An eloquent twist on soul food. If you are anywhere near Berkeley and would like to indulge I recommend trying Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen. I ordered fried chicken over a tasso ham cream gravy, sweet mashed potatoes, green beans and of course macaroni and cheese.
Location: Berkely, Oakland
If you're in SF and in the mood for fine dining & seafood go to Scoma's. To access it you will need to walk through an alley off the wharf but it's worth it even if you only order the shrimp cocktail (pictured below) next to their decadently delicious Salmon Mac & Cheese.
Location: San Francisco, Fishermans Wharf
I woke up one morning while up in SF craving Waffles. I asked the receptionist of my hotel wether or not she knew of any places nearby that served waffles or good breakfast in general. I ended up here at Dottie's which was about a 10 minute walk from StayPineapple. While they didn't have any waffles, they make everything in house, meaning their pastries, muffins, rolls are served in a truly homemade which was a huge place. Also, the andouille sausage is superb.
Location: San Francisco, Union Square
So, these are actually two separate establishments I found sitting right next to one another as I left a nail salon on Polk St. in San Francisco.
Mac'd offers customers the ability to create custom mac n' cheese (cheese loves say, YASSS) Anyone who know's also knows that I LOVE CHEESE. However, I actually did not enjoy my mac and cheese which was unfortunate because I looking forward to it. I think I ordered the wrong combination of items for my palette (and I literally mean for my palette because it wasn't nasty, I would just have preferred a different taste). The mac n' cheese I ordered had the basic cheese sauce, chicken, and bacon with truffle oil, and hot cheetos crumbles for toppings. ANYWAYS, they have multiple types of cheeses sauces including a white sauce called the 'The Goddess' for my alfredo fiends. I'm-A be honest and say I should have went with their BOUGIE mac combination which includes shell pasta, chicken, mushrooms, parmesan, and truffle oil.