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Tasi Jul 19, 2010 10:40 AM

Hello everyone. I will be heading into SF for the first time and being that I love food my trip is revolving around it. I have my mind set on the places below (with some that I'm sure are questionable) but am looking for particular dishes these restaurants do well.

Thanking you in advance!

Day 1
TADICH GRILL ~late lunch - planning on Cioppino and Sand Dabs
GITANE ~meeting a friend for drinks and planning on apps at the bar since we flew in from the NY Metro area earlier in the day I don't know how hungry I will be since it will still be East Coast time for me.

Day 2
HOG ISLAND OYSTER BAR ~ Late lunch before an evening Alcatraz tour. Planning on Grilled Cheese and Oysters.
SLANTED DOOR ~ late dinner after Alcatraz (hence the choice b/c of location) Shaking Beef perhaps?

Day 3
Guided Chinatown tour during the day
MAMACITA ~ Dinner - We don't have great Mexican so even though others have tried to steer me in a different direction I really wanted a place that accepted reservations and had a nice tequila selection and anything pretty to very good is a step up!

Day 4
Mission Tour during the day
NOPA ~ Dinner

Day 5
BAR TARTINE ~ Brunch
SUSHI RAN ~ Dinner

Day 6
Lots and lots of gym time!

  1. Pei Jul 19, 2010 09:50 PM

    Sounds fantastic. You did some great research! A few opinions that you can take or leave:

    -Have one of the chowders at Hog Island, either clam or oyster. They're both delicious, more brothy than the thick chunky stereotypical chowder but still incredibly rich.

    -NOPA really surprised me with the quality and quantity of its roast chicken. If you're either starving or so un-hungry you want to share a big entree, this is a good choice.

    -while at Slanted Door do partake in the wonderful cocktails and wine list.

    -Don't miss a stop by Tartine Bakery. Pick up things to take home on Day , or for after dinner dessert on Day 5. It would be a shame to not try any of it (unless Bar Tartine serves the bakery's desserts? I have not been and don't know the answer to that).

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    Slanted Door
    Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Tartine Bakery
    600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Bar Tartine
    561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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      saffrongold Jul 19, 2010 10:55 AM

      I think you nailed it. I am not familiar with Mamacita, but all your others choices are great.

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      Mamacita
      2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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