Grit and Grub in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

Grit and Grub in the Tenderloin (cont.)

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Dottie’s True Blue Café.

Fresh baked goods at Dottie’s counter.

Brunch at Dottie’s.

Dottie’s black bean cakes, eggs, salsa fresca, and cornbread.

Lee’s Sandwiches.

The inside of Lee’s Sandwiches may cause sensory overload.

Desserts at Lee’s Sandwiches.

Sing Sing Sandwich Shop.

Sing Sing Sandwich Shop is eclectically decorated.

Banh mi at Sing Sing Sandwich Shop.

Turtle Tower Restaurant.

Pho at Turtle Tower.

Lahore Karahi.

Eating at Lahore Karahi is like dining in the owner’s living room.

Lamb vindaloo and sesame naan at Lahore Karahi.

Tandoori fish at Lahore Karahi.

Dessert sampler plate (gulab jamun, kulfi, rice pudding) at Lahore Karahi.

Fish & Farm.

Fish & Farm is small and romantic.

Lamb chops at Fish & Farm.

Fish & Farm’s rooftop herb garden.

21 Club.

The 21 Club is a classic dive bar.

222 Club.

Inside the 222 Club.

The packed dance floor at the 222 Club.

Outside Rye.

Rye feels like a swanky bachelor pad.

The Morangos Absinto cocktail at Rye.

A Sicilian Mojito at Rye.

Whiskey Thieves is a casual spot to stop for a drink.

The bar at Whiskey Thieves is well stocked with bourbons.

A tongue-in-cheek sign hangs above the doorway to nouveau-speakeasy Bourbon & Branch.

The interior of Bourbon & Branch is lit almost entirely by candles.

A classic Old Fashioned at Bourbon & Branch.

The Last Word cocktail alongside a Belgian ale at Bourbon & Branch.

The newly opened Russell’s Room at Bourbon & Branch, accessible through a hidden, revolving door.

Russell’s Room is decorated in a cigar-store theme.