I used to spend about a few weeks each year in san fran when i was young, but have since not returned. i am going to be in san fran, with girlfriend, for a few days in early january and am needing some recommendations.
i need advice in these areas (one of which i know is not dealing with chow - please allow me):
noteworthy chinatown haunts - i'm not looking for restaurants as much as quick stop, great eats. also, any banh mi?
dinner places - generally american (new and traditional) restaurants. wine and tapas. my mom recommended zumi (sp?). other restriction, do not want to travel too far.
hotel - please allow this... can someone give me an honest review of the clift hotel? i like schraeger hotels normally, but need some advice. any other suggestions - i've looked at the ritz, among others...
and any other advice, pertaining to anything.