Okay, this isn't the usual coming-to-SF-with-no-idea-about-where-to-eat post. I think we'll be there for four dinners and three lunches mid-August. Two of them are allocated to Grubstake and to Brandy Ho on Columbus, and the rest are up in the air. If this were 1990 (yes, I know this is probably before many of you became familiar with the city), we'd be going to Little City in North Beach and to China Moon (Barbara Tropp's restaurant, not the one in Moraga, probably at least twice), but both of them are gone, so there's filling in to be done. We were really unhappy with Absinthe last October, and we were unhappy with our treatment at Firefly (although the kitchen was terrific) in June 1998. What should we consider in the City this time? We'll be using public transportation, and we won't be renting a car.