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I want to add a couple of new places to our itinerary--can you help?


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I want to add a couple of new places to our itinerary--can you help?

soccermom13 | Jul 15, 2012 03:09 PM

We visited your wonderful city three years ago for a wedding. We had not been in SF for quite a long time and we fell in love with it all over again. We've been back twice a year since then. I've used this terrific board (thank you, SF 'hounds) to find fabulous places to eat. But we have fallen into a pattern of going to the same (very good) places to eat at each visit. I'd like to add a couple of new places.

Here are the places we have been to and loved:
**Thurs Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market--Roli Roti chicken and potatoes are our favorite but we also love 4505 burgers, Acme bread, and Cowgirl cheese
**Sat Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market--chilaquiles at Primavera (sp? not sure of the name, but I know where it is). Plus, of course, all the wonderful fruit--such as perfect apricots--that we only dream of in MN. Candicots are on my list.
**Dinners and/or lunches at L'Osteria, Ideale, Zuni, Cotagna (lunch)
**Breakfasts at Tartine
**Burrito at El Faroliito (sp?)
**egg custards at Golden Gate Bakery
**fociccia at Liguria Bakery
**ice cream at Bite Rite and Michell's and Henry Slocumbe
**papusas at Balomie

New place we'll go to for sure:
Mission Bowling Club for a burger

I'd get to get a cocktail at Farallon---is that a good choice for a cocktail? Are the bar menu foods there good or should I save tummy room for something better?

You can probably tell from what I've listed that we like to get very good value for the dollar. FYI, I like almost anything except sushi. DH does not like Burmese. We can get excellent Ethiopian at home. We are staying at the Union Square Marriott. No car, but are skilled public transportation users.
Given that, which of the following do you think we'd like like?
**Range--highly recc by good friend. On line menu looks very appealing.
**LaCiccia (and going here would get also get us a look at a new neighborhood--that's a bonus)
**Bar Tartine
**Canteen (I've read great things about Canteen on this board but the menu did not look enticing)
**Citizen's Band
**or, are there places I've not listed that you think we'd like?

a few more questions:
**If we make it to Legion of Honor, is Shanghei Dumpling King worth a visit?
**DH likes a breakfast now and again. How's farm:table?
**Can anyone recommend a lunch place for Sunday? NOT a brunch place; we are not brunch fans. I've not found a lot of lunch options on Sundays. However, we can't leave SF without a burrito, so that could be our Sunday lunch. We usually get a good sandwich from Cowgirl to take to the airport with us to eat before we board.

Thanks so very much for any help you can give. And thanks for all the great posts I have consulted over the last few years on this board.

p.s. Pls excuse typos. I am multi-tasking.

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