I know, it's so close to the weekend that you can taste it. But before you sign off for the day, your peepers sore and fingers trembling, here's a comprehensive list – sure to get your tummy rumbling – of Bay Area bands' favorite local restaurants, food trucks, and eateries. I compiled these answers from our On the Rise questionnaire (results of which are in this week's issue) and my ongoing Localized Appreesh column. Enjoy.
San Francisco Bay Guardian: So local Bay Area musicians, what's your favorite local eatery and dish?
DJ Theory: Cubano sandwich and sangria from Parada 22 in Upper Haight.
Dirty Ghosts: I don't wanna be boring and say the super burrito at Cancún which is my real answer, so the margarita pizza at Una Pizza Napoletana
Metal Mother: Tacubaya in Berkeley, all the vegetarian dishes are amazing. My favorite is probably the 'seasonal vegetable' tamales.
Main Attrakionz: Buffet Fortuna in Downtown Oakland; chow fun noodles
Seventeen Evergreen: So many options here but let's nominate the Chilaquiles at the farmer's market in the Ferry Building or a number of places in the Mission for the same.
Jhameel: Cheeseboard Pizza in Berkeley. Perfect vegetarian pizzas.
Future Twin: Secret Spot has delicious bagels, fresh squeezed juice, and homegrown greens.
Terry Malts: The #6 at Turtle Tower, best for hangovers.
Tycho: Thai Time — Red Chicken Curry (or anything else there).
Black Cobra: 1. Cathead's Barbecue. Cornmeal crusted tofu is killer!
2. The Submarine Shop on West Portal. Italiano center sub with a Coke.
Silver Swans: El Metate Mexican Veggie burrito, the vegetables are roasted and always fresh. Everything there is delicious and on the cheap, right down to their alfajore cookies, I fully endorse the entire menu.
Le Vice: Broken Record — fresh organic soul food in a grimy-ass dive bar. Tasty as fuck. Hipster bling.
Ash Reiter: House of Curries - chicken tikka masala with potato nan.
Prize: Millenium for overall vegetarian dining experience, and the garlic spread from Stinking Rose for the best actual thing to put in my mouth.
Swiftumz: Fresh Dungeness crabs!
Buffalo Tooth: Morty's in the TL, Chicken BLT.
Cosmo Alleycats: Steve: Le Colonial's brussels sprouts; Mike: Cordon Blue, California @ Hyde, menu #5; Emily: Where to begin? The food trucks at Off the Grid are ridiculous. I'm addicted to Curry Up Now's chicken tikka masala burrito. Also, the veggie burger at the Plant Organic is to die for. And I love my Thursday night 'liquid dinners' with the band at Blondie's Bar & No Grill.
Mental 99: Joe: Iwashi (sardine) at Tataki South (Church and 29th). Dawn: It’s hard to go wrong in SF – so many good places to eat. But the veggie burrito at Taqueria Cancún is pretty tasty – and close by, especially if you just played El Rio.
Uni & Her Ukelele: Green Chili Kitchen.
Symbolick Jews: The Philly cheese steak at Mission Kitchen is forged in the fires of gastro-intestinal hell, and I stand by its superiority over any other cheese steak in the city.
G-Eazy: Gordo’s on College Ave in Berkeley, without a doubt.
The Spyrals: That's a tough one. Probably Los Compadres. It's a family owned Taqueria in South City, near where we rehearse. Damn good carnitas.
TurbonegrA: Esperpento. It's cheap and fast - like us!
The Sandwitches: Chevys and fried chicken.
Debbie Neigher: Plantain black bean burrito at Little Chihuahua.
Violet Hour: Sausages at Rosamunde's on Haight
Waterstrider: We frequent Taqueria La Familia. It is the best Mexican food in Berkeley. Their veggie burritos or chile rellenos do the trick for me.
Dreams: Shakin' Jesse at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe. Guinness, espresso, and ice cream - can't go wrong with that.
The 21st Century: Al Pastor at El Metate--dynamite.And the Cold House Noodles at Yamo.
Rank/Xerox: Golden Gate Indian Cuisine and Pizza on Judah. Best restaurant in the city, eat everything but the Italian dishes.
The Jauntying Martyrs: Lucca Foods on Irving and 20th. Best deli in SF, baby. Get the Billy Filly. (You can only get it when Billy's working).
Religious Girls: Bake Sale Betty's fried chicken sandwich