I'm recommending friends try a great dim sum place I found in San Francisco, but I can't remember the name. It's on Geary Boulevard in the low 20s in the Avenues. Specializes in Hakkan dim sum or something like that.
On a separate matter, I found a great Bolivian restaurant on North Beach earlier this year. I didn't know about chowhound.com then, because I would have written a detailed post. I guess they include live music on Friday and Saturday nights.