Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)
Week after Memorial Day.
Looking for some great local San Francisco eats....I have a list of places from Yelp/Chowhound, but any info from locals as to must eat places is welcomed.
All types of places are welcome exept fine dining/sushi...wifey does not like sushi.
Looking to eat...
Have reservations at Seven Hills....looking at Sotto Marie for some Seafood, La Ciccia and maybe Delfina.
Wine Bars/Small Plates/Gastro/Bars
Excetra Wine Bar, Alembic, Vesuvio, Hemlock Tavern
Brunch: Saturday at Brendas French Soul Food
Looking at La Espiga De Oro for burritos, El Farolito, La Taqueria, and maybe Taqueria Cancun...and Gallardos for Pozole....I am a big fan of pozole.
***would love to eat some crispy roasted duck or pork......Best place to do that?
Dim Sum......Wing Lee, Hong Kong Lounge, Yank Sing, You's, Shanghai Dumpling King
Food....Z & Y, Mission Chinese, Hakka, The House...not Chinese, but looks good.
Izakaya Sozai for Ramen and Yakitori
Ngoc Mai, Bodega Bistro, Siagon Sandwich
Heading to Off the Grid Fort Mason on Friday night, and the Ferry Building on Thursday.
What on my list can I miss......what should I add?
And MUSIC....where to go to see some good tunes....I know this is Chowhound..but any locals know goo places to see some music would be greatly appreciated.
MUCH THANKS...for any and all help.
Lot's of nice picks. Where are you coming from and how long will you be here?
There are a few places that only do pozole on the weekends (I've no idea about Gallardos), so it's worth looking into availability. Also, generally for SF, verify any places' hours before committing to them.
Get to Off The Grid early and expect you and your wife to wait in different lines for maximal untility. I was there last Friday at 8PM, and spent over 30 minutes in Senor Sisig's line before bailing to another vendor. Plus, food doesn't seem to be as fresh later on.
Don't miss Vesuvio's upstairs seating. The offerings aren't as great as newer places in town, but it's a nice atmosphere.
Thanks. I appreciate the info. Maybe I will hit off the grid for a lunch when the lines are not as long. Not really interested in wating in line that long. Maybe I will just pick a few I really want to try and find them at other times....
As for Vesuvio's....thanks....Having read MANY of Kerouac's books, as well as many other Beat writers...this is a must for us.
Wow, I hit up Cafe Bunn Mi after reading this thread. Thank you so much! Split the cripy duck and the pork belly with the wife. Both were very tasty and I would be hard pressed to say which was better. That said, I was glad I tried the duck first as the pork belly was spicier. I will be back!
re: Melanie Wong
I haven't done a side by side comparison. I did notice that during Thanksgiving they had similar signs for roasted turkeys so the shared ownership could still be going on. I assume the pigs are roasted at a central commissary somewhere else. BUT the diff is that I've always gotten great service from the nice folks at Wei Lee, and they don't blink an eye when I ask for the rib section only. The pig is on the smaller side for sure which I also prefer.
I know you didn't mention burgers but if you're coming here on a Tuesday, you should consider Rosamunde on Haight's Tuesdays Only Cheeseburgers: http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com/2009/1... And don't miss the beer at Toronado while you're there.
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