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NY hound for cheapie SF meals (and a few splurges)

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NY hound for cheapie SF meals (and a few splurges)

emilia | Feb 25, 2009 09:14 AM

Hi SF hounds!

I will be visiting SF from NY for a film festival next month and staying in San Fran for a week. I'm very unfamiliar with the area but remember some yummy meals when i've visited in the past.

I'm staying on a super cheap budget (think Chinatown prices), but am allowing myself 1 or 2 splurge meals for the week. The only thing I have solidified is a reservation at Chez Panisse cafe for lunch, but otherwise was wondering where else I should visit for 1.) my daily cheapie meals (farmer's market recs? cafes or places under $10-15 per meal etc) and 2) 1 or 2 splurge ideas ("splurge" is relative--would like to spend under $50/pp not including alcohol).

I plan on visiting Vic's & Tartine, but otherwise am pretty clueless about where else to go. I'm a fan of all types of cuisine but lean heavily toward ethnic and lighter, veggie-friendly (love ethiopian, thai, japanese, vietnamese, turkish, italian, seafood, etc.) for those of you familiar w/ NY, i live/eat in the east village all the time, which tells you a bit about what i'm used to in terms of dining. i'll be staying somewhere close to SF downtown/japantown, but am willing to travel a bit for really great meals.

any recs? thanks hounders!

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