Locavore is a cozy joint in Bernal Heights where all the food is sourced within a 100-mile radius. It’s the type of place where you can eat, drink, and chat for hours – and that’s just what we did.

After a busy day throwing a party at our digs, Fitbomb and I were in no mood to cook. Instead, we headed to Locavore with a gaggle of friends to relax and gobble down pretty much everything on the menu. Although most dishes contained some non-Paleo-approved ingredients (e.g. beans, bread, dairy) we only requested one Paleo modification – no buns on the burgers.  When you’re eating family-style, you can pick around things you don’t like, and there’s always someone (e.g. Dr. HA) who will eat the grains and legumes. (Yes, if you’re special enough, I’ll be friends with you even if you eat tofu and no fat.)

Maybe we should’ve made more substitution requests, because the kitchen apparently forgot (ignored?) our no-buns-on-the-burgers mandate. Not a big deal – we just ate around them.

My favorite dishes of the night were the crispy duck wings, the duck breast entree, the meatballs, and the side of warmed cherry tomatoes. 

For the amount of food and drink we consumed, the final bill was very reasonable. The fact that they didn’t kick us out after talking, drinking and laughing for three hours, however, was priceless.

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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