I always knew that San Francisco dining was different from other parts of the country…because food is such a part of our lives. A pretty dumb statement over at Michael Bauer's blog. What about the American South? New Orleans? The myriad other cities with thriving restaurant scenes and scores of farmer's markets? San Francisco doesn't have a lock on great food culture. What makes it different from other parts of the country is its irritating insistence that it does.