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Trip report SF week of 8-2-13

seal | Aug 7, 201309:10 PM

Walked 2.5 miles to get to Bar Crudo as soon as we got in and arrived just as they were opening - good sign. Had excellent oysters and beer on tap from the happy hour menu and then came the best things, uni and scallops. Both dishes were right up there with the best I've ever eaten. I want more scallops!

Next day woke up early to get to Brenda's French Soul Food for breakfast. Loved the crawfish Cajun donut thingees and they have wonderful biscuits. Heavy, but nice and filling.

Had linner at Yank Sing around 2:30. Great soup dumplings, spicy chicken, chicken and mushroom dumplings, sticky rice with meat inside. The shrimp dumplings were decent. Afterwards had some decent gelato from Caio Bella.

Sunday we had a light breakfast from Happy Donut after joining in some Tai Chi in the park in Chinatown then we were off to Haight Ashbury. We had a huge pitcher of sangria and some really good garlic mushrooms (non-psychedelic) at Cha Cha Cha. We also had some decnt wings and a mediocre quesadilla there. Lers Ros for dinner later on and while the papaya salad, fried tofu, and thai fried rice were all fresh and good, nothing made me want to forget Lotus of Siam or even that joint in Queens, NY.

Monday we were down at Fisherman's Wharf and went tourist with a bread bowl of soup at Boudin and honestly it wasn't nearly as bad as I feared. Then I insisted on crossing the street to get a double double at In n Out burger. I miss that place.

Then we took public transportation down the Embarcadero to the Ferry building and grazed. Great grilled pork sandwich from that slow food American something place and then nice raw oysters, oyster stew and beer at Hog Island. Also had great chocolate from TCHO.

Tuesday was the best meal I ever had on a train on the Napa Wine Train. Honestly, were we not on a train, it still would have been a very nice lunch, but not excellent. But we got home early enough to wait in line at R & G lounge right across the street from out hotel for some excellent salt and pepper crab

Wednesday we went to Sausalito. Nice sandwiches at Venice Gourmet, good wine tasting at Real Sausalito, and a fair taco at Salsalito tacos. Got home early enough to make happy hour at Harrow's.

All in all, the only place that blew us away was Bar Crudo. Honorable mention to R & G and a few not bads. Sorry we missed the Mission district - next trip I guess.

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