Boston CHer heading to SF -- looking for some specifics
Heading to SF later this month and will be staying at a hotel in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Have done the Ferry Building in the past. (Fabulous!) But am looking for steller foodie destinations. Any well stocked cheese shops within walking distance? A friend wants good fried clams, so we'll be looking for that too. Suggestions for true chowish eats that represent your city would be so appreciated.
And any feedback on these ideas? Yes? No?
for seafood: http://barcrudo.com/
Vietnamese style roasted dungeness crab at Slanted Door (Since I've been to the Slanted Door, I am definitely open to other Dungeness Crab ideas of any kind.
for the sweet tooth in the group: http://www.tartinebakery.com/
When I attended school in Boston the rule of thumb I used was 10 minutes max for walking (not including the T).
I'm not too fond of Slanted Door in general, but I haven't had their Dungeness so I can't say.
But I can endorse Perbacco. Their Tajarin is one of the best pastas I've had in San Francisco. It consists of hand cut tagliatelle, a 5 hour pork sugo, and porcini mushrooms.
North Beach Lobster Shack in North Beach has fried Ipswich clams and lobster rolls. The owner is from Maine and was a seafood buyer there. For the OP, Woodhouse Fish might be a better choice. They also have the fried clams, but the also carry California seafood such as crab.
No cheeseshops in walking distance of that nabe.