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food... and music... in san francisco


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food... and music... in san francisco

violin | Aug 11, 2007 02:09 PM

The only thing I love more then food… is music. Where can I combine the two? In particular, I’m asking for live music. The food can range from the simple and satisfying, to ethnic and/or small tasty plates at a bar, to a place known for one fabulous dish etc… Love it all, as long as it is good. Music can be anything (although I admit, I am not a country music fan…), as long as they are authentic – true musicians, not trying to just satisfy the masses.

Potential examples….

---- A crunchy little café near a park, where I can have a good cup of coffee and great baked goods and hear a singer/songwriter guitarist playing their heart out.

---- A dark and smoky (!) bar or lounge with occasional small bands (?blues, jazz, rock, alternative…), with tasty bar food options

---- A local ethnic restaurant/bar, perhaps where people drop in after 9pm and start joining the band as the drinks and food keep rolling out… and I'm enjoying a mojito and cuban sandwich, for example

No karaoke.

In terms of my food preferences, Canteen is my favorite… “comfort food” (!), and I am currently craving a Banh Mi from Saigon Sandwich and a vanilla cupcake from Kootz more often then I will admit. Still in search of the perfect french fry...

btw – would prefer places free of exorbitant cover charges/two drink minimum… but if those are the requirements to find some good (… great) music and food, so be it.


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