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Query - Quick SF visit for the end of January, 2015

beetlebug | Jan 15, 201511:16 AM

I'm going to be in SF for a quick visit next week. I have about 2.5 days in SF before I meet my parents for a Napa/Sonoma trip. This post is only on SF.

Background. I've been to SF numerous times but I think my last visit was in 2006 or so. I try and not repeat places, although there are certain places that I would like to re-visit, if there is extra time and stomach space. We are staying at a hotel near the Ferry Building.

We have no reservations for SF, but we are early risers and am willing to eat at early off times.

Friday, 1/23 - we will arrive at the hotel around 2 pm. I was thinking that I would try and not overstuff myself right off the bat. Instead, I will attempt to show some restraint and getting something little or light at the Ferry Building.

Dinner - Nopa. No online reservations and it's too early to call them. I was thinking that we would try and get there at 5 pm to grab bar seats. Plus, Bi-Rite looks to be next door. I love ice cream.

Saturday, 1/24 - here is where I start having "problems." I really want to try Tartine, especially those morning glory buns. But, I need something a bit more for breakfast other then pastries. Then, I run into the whole lunch issue.

Lunch - Places that intrigue - Nopa, Tartine (kill two birds with one stone), Bar Tartine, Yank Sing or a mission burrito either at La Taqueira, Taqueira Cancun or El Faro. I haven't mapped or looked on line at any of the burrito places yet. These were the names I gleaned from previous threads. I also have Sunday lunch/brunch open so can go to one of these places as well.

I've been to Yank Sing many times and love the overpriced dim sum there. I really adore that cabbage salad. I've never tried a mission burrito though and even though burritos aren't really my thing, it's something my husband would really enjoy. Also, is walking in to either Tartine or BT at opening reasonable?

Dinner with old friends - I was thinking of Burma Love, Burmese Kitchen or Les Ros Thai. I'm not sure if there kids will be joining us, but it will either be a party of 4 or 7. Wherever I decide, I plan on getting reservations. We were thinking early dinner and then drinks after. For those three places, is there a nice bar where we can hang out and chat post meal?

Sunday, 1/25 - see Saturday's breakfast/lunch. I'm going to choose amongst those. Or Hog Island Oysters at the Ferry Bldg. This may be put on the back burner because there is one in Napa as well.

Dinner - probably one of the choices from Sat dinner.

Monday, 1/2 - breakfast somewhere close by before we head to the airport.

Please feel free to comment, criticize and advise. We may be meeting other friends as well. I'm just figuring out scheduling. This was kind of a last minute thing for us.

Thanks so much.

Tartine Bakery,
Yank Sing (Stevenson Street),
Yank Sing (Spear Street),
El Faro,
El Faro Restaurant,
Burma Love,
Burmese Kitchen
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