Southern food for brunch or dinner is never the wrong move, unless you’re trying to do a lot of activity afterwards, in which case, maybe think again. This place on the border of the Mission and Bernal makes fantastic chicken and waffles and eggs benedict at brunch and fried chicken and ribs at dinner. If you’ve never had fried okra, now’s your chance.
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This casual Bernal Heights restaurant has a huge patio that’s ideal for brunch or burgers with friends.
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