I'm a 'hound from Los Angeles who needs your help!! :-)
Me and my boyfriend are flying up to San Fran on Friday morning for a weekend get-away with another couple. We will all be staying with a girlfriend of mine who lives in the Russian Hill/ Marina area... but we're willing to explore other areas for good cheap eats.
My friend works at a restaurant called "Circa," just to give you an idea of her scene. Anyway, eating out every meal with a group of six can be pricey! We love food, want to have great culinary experiences while in the city, but are POOR as all hell.
Any ideas? I need recs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Any type of food is ok (from sushi to lebanese) as long as it has a good bang-for-your-buck ratio! Thanks!!!
Every time this topic comes up reccomend L'Osteria del Forno: Cash only, no reservations, tiny hole in the wall in North Beach. WONDERFUL Pizzas and roasts. Damn near impossible to pay more than $20/person before tax tip and wine. http://www.losteriadelforno.com/info/...
Also, I'm a big fan of Helmand Palace (Afghan) on Van Ness and Benjarong Thai on Lombard. All of these places are walkable for you (though L'Osteria might be a bit of a trek -- about half an hour by foot from Circa).