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photo of Whitechapel by Kelly Puleio

47. Uma Casa
When chef Telmo Faria opened Uma Casa in January 2017, it
became-remarkably-San Francisco's first Portuguese restaurant. Adorned with hand-painted blue and white tiles, the restaurant emphasizes seafood. Faria also cooks up traditional
dishes like piri piri chicken, polenta cake in Madeira sauce,
and caldeirada, a Portuguese fish stew. Save for two Californian exceptions, all of Uma Casa's wines come from Portugal,
and beverage director Nora Furst goes far beyond Port, Douro
reds and Vinho Verde. Bairrada, Dão, Alentejo and other offthe-beaten-track appellations dominate the cellar. Don't leave
without trying the pastel de nata, a traditional sweet egg tart,
paired with a glass of Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal. -B.W.
1550 Church St.; 415-829-2264, umacasarestaurant.com

48. Union Larder
Run by Jay Esopenko and Melissa Gugni,
who also own the Little Vine wine shop in
North Beach, Union Larder is where the
cool kids hang out after work, thanks to
an abundance of cheeses (around 60),
over a dozen selections of house-made
charcuterie, and a wine list dominated
by trend-setting producers from up and
down the California coast-like Cruze,
Scholium Project and Liquid Farm. Most
bottles are priced between $40 and $60.
If you're visiting from out of town, it's a
great first stop to acquaint yourself with
what's trending in California wine. -L.S.
1945 Hyde St.; 415-272-7567,
unionlarder.com

49. Whitechapel
For a religious experience with gin,
make the pilgrimage to Whitechapel
in the Tenderloin. Named after the
famous East End district where
"mother's ruin" poured freely while
Jack the Ripper was lurking in the
alleyways, the space looks like a tube
station with a steam-punk makeover.
Gin expert Keli Rivers takes the lead
on the gin selections (over 400, with
flights available) and a Bible-sized
cocktail menu that hits all corners of
time and space. -E.T.
600 Polk St.; 415-292-5800,
whitechapelsf.com

50. Zuni Café
Even without chef Judy Rodgers, who
passed away in 2013, Zuni remains
San Francisco's go-to spot for classic cocktails, oysters with a glass
of Chablis, Caesar salad followed
by a burger for lunch, or the iconic
wood oven-roasted chicken for two,
washed down with a bottle of good
Burgundy, or maybe California pinot
noir from Hirsch or Mt. Eden, or Lapierre's Morgon. -B.H.
1658 Market St.; 415-552-2522,
zunicafe.com

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