As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Author Daniel Handler (who often uses the pen name of Lemony Snicket) and his wife author/illustrator Lisa Brown live with their young son in the same upper Haight neighborhood as Mayor Gavin Newsom. The duo is active in the arts community, and Handler is on the Board of Advisors for LitPAC, which uses noteworthy authors and lit events to support Democratic causes and politicians. Here are the food favorites of the literary power couple.
If you keep your eyes peeled at Mission cafes, you may spot writer Stephen Elliott. He rides his bike or walks everywhere (no car), and is a Mission resident who is all over the news for selling the rights to his Adderall Diaries memoir to James Franco. Elliott is also making waves for organizing against the possibility of a Blue Bottle cart in Dolores Park.
Elliott was at first hesitant to talk about his favorite food spots, citing the fact that “I’m not into food. I’m really not.” He doesn’t ‘do’ food writing and is more of the food is fuel camp.