I lived in SF for six years and moved to LA a couple years ago. I'm homesick for SF and am planning a trip up to see my hometeam SF Symphony, visit old stomping grounds, and hopefully make new ones with some great eats. What can I not miss? I'm sure there are a myriad of new, wonderful restaurants that I've never heard of--so help point me in the right direction!
I really didn't get around to any of the more higher-end stuff while I lived there as I was a student. I sure ate plenty of El Farolito though!
I've never even been to Zuni, though I have the cookbook now so I feel like I know it. I went to Delfina on my last trip up and really liked it.
I probably wouldn't be Gary Danko-level of splurging, so what are some of the manageably-priced places that are really stellar and interesting? I'm more into rustic than foams and microdots of sauces on plates, if that helps. Oh, and can I crash on your couches? (kidding!)