Welcome to EatLateSF and EatLateOakland!

As a person born and raised in Manhattan, I have suffered a seriously difficult adjustment to Bay Area business hours. I was accustomed to Village eateries that are open til 3am like Dojo, Panchito’s and Mamoun’s, a 24-hour subway system and bar closing at 4am, plus a Korean market on every corner that seemed to be open somehow more than 24 hours a day. I’ve been here 14 years, and I’m still pissed as hell about how early everything closes.
My partner and I are nocturnal people; we both have a circadian rhythm disorder called DSPS, which means we tend to want to eat dinner, or sometimes lunch, after 10pm. Bay Area residents know that means we are screwed. So we have done a lot of research on where the hell to get something to eat in the middle of the night, and we thought we’d share that with our fellow night owls, club goers and third-shifters.

My food cred: I spent a year managing the bakery at Dean and DeLuca in Georgetown. I was a sales rep for Bay Area gourmet food companies like Albert Uster, Polarica, and the Phoenix Pastificio, where I did business with chefs at restaurants like Fleur De Lis, Oliveto, Bay Wolf, and Greens. I’ve worked as a professional baker, as a line cook, and I was trained in cheesemongering by a Neal’s Yard staffer for the The Pasta Shop, then managed the cheese department at A.G. Ferrari.
However, I’m not a savory food snob. I eat plain, simple peasant food made from real ingredients, and I don’t fuss too much about whether it’s organic.