Specialties to look for this time of year ....
Have reservations at Zuni (lunch), Aqua and Coi (dinner) next week. Im coming from DC -- any local ingredients I should be seeking to try on the menus (or general, recent menu suggestions for these spots).
Also, looking for a place for lunch on Thursday. Dim Sum. Any suggestions beyond Yank Sing? I may be near Powell St. BART so I was looking at Tian Sing.
Tian Sing is a good option for that part of town. Good to excellent dim sum, somewhat pricey compared to Chinatown but not compared to Yank Sing, and comfortably configured for solo and couple diners.
Sporq has the dim sum menu:
Zuni's menu changes daily, so is a good place to look to find out what's in season.
Some stuff I've seen on market-driven menus lately:
pea leaf (Chinese restaurants)