Hello fellow food lovers, I could really use your help filling in a few holes in my dining itinerary for a trip coming up next weekend. The entire trip was rather last minute, but I did manage to secure a few decent reservations (albeit at hours slightly earlier than I normally prefer to dine). We arrive (3 of us) on Friday evening 8/15 and depart Wednesday morning 8/20. We are staying [in different places] the financial district and union square east areas and would like places that are walkable or a short cab ride. Overall we are looking for moderately priced places, but can balance out with a combo of cheap eats + something a little pricier. Here is what we've got so far:
Friday: need a dinner (by the time we land, taxi in, check in, etc. we
aren't likely to be dining before 8:30, but being on east
coast time are likely to be starving). I was considering
Mission Chinese, but after reading through several posts on
here am now questioning the wisdom of that idea...
Saturday: we will be attending the Street Food Festival (for work and
the reason for our trip), so I think this will cover us food
wise that day, but would love some cocktail reccos for the
Sunday: need lunch/brunch and dinner - considering Ferry Building
Market or Dim Sum (I know, I know the good dim sum isn't to be
had "in the city", but we are just going to have to make do.)
Monday: dinner at Contogna, need lunch - maybe a bahn mi at Saigon
Tuesday: dinner at AQ, need lunch
We may spend Monday or Tuesday afternoon in Berkley, so a lunch spot recco there would be great. We are wide open to suggestions for all types of cuisines, so just go for it! Thank you all, I know that these last minute dinners are an especially tall order, so I am excited to here your suggestions!