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What's new in SF?

Kaki May 9, 2007 09:25 AM

I am a former Bay Area denizen returning in a few weeks for the first time in 2 years. We will be in town May 31-June 3 for a wedding (fortunately, the reception is a Chinese banquet, yum) but we have a couple of days (Thursday and Friday) free for the eating. We like everything, and are open to both pricey and less-pricey options. Any recommendations for new and delightful places we should visit? We'd prefer to stay in SF or the East Bay. Many thanks.

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  1. shortexact RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 09:42 AM

    What restaurants were you particularly fond of when you lived here?

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 10:01 AM

      Champa Garden

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        partysugar RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 10:11 AM

        Nopa, A16, and Bocadillas are some great new restaurants.

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          gemster RE: partysugar May 9, 2007 10:51 AM

          I'm actually not a big fan of A16. If you want great pizza, try Delfina Pizzeria which opened recently.

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            ccbweb RE: gemster May 9, 2007 11:42 AM

            I understood A16's strength to be pasta.

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              Robert Lauriston RE: ccbweb May 9, 2007 11:46 AM

              I've liked almost everything I've had there:


        2. Robert Lauriston RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 10:57 AM

          Quince opened in 2003, A16 and Bocadillos in 2004, so not new since the last time the original poster was here.

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            scenicrec RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 11:05 AM

            Nopa, Farmer Brown's, Pizzaiolo, Range, Ici (ice cream)

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              Robert Lauriston RE: scenicrec May 9, 2007 11:37 AM

              Bi-Rite Creamery's also new for ice cream.

              Ici's in Berkeley.

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                scenicrec RE: Robert Lauriston May 9, 2007 12:19 PM

                Indeed. And Pizzaiolo's in Oakland.

            2. Chris Rising RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 11:59 AM

              Perbacco. Luella opened about 2.5 years ago.

              1. Robert Lauriston RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 12:00 PM

                La Ciccia.

                Damn, so many great new places, it's hard to keep track.

                1. Porthos RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 12:05 PM

                  Bar Tartine. Great bread from their bakery and now that we're full on into spring, their salads should be good. Memorable appetizers include an excellent heirloom tomato with watermelon salad as well as monterey squid with pork belly.

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                    Kaki RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 04:58 PM

                    Thank you so much -- this is great. .

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                      Problem Child RE: Kaki May 9, 2007 06:02 PM

                      Salt House

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