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Thoughts on my rough itinerary, recommendations for an LA/OC hound?

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Thoughts on my rough itinerary, recommendations for an LA/OC hound?

groover808 | Aug 15, 2012 09:52 PM

Been to SF a few times and really want to experience the unique dining scene in SF. I imagine Thai, Vietnamese, pizza, and sushi I can skip?

I'd like to try new places, where I've been include: Tartine, Sotto Mare, Alembic (drinks and dessert), Aziza, and Dopo.

My rough itinerary (Friday thru Sunday)

Friday snack?
Friday dinner: Gary Danko (on the waitlist), back up is La Folie

Saturday
AM: Ferry bldg farmer's mkt, any other must haves besides porchetta sandwich (I recently had a good version at Meat and Bread in Vancouver)
Lunch: ?
Dinner: Incanto, State Bird Provisions?

Sunday
AM: Brenda's French Soul Food
Light lunch?
Pick up pastries/snacks for drive back: Anywhere else besides Tartine? Dynamo? Or Ike's Place worth a shot?
PM: ?

Cocktails: Absinthe, Agricole? Ok to just pop in for drinks or anywhere else?

I'm open on the dinners, just really want to do Gary Danko for sure. I've looked at the Michelin star guide, but would like to keep the other 2 dinners around $100 for 2 for just food. LA and OC has a lot of gastropub like fare these days, anywhere interesting? Mr Pollo worth a shot for lunch or dinner?

Also dessert/snack: Is Bi Rite a good choice vs Humphrey? I've done Fenton's but I thought it was more atmosphere than anything, although the bf has never been....

Thanks in advance! I looked for a thread specific to LA hounds, but couldn't find anything too recent for reccs for people from my neck of the woods.

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