Showdogs, San Francisco
Now that was my kind of place (1020 Market Street, 558-9560). Presumably named because it was located next to venues like The Warfield, this shop specialized in local sausages and beer on tap...two of my favorite things in the world. It took a while for them to finish grilling my wild boar sausage today, but it was exactly the kind of edgy taste with a quality bite that I was looking for. Delicious.
Now, the fries were thinner and were cooked longer than I prefer (and the habanero hot sauce was sweeter and milder than I had hoped for), but that's just nitpicking. When I can't be in Chicago for Hot Doug's, I'm definitely coming to Showdogs, especially with that happy hour that they offer. It's too bad that they are only open until 8 PM though.