Food & Drink in Potrero

Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Cuban Dinner for Two or Four at Caña Cuban Parlor (Up to 52% Off)

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

$104 $59

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Mexican Food at Taqueria Vallarta for Two (Up to 48% Off)

Taqueria Vallarta

Multiple Locations

The taco bar often draws customers in from the street, thanks to the tantalizing scents of carne asada, el pastor, and other meats

$20 $11

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$25 for a Sampler Pack of 24 Mini Cupcakes at Cups and Cakes ($50 Value)

Cups and Cakes

SoMa

Bakers choose a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes, each made from scratch based on the owner's daring ethos of experimentation

$50 $25

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$4

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bistro

Soma

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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Small Plates and Specialty Cocktails at Zoe's Bar & Restaurant. Two Options Available.

Zoe's Bar & Restaurant

Mission

Creative, balanced cocktails paired with fare ranging from light salads to burgers topped with fried eggs and forest mushrooms

$36 $35

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Ounce Smoothie at Sidewalk Juice (41% Off)

Sidewalk Juice

Multiple Locations

More than 100 different juice, smoothie, and kombucha combinations made fresh to order and packed with rejuvenating nutrients

$5.50 $3.25

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$33 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

$25 $11

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory

Online

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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Two or Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis (Up to 50% Off)

Mission Minis

Mission

Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

$24 $12

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Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Middle Eastern Food at Kabob Trolley (Up to 50% Off)

Kabob Trolley

Multiple Locations

Food truck specializes in American-Middle Eastern fusion snacks, such as the ever-popular kabob cheesesteak

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Food for Two or $7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food for Takeout at Bayshore Taqueria

Bayshore Taqueria

San Francisco

Minutes from the bay, eatery serves Mexican street food, including stuffed burritos, tacos, soups, and tortas

$12 $7

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West African and Caribbean Dinner with Drinks for Two at Baobab Village (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Bissap Baobab

Mission

Caribbean and Senegalese specialties including red curry sauce over yucca and ginger margaritas

$74.25 $38

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Happy-Hour Specials or Sunday Brunch with Drinks for Two at Gaslamp Cafe

Gaslamp Cafe

San Francisco

Chicken wings, shrimp tacos, Anchor Brewing Co. beer, and global wines at happy hour; veggie scrambles, burgers, and bloody marys at brunch

$20 $12

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 48% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $29

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Contemporary American Food for Dinner or Brunch at Oola Restaurant & Bar (Up to 42% Off)

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

$50 $29

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$12 for $20 Worth of Middle-Eastern Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Truly Mediterranean

Truly Mediterranean

Mission Dolores

Try shawarma and falafel lauded by reviewers and national publications, all are served in generous portions

$20 $12

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$18 $10

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$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

$250 $55

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four for Dine-In at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

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$20 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Food and Drinks at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$40 $20

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$24 for $50 Towards Brunch for Two or More at The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant

South Beach

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

$50 $24

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Chicken 'n' Waffles for Two People or Four or More People at Soul Groove (Up to 45% Off)

Soul Groove

Civic Center

Traditional and vegan chicken ‘n’ waffles; breakfast sandwiches; pulled pork

$20 $12

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$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

$50 $35

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$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Civic Center

Boxes of seasonal certified organic produce from local farms come with recipes and free delivery to your doorstep

$33 $17

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Rustic Dinner and Wine for Two or Four on Sunday or Monday at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant (50% Off)

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

$100 $50

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Dine-In or Take-Out at Million Thai Restaurant (Up to 33% Off)

Million Thai Restaurant

San Francisco

Noodles, curries, and rice dishes are made with tender pork and chicken alongside crisp vegetables and sauces both savory and spicy

$20 $14

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$30 for $60 Worth of Indian and Pakistani Cuisine for Six or More at Naan -N- Curry

Naan-N-Curry

Downtown

Chefs enlist clay oven to cook authentic Indian & Pakistani lamb, chicken & seafood dishes & six types of naan bread in colorful eatery

