thanks a million to you two. i read your suggestions and am definitely planning on the taco crawl in oakland among other things you suggested. my friend and i are also going to check out fifth floor and see what monsieur gras has to offer. i feel like indulging in a fancy french tasting menu, having tacos and burritos out of trucks, hitting chinatown, having fresh oysters and picnicing in napa will be a good taste of what SF (and surrounding areas) have to offer. thanks again. i really appreciate it. let me know if you ever want info on NYC.