Neighbavore: Union Square

Carolyn Alburger | December 12, 2013 | Story Restaurants

The expert: Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts champion and pastry chef–owner of Tout Sweet Patisserie.

The picks: “Sanraku’s range of sashimi makes it my favorite sushi restaurant. I always sit at the bar and order my favorites: maguro, unagi, and hamachi, with a glass of the Kikusui sake.” 704 Sutter St. (at Taylor St.), 415-771-0803

“I love taking 30 minutes or so at Nespresso for my afternoon pick-me-up. I always order the Arpeggio espresso because of its intensity and boldness, then stand at the espresso bar to take in the European feel of the cafĂ©.” 90 Grant Ave. (at Geary St.), 800-562-1465

“When I’m at Tout Sweet, I often run upstairs to Burger Bar to grab the Country National burger, an order of skinny fries, and one of their featured or seasonal beers that I haven’t tried before. [Chef-owner] Hubert [Keller] has definitely perfected the art of making a burger!” 251 Geary St. (near Stockton St.), 415-296-4272

Originally published in the December issue of San Francisco

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