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tomfromaustin Aug 5, 2006 04:23 AM

Okay folks.. I posted last year before my trip to sf and ended up on a tour of anchor steam, the ferry building (with its chocolate, olive oil and farmers market), chez panisse and zuni. I'm back for a business trip and have 12-5pm on Tuesday open for food and food related activity. I've checked all of the 4 star places and they aren't open til later and I've already done china town and eaten a burrito in the mission district. What am I missing? Where should i go?

-Tom from Texas

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    Chubby Aug 5, 2006 04:45 AM

    How about snacks in the Tenderloin?
    Bahn Mi, Pho, Thai food, Turkish food, Indian...
    It can be a little dodgey around here at night, but 12-5 is a good time to check out the chow.


    1. psb Aug 5, 2006 05:06 AM

      I'd probably go with Clement Street, if you can get out to the
      Richmond. You could even squeeze in a visit to GG Park or the
      Ocean/LandsEnd etc.

      DEEM SUM, Eastern European Bakeries, New May Wah, Green Apple,
      Pizza, Cafes, Irish Bars. Parking non-super bad.

      I guess SF isnt as convenient as Singapore with the Food Courts.
      I've often done the 12noon - 6pm food dash there.

      1. Gary Soup Aug 5, 2006 05:22 AM

        I'm not sure what the "4 star places" are that you have in mind, but plenty of highly regarded high-end places are open for lunch.

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        1. re: Gary Soup
          Robert Lauriston Aug 5, 2006 06:03 PM

          Most high-end places are dinner only and tomfromaustin has already hit two of the best exceptions. Boulevard's another.

          Piperade's not so high-end but the food's right up there.

        2. Robert Lauriston Aug 5, 2006 05:53 PM

          The Tenderloin's a good idea. Many of the great Vietnamese places close early.

          The Mission's also good for an afternoon food crawl: croques & pastries at Tartine; crepes at Ti Couz; pupusas; falafel & schwerma wraps at Truly Mediterranean; kulfi and Indian ice cream at Bombay; Indian pizza at Zante ...

          1. rworange Aug 5, 2006 07:15 PM

            Canteen has been getting the big buzz on the board lately.

            Not four star but you won't be disappointed with the food at Coco500.

            Take a ferry to Sausalito and eat at Fish.

            Go to Yank Sing for dim sum.

            More Mexican food on International Avenue in Oakland.

            Where are you coming from?

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