Fourth of July is just around the corner, and of course your mouth wants to celebrate, too. If you’d like to avoid grilling at home this Independence Day, here are some places with both the right atmosphere and delicious food.
Some of the freshest cocktails and creative tapas in the city must include the absolute pearl from Micheal Chiarello’s Spanish kitchen: his sunny side up “huevo” with shrimp and chorizo. If you’re there after sunset, you’ll also be at the right spot to enjoy the fireworks that start at 9:30 at Pier 39.
If you’re trying to avoid hamburger, the “prosciutto tasting” and squid ink tonnarelli, added to a glass of southern Italian wine, may be an excellent option for you (and you might never go back to a burger again.). Plus, the atmosphere is always warm, and the bar is guaranteed to be crowded.
El Techo de Lolinda
This is the perfect spot for cocktails with a side of sunburn—after all, the Mission is the warmest neighborhood in the city. El Techo de Lolinda also offers a Fourth of July celebration on its rooftop and with its Latin cuisine, you’re sure to enjoy the ceviche, meat skewers, and guacamole.
Finally: a burger place for those of you who want a burger but don’t want to stay at home grilling. The delicious “Le Grand”, a famous combination of grass-fed meat, smoked bacon, and brioche is even served for a late dinner (kitchen is open till 11pm), perfect for that after-party craving.