David  Baeli at Hops & Hominy

Bio

David Baeli is the chef/co-owner of the popular restaurant, Hops & Hominy. Hailing from Florida he serves a Southern-inspired, American menu using local ingredients.

Accolades

  • Featured Chef
    Eat Drink SF

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Cheese pizza
"Past the over-hyped restaurants of Vegas, and through the tunnel of old album covers, you'll find the best slice of cheese pizza the west coast has to offer. Tastes like I'm on the streets of NYC."
Any sandwich
"Of course the sandwiches are great, it's because they pay attention to the details! The cherry peppers, the pickles, the "board dressing." All of it is perfected in this small sandwich shop. Go here. Now."
Fried crab with garlic and hot peppers
"So much crab, and so much garlic. Get ready to be messy and use your hands. Reminds me of eating fried bits of seafood all along the Florida coast. Of course, these crabs are much larger than their East Coast cousins!"
Steak tartare
"Simple yet flavorful! Like most of the dishes here, they found a way to pack in so much flavor. All of the toasts make great starters, but this one clearly stands out the most."
Brisket sandwich
"Oh my! Perfectly tender brisket, and the slaw is just acidic enough to cut through the fat, yet subtle enough to taste the hours of smoking."
Wings
"Best wings in the city! Crispy, flavorful, hot. The Thai and garlic parmesan are my two favorites, but most of the flavors are spot on. Go early—they often sell out."