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- Pastry Chef Caitlin Freeman | Blue Bottle


Q. What / who were your influences when you were putting the concept together?

A. Bad-ass hors d'oeuvres parties!

Q. Which dishes do you feel you most likely won’t take off the menu?

A. Mendocino sea urchin, ginger/scallion pancake, soy-lime glaze, CA state bird with provisions, ‘ice cream’ sandwich, ‘world peace’ peanut muscovado milk, garlic bread with burrata.

Garlic Bread with Burrata

Photo Credit: Freda Banks

Peanut Muscovado Milk

Photo Credit: Freda Banks

Q. Tell us about your next project, The Progress, just a few doors down?

A. The new restaurant will be slightly bigger than State Bird, both in the size of the space and size of the plates. It occupies what was originally The Progress Theater, a movie house that opened in 1911 and closed fifteen years later. The new space will boast a full bar and a 25-foot ceiling with a mezzanine. The Progress will work in a way that’s different from and yet symbiotic with what we've learned at SBP.

Q. When traveling, if only the mini-bar stocked....

A. Corn nuts!

Pastries from b. patisserie

Photograph courtesy of b. patisserie

Chef’s Recs | San Francisco, CA

Find | Shops & Markets

These all provide something unique, delicious and definitely San Francisco.

20th Century Cafe

San Francisco has never seen anything like it. Expect amazing knish, ice creams, and the most perfect fruit tart you've ever seen!

198 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4505 Meats

You can get a killer hot dog and a chicken to roast for dinner later all at the same place.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market | 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105

Divisadero Farmers Market | Grove Street at Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94117

Mission Community Market | Bartlett Street b/w 22nd and 21st Streets , San Francisco, CA 94110

Alemany Farmer's Market

Down, dirty and delicious. Bang for your buck.

100 Alemany Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94110

T: 415.647.9423 |

b. patisserie

Modern, French pastries that you can't get anywhere else... so tasty!

2821 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

T: 415.440.1700

Boulette's Larder

They elevate the simple things: have you had their house-made English muffin? 

1 Sausalito, San Francisco Ferry Building #48,  San Francisco, CA 94111

T: 415.399.1155 |

Gourmet & More

Cheese Cave!

141 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.874.9133

Pozole from Nopalito

Photograph courtesy of Nopalito

Eat | Restaurants To Take a Visiting Chef


For their pozole. They make the best, most hospitable Mexican food.

Haight-Ashbury | 306 Broderick Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 | T: 415.437.0303

Sunset | 1224 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 | T: 415.233.9966

Restaurant Duende & Bodega

For their take on vegetable paella. They have a wonderful soulful take on Cal-Spanish food.

468 19th Street, Oakland, CA94612

T: 510.893.0174 (make a reservation) |

Eat | For Chef Inspiration

Bar Tartine

For inspiration, we visit chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns.

561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

T: 415.487.1600 (make a reservation) |

California / Japanese Izakaya Food at Nojo

Photograph courtesy of Nojo

Eat | Local Chefs Deserving More Recognition


Chef Greg Dunmore definitely deserves more recognition.

231 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.896.4587 (make a reservation) |

Bread at Outerlands

Photograph courtesy of Outerlands

Eat | Off The Beaten Track


Their menu changes too frequently to give you a signature dish, but everything is delicious. Even though it's still in the city, you feel transported to another place with the beachy vibe.

4001 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

T: 415.661.6140 (make a reservation) |

Pizzetta 211

For their pizza, duh! It's the perfect place to go on a Sunday at 4pm after an adventure in Golden Gate Park.

211 23rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

T: 415.379.9880 |

Drink | Coffee

Blue Bottle on Linden Street

This kiosk is still pumping out great coffee after 8+ years in business. 

315 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Beer at Fat Angel

Photograph courtesy of Fat Angel

Drink | Bars

Zuni Cafe

The bar at Zuni Cafe is perfect for standing, slurping oysters and drinking a Kir Royal. It doesn't get better than that.

1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.552.2522  (make a reservation) |

Social Study

The perfect spot for a pre-State Bird Provisions drink.

1795 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115

T: 415.292.7417 |

Fat Angel

The perfect spot for a pre-State Bird Provisions beer.

1740 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

T: 415.525.3013 |

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State Bird Provisions

Pacific Heights

New American

1529 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

T: 415.795.1272







Photographs courtesy of State Bird Provisions (Photo Credits: Freda Banks, Dylan + Jeni, Dylan + Jeni)



Recommended By

- Pastry Chef Caitlin Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco, CA