Tips for San Francisco
-***Brenda\’s French Soul Food – AWESOME Cajun/Creole – good for lunch, but does get busy.
-Suppenkuche – good german, another popular spot
-**NOPA – never been, but been on the list a while. well known
-Saigon Sandwich – bahn mi spot for snack
-Swan Oyster Depot – small little place for fresh seafood with a ton of character. lunch.
-Bar Crudo – good $1 oyster HH special (look up times)
Brunch in North Beach:
-***Mama\’s in North Beach for brunch. get their early. highly advise getting the monte cristo — best I\’ve ever had (nor is it disgusting like some)
-Liguria Bakery- they run out of focaccia around 1ish every day. right across from mama\’s. def worth stopping by for a snack
The Mission: spend a weekend afternoon in the Mission. Burrito or something for lunch. Hang in Dolores Park and people watch. Walk Valencia from like 16th to the 20\’s.
-***El Farolito – my fav burrito in the mission. when it\’s on, it\’s the best. when it\’s not- it\’s still very good.
-Zeitgeist (outdoor bar for drinking) – fun beer garden to soak up rays during the day. 15th and valencia
-For coffee: Four Barrel, Ritual Roasters
-Mission Chinese- non-traditional chinese, awesome! look it up/menu
-Limon Rotisserie – great peruvian food – ask for suggestions – flavors are awesome
-***Foreign Cinema (dinner) – look it up, a cool dining experience.
If you\’re feeling a really nice dinner:
-Gary Danko – needs no explanation
-Chez Panisse (in Berkeley)
A lot of these spots aren\’t really expensive or fine-dining. They\’re just really good. But that\’s the beauty of SF. I think you\’ll enjoy.