Spring is here, you guys. And it's totally going to be over before you know it and tourists will litter the city with their touristy ways and everything will be simply horrid until the first chill of fall. (Not really. Summer is rad.) Why not take advantage of asparagus' all-too-brief moment in the sun by making a reservation at Michael Mina to wolf down his warm asparagus salad? What's in it, you ask? Hold on, we'll tell you: it's assembled with a slow-poached Jidori hen egg, black truffle, and burrata. It will run you $22, but as always, it's worth it.

However, if you can't swing by Mina's restaurant, any number of places should have the verdigris spears on their menus. Failing that, head to your nearest farmer's market, or any plain market, to grab a pound or two. (Pst, we recommend blitzing up some asparagus pesto.)

MICHAEL MINA: 252 California (at Battery), S.F., 415-397-9222