EJECTOR'S FOOD PICKS
Green Chile Kitchen
1801 McAllister (Baker) Map
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am to 9pm
Ricky: “Just around the corner from my apartment. Organic veggies and free range meats. Best breakfast burritos, super chicken! Crispy taco plate and home style chicken enchilada plate, and they now have a New Mexican version of a hamburger AMAZING!!! We lived off this menu while recording our album.”
Ben: “You can tell when we’ve worked on something (music-wise) and eaten Green Chile Kitchen. The (resulting) music is playful and light.”
Escape From New York Pizza
508 Castro Street (at 18th Street) Map
Hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Ricky: “Best sin ever; get a slice at 12am just before heading home after a grand night out.”
2251 Market Street (between Sanchez Street and Noe Street) Map
Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Dinner Monday-Friday: 5pm to 10:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am to 11:30pm
Ricky: “Spicy garlic edamame, Rainbow roll and that wonderful brewed sake!
Strange thing, we always end up here for spur of the moment band meetings.”
Ben: “I like to order my rolls with rice paper or soy paper, which they do.”
DeLessio Market & Bakery and Falletti Foods
302 Broderick Street (at Oak Street) Map
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 8:00am to 9:00pm
Ricky: “Neighborhood bakery, best desserts in town!! Oh, and the chocolate tower cake…YUM!!!!!!!”
Ben: “Their hot plates to go save us.”
Orphan Andy's Restaurant, for "after hours survival"
3991 17th Street (at Castro & Market Streets) Map
Open 24 hours
Ricky: “The Monte Cristo sandwich, with sour cream and strawberry jam on the side!”
Ben: "We lovingly call it Orphan Andrea’s," adding, "It’s a no-brainer. Such a local staple, and always reliable."
BEN HOLDER'S FOOD PICKS
Toast Eatery on Church Street
1748 Church Street (at 29th Street) Map
Monday-Friday: 7am to 9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am to 5pm
"My comfort food pick is a ham-cheddar-tomato omelet. I'm kinda traditional."
Bur-Eat-Os No. 2 Restaurant
345 Spear Street (between Folsom Street & Harrison Street) Map
Ben: "During the week, this is where I go religiously for their breakfast burrito with coffee."
One Ferry Building (on the Embarcadero), Shop #30 Map
Monday-Friday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Ben: "Dark chocolate is my favorite. Recchiuti's toasted sesame burnt caramel is for when I’m shopping, feeling good, or… not so good. To be able to sit by the water and watch the antics there. We live in heaven, and I can’t think of anything more heavenly."
RICKY TERRY'S PICKS
2299 Union Street (at Steiner Street) Map
Ricky: "At lunchtime the line is out the door and this is a one man sandwich-making operation. I think this guy has a photographic memory or something. He takes several orders at a time and remembers my order from the last time I was there… over a month ago?!! Turkey sub, lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, with oil and vinegar."
1306 Fulton Street (at Divisadero Street) Map
Monday-Wednesday: 6pm to 12am
Thursday-Saturday: 6pm to 1am
Ricky: "Volcano Roll with spicy tuna avocado, New Yorker Roll with smoked salmon avocado cream cheese. Best cocktails and a fabulous date night spot!"
1 Ferry Building #3 Map
Hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Ricky: "I could go on for days about this place. First birthday dinner after moving to SF from LA, was absolutely the most spectacular meal I have ever eaten at a restaurant. The Ginger Lemonade was too easy to drink! This is a very special restaurant! Seasonal and organic, local veggies, meats, seafood, even local organic alcohol! The staff is AMAZING! Courteous, gracious, generous, a class act from A-Z!!"
3721 Geary Avenue (at 2nd Avenue) Map
Hours: Daily 10:30am to 10:30pm
"Vegetable Samosa, naan, raita, chicken Tikka Masala, best saffron rice. I have mostly ordered take out, but have eaten in a couple times. Either way, the food is consistently wonderful!"
Ejector performing at Folsom Street Fair in 2009. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend