Coming to the SF area for the first time Oct 12-20. Spending 4 nights in SF Union Square, 2 nights Yountville, and 2 nights Healdsburg.
In SF, no car, but will travel anywhere via BART or Muni to get to good grub. In wine country will have car and willing to travel.
I love bold flavors, offal, experimentation, and don't mind spending $$$ if its a good value but not for the sake of keeping up with the Joneses. I love wine, mostly Pinot Noir and sparkling, and a well balanced cocktail (whatever the hell that means). I have a recent fascination with Fernet Branca.
The items that I am missing in DC are: Chinese Food, good bakeries, bagels, Mexican., Vietnamese.
My SF itinerary is as follows: Swan Oyster Depot, Yank Sing, Slanted Door, La Taqueria, Commonwealth, Incanto, Frances, Tartine Bakery, Mission Chinese Food, Tony's Napoletana, HopScotch (Oakland), Bi-rite Creamery, and Ferry Bldg/Farmer's market on a Sat.
My Yountville/Napa itinerary: Bottega, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, Morimoto, and Carpe Diem (HH).
My Healdsburg/Sonoma itinerary: Cyrus, BarnDiva, Girl and the Fig, and Spoonbar (cocktails).
I am wait listed for TFL for my 4 nights in Napa/Sonoma and will cancel Cyrus ( my last night) if I get in for TFL at any time,
Please correct my itineraray or recommend something that I missed.