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Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

We Are Burmese If You Please — Jun 22, 2011 The middle-class white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, and we can […]

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Mission of Burma San Francisco

Mission of Burma San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 14, 2013

This post is retrospective (not a ranking) on six Burmese restaurants in San Francisco. Since completing the series, Zach has left the Bay Area for the broader pastures of Los Angeles, where he continues to write for The Eaten Path. Some friends and I were […]

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The Scent of Chili Oil Rises

The Scent of Chili Oil Rises

by Zach Mann August 1, 2012

Sometimes I glance at a clock and retroactively feel hungry. This happened often when I worked from home in San Francisco, when the sun would fall low enough to stab me in the eyes before I remembered to take my lunch break. Then I’d open […]

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Burmese Two Ways

Burmese Two Ways

by Zach Mann June 26, 2012

This story is fifth and last in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. I’ve lived in Santa Monica a week now. Yet the other day, as I sat in a coffee shop, in walked a handsome man in his mid-thirties, designer sunglasses, with […]

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Once Upon a Time in The Richmond District

Once Upon a Time in The Richmond District

by Zach Mann May 2, 2012

San Francisco’s Richmond district is a long BART and bus ride away from where I once lived in the East Bay, a distant land as far as college me was concerned. But in 2003 I made the trek for a noir film festival and thought, […]

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Happy Opening Day!

Happy Opening Day!

by Zach Mann April 6, 2012

Baseball season is back. That means I’m going to eat some hot dogs soon. And I’m excited. I shouldn’t be, not considering the cost. Those between-inning lines are a bitch, standing in front of angry fans looking for beer number three, and behind slow dads […]

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Single Serving: Prime Rib at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco, CA

Single Serving: Prime Rib at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco, CA

by Zach Mann March 20, 2012

I’ve had the good fortune to dine finely on occasion, to dust off the ol’ wingtips and drop stupid money on one meal: a tasting menu in Vegas or Napa, an omakase marathon into the triple digits, and other edibly metaphorical attempts at winning life. […]

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Single Serving: Street Tacos at Tacos San Buena in the Mission District, San Francisco

Single Serving: Street Tacos at Tacos San Buena in the Mission District, San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 18, 2012

I moved from Los Angeles to San Diego, then to Los Angeles, then to San Francisco, and I drove into this city with a promise to myself: when it came to Mexican comida, I would keep an open mind. I would allow for the possibility […]

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From Here to Myanmar

From Here to Myanmar

by Zach Mann November 11, 2011

This story is fourth in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. What is Burmese cuisine? The question is problematic. I’ve been asking it for over a year, and I know as little about the topic now as I did when I first moved […]

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The Search for Little Burma

The Search for Little Burma

by Zach Mann July 27, 2011

This story is third in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When tourists come to San Francisco, they eat Chinese food in Chinatown. There’s nothing wrong with that. Chinatown is a cool place, and there’s good food there. However, it isn’t too bold […]

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