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A couple of days in the city


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A couple of days in the city

Stiflers_Mom | | Feb 2, 2012 06:06 PM

My wife and I are coming into town for a couple of days and are looking for some thoughts/ideas/guidance on our trip. We have an AirBnB rental in the Mission - so we are BART ready and also have no issues with buses, cabs or walking at any point during our adventures. It's a quick mid-week trip and our typical rhythm on a jaunt like this is to feed, explore, feed some more, siesta, walk, happy hour, drink a bit, and feed some more later in the evening...or something like that. Drinking a bit can easily morph into drinking more and we have no issues with prolonged exposure to a bar stool and grabbing some casual sustenance if the place fits.

Our place is a few blocks from both Humphry Slocombe and La Torta Gorda. We will definitely stash some late night treats in the fridge/freezer as a precaution. Any new flavors from HS that anyone can speak to?

Otherwise, we love the Mission for it's late night take-out opps and thoroughly enjoy a good bar or pub that stays open later and serves food. - overall, we would prefer ending up closer to our rental at the end of the evening. Any thoughts on Hogs & Rocks? Any other reco's on midweek, later evening fare w/ beverage service nearby? Any new places worth checking out?

We are probably going to hit Rosamunde/Tornado for cheeseburgers on Tuesday- I think that's a 2 mile-ish walk from our place? Is that a reasonably safe walking route mid-morning (Mission>Haight)? We'll probably cab down to the marina after the Toronado and walk to North Beach/Chinatown after that. Does anyone know of any good mid-day watering holes between the marina and North Beach? We are local beer and vino kind of people and we don't mind walking a few (or many) blocks out of the way for some good times, drinks and people watching. For a mid-day snack, we will either grab some cioppino at Sotto Mare or split a salt & pepper crab at R&G.

One night, we are going to meet some friends for Happy Hour at Bar Crudo and then do dinner at the bar or community table at Nopa . No previous exposure to either. Any recent experiences with either place or any dishes you might recommend?

I have heard there is a new brewery that just opened near Flour + Water, but can't seem to find it right now. Anyone?

Tartine for breakfast one morning. Never been to Mission Pies, but it looks appealing.

Is Saigon Sandwich worth the stop on the BART before hitting the Embarcadero and walking around/picknicking should weather permit?

Anyhow, totally flexible and looking for ideas and some local insight.


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