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The boyfriend and I are coming to San Francisco for 4 nights over Memorial Day weekend. Our plans are to do a lot of wandering by foot and to eat as much good food as we can manage. We are staying at an airbnb place at Hyde Street and Broadway. We are fine with uber or public transit. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money if there are less expensive, fun places, but I am willing to spend more if a place is really worth it. We eat most anything and are mildly adventurous, spicy is great, but unlikely to get excited about exotic sea creatures or organ meats. Here are some of the options I've found - problem is we will never make it to all these places! Can you help me narrow it down and/or clue me in to major finds I've missed? We live in Colorado and have general access to a wide variety of good food, but ethnic/asian is a little harder to find around us and seafood (especially crab) is a treat.
Ferry Market first thing Sat morning seems a given. Anything in particular we need to try there?
Bakeries: We will never make it to all of these, how do I narrow it down?! I've been to Tartine a long time ago and it was great, should I skip it this time to try others?
Craftsman and Wolves - Rebel Within looks amazing
Mr Holmes Bakehouse - do we need a cruffin or are there other things there just as good
Devil's Teeth Baking Company
Ice Cream -
Bi-Rite - the creamery itself is better than one of the markets?
Humphrey Slocombe - since we will be at the Ferry Market anyway - Secret Breakfast sounds like a must try.
Swan Oyster Depot - I was thinking of this on Tues before we leave but our flight is at 1pm at SFO so now I'm thinking we might not have time. How long is the drive to SFO? Are they likely to be open on Memorial Day?
Ben Thai Cafe - this looks really appealing. We love Thai food and they have a crab pancake on the menu! Any reviews of this place?
FarmHouse Kitchen - similar to Ben Thai and this place has crab fried rice (yum!!). Any reviews?
Woodhouse Fish Co - Is it worth going here for the Toasted Buttered Dungeness Crab Roll?
Flores - we have great mexican in CO, but this place looks good and crab tostada?
My boyfriend looked at the menu for Tony's Pizza Napoletana and got very, very excited. He's from New York and is always looking for good pizza. Is this place as good as the menu looks? Any recommendations on what to get?
Delarosa and Gioia also look good but he will insist on Tony's unless I have a very good reason to dissuade him.
Slanted Door - I've seen mixed reviews on this, what are your opinions? Is the view worth it for a tourist and/or any special dishes that make it worthwhile?
Zuni Cafe - I've never been...and it seems like possibly a must do, but there are so many other amazing places. Opinions?
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I'm struggling here, any help is appreciated!
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