As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
Fiore: A User’s Guide
Italian Fusion Cuisine | Romantic Dining Room | Prime Rib Night | Locally-Sourced Ingredients
Antipasti: Napolitano—layers of baked eggplant with mozzarella, basil, and shaved parmesan
Salad: roasted beets with goat cheese and candied walnuts in a honey mustard dressing
Entree: ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms and coated in creamy truffle marsala
Dessert: cheesecake with seasonal fruit toppings
Behind the Apron: Chef Habib El Jacifi, who hails from Casablanca. He speckles his Italian cuisine with hints of his native Morocco, along with French and Spanish flavours. He also works with local and regional farmers to source sustainable ingredients.
Where to Sit:
If romance is what you’re seeking, ask for a table inside the signature “Red Room.” Chef Jacifi painted the space deep red and chose artwork that evokes a Parisian vibe.
When to Go: Wednesday night—it’s the only day prime rib is on the menu.
Inside Tip: Whole wheat or gluten-free pasta is available upon request.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Surprise your dinner date with a romantic bouquet from Clayton Sonset Flowers (5354 Clayton Road).
After: Ditch the dinner jacket and end the night with some good old-fashioned fun at Clayton Valley Bowl (5300 Clayton Road).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: keep ordering lasagna until someone says something at Bella Ristorante Italian Cuisine (5458 Ygnacio Valley Road).
Visit Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House, a local favorite.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Make sure to check out Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House.
Whether you have a large or small group, Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House can accommodate both.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House.
Musical diners frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House is ultra casual.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House cater for you.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House.
Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ej Phair Brewing Co and Ail House and taste test your way through the menu.
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Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill is a chill spot to kick back with good friends and great beer.
The menu at Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this bar just as much as mom and dad.
Your group can sit comfortably at Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill, a local restaurant.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill's al fresco patio seating.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill with their complimentary wifi.
Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Keep it casual at Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
With food this good, you'll be running into this bar to pick it up yourself.
Throwing a big party? Count on Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
At Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Legends and Heroes Sports Bar and Grill's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine.
When the weather is nice, hurry to La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine to grab a spot on the patio.
Free wireless Internet is also available at La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Leave the suit and tie at home — La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine is business casual all the way.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
With a parking lot adjacent to La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine.
No matter what you choose off the menu at La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — La Tapatia Mexican Cuisine serves up all three meals.
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For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Taqueria Los Dos Gallos for a meal packed with bold flavor.
Taqueria Los Dos Gallos is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Taqueria Los Dos Gallos and order great food.
Whether you have a large or small group, Taqueria Los Dos Gallos can accommodate both.
Arrive a little on the early side for your pick of the prime tables — no reservations are accepted at Taqueria Los Dos Gallos.
Taqueria Los Dos Gallos honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
Can't get enough of Taqueria Los Dos Gallos' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Taqueria Los Dos Gallos is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Taqueria Los Dos Gallos and taste test your way through the menu.
So head to Taqueria Los Dos Gallos, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican cuisine.
Taqueria Los Dos Gallos is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from Taqueria Los Dos Gallos, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.
San Francisco is a city with many different vantage points: between the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the various eclectic neighborhoods - there are so many sights to take in!
Here are 5 restaurants with stunning views and some of the best ways to see San Francsico:
#1: Greens Restaurant. Located in a converted warehouse in Fort Mason, Greens was a pioneer in establishing vegetarian cuisine in the 80s. One entire wall has floor to ceiling windows, which is perfect for enjoying spectacular views of the SF marina, Golden Gate Bridge, and the hills of Marin. Their meals, made with locally sourced produce and enhanced by wonderful wine pairings, offer an epiphany for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
#2: Top of the Mark. Built in 1939 and located at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, this bar, lounge and restaurant offers 360 degree panoramas of the San Francisco cityscape. The menu includes an intoxicating selection of 100 martinis along with wines, beers and other spirits. They also have a three course prix-fixe dinner offered with an amuse-bouche and wine pairings.
#3: Slanted Door. A modern Vietnamese restaurant overlooking the San Francisco Bay, located in the Ferry Building and right on the waterfront, this hot spot blends Vietnamese cooking with local SF ingredients. The wine list is Riesling-driven, and other drinks include fresh squeezed juices and hard-to-find Chinese teas. All of their meat is sourced from local farms in the SF Bay Area.
#4: Waterbar. The Waterbar gives diners amazing views of the Bay Bridge while serving up top-notch seafood. Built in 1969, it was converted from a longshoremen’s bar into the restaurant it is today. A favorite among locals, businesspeople and tourists, The Waterbar will not disappoint in its views of the waterfront!
#5: Sutro’s. Located inside the famous Cliff House, Sutro’s features stunning views of the cliffs overlooking Seal Rocks, the Pacific Ocean and Marin coastline. A stylish-casual restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows, Sutro’s menu changes seasonally and is focused on the finest organic produce, fresh seafood and local ingredients that are farmed using sustainable practices.