Angelino Heading Your Way
I am coming up from LA for a long weekend in July.
It has been many, many years since I visited your beautiful city and I would welcome some thoughts on where to eat.
I am interested in the as much good stuff as I can gobble up in three days. Money is not an issue...just quality, and things that I cannot find in LA. I feel like I am saturated with Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Peruvian, Pizza and Burgers down here (but would consider those if something was really, really not-to-be-missed). Won't have a car so probably no Oakland.
So far I am considering these joints:
Sat Dinner - Perbacco
Sunday Lunch - Slanted Door (perhaps Zuni Cafe instead?)
Sunday Dinner - nopa
Monday Lunch - Mandalay
Monday Dinner - Foreign Cinema (perhaps Range instead?)
TIA -really look forward to your thoughts.
I like your list.
I think Slanted Door is more interesting than Zuni-but Zuni is very San Francisco and great when you want oysters a burger or their chicken for two.
I would also conside taking a ferry to Sausalito and having lunch or dinner there. My current favorite is Le Garage.
Knowing how fabulous the vietnamese food is in LA, I'd recommend that you skip Slanted Door and instead do something unique to SF: Bar Tartine.
Aziza is something you definitely won't find in LA. I'd do it instead of Foreign Cinema or Nopa since you'll find New American/Cal in LA, although not exactly the same. Nothing wrong with either but given limited time and traveling might as well try something a bit different.
Some LA friends swear by Slanted Door, so I expect I will keep that. But swapping Foreign C. for Bar Tartine (and Sunday for Monday) sounds great. My girlfriend is an oyster fiend from Louisiana, and it was the oysters that drew me to Foreign C. I suppose we could always stop by for oysters between meals.
Any other oyster rec's?
Thanks so much.
re: Ciao Bob
Bar Tartine is not for every palate. They're doing this Hungarian thing now which is very bold, and might not agree with everyone. Personally some of it is too spicy for me, but other people can't stop raving. Just a heads-up. Foreign Cinema is definitely a bit more traditional than Bar Tartine, if that concerns you.