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You’ve been shoved and spritzed, and have been schlepping all day. And suddenly, you find
yourself in front of a table of sweater options for Aunt Tammy, starving and
in a low-blood-sugar lull, unable to make a decision. No one should be expected to go with her
gut when it’s entirely empty. Well, standing by, is your personal concierge
(ahem, us!) re: what to eat in S.F.'s holiday-shopping epicenter, aka
the Westfield Mall and Union Square. From a banh mi cafe to an
authentic Neopolitan pizzeria, we've got 8 hotspots (that aren't
Subway or Starbucks) where you can catch your second wind before
conquering that sale rack.
Last month, The Daily Beast published an article called "Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn," which argued that the land of lavish doorman buildings has become the latest retreat for hipsters looking to escape Brooklyn's rising property costs. While more affordable rents and a surge in trendy eateries and read
Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
Of course, you can see all this in the flesh with a visit to read