My first time to SF - my Food itinerary, what do you think?
My boyfriend and I are celebrating our Anniversary in SF for a long weekend in March. I'm a big planner (for better or worse)...around FOOD, that is! SF-natives/locals, what do you think? Suggestions are welcome!
Day 1: Lunch at Scoma's in Fisherman's Wharf; Dinner at Zazuela's for tapas on Hyde St. Any recommendations on good places to get after dinner drinks on Hyde?
Day 2: Lunch at Sushi Ran in Sausalito; Dinner at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Any recommendations on good little snack/coffee shops to go in between in either Sausalito or Berkeley?
Day 3: Breakfast at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market; Lunch in Palo Alto-- any good recommendations? Dinner at Aziza in San Francisco.
Day 4: Breakfast at You's Dim Sum in Chinatown; any good recommendations on good and quick lunch near Golden Gate Park?
Chez Panisse, Ferry Plaza, and Aziza are great choices.
Vik's in Berkeley for a snack.
Tea leaf salad and sambusa soup at Burma Super Star for lunch a few blocks from the park.
Day 1- We just had tapas at Zazuela last Sat. and stopped at Bacchus Wine Bar before dinner, you can go there after just down the street on the same side. Good selections of wines.
Day 2- Cheeseboard in Berkeley for a snack
Day 4- Velo Rouge Cafe- near GGPark-http://www.velorougecafe.com/
on opposite side of the park there is Chow on 9th ave more of a sit down the service is pretty quick and you can eat at the bar which is faster , or Gordo's burritos on 9th Ave. just a handful of tables very close to being a hole in the wall- pretty good carne asada burritos.
Seems like a pretty decent list -- I am only concerned and/or question your interest to go all the way to Sausalito for sushi. You may be spending the bulk of your day traveling back and forth however it you are doing one of the harbour cruises, it could be lovely.
I used to live in Sausalito and think you should make a day of it. Cruise over and have lunch at your sushi place, go shopping, drinks at the Alta Mira overlooking the bay and you could go to Scoma's over there. There's a wonderful basque restaurant called Guernica's which I used to go to all the time (hope it's still there!)
I think you could skip Zarzuela. It's fine, but there are better restaurants even a block away. If you want to stay in that area, Frascati www.frascatisf.com is better and other chowhounds like Luella (I've never been) - also within a few blocks of Hyde and Union.
Sushi Ran is great - I agree with the other poster about making a day of it. The restaurant is only about a 10 minute walk from the Ferry.
I second Burma Superstar for a meal near the park.