While the rest of the country heads back to school, late-summer harvests make September prime playtime for chefs in the City by the Bay.
Photo: Erin Kunkel
Fluorescent-lit lunch counters across the Mission District cater to hungry artists with burritos the size of a forearm. Thanks to Tacolicious, you don't have to blow your calorie budget to savor the city's Mexican heritage. For his latest restaurant, Chef Joe Hargrave cleverly snapped up some of the Mission's best line cooks, San Francisco's freshest local ingredients, and, just to hedge his bets, more than 50 specialty tequilas. Organic corn tortillas topped with slow-cooked pork or cactus with butternut squash and spicy pumpkinseeds are even better when paired with a bracing habanero--passion fruit margarita—all for less than $20.