Grant K. Gibson, at the home of a San Francisco design client. Photo by Jen Siska
For the past eight years, interior designer Grant K. Gibson has called San Francisco home. Both Domino and Elle Decor magazines have recently named him on their lists as a “Designer to Watch.” His design firm has projects here, and in Palm Beach, Los Angeles and New York. He was selected to launch a room for Elle Decor for its design showcase in November. His firm's work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7, San Francisco Magazine, The New York Times, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and on HGTV. The thirty-one year old hails from Los Angeles, and lives in Presidio Heights. He said, “I think that we are SO lucky in SF to have some of the best food and chefs in the world. Love it!” Gibson cooks often, and chronicles his adventures in design, food and travel on his blog. Gibson’s email comments on his favorite places have been edited for length and grammar.
LOCAL FAVORITE FOOD SPOTS
SPQR on Fillmore. Love the fresh made pastas. Great flavors and wines. I actually really love the black accents in the interiors. Eating there tonight. Great neighborhood place.
B*Star on Clement St. Love the tuna tacos. Also the pork belly tacos. Tea leaf salad, salmon/rice salad, (too). And for brunch on weekends, the hash. It's the sister restaurant to Burma Superstar. The waitstaff and owners couldn't be any nicer.
Poesia in the Castro. A totally little gem on the upper floor of a building. You wouldn't even know it was there. Francesco the owner is from Calabria and brings back spices and herbs and gets the recipes from his sister and mother. Gnocchi with a tomato and orange sauce is amazing. Love the lemon roasted chicken. Pasta with pork. They have this one after dinner treat. Like a chocolate mouse with sea salt-olive oil and chili powder. Out of this world.