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A week in San Fran and Wine Country in early June - Help needed finalizing itinerary


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A week in San Fran and Wine Country in early June - Help needed finalizing itinerary

Erincc77 | | Apr 1, 2011 06:56 PM

Hello all! I've been reading the San Fran Bay Area posts for a couple weeks now so I've gotten a lot of great ideas but it's hard to tie down certain meals since I don't know the area so I'm looking for a little help here. Our friend is a wine rep so she's scheduling all of the winery tours. Winery reservations so far are at Arrowood, Cakebread, Long Meadow Ranch, T Vine, Staglin & Frank Family.

Thursday: Arrive early afternoon. Staying in Union Square and would like a place close to the hotel for a bite and some drinks before the Alcatraz night tour.

Also need a place for a later dinner after the tour which ends around 9. My SO wants to go to In-N-Out Burger but I'm hoping to convince her to go somewhere a little better.

Friday: Up early to head to Muir Woods. Is there anything good and quick for breakfast either in Union Square or on the way to Muir Woods?

I also need help with a place for lunch after the woods. We would need it to be pretty casual since we'll be in hiking gear.

For dinner Friday we are heading to the Off the Grid event at the Fort Mason Center. I'm very excited about this but don't have a lot of experience with food trucks so not sure what to expect.

Saturday: Heading to the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market for a few hours. Will most likely pick up breakfast and lunch there. 2 of our friends are coming in to meet us and we're heading to Perbacco for dinner.

Sunday: Driving down to Sonoma. We need a suggestion for a breakfast in San Francisco around 8 am and lunch in Sonoma. We have reservations at Barndiva for dinner.

Monday: SO and I are heading to Napa. I'm thinking of hitting up Bouchon Bakery for breakfast and Bouchon for lunch but open to suggestions. Not sure where to go for dinner this day.

Tuesday: The foursome is taking the tour of Long Meadow Ranch and having lunch on site. Dinner is at Bottega for my friend's 30th bday.

Wednesday: We head home this day on the red eye so we have the entire day to play. We are toying with going to Cow Girl Creamery and Hog Island Oysters on the way back into San Fran.

For lunches and breakfast I really don't want to spend more than $20 a person and less would be better. But I'm willing to spend more if it's something that's so good I just can't miss it. I will spend more for dinners, although TFL is out of my budget. Tasting menus are great but I really don't want to get dressed up except for Bottega and maybe Barndiva so nothing too fancy please.

Places I've researched after reading about them on the board that sound great to me:
Tartine Bakery - but is it hard to get in?
Gitane - definitely want to do drinks here but not sure where it is in relation to Union Square
Blackbird Bar - cocktails again
Perbacco/Barbacco - Was thinking of Barbacco for lunch but not sure if it's too similar to Perbacco.
Bar Crudo
Dottie's True Blue
Oenotri - possible for Monday dinner but not sure if that's too much Italian for one trip

Thanks in advance for your help!

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

Bar Crudo
655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Dottie's True Blue Cafe
522 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

231 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Gitane Restaurant & Bar
6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599

6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

1425 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

Off the Grid
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

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