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Neighbavore: North Beach

Rebecca Flint Marx | September 29, 2014 | Story Restaurants

The Expert: Tony Gemignani, chef-owner of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana and author of The Pizza Bible, out this month.

The Picks:

Gino and Carlo
“I like to get a Campari soda with a brandy float, which is a very North Beach drink—you don’t really find it other than in Italian clubs.” 548 Green St. (at Jasper Pl.), 415-421-0896

Little City Market
“I buy a lot of meats there for my restaurant. I have a 21-day dry-aged steak that [owner] Ron Spinali and his son dry and cut for me.” 1400 Stockton St. (at Vallejo St.), 415-986-2601

Stella Pastry & CafeĢ
“My wife loves the cucidati, a Sicilian fig cookie they sell only a couple months of the year. It’s like something your grandma would make for you and is kind of hard to find. It’s a great little cookie; we even had it at our wedding.” 446 Columbus Ave. (near Green St.), 415-986-2914

Park Tavern
“Every single one of their bartenders is just stellar, and so are the cocktails. Food-wise, they usually throw things at me left and right, but the brussels sprout chips are always memorable.” 1652 Stockton St. (near Filbert St.), 415-989-7300

Originally published in the October issue of San Francisco

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