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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Witness a Resurrection in San Francisco


2. Where to Eat

The bar at the Press Club.  

Drink coffee made with a $20,000 halogen-powered Japanese siphon bar at Blue Bottle Cafe. The brunch, which includes locally produced cheeses and charcuterie, is a little less intense.

Try a series of mix-and-match wine flights at the Press Club, a split-level wine bar in a sun-drenched Yerba Buena complex that doubles as a showcase for six boutique regional wineries. Pair your favorite vintage with something from the small-plates menu.

Hide away at Anchor & Hope, the third in a series of chic SoMa openings by the Rosenthal brothers and their partner, Doug Washington (Town Hall, Salt House). Housed in a former mechanic’s shop in the Minna Street alley, executive chef Sarah Schafer, herself a former Colicchio prodigy, puts a California spin on New England–style seafood.

Find southern comfort at the just-opened Wexler's, where Michelin-starred chef Charlie Kleinman adds unlikely barbecue flavor to everything from Scotch eggs to slow-roasted smoked sturgeon.

Published on Sep 10, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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