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10 days in San Francisco also doing the french laundry other suggestions please.

Mario_Maura Feb 20, 2013 03:30 PM

Hello! I will be in San Francisco from thursday to the following sunday can you please recommend me the must eat restaurants that are 50$ or below? The FL is already taking up much of the money for the trip but since we'll be there for such a long time we must eat. So we might as well eat some awesome food. Thank you!

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  1. Robert Lauriston Feb 20, 2013 04:02 PM


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      Mario_Maura Feb 20, 2013 05:40 PM

      Thank you sir!

      1. maria lorraine Feb 20, 2013 10:15 PM

        San Francisco Chronicle: Bargain Bites 2012

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        1. re: maria lorraine
          Robert Lauriston Feb 21, 2013 08:58 AM

          Maybe half the places on that list are genuine bargains but due to the Chron's arbitrary criteria there are many hipster / yuppie places that are the most expensive of their type, e.g. American Eatery and Gott's. It's also out of date, e.g. Broken Record.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            dunstable Feb 21, 2013 09:02 AM

            Is there something going on with Broken Record? I just ate there last weekend, and for much less than $50, although I don't think a tourist needs to go all the way down there just for that.

            1. re: dunstable
              Robert Lauriston Feb 21, 2013 09:13 AM

              I heard the food went way downhill since the chefs left to open RickyBobby.

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                dunstable Feb 21, 2013 09:25 AM

                I would not say my experience was significantly worse. Probably still the best option in that neighborhood.

                1. re: dunstable
                  Robert Lauriston Feb 21, 2013 09:31 AM

                  Friends who were semi-regulars there had a bad experience two weeks ago. Maybe that was an anomaly, but as a general rule annual newspaper lists are out of date as soon as they're published and get more so over the year.

            2. re: Robert Lauriston
              hyperbowler Feb 21, 2013 09:14 AM

              The chefs that put Broken Record on the map are now at Rickybobby in the Lower Haight, a neighborhood with terrible parking. I never ate at Broken Record in its heyday, but the food I ate with their new chef recently was good enough that I'd include it on a dive-eats list. But for the purposes of a tourist, I wouldn't schlep down there.

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