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60 Hours to Eat - Yes, another visitor request... [San Francisco]

incognism | Jan 28, 2014 07:30 PM

Hello Hounds,

First time posting here, although I've lurked across boards for many years, usually when looking for recos when travelling. I'm not anti-social, I just feel like my opinions are usually better worded by better writers on these boards.

Anyways, hoping for some assistance in finalizing my intinary - only 60 hours in the city, so not a moment to spare. Not my first rodeo in SF, and not a tourist trap type of person to begin with, so no need to worry about those (although a mediocre Boudin chowder bowl at SFO T3 always seems to sucker me in).

Coming in from Vancouver, so Chinese is completely off the table. Italian and Mexican are two cuisines not very well represented here, so will be looking for those, as well as anything new/exciting. I've parsed through a few threads, including grayelf's dining opuses.

Last food-centric trip to SF was in 09 where we had notable meals at Zuni and Canteen.

Price range - mid-above average? Really wanted to try Saison but the better half said something about reponsibilities or something or the other, so that's off the table. But we're used to spending on good food.

What I have so far:

Sat AM:
Ferry Market Building - Coffee @ Blue Bottle, Porchetta sandwich from Roli Roti, a meat cone from Boccolone -- anything else that I might be missing?

Heading down to the Mission, going to roam around and eat. Places I have marked down: Taqueria Vallarta, Tartine, La Torta Gorda, Craftsman & Wolves, Rhea's, Bi-Rite, Knead Patisserie, Philz Coffee, Humphry Slocombe

Incanto (kind of leftover from missing out in 09 - is the quality still there? Worth the visit?)

Sun Brunch:
Visiting family in town

Sun late PM:
Not too sure what to do in the time, seeing how...

Sun Dinner:
State Bird (no reservations - planning to show up around 430pm)

Mon AM:
[nothing yet]

Mon Lunch:

Places I'll try to find time for:
20th Century Cafe for their Russian Honey Cake, Waterbar for oysters? (Swan looks nice, but from what I gather not worth the lineup?), Super Duper Burgers (or anywhere for a good burger? I'm partial to something like Little Big Burger in Portland - simple, quick, and medium rare if possible!).

We're staying in Union Square, so any good coffee shops in the area would also be useful, so I can steer the better half away from Starbucks.

Long read, yes - but I know how frowned upon it is to show up without research!

Boudin Bakery Cafe,
Boudin Bakery,
Zuni Café,
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie & Catering,
Tartine Bakery,
La Torta Gorda,
Rhea's Deli & Market,
Rhea's Café,
Taqueria Vallarta,
Philz Coffee,
Humphry Slocombe,
Blue Bottle Coffee
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