This is the good-food granddaddy of the hot corridor of the same name (NoPa equals North of the Panhandle). The Cali-rustic fare includes an always winning flatbread topped with fennel sausage and caramelized onions; smoky, crisp-skin rotisserie chicken; and a juicy hamburger with thick-cut fries. This place is so lively—and high ceilings and concrete floors contribute to the noise factor—that raised voices are sometimes the only way to communicate. The weekend brunch
is among the city's best. Late-night cravings can be satisfied until 1 am.