Chef Tim Archuleta is now famous throughout the galaxy for the amazing food he serves at ICHI Sushi+Ni Bar on Mission Street in the Dominion of Bernalwood. But did you know that along with his glamorous wife Erin, the Archuletas also live right here Bernal Heights? They do!
So when Chef Tim and Neighbor Erin want to stay close to home, they often dine at one of Bernal’s other fine eateries — just like us! The Tasting Table website interviewed Chef Tim recently to find out where he likes to eat in Bernal Heights:
Call it what you will, but the South Mission/La Lengua/Bernal Heights is all kinds of hot right now.
And there’s no better neighborhood guide than Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, one of our favorite spots in town. He’s lived there since 2005, but lately, Archuleta has been keeping busy with a packed house, transforming the original ICHI space into an oyster bar and frequenting neighborhood favorites—when his wife and business partner Erin isn’t cooking, that is.
“She’s an amazing cook!” Archuleta tells us. “On one of our first dates she made me bacon-wrapped meatloaf with hard-boiled eggs running through it. I knew it was love at first bite.”
Here are some of his other local loves.
We don’t want to ruin the surprise, so read the whole article to compare Chef Tim’s list of go-to places on Mission Street with your own.
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