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One Day in SF, barely.......Have a Plan, Help a Brother Out!


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One Day in SF, barely.......Have a Plan, Help a Brother Out!

dietndesire | Oct 6, 2010 04:38 AM

From about 1pm on a Saturday, I plan on something of a food tour. Unfortunately, leaving very early in the morning the next day. I will have a car.
My semi-formed plan includes,
1. Bakery/patisseries. Bread and sweets, it is a must. Based on limited time, perhaps I will only get to 2, possibly a 3rd. Much will be bought and kept for a day(let me worry about the quality holding up). Since I have never tried it, Tartine seems like a must(and because I hear about it from a former resident with similar tastes and 80% of the standards). Plan on ordering bread, picking up around 5pm from there. Others in consideration,

le bedaine
thorough bread pastry
la farine
patiss philippe
knead patisserie
la boulangerie

Thoughts, preferences, alternatives? Croissant and pastry quality, first off, since I will certainly acquire some bread at Tartine though I will take more if it is worth it.

2. Not sure if there will be lunch and/or dinner at a proper restaurant. Both would be mid-range, no fine dining. American/Euro cuisine, no Asian of any sort. Not sure I even want Italian but there are some in the list. Best food is the goal, here are some names that seem to fit the bill. Anything else, do tell.

flour + water
baker and banker
tadich grill

Note: I have a reservation for dinner at Canteen. A bit worried about the narrow menu for my mate. I have no issue cancelling for something better.

3. During the day, I would like to do some street food type grazing. Mexican(I will figure out which is best from the board), maybe a good kebab place(Zaki?, recos welcome), whatever else,hopefully, you get the idea. I think the Ferry building will be out of whatever the best prepared eats are there by the afternoon. No pizza, please. Sorry that I do not have this part of the day planned a bit better but I will.

Yes, a very greedy post(both for food and board space) but I hope to have a very specific plan with some assistance.
Those work out much better than roaming with limited time and a plethora of options.
My apologies if some/all of the above is poorly written and nonsensical.

Thank you very much in advance,


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