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Narrowed(?) field for my visit - any comments?

kcmarshall | Nov 7, 200201:08 PM

All -

I've been having a great time reading through the past 6-8 months of your postings in preparation for my impending trip to SF. I've really only got 3 nights and precious little day time to dine but still I've amassed a ridiculous number of potential places to eat.

I'm really more inclined towards street food & small, ethnic restaurants than upscale dining. No expense account bonanza this trip. Here are a few of the restaurants I've selected - please feel free to comment. I just don't want to end up in the hotel restaurant!

First a question:
-how early does breakfast (jook) start in Chinatown?

If I get time for a big dim sum meal, it will probably be at Louie’s Cal-Chinese. Sounds about right for my enthusiastic but uneducated palate. I'll keep You's Dim Sum in my back pocket. Utopia Cafe, Y. Ben House and Yuet Lee Seafood all sound very interesting too. Additionally I've got the Melanie Wong Cheap Eats list to work from.

North Beach-
I'm leaning towards Ristorante Ideale; doesn't sound especially high end but perhaps a notch above mama-mia-red-sauce (no offense, mama!). The recent post on Moose's' prix fixe menu sounds interesting and we'll be in town on Monday. Others I've noted: Caffe Macaroni, Capps Corner, The Gold Spike, La Felce (you may note a bias towards 'old time' places). Coffee at: Mario's Bohemian, Caffe Trieste, Grecco.

Union Square-
B44 sounds really interesting; also Plouf and Scala's Bistro.

This only begins to scratch the surface of my list - and your fair city. I'm trying to be realistic though.

Finally, a big thanks to folks on the board for all the info. I'll especially thank: Melanie Wong, Gary Soup, Yimster, Han Lukito, Gordon Wing, Ruth Lafler. They work and passion you put into your posts shines through.


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