Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Mikha Diaz and Mary Elliott have created a new bar/cafe concept in a landscape of increasingly predictable, similar San Francisco dining/drinking destinations. Megan Gordon heads over to Hayes Valley to check out the bites, cocktails, and books under the Two Sisters Bar and Books roof.
The jerky salesman was the real deal, I thought, a Kentucky classic, an intrepid street food hustler in a lean and largely cart-less land. I wanted to meet him again, to interview him perhaps, to most importantly get my hands on some more of his delicious wares.