Steak. Boboquivari's is a stylish twist on the traditional steakhouse. With red walls, glass light fixtures and striped tablecloths, this San Francisco restaurant smacks of the exuberance of Venice while maintaining the simple elegance of its food. Featuring USDA prime steaks, Dungeness crab and delectable sides, Bobos has a little something for everybody. Executive Chef Andrea Froncillo, known for his unique Italian-Asian fusion, creates a menu that is both distinct and delicious.
Some meals stay with you long after the bill has arrived, and only a handful of them will leave an indelible impression. They usually aren't the ones in the 4-star restaurants with the paycheck price tag. More often a memorable meal comes down to the food you yearned for at that point in time and how the dish satisfied an "inner craving".
We all have our own favorites -- I can still remember the comforting feeling of a roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes in a pool of gravy after an afternoon of pond hockey back in New England, and the tasty crunch of fried clams with tartar sauce at a seaside shack on a familiar drive many summers ago. Or the first time I had Veal Picatta with something called "lemon caper butter sauce" and discovering there was more to Italian than spaghetti & meatballs with "gravy". -- Matt McNally and Laurel Timms