For Josh: Welcome to SF
Hey, Josh. You don't know me, but I've enjoyed your wit and taste for years in San Diego. So you've moved to SF?! I thought maybe a thread was in order for your friends to suggest their favorite places. Don't know if this is kosher, but thought I'd give it a shot. Your CH friend, pickypicky
My favorite SF places: Outerlands, Delfina Pizzeria. In Sonoma: Della Fatoria Bakery (Petaluma), Fremont Diner and El Molina Central, a Diana Kennedy-approved gem-- which you would love.
La Palma mexican deli on 24th & Florida (hot cheap wonderful antojitos)
Philz Coffee 24th & Folsom
Bi-Rite Market for creating picnics or to get inspired or for delicious sandwiches 18th & Guerrero
Tartine at 5pm when hot bread comes out, get in line
Taqueria Poncho Villa or Vallarta
Smuggler's Cove for serious rum beverages (get there when they open) at Gough & McAllister
Suppenkuche if you have a group in town..schnitzel and boot steins
Ferry Bldg do I even have to mention, no but there is a serious pizza truck there on Thursdays...
Head up to Tomales Bay this summer, if you like oysters or even if you do not, get to Hog Island Oyster Co for a picnic (bring your own beer/wine, they have an ice bucket) by the sea in heaven.
Della Fattoria in Petaluma
Man there is so much more. Live it up!
Great list. I actually swooned when I read it. In Tomales Bay, my favorite is oysters on the waterside deck of the Marshall Store in Marshall. Makes it hard to eat them anywhere else. And oh, Della Fattoria's bread! It may be the best in the U.S, and I count my lucky stars I got to buy it for the 6 mo I lived in Sonoma.