4/02/2013 03:46:00 PM

Honoring the Legacy Bars and Restaurants of San Francisco

Image courtesy of San Francisco Architectural Heritage
In the spirit of honoring America's restaurant institutions (check out our list of most iconic spots in 15 US cities), The Chronicle published a glowing tribute to the San Francisco Architectural Heritage's newly announced list of the city’s “Legacy Bars and Restaurants” that have been deemed to provide “intangible significance” to the spirit to our fair city. You’ll remember that the SFAH is the same group that spearheaded the public outcry and successful return of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” painting back to The Palace Hotel. By “tangible significance”, we’re guess that they don’t mean Food score, but if you’re curious, check how these local icons fared in the most recent Zagat Survey. The San Francisco Architectural Heritage is also accepting nominations for the next round of legacy institutions. See more about voting (from now ‘til May 6) and view the master list (including projected icons in the making) on the SFAH official website.

What do you think of the list? We're not surprised by the inclusion of Swan Oyster Depot or the Buena Vista Cafe, but when was the last time you dined at the Old Clam House on Bayshore or Whiz Burger on South Van Ness? Are you more inclined to check these joints out now that they’ve been earmarked as culturally significant? Tell us in the comments section below.

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