Greetings Franciscans (Friscovites?), I am coming to your fair city in mid April for the Web 2.0 expo and I have a two part challenge. I haven't been to the city since I was in 3rd grade. That's an awesome age to visit the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum and eat pressed duck for the first time in Chinatown, a formative Chowhound experience. But now I'm ready for a new level. This is my two part challenge:
1) Lunch hour chowhound recommendations within walking distance of the Moscone center. Knowing that there will be many people in town for conference(s), I want to get the edge on them in terms of chowing and getting back for the next session on tagging or viral marketing or whatnot.
2) Dinner time recommendations reasonably accessible by public transportation, which is my preference, or short taxi rides--my hotel's not set in stone yet but it will be within 10 blocks of Moscone.
Some nuances for these challenges:
I want to stick to vegetarian and "pescatarian" menus.
I have a $40 per diem and credit card.
I plan to have one night dining on my own dollar, and thus am willing to spend more for an elevated experience, let's say one place I'm willing to go up to $120 plus booze.
I love eat late too, so if there's a "can't miss" snacking opportunity I want to know about it.
Thanks in advance!