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One month + in San Fran! Stadium and Potrero recommendations, and general help


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One month + in San Fran! Stadium and Potrero recommendations, and general help

caraely | May 19, 2011 09:55 PM

Hi all. I'm a longtime Pacific NW resident but will be spending 1-2 months in San Francisco for work, starting June 1. I have spent very little time in SF and am excited to explore. I'll be working a lot, so I won't have as much time to cook as I do here at home. I'm looking for help with the following:

1. Good neighborhood restaurants for solo dinners, ideally with some healthy options, that won't break the bank. Let's say $12-20 for an entree, a glass of wine for $10 or less. Some place I could sit with a book (I love to eat at the bar). My corporate housing will be near the AT&T/Giants stadium, and my work will be on Potrero Hill. I'm hoping to walk to/from work so that should give you the general boundaries.
2. Great spots for me to hit for lunch or dinner on the weekends, easy to get to via public transportation from the stadium area. When I'm not working on the weekend, I'd love to go to a new neighborhood and wander around, eat lunch, window shop, and/or have dinner. I'm going to research the "must do" places on this board but lesser-known spots would be helpful, since I'll be in SF for awhile.
3. Since I don't know the city and will be on foot/public transport for the most part, any red flags about dicey areas for solo women would be helpful. If there are any issues with me walking from Potrero to Berry Street, for example, I'd appreciate the heads up.
4. Finally, I am a Crossfitter and tend to cook/eat healthy when at home, so if anyone has recommendations related to those interests, feel free to weigh in! Looks like there is a CF gym in/on Potrero that I'll probably join short-term.

I'm doing plenty of searches here but am starting from scratch, so thanks in advance for your help! Can't wait to be in such a food-centric city.

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