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Jul 19, 2010 10:40 AM

Itinerary set ~ what to eat?

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
SUSHI RAN ~ Dinner

Day 6
Lots and lots of gym time!

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

    2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    1. 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).

      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