$60 $30

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Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 47% Off)

Melody

Bernal Heights

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$30 $18

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$59 for a Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two at Radio Africa & Kitchen ($100 Value)

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

Long-time chef brings together Ethiopian, African, and Mediterranean influences to a seasonal menu

$100 $59

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$16 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

$30 $16

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 50% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $26

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Vegetarian or Deluxe Sampler Meal for Two with Wine Pairings at Mazza Luna (Up to 54% Off)

Mazza Luna

Civic Center

Chefs prepare small plates of authentic Lebanese hummus, tabouli, falafel, arnabeet, and fatoush salad served with wine and baklava

$60 $30

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American Dinner for Two or Four at Kate's Kitchen (Up to 51% Off)

Kate's Kitchen

Central North San Francisco

Popular brunch spot expands into dinner with updated comfort-food classics, such as Niman Ranch meatloaf and fried chicken

$45 $22

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$12 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Sliders and Craft Beer at Sliderbar

Sliderbar

Multiple Locations

Gourmet sliders assembled from all-natural beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian served alongside a wide array of craft beers on tap

$20 $12

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$31 for $50 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

$50 $31

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At Yoga Fountain, proprietor Renee Sera and a staff of eminently qualified instructors guide students of all ages, body types, and levels of ability through the healing art of yoga. Classes create a supportive atmosphere that's welcoming to newcomers as they master the fundamental flows and postures of level I and II courses or move on to the more intense movements of advanced sessions. With its flexibility and resistance exercises tailored to the needs of each individual, regular yoga practice can boost overall wellness and help build muscle tone and posture before attempts at the world record for walking with a dictionary on your head.

485 Carolina St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Three Faces of Anchor Brewing Company

San Francisco Legacy Since 1896

Since the brewery poured its first pint back in 1896, the business has changed hands, shut down, reopened, relocated, and retooled countless times. The first brewers, Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law Otto Schinkel, Jr., ran the original location for about a decade. Then it all fell apart—Baruth died unexpectedly, a fire destroyed the brewery, and Schinkel was killed by a streetcar. The bad luck didn’t stop there; the next generation had to weather Prohibition, effectively ending Anchor's operations for 13 years. The brewery then operated from 1933 until 1959, when it shut down yet again due to the rising popularity of mass-produced national beers, which were systematically pushing out local brewers.

The lean times and sudden upheavals finally began to level out in 1965, when Stanford graduate and Anchor aficionado Fritz Maytag rescued the operation from the clutches of bankruptcy. From then until his retirement in 2010, Maytag carried the business onward and upward, expanding its selection, hiring a larger staff, and even opening an in-house distillery. Today, Anchor operates out of same Mariposa Street location it opened in 1979.

Refined Brewing Methods

Anchor's iconic copper brewhouse hybridizes hundreds of years of traditions and wisdom. The machinery itself is handmade and decades old, but the quality-control systems are anything but dated. Brewers use state-of-the-art methods, including open fermentation, to ensure the beers are as pure and fresh as possible. Still, they manage to marry both the antique and the modern by using an ancient process called dry hopping. A process akin to steeping tea, dry hopping is the art of adding bagged hops to maturing ales—a practice that’s existed for centuries but has just recently come back into vogue.

Pioneering Beers

In 1973, when Anchor only brewed one type of beer, visionary owner Fritz Maytag was seeing the future. Mark Carpenter, Anchor's brewmaster for more than 40 years, recited Maytag's prophetic vision to SF Station: "Down the road there are going to be hundreds of little beers around the country and I don’t just want to be known for Anchor Steam—I want to be known for Anchor Steam, and porter and ale [and so on]."

And indeed, since then they've led the microbrewery revolution. "So many of our beers that were the first of their varieties in the U.S. have gone on to be huge,” continues Carpenter, “Liberty Ale is probably the most copied beer in the world—cascade hops are used everywhere now, and we were the first. Old Foghorn barley wine was the first barley wine in the U.S., and we created the first wheat beer."

