on, top-notch, starry French experience, try this newly redecorated temple of luxury (subdued tones…

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Best Street Food

Mission Taco Trucks El Tonayense, 22nd Street & Harrison, 550-9192, and Doña Tere, 21st Street & Alabama There are two local eateries within blocks…

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