20th Century Cafe Closes Permanently in San Francisco

20th Century Cafe, that grand cafe in Hayes Valley, announced that it will be serving the last of its many-layered desserts on good china and silver. Star pastry chef Michelle Polzine sent an email to customers this week, confirming the cafe will close permanently, winding down over the next two months. It’s devastating news for regulars of the rare cafe.

“I’ve been through a lot, I know we all have, and I dragged my half dead body in here week in and week out and made the best damn food I could for years, pushing myself so hard, every day,

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The 100 Best Restaurant Takeout Dishes in San Francisco 2021

The 7×7 Big Eat sheltered in place last year when, just as we were about to press publish on our list of the 100 best things to eat in San Francisco, restaurants shuttered statewide due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But start your stomachs: The Big Eat is back for 2021. What’s new? We’re serving it to you in takeout boxes.


Yes, SF restaurants are beginning to reopen for indoor dining, and as spring takes hold, patios and parklets will be filling up. But with limited capacity and many residents still anxiously awaiting vaccines, takeout is still the biggest restaurant game

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Best Pies in San Francisco: Top Bakeries & Pie Shops to Check Out Noow

Apple pie | Courtesy of Three Babes Bakeshop

Apple pie | Courtesy of Three Babes Bakeshop

If humans were ever forced to choose between pie and cake, there’s no doubt that pie would be the winner. Cake could just never be what pie is. It’s a one-note song while pie is a symphony. Pie can be sweet. It can be savory. It can have flaky crusts or crumbly crusts or crusts that are a vehicle for copious amounts of butter. It can contain fruit or chocolate or chicken or nuts. It’s full of comfort and tradition and nostalgia and love.

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