2012 • Asterisk Magazine • Food Issue
Top SF Restaurant: Radius | Food Issue | October 2012
By Chelsea Larsson
When it comes to comfort food, Radius doesn’t stray far from home. In fact, it makes a point not to. Located in a cozy, refurbished SoMa bar, everything at this upscale restaurant is locally sourced within a 100-mile circle around San Francisco—hence the name Radius.
“Eat Local’ the buzz phrase of 2011—parodied in Portlandia and brandished by some as the panacea for global warming, obesity, and the faltering economy—has developed flack for being a fad. It is a fad, to some. Dabbling restaurants try to get clout without the commitment, serving California-sourced pork loin with off-season Ecuadorian pineapple and a glass of Belgian beer. Those restaurants aren’t local. Radius is local.