7 Dishes that Define San Francisco’s Food Culture

Sourdough bread bowls might be the go-to choice at Fisherman’s Wharf, but just down the block sits Buena Vista Cafe with a drink that’s warmed San Franciscans’ hearts (and tummies) since 1952—the Irish Coffee. White jacket-clad bartenders are legendary for their pouring abilities, crafting a dozen or more of the coffees at a time with a swift precision that can only occur at this institution.

The original Irish coffee was a concoction of a bit of whiskey, a generous splash of black coffee, a dollop of whipped cream, and a smattering of genius. Pedigrees for most drinks are dubious at best, but the Irish coffee is well documented.... Read More