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Old 01-09-2019, 10:33 PM   #1876
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

A couple of reviews from my trip so far.

Monday night went to Limon for dinner. I'm from Peru so I always try to hit a Peruvian restaurant when in SF. Had the leche de Tigre (like a small ceviche), grilled octopus, and tres leches.

The leche de Tigre was very spicy but exactly how a ceviche tastes back home, so kudos to Limon for that. The grilled octopus was good, not outstanding. I got the tres leches dessert to go and it was a bit of a disappointment, I had better. But overall limon is solid Peruvian fare.

No idea how to insert photos in the right order, so I'll break my reviews in different posts.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:42 PM   #1877
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Tuesday night had dinner at True Laurel. Overall good but didn't really blow me away. It also annoyed me that their cocktail list had pretty much no identifiable ingredients, nor a description of what they were. Felt like they were trying too hard to make drinks seem overly exotic.

I ordered the Pratatat, which was a pretty good sour cocktail. Then had the broiled oysters, which had a very good pesto taste, which was interesting. Then had the Patty melt which was very salty and nothing to write home about. They had a very extensive Amari list so I ordered a blood orange Amaro, very good.

The highlight of the meal was the fig leaf ice cream. A great combination of sweet and vegetable flavors. Overall it was a good meal, but I wasn't overly impressed.

Tonight I'm at Wursthall in San Mateo, will write a review later.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:10 PM   #1878
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I was actually looking at Healdsburg today. If you get some time, could you tell me a little more about it and why it's your favorite?
The town square is really nice and IIRC bigger than most wine country towns. Wider selection of nightlife and restaurants than many places I've stayed (Guerneville pops to mind, nice place but kinda sleepy) and not as pretentious as a lot of others (Napa).
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:00 PM   #1879
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Anybody have a good happy hour first date spot in FiDi/SoMa areas? I mostly avoid drinking dates so looking for somewhere half decent that won't be packed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:56 PM   #1880
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Ibav,

I generally like decent restaurant bars for that. Often a little more chill than a typical bar scene.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:19 PM   #1881
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Or a hotel bar. The Palace has a great bar.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:09 PM   #1882
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Hey EDF--

I'm a member at Kosta Browne and they send me invites to these dinners with big Bay Area chefs a lot. This is a little more than I wanna spend on dinner, plus I'm overseas currently. However I know a lot of you are into fine dining so I figured I'd throw it up to the group, let me know if interested.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:36 AM   #1883
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

No discussion of Korean food ITT! Y'all got any spots?
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:59 AM   #1884
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No discussion of Korean food ITT! Y'all got any spots?
Jin Mi in the tenderloin. Been there many times. My Korean coworker always wanted to go so I suppose it was pretty authentic. Cheap too.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:22 PM   #1885
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Dan,

Brothers and various other kbbq places in the Richmond are solid, but not as good as South Bay or NYC kbbq.

Foxsister in the mission is pretty good and a fun place.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:59 PM   #1886
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Cheers!

I gave Hashiri a whirl last week. Tuesday-Thursday they offer a "discounted" menu of $175. Of course, it came to $300 after a glass of sake, hand roll, sparking water, tip blah blah blah.

I called the day of, and was a very easy res to get. Thought it was clearly the best I had in SF. My only gripe was they didn't adjust the pacing at all. I was eating myself at the bar, and would have preferred they sped it up rather than two hours and change. Still, definitely will go back (but not alone!) and thought it was great and mostly led up to the hype. Top places in LA/Vegas/NYC I think strictly better imo
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:27 AM   #1887
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I gave Hashiri Top places in LA/Vegas/NYC I think strictly better imo
Curious, where in Vegas did you like better? I liked Hashiri much more than Kabuto, though it's close if you take value into account.
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:49 PM   #1888
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I go to those places for nigiri mostly... and I think Kabuto just does it great. I love that I can go in and just crush 15 pieces of Nigiri with oysters and sashimi.

For cooked dishes I also prefer yui (they have insane wagyu beef). I think you can make the case that Kame Omakase is the best in town, in but it's in the "Cavier with Gold Flakes" sort of way.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:41 AM   #1889
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Any recommendations for a barber around FiDi with an eye for detail? Been to The District Barbers a couple times and haven't been impressed for the price. A simple cut with a straight razor cleanup around the neck and ears is all I'm looking for.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:36 AM   #1890
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Any recommendations for a barber around FiDi with an eye for detail? Been to The District Barbers a couple times and haven't been impressed for the price. A simple cut with a straight razor cleanup around the neck and ears is all I'm looking for.
I went to Fellow Barber up on Market and was satisfied. I got the card of a girl who cut my hair there and just kept going back. Idk if that’s the kind of place you’re looking for
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:37 PM   #1891
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Church Barber and Apothecary was a very solid shave, but it's ~10 minutes from FIDI.
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