Heading to San Francisco and Napa from October 16-21st and would love to get some recommendations from you fine folks. I have never been to Napa, and not to SF since I was a kid (over 20 years ago). We will be a group of 3 adults for the first day of the trip, and then after that a party of 7 adults. We are foodies and are looking for awesome food that doesn't break the bank. Being from NYC, I am also looking for things that are done better in Cali - where is the best place to get Mexican in Mission, things like that.
I have about a day and a half in S.F. - 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and then about 3 1/2 days in Napa.
We have reservations for Friday night dinner at Ad Hoc (our consolation prize after striking out on French Laundry reservations - the one place I would have been willing to break the bank) and we will be cooking at the house we are staying at Saturday night. So in Napa - really looking for one dinner (Sunday night) and some lunch spots while we tour vineyards and breweries, which will mostly be how are days are spent.
We are open to both divey places and nicer establishments, and all are adventurous eaters who are fond of food crawls, if one place in an area just isn't enough.
I appreciate any help that you can give, as it is daunting trying to navigate such a great food scene.