My husband and I will be spending 3 days and 4 nights in San Francisco at the end of July after a 5 day backpacking trip in Yosemite. Needless to say, we will be both thirsty and hungry!!! We'd prefer not to hit the "touristy" spots, and I'm hoping for some great local advice. We are probably going to stay near the Union Square area, but nothing has been booked. We don't mind walking a lot, as you can tell from the Yosemite backpacking portion of our trip. Also, we will probably have a car and can drive a bit if the recommendation is worth it.
- We need 3 great breakfast / brunch spots... We love breakfast (pancakes, egg casseroles, benedicts, potatoes, cinnamon rolls, etc..). My husband won't be upset if there are mimosas either!
- I would like 3 lunch spots that also offer GREAT beer... My husband brews his own beer and we are sort of beer snobs. We're open to gastro pubs, but I wouldn't exactly call us foodies. It would be fine if they had fresh, light fare along with the superb beer. I'd probably like a salad, light sandwich or shared appetizer for lunch.
- Finally, dinner (and dessert). We have 4 nights and I'd like to get a good variety of food. Again, a gastro pub would be great. I'd love to try something in China town, but am not really an adventurous eater... So, nothing too crazy here. Other welcome recommendations would be Italian, Indian, Thai, Pizza and Seafood. Lastly, I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. I have been to Ghiradelli before, and would like to try something new.
Thanks in advance for the advice!