Thinking about a trip northwards to San Francisco.
This makes me a tourist.
One of the places I love to go is Swan's Oyster depot. What other places along similar lines (if any) can you recommend in the Bay ARea - open to East bay, marin, san mateo co.etc.
I'm not that interested in avant-garde cooking when I travel or in fusion - more in older places that might close soon, places that have a strong local following. If east asian falls into this, fine. I have plenty of good places believe it or not here in Southern California (sgv, etc). MOre interested in institutions like swan's that I might not know about.
for those of you familiar with LA, and not to make comparisons, thinking about places like Canetti's in San Pedro, PHilippe's in LA or Coles if it were good.