Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Emmy’s, a budget late night joint, evokes scrappy East Village hip more than any other of the restaurants in San Francisco and caters to a crowd of down-home Mission hipsters in their twenties and thirties. It is small and funky, with an artsy vibe, vintage aprons strung across the room, and Thursday-Saturday a DJ cooking up some magic from the middle of the tiny dining room. There’s a four-seater bar that makes a great spot for a single to muse over a glass of wine and a late supper. The food in Emmy’s is good, reasonably priced and served after most places are closed. Some locals virtually live on the spaghetti with meatballs.