I am so bad in that I never get to North Beach and the last time I was there (a year ago?) I ate at Rose Pistola.
Now I have a friend coming in Wednesday night from Portland and his hotel is nearby so North Beach seems to be the easiest meeting place.
I'd like it affordable (Rose Pistola is just too pricey for my current budget) and a place with little or no corkage would be brilliant; I have a '91 Nebbiolo I'd like to share with my pal without having to pay a huge corkage fee.
Good food goes without saying, right? What are the current fav's?