im moving to palo alto from nyc and would love some good food recommendations. i will have a car, so getting to san fran and other surrounding areas isnt a problem, tho i wont be able to do it too often as ill be an overworked, stressed out grad student. im looking for excellent restaurants in the following categories:
*good southern brunch in a brunch-like setting (preferably with amazing buttermilk biscuits) [similar to clinton st. baking co. in nyc]
*molecular gastronomy [similar to wd-50 and degustation in nyc]
*farmers market new american [similar to blue hill + union sq. cafe in nyc]
*great spanish [similar to tia pol + boqueria in nyc]
*neopolitan style pizza [similar to una pizza napoletana in nyc]
*great ethiopian/eritrean [lacking in nyc]
*fantastic greek [havent found it in nyc]
*pork buns [similar to momofuku in nyc]
*great sushi thats not astronomically expensive
*"nouveau" mexican [similar to mercadito or la palapa in nyc]
*any other recs for chefs who are doing creative, inventive things with food
im not really into chinese or vietnamese and am only rarely in the mood for thai...unfortunate since i know the bay area is known for its excellent asian food.
thanks all for anything you can do to make my food transition any easier...im lamenting my taking leave of new york with every bite i take.