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grayelf returning to SF for lucky 13 in November

grayelf | Oct 21, 201306:29 PM

Greetings, lovely SF-Bay Area Hounds! I have an itinerary in mind, augmented by your generous assistance already in my East Bay happy hour thread plus so many previous reccos. May I run it by you for comments, hopefully providing a momentary distraction from BART strike woes?

We'll have seven lunches and six dinners plus a few happy hours and snacks if all goes well. Not too worried about budget though we don't tend to go too high end as it's not our style (and doesn't seem to be a huge strength in the Bay Area with one or two notable exceptions).

We're coming from Vancouver, BC so mostly okay for Chinese :-).

breakfast: V105, Reveille, Aliment (Sat/Sun only), The Cavalier, Sweet Maple (Millionnaire's Bacon!? big lineups on the weekend?!), Central Kitchen (weekends only)

coffee: Machine, Linnaea, Hooker's, Saint Frank, Coffee Cultures and of course our old fave Blue Bottle Mint Plaza

lunches: Elmira Rosticerria, Pal's Takeaway, Mateo's La Cocina in Healdsburg (woot!), 20th Century Café -- what else is unmissably delicious at midday??

Happy hours: Skool (that uni flan is calling to me), Café Terminus (gotta feed the Leary love!), Hopscotch/Hop's Apothecary, Trick Dog (heard it's a bit less busy early weekdays at opening), Cellarmaker Brewing

dinners: Kronnerburger (finally!), Outerlands or Pesce, Rangoon Super Stars, Vientian, St Vincent or La Urbana, Locanda

Did not realize just how far Outerlands is on transit (it is aptly named) when I booked hence the Pesce option, though I know they're going to be really different. Not much availability left for the Friday night as I feel I need to go somewhere with a reso... We may take an entirely different tack and head to Café Europa for some schnitzel if y'all diss Pesce :-).

St Vincent vs Urbana -- guessing they are not at all similar. Any thoughts as to which to go with?

Any pockets of deliciousness you've encountered recently that you feel like sharing for afternoon snacks? Sweet or savoury, all good.


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