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May 26, 2011 11:41 AM

Ideas for Most Awesomest Food Day Ever?

Hello hello,

So, I live in SF and have been here for the past five or so years. I have a friend coming in next week and I'm trying to up my game for food ideas -- would LOVE your help!

I've previously taken him on full-day engorgement fests before. Think Bob's donuts, Kung Fu tacos, La Mar, Giordanno's, Buster's, Beard Papa -- all in one day.

Anyone have some great recommendations for where I can take him this time around? I'm thinking some place for breakfast, then a string of trucks/pops/snackstands/etc. before dinner and drinks somewhere.

Thanks in advance!

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    1. How about That's It Market for a Torta Cubana? Granted you may not be able to fit anything down after one of those sammys but if you still have it in you perhaps top it off with a Special Breakfast or Foie Gras ice cream at Humphry Slocombe.

      Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
      2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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      1. re: billraymond

        Humphrey Slocombe! Awesome idea... had forgotten about that place. Might as well stop by Philz while I'm down there, too.

        1. re: iamadonut

          Actually you could make a great crawl and never leave that neighborhood...

          HS, Philz, Mission Pie, El Toyanese, Cha Cha Cha, Dynamo Donuts, Pat's Takeaway, Tacqueria Vallarta, and finish off at Napper Tandy for some Stout and hearty Irish food!

          Mission Pie
          2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Cha Cha Cha
          2327 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Vallarta Restaurant
          14366 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

          Napper Tandy
          3200 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: CarrieWas218

              I would strongly add sycamore's pork belly doughnut holes and take off Cha Cha Cha.

              Cha Cha Cha
              2327 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        2. Look up grayelf's posts. She's done some great tours of SF and beyond.

          1. SF Weekly just printed their top 92 favorite dishes in yesterdays edition. Might be fun to pick from the list. On my list to try are 10. Oboru tofu at Eiji, 26. Nopa's mussels with harissa, 36. Seven Hills ravioli uovo, 48. Filetti pizza at Una Pizza Napoletana, 60. The Rebel Within from Tell Tale Preserve, 84. Tandoori fish at Lahore Karshi. There's also a cool list called Best Dishes Worth Hunting Down in the SF Weekly Best of the Bay issue that came out last week.

            Or how about a bar bites crawl? Comstock, Bar Agricole and Pi Bar are ideas.

            560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

            Bar Agricole
            355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Una Pizza Napoletana
            200 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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              1. re: Mission

                Wow, I've only had 2 of these (despite having tried a lot of the restaurants). Anyone strongly agree or disagree with anything on this list?

                1. re: lrealml

                  Wow, some really appealing stuff on that list.

                  The pork and kimchi burrito I had at John's Snack & Deli wasn't great. Who is Sean Timberlake?

                  Wayfare Tavern's steak tartare is as good as Jonathan Kauffman says.

                  I like Darda's lamb better than Old Mandarin Islamic's.

                  The filetti was my favorite of UPN's pizzas.

                  The boudin noir at Cafe Bastille is, as Kauffman says, from Fabrique Délices. It's good, but there are better blood sausages around.