The San Francisco Bay Area's foodie and tech worlds meet at Creator, where gourmet burgers are made to order on a sleek, roboticized assembly line. Diners can watch toppings being sliced, cheese getting grated, and condiments dispensed as the automated device puts together the meaty sandwiches, some designed by notable local chefs. Best of all, these futuristic burgers sport the very retro price of $6.
Around the corner from SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Gardens cultural center, the Museum of the African Diaspora showcases contemporary works from an international roster of artists with links to Africa. Captivating aesthetics and social commentary frequently mix in exhibits such as Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, which explores the legacy of colonialism through the Caribbean's exports.
Ping-Pong gets the nightclub treatment at Spin, a stylish venue decked out with street art, lounge seating, a bouncy sound track, and up to 18 tables. One-hand snacks, such as fried chicken sliders, let you nosh while you play; regular events draw pro paddlers.