What do spaghetti and meatballs, Thai noodles with chicken and shrimp, salads in three sizes, and big burgers have in common? They're all on the eclectic comfort-food menu at Park Chow, and all are made with sustainable ingredients yet offered at unbeatable prices. This neighborhood standby is also known for its desserts: the fresh-baked pies and ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream are among the standouts. Kids get their own menu, with items such as burgers, grilled-cheese
sandwiches, chicken fingers (made with organic chicken), fish, and mini pizzas. In cool weather fires roar in the dining-room fireplaces; in warm weather, the outdoor tables are the place to be—but arrive early for lunch or dinner. For either meal, call ahead to put your name on the waiting list. Breakfast is served on weekdays, brunch on weekends. There's another Chow in the Castro neighborhood at 215 Church St.