1705 Mariposa St
San Francisco,
CA
US

In Focus: Goat Hill Pizza

  • Established: 1975
  • Locations: Potrero Hill, SoMa, and West Portal
  • Cuisine: brick-oven pizza with sourdough crust and housemade sauce, as well as pasta and sandwiches
  • When to go: The Potrero Hill location offers all-you-can-eat pizza on Monday nights, when servers walk around with a variety of slices and you choose what you want, dim sum–style.
  • Restricted-diet options: gluten-free crust and Daiya vegan cheese
  • Name inspiration: photos of goats roaming Potrero Hill after the 1906 earthquake
  • The horned mascots: Goat Hilda and her offspring, Loretta and Bucky, who remained at the restaurant until 1985, when they moved to Sonoma State Hospital
  • Special promos: Goat Hill Rewards earns diners points they can redeem for gift certificates and free pizza on their birthdays.
  • Etiquette tips: "Don't throw food" is the No. 3 rule according to Jason, a young artist whose The Rules of Goat Hill for Customers hangs on the wall alongside work created by professional artists.

300 Connecticut St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Papito: A User's Guide

French-Inspired Mexican Food | Recommended by Michelin Guide | Organic Ingredients | Acclaimed Restaurateur

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: elote asado—grilled corn with mayo, cotija cheese, and chili salt
  • Entree: tacos with duck-confit carnitas and chipotle-tamarind sauce
  • Dessert: churros with chocolate sauce
  • Cocktail: sparkling wine with watermelon

Meet the Owner: Jocelyn Bulow is also the mastermind behind popular French restaurants such as Chez Papa Bistrot and Chez Maman.

Notable Press

  • Zagat-rated for its “[i]nventive, French-influenced Mexican dishes”
  • Praised by SFGate for “high-quality ingredients and high technique”
  • 7x7 called the duck-confit quesadillas “a little multi-ethnic lovefest on the tongue.”

Vocab Lesson
Ceviche: fresh, raw fish marinated in citrus juices and various seasonings.
Chimichurri: A sauce or marinade for grilled meat, typically made with parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, chili flakes, and white- or red-wine vinegar.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Sip on specially roasted small-batch coffee at Front Cafe (150 Mississippi Street).

After: Listen to eclectic live music at Thee Parkside (1600 17th Street).

317 Connecticut St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Chef Kenichi Kawashima draws inspiration from classical European techniques, international flavors, and a New World spirit of inventiveness as he designs Rocketfish's menu of globally influenced Asian-fusion cuisine. In addition to creating platters of nigiri and sashimi as well as 13 sushi rolls—including many iconic classics—Chef Kawashima also pushes the boundaries of Japanese cuisine. Crab and corn fritters arrive sprinkled with aonori seaweed and grilled organic chicken breast features a side of housemade cucumber marmalade. The drink menu embraces tradition by including a selection of sake and shochu, meanwhile the specialty cocktails incorporate refreshing ingredients such as lychee-infused vodka and fresh basil. Even with its traditional roots, Rocketfish's ambiance is thoroughly modern. Pendant lamps dangle above most of the tables, casting their light across the slate-gray, pumpkin, and cerulean walls. As the sake pours, Rocketfish keeps the atmosphere spirited by hosting live bands and DJs. Thursday evenings are dedicated to karaoke, allowing guests to belt out their favorite power ballads and commercial jingles until midnight.

1469 18th Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Like a tree’s favorite sport, the menu at Aperto changes with the seasons, adapting to whatever local, organic ingredients are currently available—including wild-caught fish and poultry from Fulton Valley Farms. Besides the housemade pastas and entrees such as red-wine-braised beef short ribs, a selection of white and red wines pairs well with the rust- and cream-colored decor. As Meredith Brody of SF Weekly observed in 2008, the “simple but effective” furnishings include wainscot rails, framed photographs, and a large armoire where grandpas can nap after a hearty meal.

1434 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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