Lunch spot very near 30th and Fulton in the Richmond District of SF / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Plan to put my blanket down at 10 am at the Star Stage at HSBG to see Kris and Merle and Irma Thomas later in the afternoon. I have time to kill until then and the food choices there are the usual predictable street fair vendors. Is there anywhere just outside the park around 30th, where I can get a decent lunch before I rough it to hear the music?
How about inside the Park: The Moss Room at Cal Academy would not be roughing it, or, if the weather is pretty OK, the outside seating at the cafeteria at the DeYoung?
The closest neighbor to 30th/Fulton is near the Balboa and 34th to 38th. There's Shanghai Dumpling King, Shanghai House and Jook Time. There's also Chino's Taqueria (okay but subjective) and bunch of old school (un-trendy) places out there like Little Henry's, Kamm's, and some pizza/sandwich type places that serve Washington H.S. (not sure about weekends).
To me the only stand-outs are Shanghai Dumpling King and Shanghai House. Little Henry's is okay if you order conservatively and stay away from cream sauces. The Zephyr Cafe use to serve an okay sandwich and soup deal.
3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
3398 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
3416 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
SF Weekly's article on Hardly Strictly had 8 places to eat in the Richmond/Sunset district for HSB:
Gaspare's - red sauce Italian place, movie Blue Jasmine had a scene there. 5546 Geary, 415-387-5025
Hard Knox Cafe - 2448 Clement
Spices!/Spices II - 294 Eighth Ave; 291 Sixth Ave
Tia Margarita - 300 19th Ave
King of Noodles - 1639 Irving
Pho Phu Quoc - 1816 Irving
San Tung - 1031 Irving
Social Kitchen & Brewery - 1326 Ninth Ave