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coming to San Fran with an artsy/writer and her husband and us canadian chowhounds

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coming to San Fran with an artsy/writer and her husband and us canadian chowhounds

gpjba | Nov 2, 2009 06:25 PM

My husband and I have been to San Fran before but either have had our kids with us or commuted in from San Ramon - so haven't got to explore the dining scene as much as we liked. Last trip in June did go to Laiola and while we waited an hour for our table - we did have a reservation - the food was quite good and they comped us free round of drinks and the delicious chickpea croquettes.

Have been reading on the SF board on and off for the last 3 weeks. Have really enjoyed the threads by uhockey, greywolf, Robert L, Ruth, Melanie, ROrange and others...

Three of us arriving Nov. 12 around 8:00 ish. Staying at the Triton and looking for a good tapas/wine bar close to hotel. Checked out bocadillos and if we don't get there it looks like there is breakfast or lunch if we want. Anadula also looked interesting or 1550 hyde wine bar. For Greywolf maybe something like Tapestry or one of the "Bin" places in Vancouver is what I am hoping for.

We will be walking all over the city - looking at galleries and other such things MOFA on the weekend and as always will go to the ferry building. Friday - when the other person arrives thinking of maybe a tour to Hanger one via the ferry. Or maybe thirsty bear...or more art galleries etc. I also found foreign cinema which I think will appeal to friends though I am hoping more for brunch on Sun than in the evening. ( I don't need to see Rosemary's baby which is playing. ) They also have a request to go to writerswithdrinks which is at the makeout room - not sure about food. Any advice? Also we may have friends join from San Ramon - one who is a vegetarian but who eats fish.

High end choice for Fri or Sat is maybe Spruce or Quince. I like the local emphasis on Spruce. Also terested in good lunch places for californian in either northbeach, MOFA area, nob hill. Thanks for your help. I hope I did this correctly.

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Laiola
2031 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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