San Francisco’s “Top Private Chef” Ryan Scott, whom may look familiar from the Top Chef: Chicago season, has strong opinions on what’s at the top of the Bay Area’s must-sees. “The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Tommy’s Joynt should be on everyone’s list when visiting San Francisco,” Chef Ryan Scott told citybuzz.

Tommy’s Joynt may seem likePicture 12 the odd man out, but it’s got a legend to go along with its legendary following: Tommy’s Joynt is the place where Metallica met and first came together. Even as one of San Francisco’s older restaurants, lines are generally out the door for the simple, mouth-watering American favorites that even the most sophisticated chefs can’t resist. “They let you build your own plate with ingredients from roast beef, turkey, corned beef, braised lamb shank and spaghetti, with sides that remind you of Thanksgiving all year long,” Chef Ryan Scott says. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a bonus to this humble diner joynt: “Did I mention they have over 125  beers to choose from?” So whether it’s a liquid diet or a hearty holiday meal you’re looking for, Tommy’s Joynt has it covered.

*** Chef Ryan Scott is a San Francisco-based private chef who has honed his skills at some of San Francisco’s best restaurants: Gary Danko, Myth Cafe and Mission Beach Cafe. Chef Ryan Scott was featured on Bravo’s Top Chef: Chicago and makes frequent television appearances on The Today Show and Fox & Friends.