As many San Franciscans know, getting food after midnight in this town is no easy feat. We still have our share of late-night diners though, like the Grub Steak, Sparky's, Lori's and Mel's. Only one made the cut in Playboy magazine's A-list of the Top 10 Late-Night Diners in the country that "truly embody the late-night experience," and that's Orphan Andy's on 17th Street in the Castro.
They note that the energy there is "off the charts between two and five a.m.," but they make it sound like the Castro is just a historic district where it's strange to find a diner, and not a hub of bars where drunk people require greasy food after last call. What Playboy was doing in the Castro we're still trying to figure out.