State Bird Provisions
Kabuki Springs & Spa
Our favorite urban retreat is a spin on communal, clothing-optional Japanese baths. Scrub yourself down with salt in the steam room,...
Ikenobo Ikebana Society
The largest, oldest society outside Japan for ikebana (the Japanese art of flower-arranging) has the displays to prove it: a curly...
Hendrix, Zeppelin, Janis – they all played the Fillmore. The legendary venue that launched the psychedelic era has the posters to prove...
Fillmore Center Plaza
The market here has local produce, food vendors, live jazz and moderate prices.
1529 Fillmore St · interesting places nearby
State Bird Provisions information
We're flummoxed why in 2013 James Beard dubbed State Bird America's best new restaurant. Yes, the food is thrilling, a play on dim sum, wildly inventive with seasonal-regional ingredients and esoteric flavors like, say, fennel pollen or garum, but the open-kitchen-dominated room is downright drab and so crowded that parvenu foodie-hipsters without reservations stand to eat, blocking the door.
If you're curious to see the Emperor's new clothes, book exactly 60 days ahead, or arrive by 5pm for a coveted walk-in, stand-up spot. Prices are deceptive; all those small plates add up.