Love the Outer Richmond. Ripe with unknown treasure. Most of these were just visually spotted and not actually tried, but I've learned to trust my "looks good!" intuition, which seldom lets me down.
Seakor Polish Delicatessan 5957 Geary Boulevard (415) 387-8660 good looking sausages, GREAT poppyseed cake (very different from the rolls at Gastronome). Nice old guy.
Minami Restaurant sushi 1900 Clement St (415) 387-5913 looked good
Belly Burgers 5740 Geary Boulevard (415) 933-6232 looked good
Ton Kiang Restaurant 5821 Geary Boulevard (415) 386-8530 www.tonkiang.net The lady at gastronome recommends this for interesting expensive dim sum. There are also a bunch of Hakka dishes on menu, I must try!
Pho Garden 2109 Clement St 415) 379-8677 looked good
Hong Kong Lounge Restaurant 5322 Geary Boulevard: very ordinary. Not a fan. Rice in the zong zi was horrendously overcooked.
I snapped a photo of the street signs at the intersection of 17th and Anza to remember something great-looking there, but I can't figure out what it actually was.
Gastronome 5801 Geary at 22nd (415) 387-4211. This place is very well known, but be on lookout cuz they sometimes stock Babaevsky 75% cacao chocolate bars, one of my faves in the world http://bit.ly/aho0ba . Also, great cabbage piroshki (other flavors not as good), eggplant salad, little cheesecakey things/
Geary Parkway Motel, 4750 Geary blvd, near 12th ave 415) 752-4406. Like $85/night, free parking and wifi, perfectly clean and friendly, and in the middle of all this splendor.
5821 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
5740 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Hong Kong Lounge
5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121
1900 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121