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  • Written by Laurie Armstrong


Bon Appétit
America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now.” 

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit's deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don't think I've ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city's eating scene is having a great year. I'd say it's time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

San Francisco also has two restaurants on Bon Appétit's Hot 10 list, which will be released on Aug. 18, and six on the recently released Top 50.

“We are very excited to have our city's culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D'Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco's overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel, read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000.  The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 34 international cities on 29 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 78 cities in the U.S. on 15 domestic airlines. SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow SFO on www.twitter.com/flysfo and  www.facebook.com/flysfo. 

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