Hot action! A mug of these hot chocolates will set you down the right sleigh path
3692 18th St., SF. (415) 626-5600. www.biritecreamery.com
Most people come to this Mexican restaurant — and rightly so — for the food. But if you're here and have postpriandial room, you'll notice hot chocolate on Chilango's dessert menu, right up there with flan and churros. But like any good dessert, Chilango's hot chocolate takes time — the chefs stir each cup over the stove. Let's face facts, all the delicious Mexican and spicy hot chocolate around town originated from ... Mexican hot chocolate. Get the real deal here. And never forget that nothing brings out the flavor of churros like dipping them in hot chocolate.
5 Church, SF. (415) 552-5700. www.chilangococina.com