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Skinny my itinerary, please...

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Skinny my itinerary, please...

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mrsx | | Jul 28, 2008 08:10 PM

I'll soon be departing to visit a relatively recently transplanted East Coast pal in a few days (this Thursday evening, in fact). Please help a seafood-crazy, cocktail-swilling kitsch-loving East Coast gal skinny her itinerary so as not to run self and said friend ragged... any advice, feedback appreciated! I'm looking at 3 full days and fear I have them jammed too full... particularly not really knowing distances... friend lives in Noe Valley...

Friday -
Predeparture breakfast at Peer Inn, for real... (do they really serve breakfast?)
Alcatraz (tix bought; I am a tourist!)
Tooling around to see Laughing Sal et al at Pier 45
Late lunch at Swan Oyster Depot (crab not in season? what to order?)
Random meandering around downtown, Barbary Coast area
Rendezvous with pal at Tonga Room for happy hour
Dinner at Tadich Grill (what time to minimize the wait? nearby alternative?)
Cocktails - Bourbon and Branch (made a res), House of Shields, HaRa Club, Cantina

Saturday -
Farmer's Market / Hog Island Oysters
Yank Sing Dim Sum snacks (Rincon Center is the preferred location?)
Haight afternoon stroll -- Alembic for late lunch, early dinner, libations
Beach Blanket Babylon (bought tix)
Post show cocktails - Tosca, Tony Nik's, Vesuvio

Sunday -
Brunch Beach Chalet, Cliff House Bistro (which is least offensive yet touristically satisfying?)
Birth of Cool Exhibit at Oakland Museum of Art
Range (Mission) -- Early dinner... possible dessert at Bi-Rite Creamery
Cocktails - Beauty Bar, Lone Palm

Thoughts? Also,any alternative (non-view, low key, good food, expert bloody) brunch alternatives in the Noe Valley area for Sunday, which I suppose extends towards Castro/Mission area?

Any insight is appreciated... thanks!

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