G. Garvin heads to the west coast to check out San Francisco. First up is Brenda's Soul Food, bringing the flavors of the Gulf to the Pacific with their oyster flight and fried catfish po'boy. Next, G visits local legend Richard Alioto of Alioto's and gets a taste of their famous crab cioppino before working the counter and cracking crabs for customers. He also discovers Hops and Hominy, a new southern-inspired restaurant that's serving up a duck dish that is truly unforgettable.
652 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 345-8100
When seeking true Cajun-country soul food look no further than Brenda’s. This gorgeous hotspot makes southerners and locals alike assemble for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Brenda and wife Libby own and operate the large space that turns out southern classics like the Fried oyster po'boy and fresh, spicy hush puppies.
8 Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA, 94133 (415) 673-0183
Alioto’s is 4th generation owned of the oldest restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. This 87-year old institution is famous for it's prime location and Italian legacy. Their family recipes are centered around fresh seafood, including Dungeness crab.