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Neighbavore: Union Square

Microlocal picks from a discerning resident

The expert: Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts champion and pastry chef–owner of Tout Sweet Patisserie.

The picks: “Sanraku’s range of sashimi makes it my favorite sushi restaurant. I always sit at the bar and order my favorites: maguro, unagi, and hamachi, with a glass of the Kikusui sake.” 704 Sutter St. (at Taylor St.), 415-771-0803

“I love taking 30 minutes or so at Nespresso for my afternoon pick-me-up. I always order the Arpeggio espresso because of its intensity and boldness, then stand at the espresso bar to take in the European feel of the café.” 90 Grant Ave. (at Geary St.), 800-562-1465

“When I’m at Tout Sweet, I often run upstairs to Burger Bar to grab the Country National burger, an order of skinny fries, and one of their featured or seasonal beers that I haven’t tried before. [Chef-owner] Hubert [Keller] has definitely perfected the art of making a burger!” 251 Geary St. (near Stockton St.), 415-296-4272


Originally published in the December issue of San Francisco

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