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Visiting SF for a couple of Days - Recommendations

Chuck | Jul 8, 200101:45 AM

Hi...I love reading all your wonderful posts even though I live in Wenatchee, WA...I love good food so much that I can satisfy some cravings just reading about it :).

Anyways...I'm going to be in the city for a couple of days (Monday and Tuesday) next week. I was hoping for some suggestions of entire day will be planned around the eating (provided it works with my wifes nap needs...she is pregnant). Cost is definitely an issue...SF prices are terribly frightening. Except for those noted, special bonus points are awarded for those places near our hotel which is on Van Ness and Geary (Cathedral Hill or something like that).

First...Monday for dinner. We will be meeting some friends for dinner then my wife and I are going to try and catch the Fabulous Thuderbirds at the Ruby Skye (never been there, but I'm an aspiring blues harp player, so a chance to see Kim Wilson live is a must). I think this is in Union Square area. I was thinking of going to Plouf's. I don't want to make this a huge expense. Does this sound like a good match?

Other meals. We are transplanted Seattleites and we love Dim Sum. Admittedly we aren't terribly adventursome as we are decidely Anglo and we just love the standard ha gow and sui mai type stuff. I'm leaning towards Ton Kaing, with possibly Gold Mountain. I've tried to read through the old suggestions...the Ocean Restaurant sounded intriguing but I haven't seen much recent follow-up on it.

Living in the hinterlands of Eastern Washington, I have a strong hankering for some Noodles...Pan-Asian style. We enjoy Thai, but I'm not adverse to trying Malaysian/Vietnamese/Lao/Burmese/etc. My wife got me the cookbook "Hot, Sweet, SOur, Salty" (some combo of those words anyways) for Father's day and I've read it cover to cover. Just dying to try some of those authentic flavors...any suggestions?

Okay...this has gotten way out of hand. I will only be able to check the suggestions sometime late tomorrow night (Sunday) please reply ASAP...thanks in advance.


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