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Nov 8, 2010 10:28 AM

Food Tour of SF Suggestions

I'll be in town for three days. I live five hours away so a trip to the city is not happening often but since I moved here from NY I have went to SF just one other time. That was during the World Cup over the summer and it was a fantastic experience. On that trip I went to:
Nopa, which was amazing.
Lafitte which was impressive and original.
Tony's for a pie, it was good but I was too drunk to really enjoy it.
SPQR where I had some delicious pasta and pig.
Monk's Kettle, food wasn't bad, beer selection was better.
Zazie for breakfast. Wow.
I was happy with what I was able to get in having been there just for the weekend. I will have an extra day this time and want to take advantage of it. Money isn't an issue but I don't need two star places. This time, I'm dying for some good Italian food again, I like small plates so I can try different things, love charcuterie and cheeses... Here's what I'm thinking, I appreciate any and all input. I literally walk around and eat for three days.
Sentinal for sandwich lunch.
Mr. Pollo because it sounds impressive and cheap.
Barbacco because Perbacco sounds too fancy for me, and better suited for dining alone.
Wexler's because I need one of those scotch eggs.
Beretta because they have a million choices.
Flour & Water or Delfina, maybe both. Maybe A16?
Alembic because I like bars and need a good place in Haight.
Heart sounds interesting as well. Haven't been able to find too much info on it.

Thanks for the help.

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117

560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Mr. Pollo
2823 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

The Monk's Kettle
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  1. Sentinal is a good choice. Are you looking at Mr. Pollo in its new incarnation, with the Venezuelan specialties? if yes, good. if you're looking for roast chicken, they don't have it, and you should head right over to Inkas, which has the best roast chicken in the City.
    Barbacco is perfect for what you're looking for in Italian/small lates/charcuterie.
    Delfina over F&W. Might consider Gialina's in Glen Park, too - only one more bart stop.
    Love Wexler's.
    I really liked Heart, and would go back.
    Oh - The Sycamore! In the Mission too. a good, go-to wine/beer bar with upper-scale bar food. YUM.
    Another newish place to consider: Hog & Rocks, also in the Mission - oysters and spanish-style cured meats.
    Bar Bambino
    I love Tony's. go back not so drunk.
    Rosamunde Sausage Grill is good in the Haight (but only beer) (and a branch also in the Mission). I've never been to Alembic
    For your bar scene, the Mission does it best.
    Hope you enjoy, and tell us how it turned out!

    2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

    Inkas Restaurant
    3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Delfina Restaurant
    3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Bar Bambino
    2931 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Mr. Pollo
    2823 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Rosamunde Sausage Grill
    2832 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110