If you skipped lunch at the office and need to get some food in your body ASAP, Marengo on the Alley has good drinks, plus a menu of under-$5 sliders that could mean the difference between having a good time with your friends and going on a hangry rant that scares them all away. Not scaring your friends is good. Get some sliders.
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A fairly corporate Financial District Japanese spot that's perfectly suited to dinner with your boss.
Oren’s Hummus in SoMa serves Israeli food and is perfect for a casual business lunch with coworkers and clients.
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Nourish Cafe is a neighborhood spot in the Inner Richmond that also happens to be good for you.
Zuni Cafe in the Civic Center is still an icon, and it sits firmly at the top of our list of favorite restaurants in this town.
Berkeley’s Top Dog is an institution: an anarchist hole-in-the-wall that serves incredible hot dogs late into the night.
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Hit Palm House’s Happy Hour in Cow Hollow for alcoholic slushies and Caribbean bar food.
Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy, near Union Square, has strong Southern food, like shrimp and grits, cornbread, fried chicken, and black-eyed pea fritters.
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