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Fifth time lucky: returning to the Bay Area for more food'n'fun

grayelf | Oct 21, 200908:59 PM

I will be in SF from Thursday Nov 5 to Wed Nov 11, 2009 with my SO. We will be using transit/walking. Willing to travel for good food but limited patience for long trips before breakfast and long lines anytime. I have a shellfish/crustacean sensitivity but can eat shrimp and prawns (no idea why). This will be our fifth trip since 2003 so we are reasonably comfortable with your different neighbourhoods, though we’ve hardly scratched the surface. Herewith our itinerary and some starred dining out opportunities to fill e.g. dinner on Monday and Tuesday, lunch Saturday, so if you have suggestions for these or anything else we’re thinking of, bring ‘em on. Thanks all. ~ Grayelf

Thursday dinner: Canteen 7:30 pm

Friday breakfast: Olympic Flame Grill [then Lands End stroll/Legion of Honor]

Friday lunch: Dog Off! Zog’s Dogs, Da Beef, Showdogs [Meandering in SOMA] hit Mitchell's Ice Cream SOMA and Tropisueno happy hour con botanas 4-6

Friday dinner: Mi Lindo Yucatan

Saturday breakfast: Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for tacos al pastor or chilaquiles from Primavera or Mijita [Walking tour of Embarcadero South 11 am]

***Saturday lunch: ???????????????? [then Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park Stroll, new Maritime Museum]

Saturday dinner: Burmese Kitchen, Johnny Foley’s for a pint of Murphy's on the way home

Sunday breakfast: If with SO: grab pastries and coffee at ACME bread/Blue Bottle store in Ferry Building
Head to Oakland by ferry for Sunday Farmers Market (Cholita Linda fish tacos) and maybe more Blue Bottle at new roastery, check out Heinold’s First and Last Chance just because, stroll through Chinatown (more snacking but not sure where yet – Rico’s, Café 817, Café 15, Shan Dong Noodles, BC Deli for coconut and shredded pork noodle dish ???)

or if solo: Tartine Bakery to try morning bun, gougere, ham and cheese croissant, bread pudding for brekky
[Walking tour Mission Dolores or the Castro 11 am (if latter, ck out Cliff’s Variety at Castro and 18th)]
Sunday lunch/snacks if solo: La Oaxaqueña for tamal or enchiladas with mole negro; tinga de pollo tacos; tlayuda; avoid pupusas and chips; El Buen Sabor's carnitas tacos; El Cachanilla offal tacos (fish and carnitas also good); avoid pastor
Pirate Cat Cafe btwn Florida and Bryant bacon and maple latte; La Torta Gorda for a pierna enchilada torta or Tortas Los Picudos for a carnitas torta and pineapple agua fresca

Noe Valley to check out Martha & Bros, 24th St. Cheese Co., Noe Valley Bakery, Chocolate Covered [then back to FB for ferry to either Vallejo or Larkspur and back or walking tour of Nob Hill]

Sunday dinner: Lers Ros (I have a long list of reccos by CHers)

Monday breakfast: Moulin Rouge then Hayes Valley ramble plus Blue Bottle (Gibraltar) and La Boulange (chocolate croissant) then Alamo Square

Monday lunch: Nopalito (ck out Falletti’s) [Golden Gate Park after]

***Monday dinner: ???????????

Tuesday breakfast: Mama’s (lineup fallbacks: Curly's, Liguria or Pat's Café)

Tuesday lunch: Jai Yun [Stroll around North Beach/Chinatown, maybe do a tea tasting]

***Tuesday dinner: ??????????????

Wednesday breakfast: Café de la presse (because it’s an old favourite) [Union Square galleries after]

Wednesday (late) lunch: Tadich for sand dabs or petrale [Pick up luggage and BART off to SFO to return to YVR at 7:55 pm]

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