My City: Drip coffee, sandwich, rose-water ice cream

Faves and raves by Shawn Kearney, a managing partner of Presidio Social Club. (www.presidiosocialclub.com)

PERSONAL STATS

AGE: 38
YEARS IN THE CITY: 12
NEIGHBORHOOD: Pacific Heights
SELF-DESCRIPTION: Restaurateur and social choreographer

FAVORITE LATE-NIGHT SNACK

Yuet Lee
WHERE: 1300 Stockton St. at Broadway
WHAT: The salt-and-pepper pork chop or watercress soup
INFO: (415) 982-6020
“When I just want some simple Chinese food, this is where I go. Their style is a step above Cantonese street food. It’s just really satisfying late at night.”

FAVORITE MARKET

Bryan’s
WHERE: 3473 California St. between Laurel and Locust streets
WHAT: The meat counter
INFO: (415) 752-3430
“I don’t usually go to just one market, but I shop for meat at Bryan’s. They have really high quality. It’s always busy, so the product moves; you don’t have to worry how long it’s been sitting there.”

FAVORITE BAR

Rye
WHERE: 688 Geary St. between Jones and Leavenworth streets
WHAT: Ordering a Sidecar
INFO: (415) 474-4448 or www.ryesf.com
“I like that they use fresh ingredients. It’s a good change of scenery and a convenient place for me to meet friends during the week.”

FAVORITE ICE CREAM

Bombay Ice Creamery
WHERE: 552 Valencia St. between 16th and 17th streets
WHAT: A scoop of rose-water ice cream
INFO: (415) 861-3995 or www.bombayicecream.com 
“I love all of the unusual flavors they have there, like lemon verbena. No chocolate or vanilla for me.”

FAVORITE SANDWICH

Marina Submarine
WHERE: 2299 Union St. at Steiner Street
WHAT: The Italiano with everything on it
INFO: (415) 921-3990
“I dream about this sandwich. When I have a rough day, I’ll reward myself with one. There’s something magic about the onions; they’re soaked so they’re not that pungent. And, the owner puts it in the oven so the bread gets crispy and the cheese melts.”

FAVORITE BRUNCH SPOT

Ella’s
WHERE: 500 Presidio Ave. at California Street
WHAT: Digging into buttermilk pancakes with friends
INFO: (415) 441-5669 or www.ellassanfrancisco.com 
“I’m part of this breakfast club. We’ve tried all of these different places on a pancake quest for the best in The City, and these are the best we’ve ever had.”

FAVORITE CHEAP EATS

Truly Mediterranean
WHERE: 3109 16th St. at Valencia Street
WHAT: Schawerma or a Mediterranean combo plate
INFO: (415) 252-7482 or www.trulymedsf.com 
“It’s just quick, simple and light. The flavors here are really great, and they make good hummus and tabbouleh.”

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP

Ritual Coffee Roasters
WHERE: 1026 Valencia St. between 21st and 22nd streets
WHAT: A drip coffee off the clover machine
INFO: (415) 641-1024 or www.ritualroasters.com 
“The clover is an extraction machine and it just makes the best coffee. You can really taste the subtle nuances.”

FAVORITE BAR SNACKS

SPQR
WHERE: 1911 Fillmore St. between Pine and Bush streets
WHAT: Fried Pecorino and a glass of wine
INFO: (415) 771-7779 or www.spqrsf.com 
“This is a small place with a neighborhood feel. Shelley Lindgren always picks fantastic wines. Plus, there’s always good energy and the staff is just always welcoming and warm. “

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