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Mother-in-Law Dinner SF Recs

vlad Nov 6, 2007 11:34 AM

My wife and I are taking my mother-in-law to the Bay Area and Napa this weekend. She is from Europe and I wanna make sure she has a good time.

Anyone have any inexpensive tips for lunch and dinner in the City? Something local, something sort of fun, something that screams San Francisco, perhaps?

As always, thanks in advance.

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  1. boomer13 RE: vlad Nov 7, 2007 08:18 AM

    For some reason when you said "screams S.F." - I thought of Tadich Grill, on California St. Try the cioppino (the classic dish to try there) with plenty of sourdough bread. Not fancy food, but it's kinda like Sears Fine Food... old SF tradition. I took a friend visiting from S. Calif. (Riverside) and he loved it, cuz it was a cozy seafood stew in a unique setting. We even saw the S.F. Twins that evening to make it a classic SF nite.

    Seach on Tadich Grill if you want to see other postings; get more details.

    I suppose you should check out Sears Fine Food if you like SF traditional. Although I have personally never eaten there, everyone goes there for the Swedish pancakes.

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      ML8000 RE: boomer13 Nov 7, 2007 09:36 AM

      "Screams S.F." could mean a lot of things...lower haight, castro, mission, richmond... Traditional SF, I think you're right however about Tadich. Sam's Grill might work too.

      1. re: ML8000
        wally RE: ML8000 Nov 7, 2007 10:28 AM

        But not Sear's Fine Food.

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