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Culinary Road Trip! - Bay Area Recommendations (From Vancouver)

jkhdsf | Feb 1, 2012 03:12 AM

I'm going on a road trip from Vancouver down the coast to San Fransisco for 1 week from Feb 16 - 23. I'll be in the bay area probably Feb 17-20.

More than willing to zig zag for significant food stops.

I'm looking for a mixed bag of experiences, from fine dining to street food, though my budget is not enormous so i'll likely do 2 evenings of fine dining, and the rest on a shoestring.

I don't mind cliche's (Salumi & Chez Panisse are both on my list)
If there are any destinations that are significant to the food culture of a place, i'm into that.

I love craft beer, wine does not excite me (Hoppy, floral smelling beer is my fav)
I'd love to try a barrel aged cocktail
I'm into head to tail eating
I like foraged food
I like novelty. Something i've never tried and could not replicate.


Tastes I like:
Hearty bread with a drizzle of portugeues olive oil and a sprinkling of grey salt
Old Fashioned Bitters
Buckwheat Honey
Scallop Sashimi
Chewing fennel seeds


My list so far:
Tartine Bakery (SF)
Chez Panisse (Berkley)
Chowder in a Bread Bowl (Fisherman's Warf)
Dynamo Doughnuts (SF)
The Herb Farm (Seattle)
Pok Pok (Portland)
Considering Bouchon (Napa Valley)

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