San Francisco Food Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Hoosier, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Going out there for a week in August and am completely overwhelmed with the food options out there, which, from what I am told, are among some of the best in the world. Not looking to splurge every day on meals but I know we have a lot of Bay Area TMB'ers and folks who have lived there so I figure I can solicit a lot of reccomendations.
     
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  2. OHW

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    Last night Lights by Journey came on my iPod and I got sad.
     
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  3. Heavy Mental

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    Wayfare Tavern is amazing if you are looking for a more upscale dinner. It's New American cuisine. Cool vibe too.

    http://wayfaretavern.com/
     
  4. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Really cool looking spot
     
  5. Voodoo

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    Burritos
     
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  6. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    You can get better Mexican in LA I'd imagine
     
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  7. Voodoo

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    Fine then don't get any burritos.
     
  8. Bar None

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    http://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/official-california-thread-ii.95139/page-18
     
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  9. UrsaGrande

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  10. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Lots of likes all around
     
  11. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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  12. AHebrewToo

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    :idk: But you haven't liked a single post ITT yet.
     
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  13. UrsaGrande

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    Yeah, spend an afternoon wandering down Mission and Valencia eating Tacos and drinking beer. You can sober up in line for Ice Cream at Bi Rite before going to Dolores Park and and sharing someone's glaucoma prescription.
     
  14. Mix

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    I had a really good meal at La Folie
     
  15. Sex Fuckhead

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    Dinner: Nopa, Laconda
    Cheaper options:
    Pizza: orbit room, little star
    Sushi: Sushi Zone
    Wings: Wings Wings
     
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  16. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Tacos and beers? Sign me up
     
  17. High Cotton

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    Nob Hill Cafe for Italian

    Rogue Brewery's restaurant is pretty good for the gastropub side of things.

    Drinks at Top of the Mark in the Mark Hopkins Hotel are pretty awesome, can see all of SF and all the way to the Pacific.
     
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  18. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Not food related but which of the Marriott properties are the nicest? Im going to be using points
     
  19. UrsaGrande

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    Yeah, actually Top of the Mark and the Tonga Room next door (Fairmont) would be an awesome touristy/historical SF bar combo.
     
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  20. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Going to be doing club level seats at AT&T one night. Heard the food and drink are really good
     
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  21. POWESHOW

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    La Imperial in Hayward for burritos

    Crepes Ooh La La in Walnut Creek for crepes

    Loards for ice cream all over the bay

    Caspers for hot dogs all over the bay

    If it cost more than $10 I don't know about it...
     
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  22. Bar None

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    Garlic fries
     
  23. Nelson

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    Sotto Mare for seafood, hands down.
     
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  24. Dildo Dawgins

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    Wifey and I went last summer. We hit up Cliff House, Nob Hill Cafe, Pier 23 Cafe, a few Asian joints and food trucks, and of course some In n out burger. All delicious.
     
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  25. Dayneface

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    I always preferred bay area Mexican food. Not as good as San Diego, but better than LA. :twocents:
     
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  26. Goldenbear_hk_84

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    If you are near Union Square, and you should be at some point, can always drop in to Lefty O'Douls for a drink. Plenty of beers to choose from, and if you are a sports fan you can check out all the photos on the wall while there, or catch a game if something is on tv.
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  27. TheChatch

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  28. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    A lot of really good stuff on here ya'll :beerchug:
     
  29. UrsaGrande

    UrsaGrande wait, what?
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    Good call, a cocktail and/or pizza there should be a part of a Mission/Valencia stroll.
     
  30. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Is this a whole night?
     
  31. UrsaGrande

    UrsaGrande wait, what?
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    I'd dedicate a few hours for it, and maybe do it during the day if possible. Mission gets a little interesting towards 16th after dark.
     
  32. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    How far is it from Nob Hill (I think I'm staying there)?
     
  33. BellottiBold

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    It's a bit of a hike, but like everything solvable with a quick MUNI jaunt...
     
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  34. UrsaGrande

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    Less than 7 miles away.

    Basically you're walking between the bart stations at 16th and 24th streets. So walk down to Market and hop on a train for 3 stops or so and you're there. Get off at one stop, finish off at the other. Beretta is close to 24th (http://www.yelp.com/biz/beretta-san-francisco), BiRite Creamery (http://www.yelp.com/biz/bi-rite-creamery-san-francisco) is by 16th. Taquerias are all over the place so pick anything that catches your fancy. El Farolito is a popular one right at 24th and Mission.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-farolito-san-francisco-2

    There are some interesting alleys with graffiti murals just off Mission as well:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/clarion-alley-san-francisco

    If you're hanging out closer to 16th, Delfina is good http://www.yelp.com/biz/delfina-san-francisco and Tartine has awesome baked good: http://www.yelp.com/biz/tartine-bakery-san-francisco

    The Mission isn't everyone's scene but it's a unique area and worth a walk around if you get the chance.
     
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  35. BellottiBold

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    El Farolito is the spot down there no doubt.
     
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  36. Ranch Wilder

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    Best burrito in Mission Hill?
     
  37. UrsaGrande

    UrsaGrande wait, what?
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    That's not in San Francisco. If you're thinking Nob Hill, try Chipotle.
     
  38. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    will be heading to atelier crenn and spqr for dinner when i'm in sf. has anyone been to either?
     
  39. UrsaGrande

    UrsaGrande wait, what?
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    Too fancy for me but I think you'll be just fine.
     
  40. Bar None

    Bar None Maintaining Integrity

    Just want to validate this. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here, but if you are in Little Italy/North Beach and feel like a good craft beer, it's a good brewery.
     
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  41. Bar None

    Bar None Maintaining Integrity

    Is the Cliff House all it's cracked up to be?
     
  42. UrsaGrande

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    It's a cool area to explore and enjoy the view but no reason to actually make an effort to eat there.
     
  43. Struggler

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    Location is the high point for it. Food is good, but priced too high.
    3rd and Brannan has a great burrito place called Victor's.
     
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  44. Deep dirt

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    But don't get a burrito, get the chimichanga. They will call you guapo as you enter. GOAT Chimi.
     
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  45. Ranch Wilder

    Ranch Wilder The voice of the Angels.
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    Mission Hill isnt SF?
     
  46. Struggler

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    "Hola guapo!"
     
  47. DirtBall

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    Mission Chinese food and swan oyster depot were both named to the 20 most important restaurants in America by Bon appetite.
     
  48. UrsaGrande

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    Sounds more like San Diego. We just have 'The Mission'