Zagat's for SF
Picked the SF Zagat's up in prep for the big trip and was not impressed - very few listings, what I perceive to be a largely anti- Chinese food bias, and fairly dopey quotes in the "cleanest place for x weird foreign cuisine" vein. I know the reviewers are self-selecting, but surely a place with such a vibrant food culture should be able to come up with a better effort? Am I missing something? Is there a better SF Bay area guide (Z's being NY-based)?
If what you are looking for is "A Narrated Roadmap to Dives, Joints, All-Night Cafes, Noodle Houses, Buffets and Other Cheap Places to Eat in the Bay Area", then the book:
*Eat This, San Francisco* by Dan Leone, Sasquatch Books, Seattle, 1999 ISBN 1-57061-184-X
should be right up your alley.
BTW, if you work your way through the Zagat's Top 40 Food Ranking, you will have a quite enjoyble six weeks or so.