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Long Weekend in SF - 2/5-8 - Restaurant Suggestions, please!!!

sister2 Jan 7, 2010 12:59 AM

on my way back home to new york city after 2-months of business in asia (china, singapore, malaysia, korea, vietnam), i'm stopping in san francisco for a long weekend to visit my family for my mom and niece's bdays. i haven't been to SF in a year, but my family moved there 10 years ago, so i've spent a fair amount of time eating in the city. i am really looking forward to a tasty food weekend!!

the plan right now is friday night dinner of mission mexican take-away (TBD) with the family, saturday night dinner at Gary Danko (my fave, already dreaming of the cheese course) for my mom's birthday, and sunday lunchtime birthday party for my niece (will pick up goodies at Boulangerie) so i have the following meal slots open and would LOVE suggestions:

*lunch on friday
*lunch on saturday - some place casual where i can take my family including my soon-to-be-4-year old niece and 5-year old nephew, but where the food is yummy for adults - no ferry building please
*dinner on sunday
*lunch on monday - ideally in the neighborhood of sutter-stockton garage since i plan to pick up some tamales in the cafe there to bring home to my husband

for lunch friday/monday, i'm thinking zuni (not open monday), boulevard, and/or chez papa resto... is there anywhere else that's notable or better? i would love any place with local/yummy cheese, good quality meats, fresh salads/veggies... things i haven't eaten in forever.

for dinner sunday, i'm considering sebo's izakaya dinner (if i'm up for asian food); i haven't been, but i love the sushi at sebo and danny is always great to chat with. other suggestions welcome - i would love a mixt greens salad for sunday dinner, but alas, not open!

on my recent trips, i've been to sebo, mixt greens, perbacco, incanto, la ciccia, epic roasthouse, limon, green chile kitchen... i'd like to try something new, but i can do without sushi, pizza and burgers!

thanks in advance for any help!

  1. Shane Greenwood Jan 7, 2010 07:54 AM

    Check out Aperto for one of your meals. It's in Potrero Hill and specializes in local and seasonal ingredients. Might fit your request for good salad and give you a mellow, neighborhood scene. They are open for lunch and dinner. I'd take them over Chez Papa.

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    Aperto
    1434 18th St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Shane Greenwood
      sister2 Jan 10, 2010 01:41 AM

      thanks, the menu looks yums!

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