Faves and raves by David Averbach
AGE: Older than I look
YEARS IN THE CITY: 19½
OCCUPATION: Creative director for an independent film distribution company Read More
Rich Higgins was recently certified as a master cicerone, just the third person in world with the title. His beer program is featured at San Francisco restaurants Starbelly and Delarosa. And he has his own place, Social Kitchen and Brewery, at 1326 Ninth Ave.Who had the biggest influence on you in your life? Read More
Starbelly — a breezy, very popular 1-year-old restaurant on the edge of the Castro district — sticks to a proven formula in San Francisco: A seasonal menu top heavy with small dishes, a hamburger, pizza and a few main courses.
Starbelly’s two Italian-accented sister restaurants with similarly formatted menus — Beretta in the Mission district and Delarosa in the Marina district — both serve cocktails. Read More
Starbelly We have a weakness for jacks of all trades. So you can imagine our delight to find bartender Lane Ford, wielding a drill and its various bits instead of a bar spoon, when we stepped into the few-weeks-old Starbelly. He was replacing a shelf under the bar. Hot! Read More