What's New in SF and the East Bay?
- snarkygirl Sep 8, 2008 08:40 PM
Husband and I are taking our bi-annual week long "staycation" to San Francisco next week (we live in Santa Rosa) and are wondering if there are any fabulous finds that have opened in the last year or two. We want to make some additions to our favorites, so we're not looking for oldies but goodies, as we have a good sense of those.
We're looking for all types of cuisine, all times of the day, all manner of cost.
Thanks for the help!
PS: When things slow down I WILL arrange an Abyssinia chowdown, I promise. In the meantime, if you haven't been (Fourth and Brookwood in Santa Rosa) get thee there!
East Bay, Wood Tavern is newish (open for lunch and dinner every day except for Sunday, where they're just open for dinner) as is Ici (ice cream shop, open all day). Not sure when you were last here, but Sea Salt is on the new side. In SF, SPQR has gotten a lot of buzz, as has Orson. What places did you visit when you were last here?
Corso is very new and very good, offspring of Rivoli.
1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Laiola in the Marina is my new favorite.
Loud and trendy but casual. Young. Awesome Spanish food.
Chai Thai Noodles (Oakland spinoff of Thai House Express)
Dopo's menu has expanded.
Is the Piedmont branch of Cesar new to you? Much nicer than the Berkeley original.
Trappist if you like Belgian beer.
I'm sure I'm forgetting lots of places in SF, but:
Larkin Express Deli (Burmese)
Poc Chuc (formerly Popol Vuh & Chichen Itza)
291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen
452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Paladar Cafe Cubano
329 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108
1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
460 8th Street, Oakland, CA
1900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
South Food Wine Bar
330 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1984 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
O Izakaya Lounge
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
247 4th St, Oakland, CA
3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Chai Thai Noodles
545 B International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
Thanks for the suggestions!
Last staycation we hit the usual suspects for dinner, Michael Mina (a favorite of mine), Farallon (I love the decor, but have a 50-50 track record with the food), Bocadillos, Piperade, and Delfina. Went to a fabulous Mexican place in the Mission, promptly forgot the name. Sigh. My favorite sushi in SF is Ebisu.
Since I have a thing for Japanese breakfasts, we often stay at the Nikko and have breakfast there. Otherwise we head for Ti Couz.
I have yet to find my "must go to" noodle, Chinese, dim sum and Thai places in SF.
I'll post on where we end up.
Thanks again for the suggestions.