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The Real-Life San Francisco Diner That Inspired Bob's Burgers

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Did you know Bob’s Burgers has its roots in the Bay Area? Though the animated series is set on the East Coast, many of its defining elements were created in San Francisco. The theme song was written by creator Loren Bouchard, inspired by a drum and bass night at the nightclub below his 16th and Harrison Street apartment. The characters were designed by artist (and former Altas Cafe barista) Jay Howell. The distinctly-San Franciscan Victorian architecture that comprises the Bob’s Burgers background environment were created by Mission District artist Sirron Norris. And, yes, the Bob’s Burgers restaurant itself was modeled after a diner in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. No Crumbs’ Josh Decolongon made a pilgrimage to the Just For You Cafe (now Giuliana’s Just For You) to sample the menu and discover what it was about this local restaurant that had captured Bouchard’s imagination.

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In KQED’s vertical video series No Crumbs, host Josh Decolongon is a foodie field reporter, uncovering histories and celebrating the culture behind the Bay Area’s exciting and diverse culinary landscape. No Crumbs will inspire new perspectives on the Bay Area food scene you thought you knew.

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