There’s a cozy neighborhood restaurant about a block from our apartment called the Nob Hill Grille that has become our preferred spot for brunch, but last Saturday night, we discovered all it has to offer for dinner, as well. The place is always packed on Saturday and Sunday mornings—their good brunch is no secret (I can personally attest to the deliciousness of the French toast, breakfast tacos and huevos rancheros). It’s not, however, packed at dinnertime, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Between three of us (my mom was in town on a 12-hour layover on her way to Singapore), we enjoyed French dip sliders, a colorful autumn salad, sweet potato fries, “magic” mac ‘n’ cheese (the magic is bacon, of course) and seriously fantastic braised beef short ribs over garlic mashed potatoes with a balsamic glaze. The perfect food to send Mom straight to sleep when she boarded her overnight flight.