If you keep your eyes peeled at Mission cafes, you may spot writer Stephen Elliott. He rides his bike or walks everywhere (no car), and is a Mission resident who is all over the news for selling the rights to his Adderall Diaries memoir to James Franco. Elliott is also making waves for organizing against the possibility of a Blue Bottle cart in Dolores Park.
Elliott was at first hesitant to talk about his favorite food spots, citing the fact that “I’m not into food. I’m really not.” He doesn’t ‘do’ food writing and is more of the food is fuel camp. He seems to be a creature of habit, and says he does not like variety. “I don’t try out new restaurants.”
He revealed via phone interview that he considers the meat loaf dish at Blue Plate to be his version of fancy eating. “It’s not fancy for everyone, but it is to me.” He gives Blue Plate’s version of the comfort food staple high praise, saying that it is “definitely the best in the world. No way you’re going to find a better meat loaf than that.” Although he hasn’t gone out to celebrate selling the Adderall book rights to Franco, he says he may go to Blue Plate “when the check arrives.”
For a dinner alone, he heads to Bi-Rite Market for the soup. “It’s totally healthy, and costs five or six bucks.”